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Roseburg Police

Roseburg, Ore – On September 9th, 2021 at about 8:00 PM, officers with the Roseburg Police Department responded to the 1300 block of SE Magnolia Street after it was reported John Kliestik (39) was attempting to light his parent’s home on fire while they were inside the residence. Officers on scene verified there were fires […]

Roseburg, Ore. – Roseburg police are currently investigating a bank robbery at U.S. Bank on Main Street in Downtown Roseburg Tuesday. On July 20th, 2021, at approximately 10:41 AM, Roseburg Police responded to US Bank (619 SE Main St, Roseburg, Oregon) for a report of a robbery. It was reported that a female entered the […]

REEDSPORT, Ore. – The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is continuing its investigation into the officer involved shooting incident which took place on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 in Reedsport. The suspect in the incident has been identified as 30-year-old David Robert Ruozi Jr. Ruozi had been identified by Springfield Police Department as the suspect in […]

Roseburg, Ore. – On Monday, February 22nd, 2021 around 3:00 P.M., Douglas County 911 received numerous calls regarding a shooting in the 1000 block of NE Stephens Street in Roseburg. Initial reports were that a male shot several people at that location. An off duty Roseburg Police Sergeant who happened to be at a business […]

Roseburg OR – Due to recent activities by groups who have used coercion or made threats to elected officials, the City of Roseburg addressed those groups by defending the Roseburg City Police Chief in a statement released Tuesday. The statement comes from the Roseburg City Council regarding Police Chief Gary Klopfenstein and the recent threats […]

During 2020, Roseburg Police Detectives worked two separate cases involving sexual abuse allegations. Although completely unrelated, both cases involved the adult male suspect sexually abusing minor female victims who were known to them. Both men have been convicted and sentenced to prison for their crimes. 65 year old Glen Jay Essig of Roseburg was convicted […]

During the period between December 16th, 2020 and January 2nd, 2021 the Roseburg Police Department participated in a nationwide event to focus on apprehending impaired drivers. Through grant funding made available from Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation, there were additional officers working to focus specifically on apprehending impaired drivers. During that approximate […]