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Roseburg Police Investigate Robbery at Walgreen's - 02/20/18

Just before 08:00 PM on February 20th, Officers from the Roseburg Police Department responded to a robbery at the Walgreen's located at 1377 NE Stephens. It was reported that an adult Caucasian male entered the store and spent a short amount of time walking around. He then went to the front register and demanded cash and merchandise from the clerk. When the clerk hesitated, the suspect displayed a weapon. The clerk then placed an undisclosed amount of money into a bag and handed it to the suspect. The suspect left the store and got into a newer white passenger car, and then drove out of the parking lot in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as 6'3" to 6'5", in his 30's, and having dark colored hair. Nobody was injured during the incident.

Roseburg Police Investigate Threat of School Violence. - 02/15/18

On February 15, 2018 at about 2:20 PM, Roseburg Police investigated a written threat on a girl's bathroom stall wall at Roseburg High School. The written message referenced a threat of school violence. The subsequent investigation led to the identification of a 17 year old female student as the person suspected of being responsible for writing the threat. The student was arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center. She was charged with two counts of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree for her alleged involvement in this case and a similar case at the school in November of 2017. The Roseburg Police Department was assisted by Roseburg High School staff during this investigation. There is no known ongoing threat related to this case at this time.

Roseburg Police K9 Axel Tracks, Locates Suspect who Assaulted Police Officer - 02/09/18

On February 9, 2018 at approximately 1:18 AM, Roseburg Police, with K9 Axel responded to a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near mile post 132 southbound. A Sutherlin Police Department Officer stopped 23 year old Nickolas Kaisershot and was attempting to arrest him for a crime when Kaisershot resisted arrest and assaulted the officer resulting in injury to the officer. Kaisershot fled on foot from the scene. A subsequent tracking effort by RPD K9 Axel led officers to a large berry patch where they located the suspect hiding. Kaisershot kept his arms concealed and would not comply with verbal commands, so K9 Axel was sent in to remove the suspect from the berry patch. Kaisershot was removed from his hiding place and taken into custody. Kaisershot was arrested and charged with Escape in the Second Degree, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest and Driving While Suspended.

Roseburg Police Department Continues Crackdown on Drunk Drivers. - 02/06/18

High visibility enforcement, and increasing the number of officers on the streets aggressively seeking out drunk drivers, is designed to deter people from driving after they've been drinking. "Our goal at RPD is to save lives by focusing on impaired driving in order to make our roads safer for our community in Roseburg during 2018," said Sgt. Chrisenbery. "That's why we're continuing our efforts in working with Oregon Impact to crack down on impaired drivers."

The Roseburg Police Department will continue participating in a high visibility enforcement campaign beginning in February of 2018 and will continue through September of 2018.

Roseburg Police K-9 Finds Stolen Property, Burglar Arrested. - 02/05/18

On February 4th, 2018 at approximately 1:56 PM, Roseburg Police Officers responded to a suspicious persons call in the 400 block of W Riverside Drive in Roseburg. Local area residents reported seeing a male and female walking on their property near the river. The male was observed discarding some property he was carrying including a rifle. The female was observed carrying property with her as well. Officers located the male identified as 41 year old Jason Trotter. The investigation revealed evidence linking Trotter to a recent burglary of a nearby residence where multiple firearms were taken among other items. Trotter was arrested and charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He was lodged at Douglas County Corrections.

A Roseburg Police K-9 was called to the scene to search for the female and additional property related to this case. The female was located by officers and identified as 29 year old Cirith Ellenwood. The Police K-9 conducted an area search and located additional outstanding property believed to be related to the burglary. Ellenwood was arrested for a Probation Violation and lodged at Douglas County Corrections.

Roseburg Police Investigate Fatal Hit and Run Crash - 02/01/18

On December 25, 2017 at approximately 6:41 PM Roseburg Police Officers responded to a report of a man being struck by a vehicle in the 900 block of SE Stephens in Roseburg. Officers found a man they identified as 43 year old Shelby Keeney face down on the roadway. Keeney was seriously injured and unresponsive to paramedics. Keeney was transported to a hospital outside our local area and died from his injuries on January 26, 2018.

The investigation revealed a lifted, full-size, Dodge diesel truck, red in color, with black wheels was traveling north on SE Stephens when Keeney stepped off the sidewalk and out into the lane of travel. The vehicle collided with Keeney as he crossed the roadway causing his injuries. The Dodge truck stopped momentarily and then sped away from the area. The Roseburg Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the Roseburg Police Department tip line at 541 492-6794.

Roseburg Police Arrest Robbery, Assault Suspect. - 01/31/18

On January 26, 2018 at approximately 2:36 PM, Roseburg Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of NW Vallejo Drive in Roseburg on a report of a Robbery. One suspect, 31 year old Derrick Meeks, allegedly traveled in a 1997 green Ford Explorer and followed an 84 year old woman home from Sherms Thunderbird in Roseburg. Meeks allegedly watched the victim check her mail and when she walked back into her garage, she was struck from behind and knocked onto the garage floor. Meeks allegedly stole the victim's purse and fled on foot. The victim sustained serious injuries during the assault. Witnesses saw the suspect run into and then out of the garage carrying an item on the way out.

During the investigation, Roseburg Police Detectives were able to locate video of the suspect and the vehicle he was traveling in. Detectives spotted the vehicle in Roseburg and alerted patrol officers who stopped the green Ford Explorer. The passenger of the vehicle was identified as Meeks and the suspect in this case. Meeks was arrested and charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. Meeks was lodged at Douglas County Corrections.