Myrtle Creek Woman Arrested for Arson (Photo)

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:20:13 PST

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A Myrtle Creek woman has been arrested on Arson charges stemming from a structure fire in Green on Saturday. 

On Saturday, November 21, 2020, at about 1:15 am, dispatchers received a report of a structure fire in the 1000-block of Castle Ave in Green. Evidence was recovered at the scene which indicated the fire has been started as the result of arson. A suspect, 31 year-old Stephanie Marie Collins, was identified but was unable to be immediately located. 

At approximately 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 21, 2020, Collins was located at a residence in the Myrtle Creek area and was taken into custody without incident. 

She was lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Arson 1st Degree. 

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest on Firearms Charges, Animal Abuse and Theft (Photo)

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:21:26 PST

DAYS CREEK, Ore. – Deputies served a search warrant in Days Creek on Thursday which resulted in the arrest of a man on weapons charges and others.

In September, deputies obtained information that a dog had been illegally shot and killed by 48 year-old Michael Angelo Antoci of Days Creek at Pachamama Farm, located in the 1000-block of Woods Creek Road, around November 2019.

Upon further investigation, information was obtained that Antoci, the owner of Pachamama Farm, is prohibited from possessing firearms. Additional investigation revealed that Antoci had several firearms in his possession and had used them for several purposes.  

Deputies obtained a search warrant, which was executed at Pachamama Farm on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Deputies seized several firearms during the search warrant and discovered stolen property valued over $1,000, resulting in additional charges.

Antoci was taken into custody and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges:

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Begins Monday (Photo)

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 22:55:23 PST

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Beginning Monday, November 16th extending through Sunday, November 29th, 2020, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office will participate in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign along with other agencies throughout Oregon.

The Sheriff's Office has received federal grant dollars, administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation, to enhance patrols specifically for the enforcement and education of Oregon's seatbelt and child restraint system laws. Enforcement patrols will be throughout the county during the campaign period. 

Sgt. Mark Norris states that citations may be issued during the campaign, but it is not the primary focus. "Our primary goal is to gain compliance with the law and to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. This is all about safety."

2018 statistics compiled by the Oregon Department of Transportation indicate that the lack of safety belt or child restraint use was a factor in 86 out of 311 (28%) motor vehicle occupant fatalities. Additionally, the leading cause of death of children ages one through twelve years old nationwide is motor vehicle crashes. In 2018, 1,832 children under the age of twelve were injured in a vehicle crash. Of those injured, 11% reportedly were not utilizing a child restraint system. It is estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among children ages four to eight-years old by 45%, compared to safety belts used alone.

An Oregon law was passed in 2017, which requires children to ride in a rear-facing safety seat until they are at least two years old. Any child over two years of age must continue to ride in a car seat with harness or in a booster until they reach the age of eight or are 4’9” in height and the adult belt fits them correctly.

For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#inspection-inspection or at http://oregonimpact.org/Child_Passenger_Safety.

ODOT Video: https://youtu.be/NFC2K2AfdJM

DCSO Hosting Christmas Card Drawing Competition for Douglas County Children (Photo)

Thu, 05 Nov 2020 21:49:17 PST

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is hosting its first ever Christmas Card Drawing Contest. 

Between November 5, 2020 and November 30, 2020, any young Douglas County resident age 15 or younger can submit an original drawing which will be featured on the official DCSO Christmas Card. The theme is "A Sheriff's Office Christmas". Here are the complete rules and details: 

ABOUT THE CONTEST:
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Card Contest is a drawing competition for children in Douglas County.  One winner from Douglas County will be selected as the artist for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Official 2020 Christmas Card.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

Entry Period: November 5, 2020 - November 30, 2020

Eligibility: Ages 15 or younger

Theme: A Sheriff's Office Christmas


Entry Period:

November 5, 2020 – November 30, 2020

Eligibility:

Ages 15 or younger

Theme:

A Sheriff’s Office Christmas

HOW TO ENTER:

Participants may create an entry on a contest drawing page. You may also create your entry on an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of unlined, white paper.

