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Jamie Todd Adams
Jamie Todd Adams
Glide Man Arrested on Sex Crimes (Photo) - 09/24/18

GLIDE, Ore. - A Glide man was arrested on Friday following a sex crimes investigation. 

The Sheriff's Office received a report that 42 year-old Jamie Todd Adams had sexually molested a child known to him. Through the course of the investigation, deputies developed probable cause for Adams' arrest. Deputies met with Adams and he was taken into custody and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

  • Rape 1st Degree (A Felony)
  • Sodomy 1st Degree (A Felony)
  • Sex Abuse 1st Degree (B Felony)

Attached Media Files: Jamie Todd Adams
Telephone Service Outage Affecting 911 - 09/19/18

RIDDLE, Ore. - A telephone service outage in the Riddle area is affecting approximately 293 Frontier customers. The outage may prevent those affected from dialing 9-1-1. Those customers can still reach emergency dispatchers by dialing 9-1-1 from a cell phone, if they have service. Otherwise, the Riddle Fire Department has been staffed with personnel until further notice. 

Crash Claims the Lives of Two Douglas County Men - 09/15/18

GLIDE, Ore. - Two men lost their lives Friday night in a serious crash on Little River Road. 

Emergency dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a crash in the 2300-block of Little River Road at about 9:00 pm. 

Deputies along with fire and EMS personnel responded to find a 2004 Mazda M3 sedan which had significant damage and struck a tree. 

An investigation revealed the vehicle was being operated by 20 year-old Cody James Scheler (also known as Cody Cunningham) of Glide. Both Scheler and his 21 year-old passenger, Isaac Alan Hartwick of Roseburg, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Deputies are continuing their investigation and believe speed is a contributing factor. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471, referencing case number 18-4106.

Glide Fire Department, Douglas County Fire District #2, Bay Cities Ambulance, and REACH Air Ambulance.

Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue personnel work to recover Lewinstein's body Thursday night.
Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue personnel work to recover Lewinstein's body Thursday night.
Body of California Man Recovered at Toketee Falls (Photo) - 09/14/18

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. - The body of 23 year-old Brian Lewinstein of Berkeley, California was recovered from Toketee Falls late Thursday night. 

Lewinstein fell into the first pool at Toketee Falls after crossing a safety fence to take a photograph from above the falls on Sunday, August 12, 2018. A large scale search and rescue mission was performed by members of Douglas County Search and Rescue in the days and weeks following the initial response. 

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, at about 5:45 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call reporting two hikers observed Lewinstein's body in the second pool of the falls. Deputies along with Search and Rescue personnel immediately responded to perform a recovery mission, which included steep angle rappelling. At approximately 10:00 pm, mountain rescue personnel brought Lewinstein's body back to the trail. 

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office has positively identified Lewinstein and his family has been notified. 

"We are glad that we were able to provide his family with some answers and sincerely hope that they are able to find some comfort in the fact that he was located. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to his family and friends," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell.

Winston Man Arrested Following Attempt to Elude - 09/12/18

AZALEA, Ore. - On September 12, 2018 at about 11:46 AM, an Oregon State Police Trooper attempted to stop a reckless driver that was in a full size Dodge Pickup on Interstate 5 in the Azalea area.  The driver of the Dodge Pickup, later identified as 24 year-old Garrett Lee Nielsen of Winston, eluded the Trooper and ultimately ended up crashing  into the Trooper’s stopped Patrol vehicle in the 1100 Block of Autumn Road in Azalea.   

Nielsen fled on foot and made it to another residence in the 1100 Block of Autumn Road where he stole a Toyota Tundra Pickup and attempted to flee the area.  Nielsen drove by several law enforcement officers from multiple agencies in his attempt to flee the area and crashed the second vehicle a short time later. Nielsen was taken into custody and was transported to Three Rivers Hospital with possible injuries where he was treated and released.  At the request of Oregon State Police, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an investigation into the crash between Nielsen and the Oregon State Trooper.  

Nielsen was transported to the Douglas County Jail and charged with the following crimes by the Oregon State Police

•    Felony Elude- Vehicle
•    Reckless Driving
•    Reckless Endangering (Three Counts)
•    Misdemeanor Elude- Foot
•    Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
•    Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle
•    Burglary I
•    Criminal Trespass I
•    Possession of a Controlled Substance - Heroin

Myrtle Creek Police Department also assisted. 

Michael Baker-Guererro
Michael Baker-Guererro
Roseburg Man Arrested After Eluding Deputies and Crashing (Photo) - 08/31/18

On August 29th, 2018, at about 9:20 p.m., deputies attempted to stop a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta for several traffic violations on I-5 near milepost 161.  The vehicle failed to yield to deputies for about 1 mile, finally pulling over near milepost 160.  During this time, the 911 center received a call from a subject who was later identified as Michael Baker-Guererro, a passenger in the vehicle, reporting a shooting in the area.  As deputies were attempting to contact the occupants of the Volkswagen, the vehicle fled south on I-5.

Deputies, Oregon State Police Troopers, and Sutherlin Police Officers pursued the vehicle south on I-5.  During the pursuit, a subject later identified as Nathan Leitz, the driver of the Volkswagen, called the 911 center to report a stabbing in the Yoncalla area.  The vehicle exited the freeway at exit 140 and eventually led officers to the Oakland High School parking lot.  The vehicle was driving without headlights when it came around a blind corner and hit a Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle head-on, deploying the suspect vehicle airbags and disabling the vehicle.

The male driver, 38 year old Nathan Leitz of Roseburg, and the male passenger, 30 year old Michael Baker-Guererro of Oakland, both fled the vehicle on foot.  A third passenger, 36 year old Raven Marcotti of Myrtle Creek, remained with the vehicle and was injured.  She was transported to Mercy Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  Nathan Leitz was pursued on foot by officers and taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.  A K9 unit tracked Baker-Guererro but was not successful.  

Leitz was lodged in the county jail on numerous charges including Felony Attempt to Elude, Felony Hit and Run, Third Degree Assault, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Heroin, Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving, Misuse of 911 and Initiating a false report.  Baker-Guererro is wanted on a Parole Violation and for Delivery of Cocaine out of Multnomah County.  If anyone has information as to Baker-Guererro's whereabouts they are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471.


Attached Media Files: Michael Baker-Guererro , Nathan Leitz