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stabbing and sexual assault investigation - 09/21/21

On September 21, 2021 at approximately 1:10 PM, officers and detectives with the Roseburg Police Department responded to the area of 508 NE Winchester Street regarding a reported stabbing and attempted rape. When officers arrived, they found a 60 year old Roseburg woman was injured due to a stab wound; the injured woman was transported to Mercy Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect in this case, 31 year old Brandon Kittleson, was located nearby and contacted by law enforcement.

During the subsequent investigation, detectives charged Kittleson with Attempted Rape 1, Assault 2 and Harassment. Kittleson was lodged at Douglas County Corrections on those charges.

The suspect and victim did not appear to be known to each other.

shooting investigation - 09/10/21

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 inside the residence and attempted to make contact with the occupants of the residence and make the scene safe. The officers were confronted by Kliestik, who presented an imminent threat to his parents and to the officers, resulting in an officer involved shooting; one officer discharged their firearm, striking Kliestik in the leg.

The officers were able to secure Kliestik, render aid, and extinguish the fires within the home. Roseburg Fire Department and ambulance services responded and provided further medical care to Kliestik, whom was transported to Mercy Medical Center and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated and members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and the Oregon State Police began an investigation into the officer involved shooting. The names of the involved officers are not being released at this time.

Detectives from the Roseburg Police are conducting a separate criminal investigation of Kliestik’s action(s) leading up to the shooting.

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UPDATE: Roseburg Bank Robbery (Photo) - 09/10/21

UPDATE 09/10/2021. Amanda Wydur was arrested yesterday in Tualatin, OR and is currently in custody at the Douglas County Jail where she has been charged with Theft in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

UPDATE 07/22/21 11:30 AM

The Roseburg Police Department is seeking the publics’ assistance with locating 29-year-old Amanda Wydur, as investigation has established her as the suspect in this case.  Amanda is known to wear wigs and attempt to change and/or disguise her appearance.

The attached photos of Amanda are recent as of July of 2021.  If you have seen Amanda or have any information about this case, please email the Roseburg Police Department at pd.mailbox@cityofroseburg.org">rpd.mailbox@cityofroseburg.org, or call our tip line at 541 492-6794.

ORIGINAL RELEASE 07/20/21 5:07 PM

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 bank and provided the teller with a note demanding money; no weapons were displayed. The female suspect left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. After the suspect left, US Bank went into lockdown until police arrived. Roseburg patrol units and detectives flooded the area to investigate. As this is an active investigation, no further details will be released at this time. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Roseburg Police Department tip line at 541 492-6794.

Stabbing Investigation - 09/01/21

On September 1, 2021 at approximately 12:39 AM, the Roseburg Police Department responded to the area of the Duck Pond at 1039 NW Garden Valley Blvd. regarding a reported stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a 29 year old Roseburg man was injured due to a stab wound. The injured male was transported to Mercy Medical Center and later transferred to Emmanuel Legacy Medical Center in Portland, Oregon for further treatment. A suspect in this case, a 28 year old Roseburg man, was identified and contacted by law enforcement. Investigators found the victim and suspect know each other. Roseburg Police Detectives responded to assist and are continuing to investigate the matter along with assistance from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. At this time, there is no known ongoing threat to the general public.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident - 08/30/21

On Friday, August 27, 2021 at approximately 9:32 P.M. The Roseburg Police Department and Roseburg Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle versus motorcycle collision at NE Stephens and NE Garden Valley.

The investigation into the incident found that a 2019 Toyota Tacoma, attempted to turn Westbound onto Garden Valley from Stephens against an alleged red light, in front of a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling southbound on NE Stephens. The vehicles collided inside the intersection. The rider of the motorcycle, Ryan James Gould (35) of Roseburg, was reportedly unresponsive following the collision, and CPR efforts were made by a citizen and the Fire Department. Gould was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Tacoma was identified as Adrienne Michelle Mathis (35) of Roseburg.

The investigation is ongoing, but at this time there are no indications that impairment was a factor in the incident.