Submissions must be email to dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us or dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office (1036 SE Douglas Ave. Ste #210, Roseburg, OR 97470) by November 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

HOW THE WINNER IS SELECTED:

Artwork will be judged on originality, creativity and concept. The winner will be selected by Sheriff’s Office staff.

CONTEST RULES:

Entry forms can be found on the Sheriff's Office website at www.dcso.com/contest.

Human Remains Discovered at Lake Timpanogas, Believed to be Missing Eugene Man (Photo)

Thu, 05 Nov 2020 14:47:15 PST

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Human remains discovered near Lake Timpanogas on Monday are believed to be that of a missing Eugene man. 

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Roscoe Casita, age 37 of Eugene, was reported missing to the Eugene Police Department. On Monday, September 9, 2019, Casita's vehicle, a 2017 blue Subaru Outback, was located by family members at Lake Timpanogas. The lake is in the north east corner of Douglas County about 93 miles northeast of Roseburg and 94 miles southeast of Eugene.

Multiple search missions by Douglas County Search and Rescue had taken place in the area over the last year. 

On Monday, November 2, 2020, shortly after 10:30 am, Douglas County dispatchers received information relayed from Lane County Sheriff's Office that a man visiting Timpanogas Lake had discovered skeletonized remains in the forest. 

Deputies along with Search and Rescue units responded and recovered apparent human remains, believed to be those of Mr. Casita. 

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is working with the Oregon State Medical Examiner to make positive identification and to certify the cause and manner of death. Foul play is not suspected at this time. 

Next of kin has been notified of the tentative identification. 

Glendale Man Arrested for Rape (Photo)

Thu, 05 Nov 2020 12:33:02 PST

GLENDALE, Ore. - A Glendale man was arrested on rape charges on Tuesday evening. 

On Monday, November 2, 2020, the Sheriff's Office took a report of a sexual assault. The assault had taken place on Monday, October 27, 2020, in the 100-block of Fourth Street in Glendale. 

During the investigation, it was revealed that 20-year old Irving Gerardo Gaytan of Glendale had sexual contact with an adult female known to him; without her consent while she was sleeping. 

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Gaytan was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

Myrtle Creek Man Arrested on Weapons Charges (Photo)

Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:18:23 PST

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - Deputies arrested a Myrtle Creek man Monday night on weapons charges after he discharged a firearm. 

On Monday, November 2, 2020, at 5:00 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a man who stated 60-year-old Charles Roscoe Jones of Myrtle Creek had pointed a firearm at him in the 11000-block of North Myrtle Road. The caller told dispatchers Jones then shot the caller's pickup as he tried to leave the area.

Deputies contacted the victim and observed apparent gunshot damage to the back of the victim's pickup, consistent with a shotgun blast. They also located a shotgun shell wad and broken pieces of the victim's taillight in the street where the shooting took place. 

Deputies obtained a search warrant and served it at Jones' home. During the execution of the warrant they located a shotgun and two spent shotgun shells. 

Jones was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 or by email at dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us referencing case number 20-5112.     

Deputies Seek Whereabouts of Azalea Man Following Pursuit (Photo)

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:56:19 PST

GLENDALE, Ore. - An Azalea man eluded deputies on Tuesday afternoon and now the Sheriff's Office is asking the public for tips as to his whereabouts. 

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 3:55 pm, a deputy attempted to stop a blue 2002 Honda Accord when the driver, 47-year-old John Curtis Williams of Azalea, accelerated and lead deputies on a seven mile pursuit. 

Curtis lost control of the vehicle and spun out on a dirt road in the 1000-block of McCullough Creek Road. After the vehicle came to rest, Curtis fled from the vehicle on foot and was able to get away. 

Deputies are now asking for tips from the public as to Curtis' whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing case number 20-5000.

Curtis is described as 5'10'', 218lbs, black hair and brown eyes. He has an approximate 2 inch scar below his left eye, a tattoo on his left arm of a cross with the word "FAITH" and a tattoo on the web of his left hand with the letters "JC".