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Jonathan Hodgin
Jonathan Hodgin
Hit and Run leads to DUII Arrest of Springfield Man (Photo) - 10/16/17

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 12:40 am, the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a residence in the 1400 block of Mustang Drive in Oakland.

Deputies arrived on scene and determined no one was injured. Through their investigation, Deputies learned the driver of the 2000 GMC Jimmy SUV had been 36 year-old Jonathan Joe Hodgin of Springfield. He had fled the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

His 62 year-old father/passenger, Clayton R. Hodgin also of Springfield, was still on scene.

Both Hodgins were found to be intoxicated.

Jonathan Hodgin was eventually located by deputies and taken into custody on the following charges:

DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Criminal Trespass and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver.

Jonathan Hodgin was lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Attached Media Files: Jonathan Hodgin
K9 Grim
K9 Grim
Sheriff K9 Tracks Two Stolen Vehicle Suspects (Photo) - 10/16/17

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office assisted the Sutherlin Police Department with a stolen vehicle investigation at 2:30 am on October 16, 2017.

Sutherlin Police Department received a call from a resident who reported his vehicle had just been stolen from his residence in the 900 block of Second Avenue in Sutherlin.

A short time later, the Sutherlin Officer located the stolen vehicle abandoned on the rail road tracks in the 800 block of N. State Street in Sutherlin. The officer requested the Sheriff's Office respond along with a K9.

Sheriff K9 Grim arrived and conducted a track, eventually locating 37 year-old Jeffrey Alan Haines of Sutherlin. Haines did not comply with commands from law enforcement, at which point the K9 apprehended him. Haines was taken into custody and received treatment for a minor injury as a result of the K9 capture.

K9 Grim continued searching the area and located an additional suspect, 33 year-old Tasha Nicole Thompson also of Sutherlin. She was taken into custody without incident.

K9 Grim has been with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office since 2013. He is a 6 year old German Shepherd.

Attached Media Files: K9 Grim , Thompson, T , Haines, J
Scam Alert! - 10/13/17

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office demanding money from you, HANG UP! IT IS A SCAM!

This scam plays on your fears. These con artists tell potential victims that there is an outstanding warrant for an unpaid debt, missed jury duty or some minor infraction and that a fine is due. The caller will then demand payment via debit/credit card, Western Union, or instructs victims to obtain a prepaid card to cover the payment.

To sound credible, these scammers are providing legitimate names and information of law enforcement employees and may even reference a local area judge by name. They also use Caller ID "spoofing," which makes it appear as though the call is coming from a local law enforcement agency or court offices.

If you truly have a warrant for your arrest you are not going to be notified through a phone call. If you have a warrant for your arrest, a law enforcement officer will make efforts to contact you in person. Legitimate warrants can only be cleared through the court system.
No employee of the Sheriff's Office will ever contact members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment. If you get this type of call, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY.
If you are worried you owe money on a fine, call the number of the court offices that you believe the warrant was issued from. Find the number in the local directory do not assume any number that the caller gave you is valid.

If you do give the caller any personal information or money, call to report it to law enforcement immediately.

Stand-off in Green Area - 10/12/17

We are asking the public to please avoid the area near the Fast Stop Market (M Street) in Green. Oregon State Police currently is involved in a high-risk traffic stop in that area.

Brett Cashman
Brett Cashman
Roseburg Man Arrested on Meth Charges (Photo) - 10/12/17

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 54 year-old Brett William Cashman of Roseburg was arrested on drug charges.

At 1:13 am, a deputy observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Interstate 5. The deputy observed a traffic violation and conducted a traffic stop.

Cashman, the driver and only occupant of the vehicle, did not have a valid driver's license. His driving privileges were suspended at a misdemeanor level. Cashman was taken into custody without incident.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the deputy located approximately 3 ounces of methamphetamine and additional evidence indicating Cashman was involved in the delivery of Methamphetamine.

Cashman was taken to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine and Driving While Suspended - Misdemeanor.

