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South Umpqua High School Threat Investigation - 04/19/18

TRI CITY, Ore. - Deputies responded to South Umpqua High School on Thursday, April 19, 2018, for a report of vandalism in a girl's bathroom. The vandalism was non-specific graffiti on a bathroom wall that made reference to a threat against the school on Friday, April 20, 2018. 

Deputies are conducting a criminal investigation in cooperation with the school district. Several interviews were conducted and at this time the Sheriff's Office does not feel there is a credible threat. However, an increased law enforcement presence will be observed on the school campus on Friday. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 or by email at dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us

Sarah King
Sarah King
Roseburg Woman Arrested After Running From Traffic Stop (Photo) - 04/18/18

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg woman is in custody after attempting to run away from a traffic stop and hide from deputies. 

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at about 10:30 pm, a deputy observed a 2002 Toyota Camry on Austin Road with a malfunctioning headlight. The driver of the vehicle turned onto Hanna Street as the deputy was turning around to conduct a traffic stop. 

The driver parked the vehicle in a driveway in the 4000-block of Hanna Street and exited. The deputy told the driver, identified as 19 year-old Roseburg resident Sarah Brittney King, to stop. King ran into the house, which deputies entered and located her. 

King physically resisted being arrested, but was eventually taken into custody. She was transported to the Douglas County Jail and lodged on the following charges: 

  • Attempt to Elude Police on Foot
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Interfering With Police

Attached Media Files: Sarah King
Coos Bay Man Dies in Logging Accident - 04/17/18

A Coos Bay man has died after a logging accident. On Monday, April 16, 2018 at approximately 10:00 AM, the Douglas County 9-1-1 Center received a call of a logging accident in the area of Galagher Canyon off of 138 W.

When emergency services personnel arrived, they found that 49 year-old James Jarrett of Coos Bay, Oregon had been caught up into a piece of logging equipment owned by LA Logging out of Coquille. Oakland and Kellogg Fire responded to help free the patient from the equipment. Jarrett died at the scene.  

Next of kin has been notified. 

Cockrum
Cockrum
Deputies Locate Stolen Vehicle, Make Arrests (Photo) - 04/11/18

CANYONVILLE, Ore. -- A Canyonville woman and two of her male companions were arrested on charges early Wednesday morning following a stolen vehicle investigation.

At 1:30 am, a deputy located a stolen vehicle in the 700-block of North Main Street. The deputy contacted two males walking away from the vehicle and identified them as 23 year-old Nathaniel Lee Schmidt of Myrtle Creek and 35 year-old Nathaniel James Randolph of Tiller. Through the course of the investigation, 24 year-old Robi Mea Cockrum of Canyonville was identified as the driver of the vehicle. Cockrum was ultimately located at a nearby business and was questioned.

All three individuals were arrested on charges stemming from the investigation and lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

Cockrum was charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance - Heroin and Warrant.

Schmidt was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance - Heroin and Probation Violation

Randolph was charged with Possession of Contolled Substance - Methamphetamine and Warrant.

Attached Media Files: Cockrum , Randolph , Schmidt
Coos Bay Man Dies in Logging Accident - 04/10/18

UMPQUA, Ore -- A Coos Bay man has died after a logging accident on Monday. At 1:02 pm, the Douglas County 9-1-1 Center received a call of a logging accident in the area of Hubbard Creek Road.

When EMS arrived, life saving efforts were being made by others at the scene, but were unsuccessful. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office identified the male as 50 year-old Arcadio Garcia-Martinez of Coos Bay, Oregon. The Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the death. 

Next of kin has been notified. 

Winston Teen Arrested Following Pursuit - 04/02/18

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- On Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 2:25 pm, a deputy observed a Dodge pickup being operated by a male at Carnes Road and Del Mar Drive. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation, but the driver failed to stop and attempted to elude. The deputy pursued the driver down Austin Road. The short pursuit ended when the driver crashed the pickup into the river. 

The driver was later identified as a 14 year-old Winston juvenile who was the only occupant in the vehicle at the time of the pursuit. The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to Mercy Medical Center for evaluation where he was later released. The juvenile was transported to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention facility where he was lodged for Attempt to Elude in Vehicle and Criminal Mischief. Additional charges are expected. 

Damaged Headstone
Damaged Headstone
Teens Cited for Cemetery Damage (Photo) - 04/02/18

YONCALLA, Ore. -- On Sunday, April 1, 2018, the Sheriff's Office was contacted by a member of the public reporting damage to headstones at the Yoncalla Cemetary. The deputy located several historic headstones which had been damaged. After reviewing evidence, the deputy contacted three 16 year-old Yoncalla teenagers who ultimately admitted to causing the damage. 

The deputy notified the juveniles' parents and cited the teens for Abuse of a Memorial to the Dead, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Attached Media Files: Damaged Headstone
Second Notice: Public Notification - Deputy In-Service Training - 03/25/18

***SECOND NOTICE 03/25/2018***

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind members of the community, especially those living or working near Winchester Elementary School, of this training. Please refer to the previous press release for details.

The media is asked to publish this information again to enhance the notification of the public.

***ORIGINAL RELEASE 03/22/2018***

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will be holding an annual in-service training for deputies from both the patrol and corrections divisions during Roseburg School District's Spring Break which runs Monday, March 26th -Friday, March 30th.

The training is to be held at Winchester Elementary School. Deputies will receive instruction in First Aid/CPR, Defensive Tactics and will participate in scenario based training. These continuing education hours keep deputies current with their certification requirements mandated by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

In the interest of public notification, community members should be aware that the scenario based training will look like an active shooter/active threat response. Simulated gunfire, yelling and a general police presence may be observed by citizens in the area. Signage will be present indicating a training exercise is in session.

"We believe it is vitally important to train our deputies in the response of active threats. The use of scenario based training provides the deputies with the most realistic training possible and helps to develop them professionally in order to better serve our community," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell.

For the safety of the community and deputies, the school campus will be closed to the public during the training sessions each day, which start at 7:00 am and end at 5:00 pm.

Any public questions should be directed to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4450 or dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us.