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John Curtis Williams (2017 Booking Photo)
John Curtis Williams (2017 Booking Photo)
Deputies Seek Whereabouts of Azalea Man Following Pursuit (Photo) - 10/28/20

GLENDALE, Ore. - An Azalea man eluded deputies on Tuesday afternoon and now the Sheriff's Office is asking the public for tips as to his whereabouts. 

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 3:55 pm, a deputy attempted to stop a blue 2002 Honda Accord when the driver, 47-year-old John Curtis Williams of Azalea, accelerated and lead deputies on a seven mile pursuit. 

Curtis lost control of the vehicle and spun out on a dirt road in the 1000-block of McCullough Creek Road. After the vehicle came to rest, Curtis fled from the vehicle on foot and was able to get away. 

Deputies are now asking for tips from the public as to Curtis' whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing case number 20-5000.

Curtis is described as 5'10'', 218lbs, black hair and brown eyes. He has an approximate 2 inch scar below his left eye, a tattoo on his left arm of a cross with the word "FAITH" and a tattoo on the web of his left hand with the letters "JC".

Robert Wayne Roady
Robert Wayne Roady
Detectives Arrest VA Police Officer for Invasion of Privacy (Photo) - 10/23/20

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Detectives arrested a Roseburg man Thursday evening on charges of Invasion of Personal Privacy.

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, the Sheriff's Office took a report that hidden cameras had been discovered in the bedroom of a minor female known to the suspect, 48-year-old Robert Wayne Roady of Roseburg.

Detectives conducted interviews and executed a search warrant at Roady's residence in the 2000-block of Linnell Avenue. During the search warrant, detectives found evidence pertaining to the investigation.

Roady, a Police Officer with the Roseburg Veteran's Administration, was contacted and interviewed by detectives at the Sheriff's Office. Roady admitted to placing the cameras in the room of a 14-year-old female for sexual purposes. Through the investigation, two additional minor victims were identified and additional evidence was discovered.

Roady was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on nine (9) counts of Invasion of Personal Privacy in the First Degree (Class C Felony). Additional charges are being considered pending further investigation.

Detectives are continuing their investigation at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detectives Division at (541) 440-4458, referencing case number 20-4914.

Attached Media Files: Robert Wayne Roady
Attentive Deputies Discover Serious Injury Crash - 10/22/20

TENMILE, Ore. - Attentive Marine Deputies discovered a serious injury vehicle crash on Wednesday while on their way to patrol Ben Irving Reservoir. 

Shortly before 10:45 am on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, a Marine Deputy and Cadet were driving to the boat ramp at Ben Irving Reservoir when the Marine Cadet observed a vehicle over a steep embankment near the water. Once they got out of their vehicle, a woman could be heard yelling for help. 

The deputies made an immediate request for fire and medical to respond along with a steep angle rescue team. 

The female, identified as 65 year-old Marie Scarlett Wise of Roseburg, was found to be outside of her vehicle conscious and breathing, but unable to move. Wise reported she had crashed two days before being discovered. However, deputies later learned that Wise left Bandon at 10:47 am on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The actual date and time of the crash is unknown at this time. 

Fire and EMS crews were able to get Wise to the roadway and transported her to the boat ramp where she was then transported by REACH Air Medical Services helicopter to Riverbend Hospital. She is currently in stable condition. 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Tenmile Fire Department, Winston-Dillard Ambulance, Douglas County Fire District #2 Steep Angle Rescue Team and REACH Air Medical Services.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 referencing case number 20-4883.   

Michael Lowell Gilligan
Michael Lowell Gilligan
Medford Man Arrested for Burglary and Other Charges (Photo) - 10/22/20

GLIDE, Ore. - Two Glide women were awakened Wednesday morning to find an intruder in their home. They confronted the intruder who left before calling police. 

Dispatchers received a call around 6:00 am on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 of an intruder inside of a home in the 1900-block of Glide Loop Drive. The caller stated she had woken up to find an unknown adult male in her kitchen. She and another adult female in the home confronted the male who left. 

Deputies along with Oregon State Police Troopers responded and were able to identify the male from a photograph taken by the homeowner as 30-year-old Michael Lowell Gilligan of Medford. 

