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Roseburg teen in serious condition; two other county residents on the mend (1)

December 18, 2014 — 

One Douglas County resident is recovering in a Springfield hospital, while two others have been released, following three separate incidents over the last three weeks. Roseburg teenager Jerri Chilcott, 17, …

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Police Log: Mail carrier bitten by dog in Roseburg (2)

December 18, 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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Winston man accused of sex abuse asks to withdraw guilty plea (3)

December 18, 2014 — 

A Winston man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a girl known to him over a 4-year span asked to withdraw his plea Thursday prior to sentencing. Dennis Burkhert, 64, …

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Glide man in serious condition from stab wound to chest (4)

December 17, 2014 — 

A Glide man was in serious condition today at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield after being stabbed in the chest Sunday evening by a woman he lived …

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Roseburg woman cited in payroll theft (5)

December 17, 2014 — 

A Walmart employee was cited Tuesday afternoon after she allegedly cashed a payroll check that was incorrect and received $1,000 more than she was supposed to be paid, according to …

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Jeep flips in collision at Roseburg intersection (6)

December 17, 2014 — 

Two cars collided Tuesday afternoon near North Stewart Parkway and Northeast Airport Road, causing one vehicle to roll over, according to Roseburg police. Police said a 2006 Mazda, driven by …

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Roseburg man accused of trespassing at residence (7)

December 17, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man was cited for trespassing Tuesday night after he allegedly barged into a woman’s residence, according to Roseburg police. The 25-year-old resident reported that an unknown man, later …

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Judge orders no restitution for missing items in Glide home-invasion robbery (8)

December 17, 2014 — 

A Glide man sentenced to four years in prison for assaulting a man in a 2012 Glide home-invasion robbery will not have to pay his victim restitution for some belongings …

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Police Log: Duck reported missing in Glide (9)

December 17, 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: Woman hit by an egg in Roseburg (10)

December 16, 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 arrested in domestic altercation (11)

December 16, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man was arrested Sunday night following an altercation at his residence, in which a child was reportedly struck with shards of glass, according to Roseburg police. Police said …

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Roseburg man accused of driving drunk (12)

December 16, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man was arrested Friday night after allegedly driving drunk and crashing his vehicle into a tree, according to Roseburg police. Leslie Derwood Smith, 65, is accused of crashing …

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Roseburg girl seriously injured in bicycle accident (13)

December 16, 2014 — 

A Roseburg girl is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield after reportedly crashing her bicycle into a moving vehicle Saturday evening, according to the …

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Roseburg man cited for crashing into patrol car (14)

December 16, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man was cited for an unlawful or unsignaled lane change Saturday night after allegedly changing lanes and striking the side of a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car. …

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Roseburg man accused of trespassing stunned with Taser (15)

December 16, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man accused of trespassing at a night club Saturday night was shocked with a Taser after allegedly resisting arrest. Roseburg police said Kory Michael Burkhart, 23, was contacted …

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Retired police officer from Coos Bay sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison (16)

December 16, 2014 — 

A former longtime law enforcement officer in Coos and Douglas counties who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer was sentenced Monday to nearly 10 years in prison. …

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Yoncalla couple arrested again on meth charges (17)

December 16, 2014 — 

A Yoncalla couple was arrested for a second time in two months Wednesday for allegedly smuggling methamphetamine into Douglas County, according to a Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team report that was …

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Roseburg man accused of causing scene (18)

December 16, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man accused of being drunk and acting disorderly was arrested Saturday night after allegedly walking into traffic and taking his clothes off. Roseburg police said Andrew Shane Fitzsimmons, …

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Roseburg man involved in fight found dead in car (19)

December 15, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man was found dead in his car Saturday night after reportedly being involved in a physical disturbance at a nearby residence, according to Roseburg police. Officers responded to …

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Deputies to step up patrols for holidays (20)

December 13, 2014 — 

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies will increase traffic patrols to be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers during the upcoming holidays. The campaign will run through Jan. 1. The sheriff’s office, …

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