Large-Scale Burglary Arrests

CAMAS VALLEY, Ore. — Three people are facing charges related to burglaries going back to June 30, 2014.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says thieves took two motor vehicles, firearms, jewelry, tools, motocross riding gear, welding equipment and electronics. On January 28th, 2015, Eric Banks, age 34, was arrested by the Oregon State Police in Coos … Continue reading »

7-week-old Murdered in Douglas Co.

GLENDALE, Ore, —  Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the death of a 7 week old boy names Data Hancock.  The autopsy found the cause of death to be starvation. Deputies were first called to help an infant in distress at a home on the 800 block of Willis Avenue in Glendale. The infant was … Continue reading »

Murder Charges for Douglas County Man

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A man faces charges in Douglas County after a father reported finding his adult son dead. On Thursday, 911 received a call from Robert Davis of Sutherlin, who reported he had found his son Justin dead at a home in the 2800 Block of Dole Rd., just north of Myrtle Creek. Investigators determined … Continue reading »

Missing Man Found Sleeping Along Road

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. – A missing Myrtle Creek man has been found. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Jesse Henson, 73, was found sleeping along side of a road in Salem, Wednesday morning. He is currently being checked out at an area hospital. Henson’s family reported him missing, Tuesday, after last being seen at a … Continue reading »

Douglas Co. Lifts HPAI Virus Restriction

DOUGLAS COUNTY — The Oregon Department of Agriculture has lifted restrictions in Douglas County related to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). No new detections of HPAI have been detected since the original incident back in December. Due to the lift in restrictions, the movement of poultry and poultry products is now allowed within Douglas County. With recent … Continue reading »

School District to Put Out Bond Measure

YONCALLA, Ore. — A Douglas County School District is moving forward with a school bond measure on the November ballot. “We’ve got to come up with a plan with the community and the board to build this school,” said bond supporter Robert Adkisson. Those were Adkisson’s last words, spoken at a Yoncalla School District board meeting … Continue reading »

Officer Involved Shooting in Douglas Co.

[UPDATE 12/24, 8:36 A.M.] The Douglas County District Attorney’s office has allowed the release of the name and status of the person involved in Tuesday’s vehicle fire and Officer Involved Shooting. Investigators have identified the driver in this incident as Robert J. Jenkins, 55, of Roseburg. According to officials, Jenkins was transported to Lower Umpqua … Continue reading »

Deputies Seek Help Finding Missing Man

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help finding a missing person. According to reports, 25 year-old Kyle Dinneen was last seen leaving his mother’s house in the 11000 block of N. Umpqua Highway early Sunday morning. Dinneen suffers from both mental health and medical issues, and is believed to … Continue reading »

Kyron Horman’s Stepmom Looks to Move On

EUGENE, Ore. – Kyron Horman’s stepmother is once again trying to change her name. In August, Terri Horman asked a Douglas County court to allow her to change her name, claiming the stigma of Kyron’s disappearance is preventing her from starting a new life. At that time, the judge denied Horman’s request, saying it wasn’t … Continue reading »

Search for Missing Hunter Underway

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has launched a search for a hunter missing since Thursday. 30 year-old Josiah Stritzke was hunting with his uncle near Bradley Lake north of the Boulder Creek Wilderness. According to family, Stritzke shot at a deer about noon and went after it, but never returned. After … Continue reading »

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