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Detectives Arrest Man for Attempted Murder (Photo) - 04/14/17

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, around 1130 am, 30 year old Joe Davis of Sutherlin, reported that he had driven to 45 year old Jason Silva's residence, in the 300 Block of Stearns Lane, Sutherlin, to meet with him over a trailer they were having a disagreement over. Davis stated that while he was on the driveway headed towards the residence, Silva came out and began to shoot at him with a small caliber rifle. Davis' vehicle was struck by the gunfire several times, but Davis was not injured. Davis drove away and called police.

While Deputies were speaking with Davis, Douglas County Communications received a call from Silva's wife who was requesting contact at her residence, which is where the shooting occurred. Deputies went to the residence, where Jason Silva was contacted. Jason Silva was detained without incident and was cooperative with law enforcement. The firearm used in the shooting was recovered at the residence. Silva was interviewed by Detectives and later lodged at the Douglas County Jail on a charge of Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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Loss of Power Leads to 911 Outage - 04/08/17

****UPDATE****
Telephone service has been restored. Residents should now be able to dial 911 from their landline telephone.
****END UPDATE****

****ORIGINAL RELEASE****
The Douglas County 9-1-1 center has been notified of a telephone service outage impacting approximately 499 Frontier customers in the Days Creek community. The outage is likely secondary to a power outage in the area. This may prevent residents from dialing 9-1-1 on a landline telephone.

The estimated time of repair is approximately 5-7 hours.

If anyone needs to reach emergency services, they may be able to reach 9-1-1 on a cellular telephone if they have service.

Further updates will be sent via Flash Alert and social media.

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Power Outage May Impact 9-1-1 Service (Photo) - 04/06/17

The Douglas County 9-1-1 Center has been notified of a power outage impacting the Days Creek and Milo areas. The power outage appears to start at mile post 20 on Tiller Trail Highway and extends to the Douglas County/Jackson County line. At this time, Pacific Power cannot estimate a time of repair.

Due to a failing telephone service battery, the outage may prevent some residents from dialing 9-1-1 on their landline telephones. Residents who have a cellular telephone with sufficient service may be able to dial 9-1-1. Residents in need of assistance who cannot dial 9-1-1 may also go to the Milo Fire Department which has been staffed with emergency personnel.

No further information at this time.

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Brandon Wilson
Interagency Investigation Leads to Arrest of Burglars (Photo) - 03/31/17

On March 26, 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigated burglaries at the Drain Saw Shop and the Rose Garden Tavern in Drain.

Through an interagency investigation with Eugene Police Department and the Lane County Sheriff's Office, suspects were identified and probable cause was developed. Douglas County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of North Denebo Avenue in Eugene, OR on March 29, 2017, with the Eugene Police Department and Lane County Sheriff's Office. As a result of the search warrant, stolen property was recovered linking suspects to the crimes.

Deputies arrested 46 year old Terry Leon Trudeau and 34 year old Brandon Linn Wilson, both of Eugene, OR. Both Trudeau and Wilson were lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of Burglary I, Aggravated Theft I, Criminal Mischief and Possession of Stolen Property.

Attached Media Files: Brandon Wilson , Terry Trudeau