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Tiller couple sentenced for abusing man with Down syndrome (1)

January 27, 2015 — 

A Tiller woman who with her boyfriend abused a 48-year-old man with Down syndrome while providing his care was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail and three years of …

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Police Log: Intoxicated women cause scene at Riddle store (2)

January 27, 2015 — 

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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Two Myrtle Creek residents rescued from South Umpqua River (3)

January 27, 2015 — 

Two people were rescued from the South Umpqua River near Staton Park Monday after their boat hit a rock and took on water, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. …

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Roseburg man, dog shocked with Taser (4)

January 27, 2015 — 

A Roseburg man and his dog were shocked with a Taser Monday evening after the man reportedly resisted arrest and his dog attacked an officer. Roseburg police said they received …

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Roseburg woman held for vehicle theft, DUI (5)

January 26, 2015 — 

A Roseburg woman accused of driving drunk in a stolen vehicle was arrested Friday evening, according to Roseburg police. Police said they responded at 6 p.m. to the 700 block …

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Roseburg police recover stolen vehicle (6)

January 26, 2015 — 

Three people were arrested Thursday afternoon following an incident at a Roseburg store in which a man’s vehicle was stolen from the parking lot, according to Roseburg police. A maroon …

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Man accused of shoplifting at Roseburg stores (7)

January 26, 2015 — 

A Damascus man was arrested Friday afternoon after he allegedly stole merchandise from a couple of stores in Roseburg, according to police. Jesse David Schmitt, 34, is accused of attempting …

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Roseburg man arrested for causing disturbance at downtown bar (8)

January 26, 2015 — 

Police arrested a Roseburg man Friday night after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a downtown Roseburg bar and attempted to fight with customers. Christian Alexander Delacruz, 26, went into …

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Police Log: Woman with wheelbarrow rummages through people’s belongings in Myrtle Creek (9)

January 26, 2015 — 

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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Registration open for 2015 Citizen Police Academy (11)

January 25, 2015 — 

Douglas County residents seeking to gain a better understanding of the various aspects of law enforcement can now register for the 2015 Citizen Police Academy. The academy is hosted by …

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Reedsport man accused of murder found guilty on lesser charge (12)

January 24, 2015 — 

A Reedsport man on trial for murder and first-degree manslaughter, stemming from a fight in which he stabbed a man to death in October 2013, was found guilty Friday on …

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Man arrested for menacing (13)

January 23, 2015 — 

Police arrested a Sutherlin man Sunday night for allegedly menacing a man and his two children with his vehicle. William Ellis Buchanan, 68, is accused of nearly hitting a 12-year-old …

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Police Log: Attempted burglary reported in Roseburg (14)

January 22, 2015 — 

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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Trial begins for Reedsport man accused of murder (15)

January 22, 2015 — 

A former Reedsport woman who witnessed a deadly brawl between two men she had been involved with testified Wednesday that her boyfriend, who was killed, instigated the fight. Testifying in …

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Sutherlin man arraigned on assault charges (16)

January 22, 2015 — 

A second Sutherlin man involved in a 2012 rock-throwing incident on Interstate 5 that injured two University of Oregon distance runners was arraigned Wednesday on an 11-count indictment that includes …

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Three juveniles injured in car crash near Roseburg (17)

January 22, 2015 — 

Three juveniles were injured early this morning when the pickup they were riding in crashed while trying to avoid a deer in the road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s …

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Roseburg man cited for starting fight (18)

January 22, 2015 — 

Police cited a Roseburg man Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly started a physical fight with another man over a dog issue. A 56-year-old Roseburg man reportedly yelled at Brandon S. …

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Train hits pickup in Riddle, driver OK (19)

January 22, 2015 — 

A Myrtle Creek woman’s vehicle was struck by a train Wednesday night after she reportedly tried to beat the train to the railroad crossing, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s …

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Stephens Street accident injures one (20)

January 22, 2015 — 

A 26-year-old Camas Valley resident was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg with neck and side pain after a three-car collision Tuesday. Roseburg Police responded at 1:21 p.m. to …

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