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Beaverton Police Department: May 11th is National Twilight Zone Month. Did You Know…?

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

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“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead-your next stop, the Twilight Zone”.

People of a certain age or those who watch the Sci-Fi channel will recognize the above as the opening dialogue during season number 4 for the Twilight Zone hosted by Rod Serling in the 1960s.

May 11th is National Twilight Zone day followed or proceeded by National Dance Like a Chicken Day, National Pack Rat Day and National Hug Your Cat Day. None have anything to do with this month’s article other than to catch your attention and wonder where the author is going with this line of thought.

May is the kick-off month for my occasional submission that I will call “Did You Know”. I have scoured the municipal codes, state statutes, traffic codes and local organizations rules and regulations that we (the police) have some involvement with. I am going to list bits of information that readers may be specifically or generally interested in but may know little about. Sometimes it’s as simple as a phone number you may not have. You’ll get the idea when you’ve read a few. Enjoy.

DID YOU KNOW

That Peace Officers have the legal right and authority to exclude people from THPRD property for violating some district rules?

DID YOU KNOW

That graffiti left on your property after seven days could be declared a public nuisance and dealt with accordingly as a civil infraction?

DID YOU KNOW

That, while driving in Beaverton, you cannot cross private property to avoid an intersection?

DID YOU KNOW

That calling 9-1-1 should only be used when there is an immediate threat to life or property? Otherwise, in Washington County, call the non-emergency number at 503-629-0111.

DID YOU KNOW

That it is illegal to offer marijuana as a prize, premium or consideration for a lottery, contest, game of chance, game of skill or competition of any kind?

DID YOU KNOW

That if the outside air temperature is 70 degrees after 20 minutes the inside vehicle air temperature will be at or around 99 degrees? Good to know for kids or pets in cars.

DID YOU KNOW

Peer Court is an option for some juvenile offenders accused of some minor crimes?

DID YOU KNOW

That no person shall possess a replica firearm in a public place? (Beaverton code)

DID YOU KNOW

That no person shall leave a child under the age of 8 inside an automobile for more than 15 minutes. (This assumes there are no mitigating circumstances such as the heat of the car in summer)

http://www.beavertonpolice.org/

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