Truck Crash in Scottsburg Closes Hwy 38

[UPDATE 5:00 p.m]: The drive r was identified as Brian J. Neeley, age 54, from Sheridan. Neeley was cited by OSP for Careless Driving and Fail to Drive Within Lane. SCOTTSBURG, Ore. — Highway 38 at the Scottsburg Bridge near milepost 16 is still closed following a traffic crash involving a commercial truck pulling a flatbed … 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 »

Father Arrested for Abusing Infant

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Roseburg man for physically abusing his 4-month-old daughter. Detectives say the Department of Human Services told them the child had unexplained and suspicious injuries. They say the girl’s doctor recently saw her with bruises on her face, dehydration, infected fingers, broken ribs, leg fractures and … Continue reading »

Helicopter Crash Reported in Douglas Co.

NEAR DAYS CREEK, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports a helicopter crashed into the river near the 13000 block of Tiller Trail Highway near Days Creek. The crash was reported around 11:44 a.m. on Monday. The sheriff’s office says emergency personnel responded to the crash site and found a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter … Continue reading »

Fatal Shooting Investigation in Roseburg

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A shooting in Roseburg leaves two people dead, and police are looking for a suspect. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened late last night at a home on Northeast Stephens Street. Officers found two people had been shot to death. A third person was also shot and was taken … Continue reading »

Medford Police Donates Armored Vehicle

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department is donating its armored truck to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Police say  that armored truck has been part of the department’s police fleet since 1997. The department isn’t losing money by giving this equipment up. A company called Armored Transport actually donated it to Medford Police. The department is hoping … Continue reading »

Missing Person Case in Douglas County

RIDDLE, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing person. On Wednesday, 18-year-old Johnathan Croom’s 2000 Honda CRV was found abandoned on Yokum Road in Riddle. According to the sheriff’s office, When Croom’s father was contacted, he told police officers that Croom was supposed to be … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Investigates Burglary

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Law enforcement in Myrtle Creek are looking for two suspects in a burglary investigation. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said a homeowner told deputies he had interrupted a burglary in the 2800 block of Dole Road, Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The burglary occurred early Monday morning. The homeowner told deputies he confronted … 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 »

Man Arrested For Facebook Threats

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A man was arrested Wednesday morning after police said he made violent threats toward residents and area schools in Myrtle Creek. The Douglas County Sheriffs Office said Myrtle Creek police were made aware of threats posted on a Facebook page belonging to 22-year-old Wesley Syder. Police said the threats included shooting … Continue reading »

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