Green District Man Assaulted, Five Subjects Arrested

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 16:31:43 PDT

On Friday, July 3, 2020 at approximately 2250 hours, Douglas County Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call that Kenneth Hale (63 yoa, Roseburg) had been assaulted by the neighbors while at Hale’s residence located at 4355 Depriest Street, Roseburg.

Kenneth Hale was transported to Mercy Medical Center with facial injuries and a severe injury to his eye. Hale was alert and responsive and stated that Aaron Pfannenstiel (31 yoa male, Roseburg) walked onto his porch and banged on the door after a verbal argument regarding fireworks. Hale said Pfannenstiel reached inside Hale’s home and grabbed Hale by the throat. Hale took Pfannenstiel to the ground to protect himself. Pfannenstiel yelled for assistance and Lynzey Pier (39 yoa female, Roseburg), Gaige Jackson (21 yoa male, Roseburg), and 2 juvenile males ran over and begain striking Hale in the face and body. After the assault the individuals involved fled to their residence and would not respond to law enforcement.

On Saturday, July 4th, Detectives executed a search warrant at 4364 Depriest Street, Roseburg. During the execution of the warrant Detectives arrested Aaron Pfannenstiel, Lynzey Pier, Gaige Jackson, and one of the juvenile males in conjunction with the assault to Kenneth Hale. The second juvenile male was arrested away from the residence. Aaron Pfannenstiel was charged and lodged on Burglary I and Assault II charges. Lynzey Pier and Gaige Jackson were charged with Assault II and lodged at the Douglas County Jail. The two male juveniles were arrested for Assault II and lodged at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Drain Teen Found, No Longer Missing (Photo)

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 14:30:51 PDT

UPDATE 07/04/2020 2:30 PM

DRAIN, Ore. - On Friday, July 3, 2020, at approximately 10:00 pm, Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputies were notified that Taylor Cosby had returned home. Deputies made contact with Cosby and determined she was in good health and unharmed. 

The Sheriff's Office thanks the community for their assistance and concern in locating Cosby.

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ORIGINAL RELEASE 07/03/2020 10:00 AM

DRAIN, Ore. - Deputies are seeking information as to the whereabouts of a missing 15-year-old from Drain. 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, deputies were contacted regarding 15-year-old Taylor Cosby who has been missing since June 25, 2020. Cosby reportedly ran away from her home in the 300-block of Highway 38 and has not been heard from since. Family suspects she is still in the Drain area.

Cosby is described as Caucasian, 5'2'' tall, weighing 130lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last known to be wearing a black hat, green t-shirt and tall black gardening boots. 

Deputies ask anyone who has information about Cosby's whereabouts to call law enforcement immediately at (541) 440-4471. The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by Douglas County Search and Rescue. 

Case #20-2945

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Search Continued for Missing Kayaker Presumed Drowned (Photo)

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 18:00:00 PDT

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. - The search for Jared Bruce Boria, a missing kayaker presumed drowned, is still underway. 

The 37 year-old went missing Tuesday, June 30, 2020, after he launched his kayak from his camping space at Diamond Lake Campground and paddled out onto the lake. At approximately 10:20 PM, dispatchers began receiving reports of a male yelling for help from the water. Boria was later reported as missing by his wife. 

Search efforts are in the fourth day since the the initial report. Searchers have located his kayak, his paddle and shoes, but have not found Boria. 

"There are factors which make this a difficult search mission. The primary difficulty we are currently facing is that no one observed where Jared was on the lake when he was calling for help," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell. "Searches usually begin at the point where the individual was last seen. In this case, it was too dark and witnesses could only hear requests for help, therefore we are making assumptions as to where he may have became distressed". 

The Sheriff's Office is grateful for the assistance which has been provided to help locate Boria. Efforts to locate him have included marine deputies and searchers with specialized underwater scanning capabilities, dive team efforts, Search and Rescue crews from multiple counties and air assets. The following agencies have assisted in the search. 