While searching the area, deputies located Gilligan walking on North Umpqua Highway with a backpack. They observed him enter a vehicle owned by Glide School District and look through several compartments. Deputies detained Gilligan and learned he had entered another vehicle in the area and stolen the backpack he was wearing. 

Gilligan was arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

  • Burglary I
  • Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle x2
  • Theft II
  • Criminal Mischief III

Deputies state Gilligan was also in possession of a gallon of milk and a can of beets, which are suspected of being stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 referencing case number 20-4875.

Attached Media Files: Michael Lowell Gilligan
Athena Calvin
Athena Calvin
Update: Previously Reported Missing Glide Teen Located (Photo) - 10/21/20

***UPDATE*** 10/21/2020

GLIDE, Ore. - Deputies have located the missing Glide teen safe and unharmed. She is no longer considered missing and the Sheriff's Office would like to thank the community for their assistance in locating her. 

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GLIDE, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Glide teen. 

15-year-old Athena Calvin was last seen on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, when she left a residence in the 300-block of Alexander Lane in Glide shortly after 3:00 pm.

Calvin is described as 5'03'', 110 lbs, light brown hair with blonde grow out. She was last known to be wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white shoes. Deputies believe she could possibly be attempting to make her way to Texas. 

Anyone with information as to her whereabouts, including her classmates, is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing case #20-4765.

Attached Media Files: Athena Calvin
Breanna Marie Adkins
Breanna Marie Adkins
Fatal Crash Thursday Night, Wilbur Woman Charged with DUII and Manslaughter (Photo) - 10/16/20

SUTHERLIN, Ore. - A two-vehicle crash south of Sutherlin Thursday night has claimed the life of a Roseburg man. 

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, shortly before 8:00 PM, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a two-vehicle crash which occurred on Highway 99 North near Deady Crossing outside of Sutherlin. 

Deputies responded and determined a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer, operated by 29-year-old Breanna Marie Adkins of Wilbur, drove into the path of an oncoming 2011 Subaru WRX, operated by 33-year-old Carlos Alberto Rivas of Roseburg. Rivas was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office as well as members of the Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded and took over the investigation. 

Adkins was transported to Mercy Medical Center where she received treatment for her non-life-threatening injuries. Adkins was determined to be under the influence of intoxicants and was ultimately arrested. 

She was transported to the Douglas County Jail where she was lodged on the following charges: 

  • Manslaughter 2nd Degree
  • Assault 2nd Degree
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants

Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or may have information pertinent to the investigation to call (541) 440-4458 or email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Douglas County District Attorney's Office, Roseburg Police Department, Sutherlin Police Department, Sutherlin Fire Department and Umpqua Valley Ambulance.

Case #20-4784

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Attached Media Files: Breanna Marie Adkins
Archie Creek Fire and Thielsen Fire evacuation restrictions lifted - 10/08/20

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with fire managers, is announcing additional evacuation level reductions.

Effective at 8:00 am on Thursday, October 8, 2020, the following changes have  taken effect:

 

Archie Creek Fire

* The LEVEL 1 "BE READY" notice on all areas of the fire have been lifted.  At this time there are no longer any areas under a formal evacuation notice.

 

Thielsen Fire

* The LEVEL 1 “ BE READY notice at Diamond Lake, including the Diamond Lake Resort, all recreation areas, all residential and summer homes has been lifted. At this time there are no longer any areas under a formal evacuation notice.

 

As of this notice, there are no longer any evacuation levels in place in Douglas County.  Sheriff Hanlin stated that he would like to thank the citizens of Douglas County for their patience during the evacuation.  

Detectives Investigate Shooting Outside of Oakland - 10/02/20

OAKLAND, Ore. - Detectives are investigating a shooting which took place Friday morning in the 500-block of Yellow Creek Road.
 
On Friday, October 2, 2020, at 1:42 am, 9-1-1 dispatchers received two calls reporting a female had been shot. Deputies and detectives responded to the incident. The adult female victim, whose name is being withheld at this time, was transported by ambulance to an undisclosed hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
 
A male suspect, 63 year-old Miles Charles Pakros, was interviewed and taken into custody. He was taken to the Douglas County Jail and lodged for Assault II.
 
Detectives are continuing the investigation. There is no ongoing threat to public safety.
 
No further details will be released at this time.