Driver Injured by Fallen Tree

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — In the southern end of Douglas County this weekend, troopers had to respond to a driver injured by a fallen tree. Troopers say 42-year old Kristen Daniels from Grants Pass crashed into the tree that had been blown onto the road on Highway 230 near milepost 12. The 40-foot tall, 10-inch … Continue reading »

Search for Attempted Murder Suspect

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man police say is involved in an attempted murder in Canyonville. Officials say on Wednesday afternoon, 39-year-old David Baumgaertela approached a vehicle and fired several shots. When deputies arrived on the scene, they say they found the 23-year-old victim with a gunshot wound … Continue reading »

Woman’s Body Found Near Winchester Bay

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — The Douglas County Major Crime Team is investigating the homicide of an unidentified woman found Sunday morning in the vicinity of Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point located along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport. The woman’s body was discovered by a couple who stopped at the Wayfinding Point area west of … Continue reading »

Douglas County Man Found Dead

LOON LAKE, Ore. — Deputies now say a man found dead in Douglas County was shot in the head. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 76-year-old Paul Coates was found at his home in Loon Lake. An autopsy confirmed Coates was killed by a gunshot to the head. They say Coates lived … Continue reading »

Motorcyclist Arrested After Eluding OSP

UMPQUA, Ore. — A 23-year old Grants Pass man was arrested Sunday afternoon following multiple attempts to elude Oregon State Police troopers on a motorcycle in Douglas County. The man was arrested by troopers when they found him hiding in the woods after he lost control of his motorcycle on a gravel county road in … Continue reading »

Douglas Co. Sheriff Warns of Mail Theft

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — An increasing number of Douglas County residents are falling victim to mail theft. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports unknown suspects are removing things such as gift cards, checks, credit cards and bank statements from mailboxes, to steal people’s identity and/or money. If you have holiday mail containing money or gift … Continue reading »

Douglas County Remains Identified

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The remains of a woman who has been missing for over a year, have been found identified in Douglas County. The University of Texas Center For Human Identification has confirmed skeletal remains found in Rosenberg belong to Debra Schneider, who was reported missing January of 2011. The sheriff’s office is treating … Continue reading »

Douglas County Search For Missing Man

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A hiker is missing in Douglas County and now police are asking for your help. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Royce Cratty was reported missing Thursday by his wife. He was last seen on Monday when his son dropped him off at the Marvin Hill Trail near Sutherlin to go … Continue reading »

Douglas County Seeks Public’s Help

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Douglas County Sheriff’s Officers are trying to figure out the identity of a woman found Wednesday morning laying in the middle of Reston Road, unconscious and injured. They say at about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, a driver found the woman in the 2500 block of Reston Road. The woman was taken to … Continue reading »

Possible Murder In Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Douglas County investigators are investigating a possible murder in Roseburg. Douglas County investigators believe skeletal remains discovered on a Roseburg property last month are part of a homicide. Detectives say the remains are those of Deborah Schneider. Schneider was reported missing more than a year and a half ago. Investigators say they … Continue reading »