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Douglas County’s new mental health court makes leaps and bounds (1)

September 30, 2014 — 

A new court designed to focus on individuals who face mental health issues is already making an impact. “We are starting out slow, getting our sea wings and tackling any …

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One arrested following vehicle pursuit in Roseburg (2)

September 29, 2014 — 

A Roseburg woman was arrested Saturday night following a high-speed chase that reached speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour and ended after the vehicle crashed into a fence. …

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Myrtle Creek man accused of attacking pedestrian (3)

September 29, 2014 — 

A Myrtle Creek man accused of threatening a pedestrian and chasing him with his vehicle was arrested Saturday morning after striking another vehicle. James Brandt, 46, reportedly became upset with …

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Police Log: Unknown woman cooks breakfast in man’s kitchen in Roseburg (4)

September 29, 2014 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE LOG …

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UPDATE: Police locate missing Georgia woman near Crater Lake (5)

September 29, 2014 — 

UPDATE - 10:25 a.m. — Authorities have made contact with a Georgia woman reported missing early this morning and confirmed she is safe in the Crater Lake area, according to …

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Police Log: Man wearing black speed-walking suit reported in people’s yards in Reedsport (6)

September 26, 2014 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE LOG …

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Police Log: Caller reports neighbor shooting peacocks in Roseburg (7)

September 25, 2014 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE LOG …

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Police Log: Cougar attacks goat in Canyonville (8)

September 24, 2014 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE LOG …

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Roseburg sex offender resentenced, receives same amount of prison time (9)

September 24, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man serving 34½ years in prison for sexually abusing and photographing a 4-year-old girl in 2009 will not serve a shorter sentence, despite being convicted of too many …

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Small blazes burn along I-5 near Azalea (10)

September 24, 2014 — 

Two small fires burned about half an acre of vegetation Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 5 north near Milepost 89, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association. The fires erupted about …

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Feature photo: Washing for a good cause (11)

September 23, 2014 — 

A group of people gathered to wash cars at the Fast Stop Market & Deli in Roseburg Friday. Proceeds from the car wash will go toward a memorial service for …

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Small blaze ignites in Roseburg’s Gaddis Park (12)

September 23, 2014 — 

The Roseburg Fire Department responded to a man-made natural cover fire Monday afternoon in Gaddis Park near the Umpqua River. People reported seeing smoke in the area shortly after 3 …

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Police Log: Man in gray pickup points gun at bicyclist in Drain (13)

September 23, 2014 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE LOG …

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Roseburg man sentenced to 100 months in prison for sex abuse (14)

September 23, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl, who was in his care overnight in July 2013, was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in prison. A …

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Man accused of using Kung-Fu to destroy property in Sutherlin (15)

September 20, 2014 — 

A 27-year-old man accused of using Kung-Fu to destroy benches at the Sutherlin rodeo grounds was shocked with a Taser after attempting to flee police. Sutherlin police were dispatched to …

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Man accused of hitting Roseburg police officer with soda, fleeing (16)

September 20, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man was arrested Thursday afternoon after reportedly striking an officer with a soda and fleeing on foot through businesses and yards, according to Roseburg police. An officer stopped …

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Blaze damages deck of Roseburg home (17)

September 20, 2014 — 

The Roseburg Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged the deck of a home on Northeast Rifle Range Friday afternoon. A concerned neighbor reported seeing flames …

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Fender bender creates chain reaction on Harvard Avenue (18)

September 19, 2014 — 

A vehicle following too close and unable to stop at a red light in time created a four-car pileup Thursday afternoon at the corner of Harvard Avenue and Umpqua Street, …

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Police Log: Bear spotted in Myrtle Creek backyard (19)

September 19, 2014 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE LOG …

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Sutherlin man accused of assaulting teen (20)

September 19, 2014 — 

Sutherlin police arrested a 52-year-old man accused of assaulting a 15-year-old boy late Sunday night. The victim was at a friend’s house in the 800 block of West Second Street …

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