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James Alexander Daniels
James Alexander Daniels
In-Progress Burglary at Parrott House Ends in Arrest (Photo) - 11/12/18

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Deputies arrested a Roseburg man who unsuccessfully attempted to burglarize the Parrott House Restaurant on Saturday morning. 

Shortly after 7:15 am, Deputies and Roseburg Police Department responded to an alarm call at the restaurant. When the first responding deputy arrived, a male suspect was observed hanging from a window on the second story of the Wash House Bourbon Bar. The male, 29-year-old James Alexander Daniels of Roseburg, was taken into custody without incident. Deputies determined Daniels had entered four of the buildings on the property. 

Daniels was found to be in possession of stolen property, 1.2 grams of methamphetamine and a spring assisted knife. Additional evidence was located on the property. 

Daniels is currently lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

  • Burglary in the Second Degree (4 counts)
  • Theft in the First Degree
  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon
  • Possession of Burglary Tools

Subsequently, Roseburg Police Department arrested Daniels on burglary charges from a previous case. 

Attached Media Files: James Alexander Daniels
DCSO No-Shave November
DCSO No-Shave November
DCSO Staff to Participate in 'No Shave November' to Raise Money to Battle Cancer (Photo) - 10/31/18

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Douglas County deputies adhere to strict grooming standards, which include limitations on facial hair. This November, Sheriff Hanlin has temporarily relaxed the facial hair standard in the name of community service.

Deputies and staff from all divisions of the Sheriff's Office will be participating in a fundraiser to raise money to battle cancer, with an emphasis on men's health.  

Deputies will be allowed to grow a goatee or beard during the month. In lieu of spending money on facial hair grooming supplies, those funds will be placed into an account managed by the Douglas County Law Enforcement Association. At the end of the month, 100% of the money raised will be donated locally to Roseburg's Community Cancer Center. 

Beards and goatees must be neatly trimmed and at no time be longer than one inch when extended straight out from the surface of the skin. Personnel will return to the previous policy terms effective December 1st. 

If members of the public would like to support the efforts of the staff, donations can be mailed to:

PO BOX 1591

Please indicate “No-Shave” in the memo line of the check.

Attached Media Files: DCSO No-Shave November
Search and Rescue Horse Team from OSP
Search and Rescue Horse Team from OSP
Successful Multi-Agency Search and Rescue Mission (Photo) - 10/31/18

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. -- On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 8:52 AM, Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) was notified by Klamath County regarding a SPOT Personal Tracker device sending an SOS distress signal. Klamath County had been trying to locate the hiker since Monday evening within their county. New information obtained from the distress signal indicated the hiker was on the Pacific Crest Trail near Tipso Peak located within Douglas County. The parents of the distressed hiker also contacted law enforcement. It was determined that the lost person was 36 year-old Anat Taher Leb, a citizen of Israel.

Douglas County SAR formed a team of 4 ground hikers, 2 horse riders with 3 horses from Oregon State Police and a plane from the Civil Air Patrol. Klamath County continued to assist Douglas County by providing updated GPS locations for the SPOT personal tracker.

Civil Air Patrol flew a fixed wing air craft with a loud speaker broadcasting a message for the hiker to stay put and that rescuers were on the way. 

After about 4 hours of searching, the woman was located. She was cold, tired and hungry but otherwise in good condition.

Searchers assisted the woman ride out to safety on the 3rd horse. The SPOT Personal Tracker was able to successfully summon help for the hiker who was not prepared for the elements.

Agencies involved in the successful search and rescue mission included:

  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office SAR
  • Klamath County Sheriff’s Office SAR
  • Oregon State Police
  • State SAR Coordinator with the Oregon Department of Emergency Management
  • Civil Air Patrol

Fatal Boating Accident Investigation - 10/26/18

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. - A Salem woman died in a fatal boating accident Thursday evening. 

Peter Warren Anderson of Waialua, Hawaii had been operating a 16' 6'' aluminum Tracker Marine vessel with three additional people on board. The subjects had been crabbing in the bay, when they decided to stop for the evening. Anderson was navigating the vessel on the way back to the port when the engine quit. Attempts to re-start the engine were unsuccessful as the vessel continued to drift with the outgoing tide. 

The vessel eventually drifted to the north jetty where it was battered by incoming waves. The United States Coast Guard was summoned, but before they were able to arrive, the boat overturned and all four occupants were in the water. 

Anderson, 46 year-old Morgan Dustin Groth Jr. of Portland and 78 year-old Philip Warren Anderson of Salem were successfully rescued by the United States Coast Guard.

76 year-old Judith Haney Anderson of Salem was eventually located and flown to Lower Umpqua Hospital, where lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and she was declared deceased. 

