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Search Warrant Recovers Stolen Property From Burglary, Two Arrested (Photo) - 01/25/20

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Two burglars are behind bars this weekend after deputies linked them to a residential burglary from January 21st and served a search warrant at their home. 

On January 21, 2020, deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 1800-block of Linnell Avenue. Following up on the case, deputies located evidence which assisted in the investigation. As the investigation progressed, information was developed which led deputies to apply for a search warrant for a home in the 2100-block of La Canada Drive in Roseburg. On January 24, 2020, deputies were granted the warrant and served it at approximately 7:15 pm with the assistance of the Winston Police Department and Oregon State Police. 

Initially, multiple individuals were contacted at the residence during the warrant execution. Deputies located a large quantity of stolen property which included electronics, tools, antiques and a stolen firearm. Evidence of mail theft from approximately a dozen residents in the area was also recovered. 

31 year-old Cirith Bronwen Ellenwood and 27 year-old Robert Thomas Arwood, both of Roseburg, were arrested for First Degree Burglary, Theft in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Ellenwood was also taken into custody on multiple outstanding arrest warrants. 

Both Ellenwood and Arwood were lodged at the Douglas County Jail. 

Attached Media Files: Ellenwood , Arwood
Two Arrested for Meth and Other Charges After Providing False Information in Traffic Stop (Photo) - 01/25/20

REEDSPORT, Ore. - On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 9:30 pm, a deputy stopped a white 2000 Honda Accord on Highway 101 near milepost 219. He contacted the occupants of the vehicle and issued warnings for minor traffic violations. Following the traffic stop, the deputy learned the occupants had provided him with a false name for a male in the vehicle. He was able to determine the true identity of the male and learned he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 

On Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:18 am, the deputy observed the vehicle and subjects in the 600-block of Winchester Ave. The deputy contacted them and took 46 year-old Tito Manuel B. Noriega of North Bend into custody on the warrant. Subsequently, the deputy located approximately 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine on Noriega's person. 

The driver, 50 year-old Michelle Leigh Brown of North Bend, was taken into custody for Hindering Prosecution. Brown was found to be in possession of 5.5 grams of methamphetamine and a large sum of money. 

Both Brown and Noriega were transported to the Reedsport Municipal Jail. 

Brown was cited and released for Hindering Prosecution, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. 

Noriega was lodged on charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, False Information to Police and his warrant. He was later transferred to the Douglas County Jail and lodged there. 

Attached Media Files: Noriega
Update: Roseburg Man Dies Following Hit & Run Wednesday Night - 01/17/20

UPDATE 01/17/2020 6:45 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The male struck in a hit and run incident on Wednesday has died.

On the evening of Friday, January 17, 2020, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was notified that 46 year-old Stephen Bruce Galindo of Roseburg succumbed to injuries he sustained after being struck by a car near the Buckaroo Barn in the 5000-block of NE Stephens Street. Galindo's family has been notified. 

The vehicle and driver were identified on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time. 


UPDATE 01/16/2020 5:45 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - On Thursday, January 16, 2020, deputies and detectives identified the vehicle involved in the hit and run incident from Wednesday evening. 

The victim remains in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. 

The investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released tonight. 



ROSEBURG, Ore. – Deputies are investigating a hit and run incident which occurred Wednesday which has left a man in grave condition.

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 8:54 PM, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call of a man in a wheelchair who had been struck by a car in the 5000-block of NE Stephens Street near the Buckeroo Barn. When deputies arrived, they located a 46 year-old Roseburg man, whose name is being withheld at this time, lying in the roadway suffering from critical injuries. The man had been in a motorized scooter at the time he was struck. The vehicle that had struck the man left prior to the arrival of emergency crews.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg and later transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital at Riverbend where he is in grave condition suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Deputies located evidence at the scene to indicate the vehicle involved was a white 2014-2016 Mazda 3. The vehicle will have right front-end damage. Anyone with information as to the vehicle or driver of the car is urged to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 541-440-4471 or email

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Two Rescued from Cultus Lake Tuesday (Photo) - 01/15/20

GLIDE, Ore. - On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Douglas County Dispatch received a call from 33 year-old Brad Barron of Canyonville. Barron told dispatchers he and his wife were stranded in the snow near Cultus Lake and were in need of rescue. Cultus Lake is in Douglas County is located at 43.1188 -122.9505.

Deputies learned that Barron and his wife had left their residence and drove to Cultus Lake on Monday, January 13th. While at the lake, they began to experience vehicle problems and ended up staying the night. Over night, a large amount of snow fell which added to the complications of their trip.

Barron had walked several miles in the snow until he was able to obtain cell service and summon assistance. 

Douglas County Search and Rescue dispatched its snowcat and a tracked side-by-side. It took Search and Rescue crews approximately 9 hours to reach the stranded subjects due to the significant amount of snow and several downed trees blocking the roadway. When rescue crews arrived, both Barron and his wife were cold, but in otherwise good condition. No medical assistance was required. Search and Rescue were able to rescue the Barrons from the snow and delivered them safely to waiting family members. 

The equipment utilized in this rescue was made possible by the diligent efforts and support of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Sgt. Brad O'Dell said, "The equipment proved to be invaluable in this rescue. We would like to extend our thanks to the Board of Commissioners for their support of SAR and their mission."

O'Dell said this incident is a good reminder to be prepared when venturing outdoors."It is always important to prepare and plan ahead for hazardous conditions or unexpected emergencies." For additional information, please visit

Attached Media Files: Rescue , Douglas County SAR Side-By-Side
Toole, Aaron
Toole, Aaron
Idleyld Park Man Arrested in Death of 1 Year-Old (Photo) - 01/11/20

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. - On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 11:01 am, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a child who was reportedly not breathing at 7 Cedarwood Lane in Idleyld Park. 

Dispatchers initiated telephone CPR until deputies arrived, who attempted lifesaving efforts. The child, identified as 1 year-old Ember Alice McBride, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased upon arrival. Detectives and the Douglas County Medical Examiner began an investigation into the death.

On Friday, January 10, 2020, a forensic pathologist determined Ember's death was the result of blunt force trauma and ruled it a homicide. The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated at that time. 

On Friday, January 10, 2020, Detectives arrested 21 year-old Aaron J. Toole in conjunction with Ember's death. Toole was known to the child and her mother. He was transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged on the following charges: 

  • Manslaughter 1st Degree
  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Criminal Mistreatment 1st Degree

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is continuing its investigation and no further details will be released. The Major Crimes Team consists of Detectives from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department and Oregon State Police as well as representatives of the Douglas County District Attorney's Office.


Attached Media Files: Toole, Aaron