Attached Media Files: Brett Cashman
Missing Person Flyer
Missing Person Flyer
*UPDATED* Missing Person Investigation (Photo) - 10/05/17

***UPDATE 10/5/2017 1600***

Ms. Warren has been located by Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputies. She is enroute home.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank members of the community who assisted in sharing the information about the missing persons report.

No further information is available at this time.

***END UPDATE***

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating 39 year-old Cindy Lynn Warren of Yoncalla, OR.

Warren was reported as missing by members of her family on October 4, 2017. Warren was supposed to have met up with a male named "Mike" from Springfield, OR at a park in Sutherlin on October 3, 2017.

Warren's family reports they last heard from her by text message twice on October 3rd - once at 2:00 pm and once at 9:00 pm. Both messages indicated she was on her way home.

Warren is described as a white female adult. She is 5'7'' and weighs approximately 170 lbs. She has brown eyes and red/brown hair. There are no known significant scars, marks or tattoos. She is reported to have no known medical conditions.

She is associated with a 2003 Silver 4-door Oldsmobile Alero with Oregon license plate 164GPH.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 or by email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us referencing Case #17-4259

Sheriff's Office Conducts Shooting Investigation - 10/05/17

***UPDATE***

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has concluded its investigation into the shooting yesterday morning.

The driver of the pickup, 29 year-old Adam Smith of Roseburg, contacted law enforcement on the afternoon of October 4, 2017. Mr. Smith was uninjured and was cooperative with law enforcement.

After a thorough investigation, it was determined that 50 year-old Mike Sanderson and his 18 year-old son, Dillen Sanderson, both of Roseburg, violated the law when they fired their weapons at Mr. Smith and his vehicle.

Mike Sanderson was arrested for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Attempted Assault I. Dillen Sanderson was arrested for Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Attempted Assault I. Both were lodged at the Douglas County Jail.


***END UPDATE***

***ORIGINAL RELEASE***

On Wednesday, October 04, 2017, at 5:42 am, the Douglas County 9-1-1 Center received multiple reports of gunfire heard in the 600-block of Happy Valley Road, Roseburg.

One caller reported he had heard a vehicle crash, armed himself with a firearm and went outside where he found a pickup in his yard. The caller yelled at the driver not to move. The caller's son, also armed with a firearm, came out of the house. Both the caller and his son fired several shots at the vehicle, at which point the driver fled in the pickup.

The pickup was later located by deputies at Poteet Boat Ramp (299 Parkhurst Ct, Roseburg) with apparent bullet holes; however, the occupant(s) of the pickup were not around the vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing a male subject running from the vehicle.

Deputies searched the area, but did not locate anyone associated with the pickup. There were no indications at the scene or in the pickup that the subject was injured.

The investigation is continuing this morning.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Roseburg and Winston Police Departments.

Kelly Lee Starnes
Kelly Lee Starnes
California Man Arrested For Attempted Murder (Photo) - 09/28/17

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Sutherlin Police Department, began an investigation of a reported shooting near Sutherlin. Curtis Endicott, a Douglas County resident reported he was shot by an unknown male, whom he had met earlier in the day.

Endicott reported the two had discussed the sale of a RV at a park in the Roseburg area and then went to the area of Parkhill Road in Sutherlin to look at the RV. While showing the RV to the subject, the subject shot Endicott with a handgun. Endicott was able to run away and call for help. Endicott was taken to Mercy Medical Center where he was treated for a gunshot wound which was not life threatening.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office were able to identify 48 year-old Kelly Lee Starnes of Pittsburg, California as the suspect in the shooting. It was learned Starnes had recently come to Douglas County from California and was staying with the family of his girlfriend.

On Friday, September 22, 2017, Starnes was arrested without incident during a traffic stop in Roseburg. The Sheriff's Office then served a search warrant at the residence where Starnes was staying in the 5000 Block of Buckhorn Road, Roseburg. During the warrant service, a gun was seized as evidence. Also found during the search warrant was a small amount of methamphetamine.

Starnes was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of:

Attempted Murder, Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Menacing, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Attached Media Files: Kelly Lee Starnes
Jason Robert Budel
Jason Robert Budel
Riddle Man Arrested Following Rape Investigation (Photo) - 09/28/17

In April of 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into a report made by a 15 year old female juvenile that she had been provided drugs and raped by 45 year old Jason Robert Budel, of Riddle.