Search efforts are expected to continue over the holiday weekend. Anyone recreating in the area is asked to report any possible signs of Boria by dialing 9-1-1. 

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ORIGINAL RELEASE 07/02/2020 - 7:00 AM

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington man is missing after taking his kayak onto the lake late Tuesday night. 

At approximately 10:20 PM, 9-1-1 dispatchers received reports of a man yelling for help from the water at Diamond Lake. No one was able to see the man, but reported he sounded as if he was in distress. 

Shortly after the initial report, dispatchers received a report of a missing person at Diamond Lake.

Deputies learned 37 year-old Jared Bruce Boria of Vancouver, Washington was camping at Diamond Lake Campground. Shortly before the 9-1-1 calls, Boria had put his kayak in the water and paddled into the lake. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time. 

Deputies spoke to several witnesses who reported hearing a male in distress yelling from the water, but were unable to see anyone. 

An initial search was conducted by Marine and Timber Deputies, Douglas County Fire District #2 and Diamond Lake First Responders, however they were unable to locate Boria or his kayak. 

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Marine Deputies, Sheriff's Office Divers, Search & Rescue Personnel from Douglas, Josephine and Coos Counties and Oregon State Police Fish and Game Troopers conducted an exhaustive search of the lake. Boria's kayak, paddle and his shoes were located during the search; however, Boria is still missing at this time.

Boria is described as a hispanic male approximately 6'0'' tall, 160lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Search efforts will resume Thursday, July 2nd. Anyone recreating in the area is asked to be aware of the missing person report and call 9-1-1 with any information which may help the search effort.

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Marine Deputies to Focus Efforts on BUII Detection and Deterrence Over Holiday Weekend (Photo)

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:42:56 PDT

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Marine Division will be participating in a national campaign to combat boating under the influence of intoxicants this weekend. The campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses efforts over the holiday weekend to detect and deter boaters who are operating while impaired. Operation Dry Water begins Friday, July 3, 2020 and runs through Sunday, July 5, 2020. 

While Marine Deputies are always looking for boaters who are impaired, this weekend's BUII patrols will be enhanced and specifically focused. The mission is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related deaths on the water. The incidents that result from Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants is 100% preventable. 

"We want those people recreating on the water to enjoy everything that Douglas County has to offer; but safely,", Marine Division Sergeant Brad O'Dell said. "Boating while intoxicated not only places your life at risk, but those in your boat and as well as those innocent people sharing the water with you. The Sheriff's Office will absolutely not tolerate impaired boating operation, ever."

As a reminder, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Marine Division encourages boaters to always wear a life jacket. 

Detectives Investigate Glide Shooting (Photo)

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:29:37 PDT

GLIDE, Ore. - Detectives are investigating an incident where a man shot another man in the head Wednesday night. 

Shortly before 10:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call that a male had been shot in the head by 65-year-old James Thomas Crayton of Glide, at a residence in the 1500-block of Bar L Ranch Road in Glide. 

When deputies arrived, they found the victim, 48-year-old Christopher Lee Wagner, also of Glide, to be alert and responsive. He was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he is listed in stable condition. 

Deputies learned Crayton and Wagner had been involved in a brief argument before Crayton shot Wagner. Crayton then tried to discard the firearm prior to the arrival of law enforcement. 

Crayton was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Assault II. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may follow. 

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Search for Missing Kayaker at Diamond Lake (Photo)

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:41:52 PDT

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington man is missing after taking his kayak onto the lake late Tuesday night. 

At approximately 10:20 PM, 9-1-1 dispatchers received reports of a man yelling for help from the water at Diamond Lake. No one was able to see the man, but reported he sounded as if he was in distress. 

Shortly after the initial report, dispatchers received a report of a missing person at Diamond Lake.

Deputies learned 37 year-old Jared Bruce Boria of Vancouver, Washington was camping at Diamond Lake Campground. Shortly before the 9-1-1 calls, Boria had put his kayak in the water and paddled into the lake. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time. 

