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Safety Grant Stats - 10/05/20

During the months of August and September the Roseburg Police Department participated in traffic safety enforcement that specifically focused on safety belt use, distracted driving, and child safety restraint use.  These focused patrols were made possible through traffic safety grant funds.  The following are statistics from those focused patrols:

  • 22 citations were issued for driving while suspended
  • 64 citations for failing to use a safety belt
  • 48 citations for distracted driving (texting or using cell phone while driving)
  • 6 people were arrested

Roseburg Man arrested on sexual assault charges - 09/28/20

Approximately two weeks ago Roseburg Police Detectives began working a sexual assault investigation that allegedly occurred in Roseburg several years ago.  This investigation began when detectives were contacted by law enforcement officials from another state, where an alleged victim disclosed the previous abuse. 

During the subsequent investigation detectives charged 62 year-old Roseburg resident Lawrence Walter Jackson with Sodomy in the First Degree and five counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.  Jackson was lodged at Douglas County Corrections on those charges.

The victim in this case was a minor child who was known to the suspect.