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ROSEBURG, Ore., Feb. 28, 2024 — The UCC Concert Band will perform “Mythical and Magical Wonders” on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 PM in Jacoby Auditorium on the UCC Campus. The concert is an evening of music that is based on magical and mystical stories, will feature a variety of music for all ages. It […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. — On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by Umpqua Community College staff of a security threat to the campus. In an effort to prioritize the safety of students, staff and faculty, the College elected to cancel all classes, events, and activities until further notice.  The Sheriff’s Office is working in […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Scammers are posing as officials from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in an effort to scam community members out of money. Deputies have once again begun receiving reports from people contacted by phone by individuals posing as DCSO employees such as Lt. Brad O’Dell and Retired Lt. Mike Root.  The scammer will […]

RIDDLE, Ore. — Three Roseburg men were arrested Friday afternoon for Burglary, Kidnapping and a number of other crimes.  On Friday, February 16, 2024, around 10:00 a.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a disturbance in the 200-block of Maple Street in Riddle. Callers were reporting a physical disturbance where three men were assaulting another. […]

SALEM, Ore. — Make fishing part of your President’s Day weekend plans with friends and family. Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, 2024. No fishing/shellfish licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag, Columbia River Basin Endorsement, Two-Rod Validation or Rogue-South Coast Steelhead Validation/Tag) are […]

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — A Eugene man who went scuba diving in the Umpqua River near the mouth of the Pacific Ocean is considered missing after he did not surface.  On Sunday, January 29, 2024, shortly before 3:00 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a female reporting her friend, 47-year-old Jeffery Scott Harris of Eugene, […]

UPDATE: On Thursday, January 25, 2024, around 9:00 am, deputies received information of a suspicious male who matched the description of Best. A deputy observed the male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and called for additional resources to assist in apprehending him. Shortly before 10:00, deputies located Best and took him into custody without incident. […]

Two men were rescued after their boat overturned in the South Umpqua river. At 2:41 p.m. Monday, Roseburg Fire Department (RFD) was dispatched to a water rescue in the area of Elk Island and requested the Technical Rescue Team from Douglas County Fire District No. 2 (DCFD2). Initial reports stated that a boat flipped over, […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop in Douglas County led to the seizure of 100 pounds of methamphetamine.    On Jan. 4, 2024, at approximately 12:15 p.m., an OSP K-9 team stopped a vehicle on Interstate 5 northbound in Douglas County for a traffic violation. A K-9 was deployed to sniff the […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Level III Sex Offender has been taken into custody after writing a letter to a minor child.  On Wednesday, January 3, 2024, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies received a report that 44-year-old Uriah Shawn Strauss of Roseburg sent a letter to a minor child at a local high school. The letter outlined Strauss’ […]