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Shop with a Cop (Photo) - 12/06/17

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, deputies and officers from local law enforcement agencies will be dashing down the aisles of Walmart to help provide a brighter holiday for some foster children in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department, Sutherlin Police Department, Myrtle Creek Police Department, Winston Police Department and Oregon State Police will be participating in the annual "Shop with a Cop" from 8:45 -- 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Twenty-five foster children have been selected and will be paired up with a police officer and given money to buy Christmas gifts for their families. The officers help the children pick out gifts for their family and then help wrap them. Before leaving, each child is given their own gift and a filled stocking.

Our goal is to help make the holiday season happier for these children and to give them the opportunity to interact with law enforcement in a positive setting.

We would like to thank Roseburg Walmart for hosting this event and Christmas for Kids Douglas County for their generous donation of $2000 to help fund this very special program.

Shop with a Cop is funded through local law enforcement employee donations and public donations. Donations to sustain the program are greatly appreciated and can be sent to Douglas County Shop with a Cop, C/O Greater Douglas United Way, 702 SE Jackson Street, Roseburg, OR 97470.

Attached Media Files: ShopWithaCop2017.jpg
DINT Methamphetamine Seizure and Arrest (Photo) - 11/30/17

On Wednesday evening, November 29th, 2017, a DINT investigation led to the arrest of a suspected meth dealer, and the seizure of methamphetamine.

DINT investigators, with the assistance of the Myrtle Creek Police Department, initiated a traffic stop on Larry Allen Burrow, age 57 of Myrtle Creek. The stop led to the seizure of approximately one ounce of methamphetamine.

This is a substantial quantity of methamphetamine, much more than a user amount. Burrow was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine.

Attached Media Files: Burrow , DINT
DINT Serves Search Warrant / Makes Arrests (Photo) - 11/30/17

On November 29th, 2017, DINT served a search warrant at the residence of Danny Enos, and Lacie Yarbery, in the 100-block of Mountain View Avenue, Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

Members of DINT had been conducting an investigation into the suspected drug activities taking place at the residence. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office as well as DINT had received numerous complaints of drug related activity there for an extended period of time.

The investigation led to the issuance of a search warrant for the residence which was served in the afternoon hours of November 29th. 11 people were found at the residence. DINT located various types of drug contraband, and seized several grams of each, methamphetamine and heroin. This residence is located within 1,000 feet of two schools, South Umpqua High School, and Tri-City Elementary.

DINT was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police.

The following persons were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail:

Enos, Danny Joe (age 54 of Myrtle Creek)
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
Unlawful Possession of Heroin (2 counts)
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin within 1,000' of a School

Yarbery, Lacie Marie (age 39 of Myrtle Creek)
Unlawful Possession of Heroin (2 counts)
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin (2 counts)
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin within 1000' of a School (2 counts)

Hopkins, Vanessa Rebecca (age 20 of Tri-City)
Unlawful Possession of Heroin (2 counts)
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin within 1000' of a School

Attached Media Files: Enos , DINT , Yarbery , Hopkins
Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash - 11/21/17

On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 5:58 pm, Douglas County Dispatch received a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash near the Log Cabin Grocery (4751 NE Stephens Street, Roseburg.)

Deputies determined the pedestrian, 62 year-old Clel Huntley of Roseburg, was crossing Stephens Street while in the designated crosswalk when he was struck by a Dodge Caravan driven by 69 year-old Roseburg resident Nancy Jewell.

Huntley was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg with non-life threatening injuries.

Jewell was cited for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian.

Cole, Lejay
Cole, Lejay
**UPDATE** Sutherlin Man Arrested For Manslaughter I Following Fatal Car Crash (Photo) - 11/21/17

***UPDATE 11/21/2017***

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is now investigating this crash as a homicide.

On November 20, 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was notified that Nathaniel Layne Cagle of Sutherlin succumbed to his injuries sustained in the traffic crash.

The driver of the vehicle, Lejay Tyler Cole of Sutherlin, who was intoxicated at the time of the crash, has been arrested on an additional charge of First Degree Manslaughter.



On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 3:18 am, Douglas County Emergency Communications received a 9-1-1 call of a vehicle crash in the 2500-block of Old Melrose Road in Roseburg.

Emergency services were dispatched to the single vehicle crash. Deputies determined the vehicle had been operated by 19 year-old Lejay Tyler Cole of Sutherlin. Cole's passenger, 21 year-old Nathaniel Layne Cagle also of Sutherlin, was critically injured in the crash.

Cagle was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg and was later transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene where he remains in critical condition.

Cole was determined to be under the influence of intoxicants. He was arrested for DUII (Misdemeanor), Recklessly Endangering Another (Misdemeanor) and Assault in the 2nd Degree (Felony). He was lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

Attached Media Files: Cole, Lejay
Death Investigation - 11/20/17


The initial 9-1-1 call took place at 10:07 PM*. The first release inaccurately stated the call was received at 10:07 am.

***UPDATE 11/20/2017***

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has concluded its investigation into the death investigation.

The male victim has been identified as 23 year-old Josman Cereceres of Portland, Oregon.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office has concluded Cereceres died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. Next of kin has been notified.

There will be no criminal charges.


On Friday, November 17, 2017, at 10:07 pm, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting a shooting at a residence in the 300-block of Temple Brown Road in Roseburg.

Deputies and EMS responded to find a 23 year-old male with a critical gunshot wound. The male was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office are continuing their investigation, however primary indications are this is an accidental self-inflicted incident.

Additional details will not be released until Monday at 10:00 am.