All four of the subjects were wearing personal floatation devices at the time the boat overturned. 

An investigation is being conducted by the Douglas County Marine Patrol Division in partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board and United States Coast Guard. At this time, there are no indications of criminal wrongdoing. It appears the incident is related to a faulty battery. 

Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest (Photo) - 10/26/18

ROSEBURGOre. - A deputy conducting patrols in Winchester shortly after 1:00 AM Friday located a stolen red 1998 Honda Civic on Pioneer Way. The vehicle was previously reported stolen to the Sutherlin Police Department.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the stolen car at the Sunset Tavern and detained the driver, 37 year-old Michael R Love-Faust of Roseburg. 

Two passengers, 22 year-old Sarah Nadine-Elisabeth Johnsen of Roseburg and 45 year-old Melissa Orth-Hagen of Sutherlin were also detained. A search of Johnsen's purse revealed approximately 2.8 ounces of methamphetamine. 

Orth-Hagen was eventually released from the scene. Love-Faust and Johnsen were transported to the Douglas County Jail on their respective charges. 

LOVE-FAUST: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

JOHNSEN: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Roseburg Police Department.

Attached Media Files: Love-Faust , Johnsen
Tenmile Man Arrested for Attempted Sexual Assault (Photo) - 10/26/18

TENMILE, Ore. - A 57 year-old Tenmile man was booked into the Douglas County Jail Thursday night after assaulting an adult female known to him. 

Deputies were called to a residence in the 100-block of Horseshoe Lane shortly after 9:00 pm for a report of an attempted sexual assault. Deputies spoke with the female reporting the incident and conducted a subsequent investigation. The suspect was identified as Jamie Dale Greer. Greer refused to come out and speak with deputies and made threats toward law enforcement to dispatchers. 

Greer was ultimately taken into custody after he recklessly drove away from the house. He was lodged in the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

  • Attempted Rape I
  • Domestic Strangulation
  • Domestic Harassment
  • DUII - Alcohol

Attached Media Files: Greer
Kevin Wade Davison
Kevin Wade Davison
Motorcyclist Lodged in Jail After Pursuit (Photo) - 10/23/18

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A Salem man on a 1994 Yamaha F6R motorcycle is now in the Douglas County Jail after he tried to elude deputies Monday afternoon. 

45 year-old Kevin Wade Davison was operating the motorcycle when a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a traffic violation on Highway 99 near Superior Studs around 2:00 pm. Davison failed to stop attempted to pull away from deputies. The pursuit went into the Green District, onto Highway 99 and out Highway 42 in Winston. Davis turned onto Lookingglass Road and eventually onto Swan Hill Road where he crashed the motorcycle. 

Davis further attempted to elude deputies on foot after crashing. He was apprehended a short time later and was taken into custody without incident. Davis was evaluated at Mercy Medical Center before being lodged in the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

  • Attempt to Elude Police - Vehicle
  • Attempt to Elude Police - Foot
  • Probation Violation

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Winston Police Department, DINT and Winston-Dillard Fire Department.

Attached Media Files: Kevin Wade Davison
Grants Pass Man in Custody Following Vehicle Pursuit (Photo) - 10/19/18

GLENDALE, Ore. - A Grants Pass man found himself in jail after he led deputies on a pursuit in Glendale early Friday morning. 

37 year-old Jason Edmund Dangerfield failed to stop when a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop and tried to elude deputies in a 2010 Chevy Malibu on Glendale Valley Road. The pursuit ended in the 1000-block of Tunnel Road when Dangerfield attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended a short time later by deputies. 

Dangerfield was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude Police in Vehicle and Attempt to Elude Police on foot.

Attached Media Files: Dangerfield
K9 Nike
K9 Nike
Vehicle Pursuit and K9 Capture (Photo) - 10/18/18

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Deputies were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle Wednesday night, when the vehicle was spotted on Amber Lane at about 11:50 pm. The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Chevy pickup, but the driver led deputies on a pursuit out Happy Valley Road. An assisting deputy was able to successfully deploy spike strips, flattening the front tires. The driver lost control of the vehicle near Steinhauer. Both the driver and passenger fled on foot. 

The driver, 28 year-old James Edward Hougland of Roseburg, was located by deputies hiding in a dried creek bed. Roseburg Police Department K9 Nike responded to the scene. K9 Nike located the passenger, 27 year-old Brianna Lee Yow of Winston hiding in a shed.

Both Hougland and Yow were taken into custody and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

HOUGLAND: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude a Police Officer in a Vehicle, Attempt to Elude a Police Officer on Foot, Interfering. 

YOW: Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude a Police Officer on Foot, Interfering, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. 

Winston Police Department also assisted. 

Attached Media Files: K9 Nike , Brianna Yow , James Hougland