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Myrtle Creek, Ore. — On Wednesday, at approximately 08:00 AM, Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Weaver Road in Myrtle Creek to investigate a domestic violence complaint.   Upon arrival the suspect, Spencer Cassanova Heckathorne (60), had fled the scene. Probable cause was established to arrest Heckathorne for the crimes […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a national Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign which takes place May 23 through June 5, 2022. To kick off the national campaign, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested that all states participate in a one-day, […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that occurred on Sunday near the 7000-block of Melqua Road and is asking for assistance in solving it. On Sunday, May 1, 2022, shortly before 5:00 am, deputies were advised of a man in the emergency department at Mercy Medical Center who had reportedly […]

Douglas County, Ore., – Several citizens have made complaints to the Douglas County Sheriff’s about a person going door-to-door attempting to sell air purifiers. Usually the person knocking on the doors is accompanied by two others waiting in a vehicle nearby creating suspicion to local residents. On Thursday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s posted on their […]

Glendale, Ore. – In the evening hours of Thursday, April 7th, detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed a search warrant on 3 warehouse buildings in the 300 block of Hayward Lane, in Glendale. There had been ongoing suspicious activity at the location to include high volume of workers coming and going, and […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been notified by Lumen Technologies & Reliance Connect of a telephone service and disrupting the ability of those affected to dial 9-1-1 from their landline telephones. The outage began roughly around 7:18 am on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Residents in the communities of Drain, Yoncalla, […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR – Tax time is here and as such, many residents are awaiting tax return checks. This also provides prime opportunities for thieves to attempt to intercept your refund checks from unsecure mailboxes. Recently, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of mail theft occurring throughout the county.   “In addition to […]

Douglas County, Ore. – On Saturday, December 4th, at approximately 2:00 AM, detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) intercepted a large shipment of methamphetamine coming into our community. A traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle at milepost 98 on Interstate 5 northbound, returning from California. DINT detectives had reason to believe the […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – It seems to make its rounds every few months. The phone rings, it is answered and the person on the other end of the telephone identifies themselves as a law enforcement officer and tells the person that they have missed jury duty, failed to pay some fines, or they have a […]

Canyonville, Ore. – On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, members of the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team executed a search warrant at a large scale illicit marijuana growing operation in the 9000 block of Days Creek Cutoff Road in Canyonville. The activity was being conducted on two parcels of historical farmland along the South Umpqua River just […]