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Douglas County Major Crimes Team Investigating Shooting at Roseburg Motel - 02/22/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES TEAM PRESS RELEASE
SENT ON BEHALF OF ROSEBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Roseburg Police Department has responded to a reported shooting at a motel in the 1000-block of NE Stephens Street in Roseburg.

On February 22, 2021, at approximately 2:57 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers began receiving multiple reports of a shooting that had taken place at a motel in the 1000-block of NE Stephens Street. Officers with the Roseburg Police Department as well as partner agencies responded to the scene.

Several people have been transported by EMS for treatment. Their names and conditions are being withheld at this time.

Investigators are processing the scene and conducting interviews. There is no longer an on-going threat to the public.

This is still a very active scene. Additional details will be released as they become available.

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Crash Claims the Life of Days Creek Man - 02/17/21

DAYS CREEK, Ore. - A 78 year-old man died Tuesday morning in a traffic crash on Ferguson Lane in Days Creek. 

Shortly before 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle crash in the 500-block of Ferguson Lane. Information provided by the 9-1-1 caller reported that a pickup had left the roadway and was partially in the river. 

When deputies arrived on scene, they located a 2000 Toyota Tacoma that had left the roadway for an unknown reason and rolled down the steep embankment. The vehicle was lying on its side partially in the waterway. When fire and EMS crews arrived, they removed the driver, identified as 78 year-old John Albert Boone of Days Creek, from the pickup and declared him deceased at the scene.

Boone was the only occupant in the vehicle and was found to not be wearing a safety belt.

Next of kin has been notified. 

Public Meeting Notice: Dog Advisory Control Board - 02/17/21

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: 

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Douglas County Dog Advisory Control Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Justice Building - Room 210), located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.

The agenda meeting agenda can be located at: www.dcso.com/dogboard

Douglas County attempts to provide public accessibility to its services, programs and activities.

Please contact the Sheriff's Office located in Room 210 of the Justice Building at the

Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Ave. Roseburg, OR 97470

541- 440-4449, at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time if you need an accommodation.

TDD users please call Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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Curtis Dale Hill
Curtis Dale Hill
"Its Been 26 Years Since He Disappeared" - Can You Help Solve This Case? (Photo) - 02/12/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Detectives with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information related to an open missing person case from 1995.  

“It has been 26 years since he disappeared. Someone out there has information; and we just need them to come forward to help us bring a sense of peace to his family,” Detective Kevin Dodds remarked about the case. 

On February 12, 1995, Curtis Dale Hill was reported missing to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.  An extensive investigation was conducted into Hill’s disappearance; however, he has never been located and the circumstances of his disappearance remain limited. 

“The Sheriff’s Office never closes a missing person case where the person has not been located. The cases remain open and are periodically reviewed and efforts to glean additional information are made,” Sgt. Brad O’Dell said. 

In 2009, the case was re-opened by the Cold Case Squad; a former division of the Sheriff’s Office made up of retired law enforcement officers who volunteered their time reviewing cases. At that time, the investigators re-interviewed friends and family but were unable to turn up any viable leads.

Work on the case was again conducted in 2011 and 2012 by the Detectives Division. The Sheriff’s Office is again combing over the investigative files and seeking assistance from the public.  

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Curtis Dale Hill or the circumstances surrounding his disappearance is asked to call the DCSO Detectives Tip Line at (541) 957-2099 or send an email to dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us referencing Case #95-0845. 

Attached Media Files: Curtis Dale Hill
Horton, Shena
Horton, Shena
Update: Missing Roseburg Teen Located, Non-Custodial Mother Arrested (Photo) - 02/03/21

UPDATE 02/03/2021 9:30 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies have located 14 year-old Shena Horton. 

Deputies were able to locate Horton at approximately 11:40 PM on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at a residence in the Green District in the company of her biological non-custodial mother. 

Detectives interviewed Horton and determined she had been with her biological non-custodial mother since she left her residence. 

Deputies arrested Gloria Shannon Kicinski for Custodial Interference in the Second Degree. Kicinski was transported to the Douglas County Jail where she was lodged.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Horton. 

