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Rivers Edge RV Park Incident - 01/21/22

ROSEBURG, Ore. - On Thursday, January 20, 2022, deputies went to a trailer in the Rivers Edge Mobile Home Park to conduct follow up related to a criminal investigation.

When they arrived, deputies heard a gunshot from inside the trailer where they were contacting an individual; which prompted a several hour stand-off. Several law enforcement officers responded to the area and attempted to have the occupants to exit the trailer peacefully.

Area residents and a nearby school were notified of the situation, which was confined to the trailer unit, and asked to avoid the area.  

The Sheriff's Office Tactical Response and Crisis Negotiations Teams were activated and continued to diffuse the situation. After no response from the individuals inside, tactical action was taken which resulted in a female exiting the trailer a few minutes later.

The female, identified as 30 year-old Callista Mayfield of Roseburg, was taken into custody without incident. Deputies continued making attempts to have the male, 42-year-old James Robert Young of Roseburg, exit the trailer. During an interview following her arrest, the female indicated to law enforcement that Young had taken his own life.

Tactical team members entered the trailer and located Young deceased inside. The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office responded and is investigating the death as a suicide at this time.

Mayfield was transported to the jail where she was lodged on an arrest warrant out of Lane County.

Next of kin has been notified.
 

Douglas County Coastal Towns Under Distant Tsunami Advisory - 01/15/22

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - An underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga has prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to issue a distant tsunami advisory for Washington's southern coast and Oregon's northern and central coasts, which include Douglas County.

The impact to Douglas County coastal areas is expected to occurr around 8:00-8:30 am. 

* LOCAL IMPACTS * A tsunami capable of producing strong currents in bays and harbors that may be hazardous to swimmers and boats. Widespread danger away from the beach is not expected at this time.

 * RECOMMENDED ACTIONS *

If you are located in this coastal area, move off the beach and out of harbors and marinas. Do not go to the coast to observe conditions. Be alert to instructions from local emergency officials.

Stay tuned to your emergency services, local news sources and NOAA weather radio for further information and updates.