Deputies spoke to several witnesses who reported hearing a male in distress yelling from the water, but were unable to see anyone. 

An initial search was conducted by Marine and Timber Deputies, Douglas County Fire District #2 and Diamond Lake First Responders, however they were unable to locate Boria or his kayak. 

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Marine Deputies, Sheriff's Office Divers, Search & Rescue Personnel from Douglas, Josephine and Coos Counties and Oregon State Police Fish and Game Troopers conducted an exhaustive search of the lake. Boria's kayak, paddle and his shoes were located during the search; however, Boria is still missing at this time.

Boria is described as a hispanic male approximately 6'0'' tall, 160lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Search efforts will resume Thursday, July 2nd. Anyone recreating in the area is asked to be aware of the missing person report and call 9-1-1 with any information which may help the search effort.

 

Detectives Make Arrest in Case of Child with Broken Femur (Photo)

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:16:57 PDT

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - A 32-year-old Myrtle Creek man is in custody after detectives investigated a report of an unexplained injury to a child. 

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Douglas County Sheriff's Office detectives were notified of a 5-year-old child who had suffered an unexplained fracture of his femur. Detectives, conducted a thorough investigation and ultimately developed probable cause to for the arrest of 32-year-old Bronson Daniel Knight of Myrtle Creek. The child was known to Knight.

Knight was arrested on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, on charges of Assault II and Criminal Mistreatment I. 

Case #20-2668
 

Update: Investigation Underway in Reported Incident at Campground

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:46:33 PDT

** UPDATE 06/23/2020 10:45 AM **

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Detectives are following up on the reported incident at Whistlers Bend Park. Investigators have been in touch with the man who made the post on social media. 

The investigation is ongoing and the case has not been resolved. Detectives will continue gathering all relevant facts, conducting interviews and attempting to collect evidence before a disposition on the case is made. 

Anyone with information which they believe may be helpful to investigators is asked to contact the Investigations Division at (541) 440-4458.

Case 20-2748

** ORIGINAL RELEASE 06/22/2020 6:00 PM **

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has just been made aware of a social media post where an individual reported finding a noose outside of his yurt over the weekend at Whistlers Bend Park. We are immediately opening an investigation. We take reports of potential hate crimes very seriously and will always investigate aggressively. We have not yet been contacted by the individual who posted the incident on social media, but ask they call us immediately at 541-440-4471 so that we may further the investigation.

The Sheriff's Office also asks anyone with information about the incident to contact investigators immediately, referencing the case number below.

Case #20-2748

Roseburg Man Arrested After Firing Shots in Riddle Thursday (Photo)

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 11:42:07 PDT

RIDDLE, Ore. - A Roseburg man was taken into custody on Thursday after shooting a firearm and pointing it at another person. 

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, shortly before 2:30 PM, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a shooting in the 300-block of Evergreen Ridge Road. It was learned gunshots had been fired from a vehicle and the suspect had pointed a firearm at another individual. The suspect left in a vehicle after picking up his brother. 

Law enforcement officers from the Sheriff's Office and Myrtle Creek Police Department responded and were able to locate the vehicle, a silver Ford F150, on Main Street in Riddle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, identified as 35 year-old Roseburg resident Camden B. Ellenwood, failed to stop for pursuing officers. Ellenwood eventually stopped on Interstate 5 near milepost 108 where he was taken into custody. 

Deputies learned Ellenwood had gone to the location to pick up his brother, 40 year-old Cirdin Ellenwood also of Roseburg, who had called for help and stated he he was being confronted by some individuals. Camden, instead of calling law enforcement, attempted to intervene on his own. Deputies later learned the story Cirdin had provided to Camden was not accurate. 

The firearm was recovered and Camden was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

UPDATE: Body Located on Tiller Trail Highway, Detectives Seek Information

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:30:02 PDT

*** UPDATE 06/16/2020 8:30 AM ***

MILO, Ore. - Detectives have identified and are releasing the name of the deceased individual found alongside Tiller Trail Highway in mid-May. 