Detectives learned of a connection between the victim and suspect and followed up on that connection.

On September 27, 2017, after several months of investigation, Budel was contacted and interviewed by Sheriff's Office Detectives. Following the interview, Budel was arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail. His charges include: Rape I, Sodomy I, Sex Abuse II, Delivery of Methamphetamine to Person Under 18, and Probation Violation.

Attached Media Files: Jason Robert Budel
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Coffee_with_Cop_SoCo.jpg
*Corrected* Coffee with a Cop (Photo) - 09/27/17

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office in partnership with other local law enforcement agencies will join together to participate in the National "Coffee with a Cop" event on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The goal of this event is to break down the barriers between law enforcement and the community we serve - one cup at a time.

Residents are invited to stop by the participating coffee shops to have a cup of coffee with the law enforcement officers that work in your community. It is a great opportunity to come together in a friendly, informal environment to discuss community issues, ask questions, and build relationships.

The locations and hours of the event are as follows:

My Coffee, 1700 NW Garden Valley Blvd. Roseburg from 9:00 -- 10:30 a.m. -- DCSO and Oregon State Police
SOCO Coffee Company, 411 N Main Street, Myrtle Creek from noon -- 1:00 p.m. -- DCSO and Myrtle Creek PD
Bedrocks on the Bay, 105 Coho Point Loop, Winchester Bay from 9:00 -- 10:30 a.m. - DCSO

Engaging our community in public safety efforts is a top priority of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. We share the community's concerns and make every effort to address them. Coffee with a Cop is a great way to engage in valuable conversations with the community we serve.

DC SAR
DC SAR
Search and Rescue Recruiting Volunteers (Photo) - 09/27/17

Want to help your community and help save lives? The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is seeking dedicated members of the community who are willing to volunteer their time to the Search and Rescue Division.

Under Oregon Law, the Sheriff of each county is tasked with the responsibility of Search and Rescue efforts. In Douglas County that means the Sheriff is responsible for the searching for lost and missing subjects within the 5,000 square miles of the county.

The kind of people the Sheriff is looking for are motivated individuals willing to give their precious time to help their community. Search and Rescue is not exclusive to any particular type of person or skill set. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is looking for individuals capable of physical tasks ranging from wilderness searching to technical rope rescues, to individuals willing to help prepare meals for search crews, or people who want to help maintain equipment for searchers in the field. If you have the desire, the Sheriff's Office will provide the training, at no cost.

Currently the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue unit is comprised of members of the community from age 14 to members who are retired.
Here is a list of some of the Search and Rescue disciplines:

Mountain Rescue = Rope technical and terrain difficulty

Mounted Searchers = Searchers on horseback

Dive Team = SCUBA

Ground SAR = Searchers who search land of all types not technical

ESAR = Youth SAR ages 14-18

4x4 = Individuals with 4x4 drive capability

Logistics = Individuals willing to support SAR's missions and operations

K9 Search Team = Individuals willing to train a dog in various SAR disciplines

More information can be found at http://www.dcso.com/search_and_rescue_N.asp

An "Introduction to Search and Rescue" meeting/training will be held on Oct. 10th 2017 at 7PM at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. 1036 SE Douglas Ave. #210, Roseburg, OR 97470.

Interested in joining? Contact our Search and Rescue Volunteer Coordinator at 541-440-4498 or email jvappleg@co.douglas.or.us

Attached Media Files: DC SAR
Potential Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for Small Businesses Affected by Wildfire - 09/26/17

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is researching the possibility of making available Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to Small Businesses, Small agricultural cooperatives and eligible private nonprofit organizations as a result of this summer's wildfires.

Substantial economic injury means the business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses. EIDLs provide the necessary working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. The SBA can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Your loan amount would be based on your actual economic injury and your company's financial needs, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

The interest rate on EIDLs will not exceed 4 percent per year. The term of these loans will not exceed 30 years. The repayment term will be determined by your ability to repay the loan. EIDL assistance is available only to small businesses when SBA determines they are unable to obtain credit elsewhere.