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ORIGINAL RELEASE 02/02/2021 4:00 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore - Have you seen this missing Roseburg teen?

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is actively looking for 14 year-old Shena Horton of Roseburg. Horton left her residence in the 600-block of Newton Creek Road around 4:00 am on Sunday, January 31, 2021. 

Horton is described as 5'01" 120 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. She has braces on her upper and lower teeth. 

If you see her, please contact law enforcement. 

Attached Media Files: Horton, Shena
Public Meeting Notice: Dog Advisory Control Board - 02/02/21

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: 

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Douglas County Dog Advisory Control Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 03, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Justice Building - Room 210), located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.

The agenda meeting agenda can be located at: www.dcso.com/dogboard

Douglas County attempts to provide public accessibility to its services, programs and activities.

Please contact the Sheriff's Office located in Room 210 of the Justice Building at the

Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Ave. Roseburg, OR 97470

541- 440-4449, at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time if you need an accommodation.

TDD users please call Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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Every Trip Every Time
Every Trip Every Time
Enhanced Safety Belt Enforcement Begins Monday (Photo) - 01/30/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is announcing enhanced safety belt and child restraint law enforcement which will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021 extending through Sunday, February 14, 2021 as part of a statewide effort. 

The goal of the campaign is to educate the public about the proper use of safety belts and child restraint systems and to save lives. The Sheriff's Office is using federally funded overtime dollars awarded through a grant administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation to provide the enhanced patrols.

"In addition to proper use of safety belts, deputies will also be on the lookout for violations of Oregon's car seat laws that passed in 2017 which requires children under two years of age ride in a rear-facing safety seat." Sgt. Mark Norris said. "Additionally, a child must continue to ride in a safety seat with a harness or a booster until they are eight years old or reach a height of 4' 9'' and the adult safety belt fits them correctly," Norris added. 

The Sheriff's Office intends to randomize patrols in throughout the county during the enforcement period. 

A resource video from the Oregon Department of Transportation is available at: https://youtu.be/NFC2K2AfdJM 

Missing Woman Found Deceased - 01/28/21

REEDSPORT, Ore. - On Friday, January, 22, 2021, at approximately 3:00 pm, a deputy was notified of a vehicle off of the side of the road near milepost 36 on Lower Smith River Road. The caller reported finding a dog near the vehicle and stated he had taken the dog with him. The vehicle did not appear to have been involved in a traffic crash and the vehicle doors were locked. The deputy conducted a DMV check on the vehicle and learned it was registered to a female in Winchester Bay (not Garrison). The deputy drove to the registered owner's residence and attempted to make contact, but did not receive a response.

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 4:25 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing person involving 70 year-old Margaret Lucretia Garrison of Reedsport. 

Deputies learned that Garrison left Lakeside on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at approximately 3:30 pm. She last spoke to an acquaintance by telephone at approximately 4:30 pm on that day. 

The caller provided a description of the vehicle and the license plate at which time the investigating deputy recognized it to be the one mentioned on the Friday, January 22, 2021, incident handled by the original deputy.

Deputies responded to the location on Smith River Road where the vehicle was still located. They searched the immediate area and were unable to locate anyone. It was later discovered the vehicle had been purchased by Garrison, but not been registered in her name at the time of initial report. At the time there were no indications the vehicle was associated with Garrison, nor had she been reported missing. 

Deputies contacted several area hospitals checking to see if Garrison had been admitted, which she had not.

Douglas County Search and Rescue was notified and a search plan was developed.

On, Monday, January 26, 2021, resources with Search and Rescue searched for Garrison; eventually locating items belonging to her. Search and Rescue deputies made arrangements for the Sheriff's Office Marine Division to launch a boat on Tuesday morning to conduct a search from the river. 

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, search crews and marine deputies continued the search for Garrison. Two men in a drift boat, later reported they had located a deceased body in the middle of the river approximately one mile downstream from where Garrison's vehicle was located. Marine deputies identified the body to be that of Garrison and recovered her body from the river.

Garrison's death is under investigation by the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office, although it is not considered suspicious at this time. Next of kin has been notified.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Douglas County Search and Rescue, Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement and several members of the public.     

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