22-year-old Eduardo Garcia Castellnos, a resident of Mexico, was found deceased in the 15000-block of Tiller Trail Highway on Monday, May 18, 2020. The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating his death. Detectives say Castellnos' family in Mexico has been notified of his death and are working with officials. 

Detectives believe his body was placed alongside Tiller Trail Highway, but the cause and manner of his death are still under investigation. Anyone who has had contact with Castellnos is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office - Detective Division at 541-440-4458 or by email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us, referencing case #20-2162. 

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*** ORIGINAL RELEASE 05/18/2020 1:00 PM ***

MILO, Ore. - Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a deceased body which was located in the 15000-block of Tiller Trail Highway this morning. 

At 6:25 am on Monday, May 18, 2020, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report that an individual had located a deceased body in the 15000-block of Tiller Trail Highway. 

Deputies along with Milo Fire Department responded to the scene. Detectives and the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office were also dispatched. The incident is currently under investigation and the Major Crimes Team is being activated. The death is being investigated as suspicious.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigations Division at 541-440-4458.

No further details are expected to be released at this time. 

Case #20-2162

Roseburg Man Arrested After Menacing Girlfriend with Firearm (Photo)

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:43:46 PDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A Roseburg man was arrested Sunday after menacing his girlfriend with a firearm. 

Shortly after 12:00 pm on Sunday, June 14, 2020, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a female stating her boyfriend was brandishing a firearm and threatening to kill her. Deputies were able to get the female to walk out of the house to a safe location where they interviewed her.

Deputies learned 55-year-old Shayne Randall Dudley of Roseburg had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend and later retrieved a firearm, which caused her to fear for her safety. 

Deputies contacted Dudley by telephone. He cooperated with law enforcement and walked down the road to deputies where he was taken into custody and later recovered the firearm mentioned in the incident. 

He was lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Menacing.

Man Stabbed in Green Friday Night Following Disturbance

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 11:12:44 PDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A Winston man who was stabbed during a disturbance on Friday evening in the Green District is in stable condition. 

911 dispatchers received a report of a stabbing at a business located in the 4600-block of Carnes Road in Green around 7:20 pm. When law enforcement arrived on scene, they found 40-year-old Joseph Sanchez of Winston suffering from a stab wound to the lower abdomen. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center where he was later transferred to an undisclosed hospital. He is currently in stable condition. 

Deputies learned the man was stabbed by 57 year-old Harry Thomas of Roseburg following a disturbance that turned physical centering around COVID-19 and politics. Thomas is cooperating with law enforcement. 

No arrests have been made at this time. Detectives are still conducting an investigation and are seeking witnesses. Anyone with information or who recorded the event is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4458 or by email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us. 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police and Winston Police Department.

Case #20-2591

2016 Case of Skeletal Human Remains Identified (Photo)

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:23:19 PDT

GARDINER, Ore. - Skeletal human remains found in October 2016 near Gardiner have been positively identified through DNA science.

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 6:20 pm, while fishing, a subject's boat broke down on the Umpqua River in the area of the former International Paper Mill. The fisherman was able to get his boat to shore. While gathering wood for a fire, the fisherman found what he believed to be human bones along the riverbank.

In November 2016, the Sheriff's Office released the preliminary findings of an examination of the remains by Oregon State Medical Examiner Forensic Anthropologist, Dr. Nici Vance. Dr. Vance determined the remains to be that of a Caucasian female, likely between the ages of 30 to 55 at the time of her death. Due to the advanced state of decomposition of the partial remains, physical characteristics such as height, weight, hair color and eye color and ethnicity were unknown at the time. It was determined that the female had been deceased between one to three years.

The Medical Examiner's investigation continued and included attempts to make identification through the use of DNA and dental records.

In 2018, an extensive two-part news story was conducted by KMTR, but no viable tips were generated as a result of that story.