SBA has not declared Douglas County a disaster area. However, if you would be interested in the program, if it becomes available, please contact Wayne Stinson, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Management Division at (541)440-4448 or email wastinso@co.douglas.or.us You are under no obligation to obtain an SBA loan by contacting us.

Labor Day Weekend Enhanced Patrol Statistics - 09/25/17

Over this Labor Day weekend, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as other State Law Enforcement agencies across the state. During this time period, Deputies worked special overtime, federally funded, and administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Deputies focused on Child seats/Fitting station referrals, texting and speed, and impaired driving.

During this event, 33 hours were spend on DUII enforcement, resulting in 2 DUII's, 1 Driving while suspended, 5 other citations, 33 warnings, and 3 arrests.

There was also 25 hours spent on traffic safety enforcement (seat belts, speed, texting, distracted driving, etc). This resulted in 15 seat belt violations, 9 child restraint violations, 5 distracted violations, 28 speeding violations, 26 other type of violations, and 2 driving while suspended violations.

A reminder to the public of Oregon House Bill 2597, which will go into effect October 1, 2017.

Oregon House Bill 2597 Distracted Driving Fact Sheet
1. The purpose of the law Focus on driving and put away the distractions.

2. Important dates
* October 1, 2017: is when the law goes into effect.
* January 1, 2018: is when the court has the option to waive the fine for first-time offenders who attend a Distracted Driving Avoidance course.

3. Basic Requirement It is illegal to drive while holding or using an electronic device (e.g. cell phone, tablet, GPS, laptop).

4. Exceptions (some are "affirmative defenses", which means you may need to prove to the court)

This new law does not apply to the following:
* When using hands-free or built-in devices, if 18 years of age or older.
* Use of a single touch or swipe to activate or deactivate the device or a function.
* While providing or summoning medical help and no one else is available to make the call.
* When parked safely, i.e., stopped at the side of the road or in a designated parking spot. o It is NOT legal to use the device when stopped at a stop light, stop sign, in traffic, etc.

* Truck or bus drivers following the federal rules for CDL holders.
* Using a two-way radio: CB users, school bus drivers, utility truck drivers in the scope of employment.
* Ambulance or emergency vehicle operators in the scope of employment.
* Police, fire, EMS providers in the scope of employment, (can include when in a personal vehicle if, for example, when responding to an emergency call).
* HAM radio operators, age 18 years or older.

5. Fines
* First offense, not contributing to a crash: Class B violation. o Presumptive fine $260 (The amount on the ticket; if you don't simply pay, it could go up or down).
o Minimum fine is $130; maximum fine is $1,000.

* Second offense, or first offense, if it contributed to a crash: Class A violation. o Presumptive Fine $435.
o Minimum fine is $220; maximum is $2,500.

* Third offense in ten years: Class B misdemeanor. o Minimum fine $2,000.
o Could be 6 months in jail.


6. Course for First Time Offenders For a first offense that does not contribute to a crash, the court may suspend the fine* if the driver completes an approved distracted driving avoidance course, and shows proof to the court, within four months. * Only the fine is suspended -- the violation will still be recorded on the offender's driving record

All Evacuation Levels Dropped for Umpqua North Fires - 09/19/17

Effective Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at noon, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Fire Managers will lift all evacuations related to the Umpqua North Fires.

Residents living in the Dry Creek/Illahee area (Hwy 138 E, milepost 46.5 to 49.5), Slide Creek area (Hwy 138 E, milepost 53 to 56), Toketee Village (Hwy 138 E, milepost 56 to 58.5) and Toketee Ranger Station (Hwy 138 E, milepost 58.5 to 61) were previously under a Level 1 or "Be Ready" Evacuation notice.

The lifting of this notice means no homes are currently being threatened by any of the fires in the Umpqua North Complex.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and our firefighting partners ask that all residents have an emergency plan and live in a state of preparedness for when disasters may strike. You may find resources at www.dcso.com/preparedness_N.asp or www.ready.gov