In November 2019, a private laboratory DNA Solutions, produced a new type of DNA profile and compared it to the public family genealogy website, GEDMatch. Subsequently, a probable familial DNA match was identified.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office followed up on the newly obtained information and contacted the family member of the unidentified person. Through the investigation, the remains were identified as those belonging to Genelle McDaniel, a resident of Eugene, Oregon who was born in 1954. McDaniel had not been previously reported to law enforcement as a missing person.

The follow-up investigation revealed circumstantial information which leads investigators to believe McDaniel's death was likely the result of suicide.

This case involved an extensive amount of work on behalf of several organizations. "Being able to identify Genelle and provide her family with some answers is the goal we have been working toward," said Craig Kinney, Douglas County's Chief Medicolegal Death Investigator.

Dr. Nici Vance adds, “Our hope is to bring resolution to families in these cases. With new DNA technology and collaboration, the efforts of many people finally gave this mystery woman a name. Our condolences go out to the family of Genelle McDaniel.”

Meet K9 Ozzy - DCSO's Newest Patrol K9 (Photo)

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 11:59:55 PDT

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - A newly certified Patrol K9 Team is on duty in Douglas County. 

In September 2019, the Sheriff's Office received an anonymous donation from a member of the community which allowed for the purchase of a third Patrol K9. After an extensive selction process, the Sheriff's Office selected K9 Ozzy, a three-year-old German Shepherd to join the team. K9 Ozzy was paired with Deputy Daniel Barden and the two completed their certification and training program as prescribed by the Oregon Police Canine Association. The team began patrolling Douglas County on Sunday, June 7, 2020. 

"I am really excited about the opportunity to serve our communities with K9 Ozzy; he is already proving to be a great partner," said Deputy Barden. "We look forward to meeting with community members and being a resource in Douglas County". 

The Sheriff's Office K9 Program is supported by private donations, Friends of Umpqua Valley Police K9 Programs and various businesses in the community.

"We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from our community, which allows us to have a successful K9 program," Sheriff Hanlin said. 

K9 Ozzy joins K9 Grim and K9 Zoro in the patrol division. 

UPDATE: Major Crimes Team Activated

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 11:55:16 PDT

**** UPDATE 06/09/2020 12:00 PM ****

SUTHERLIN, Ore. - Investigators have released additional details in the shooting which took place on Saturday at the Sutherlin Relax Inn

Detectives say that 39 year-old Roseburg resident Nicholas Jermaine Holloway went to the Relax Inn and confronted his estranged wife, 34 year-old Carolina Montano Barragan, also of Roseburg. Holloway opened fire on Barragan with a handgun, striking her multiple times. Holloway then turned the gun on himself in the parking lot of the motel. 

Upon the arrival of emergency responders, Barragan was alive and transported to an undisclosed hospital for medical treatment. She is currently in stable condition and is expected to survive. Holloway was declared deceased at the scene. 

The investigation is being lead by the Sutherlin Police Department who is being assisted by the Douglas County Major Crimes Team. The completed investigation will be forwarded to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office for review. 

No further information is expected to be released.  

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**** ORIGINAL RELEASE 06/06/2020 4:00 PM **** 

SUTHERLIN, Ore. – A major crimes investigation is underway in Sutherlin this afternoon.
 
On Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 1:42 PM, 9-1-1 dispatchers received reports of a shooting which had taken place at the Relax Inn (1386 W. Central Avenue). Sutherlin Police Officers arrived on scene and located one male deceased in the parking lot and a female suffering from gunshot wounds. 
 
The female was transported to an undisclosed hospital for treatment of her injuries. The deceased male has been identified as the subject who fired on the female before turning the gun on himself. 
 
The Douglas County Major Crimes Team has been activated and is conducting an investigation into the incident. The Major Crimes Team consists of investigators from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and Roseburg Police Department as well as prosecutors from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. 
 
No further information is expected to be released at this time. 
 
Sutherlin Police Department was initially assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police,, Roseburg Police Department, REACH Air Ambulance, Umpqua Valley Ambulance and Sutherlin Fire Department.