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News Releases
Fatal Vehicle Crash - 04/15/21

WINSTON, Ore. - On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, shortly before 11:30 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a single vehicle crash in the 5000-block of Willis Creek Road in Winston. 

When deputies arrived, they located a 1990's pickup which had been traveling northeast before leaving the roadway and striking a tree in a small ravine. The vehicle became engulfed in flames which also started a small grass fire. Deputies located one occupant inside of the vehicle, who was declared deceased at the scene. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash. 

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the death and attempting to positively identify the occupant. Next of kin notification is pending.

Deputy S. Allen Burdic
Deputy S. Allen Burdic
Sheriff Hanlin Announces Line of Duty Death of Retired Deputy Stanley "Allen" Burdic - 04/09/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Sheriff John Hanlin is saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of retired Deputy Stanley "Allen" Burdic from duty-related wounds suffered in 1980.
In October 1976, Allen Burdic was hired by the Canyonville Police Department where he served until July 1979 when he accepted a Deputy Sheriff position with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
On August 12, 1980, Deputy Burdic responded to a reported shooting at the Nutshell Tavern in Myrtle Creek. Sometime in the early morning hours of August 13, Deputy Burdic located the suspect at a gravel turnout north of the Myrtle Creek Bridge near Interstate 5. The suspect opened fire on Deputy Burdic, striking him twice. The suspect then stole the deputy’s patrol car. As the suspect left in the stolen patrol car, he ran over Deputy Burdic’s legs. 
Deputy Burdic sustained serious injuries from the gunshot wounds, which prevented his return to his position as a deputy. He medically retired from the Sheriff's Office in 1982.
He briefly returned to the Canyonville Police Department as a Police Officer from July 1984 to November 1985.
Deputy Burdic passed away at his home on March 11, 2021 from complications of the injuries he sustained in the line of duty working for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in 1980.
"Deputy Burdic's sacrifice while in service to the citizens of Douglas County, no matter the span of time between the shooting and his death, cannot go unmentioned. We will honor him, his family and his memory and never forget what happened to this deputy on August 13, 1980," Sheriff Hanlin said. 
Deputy Burdic's memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Tri-City Baptist Church. Deputy Burdic will be afforded law enforcement honors at the service.
Deputy Burdic's Family and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are being assisted by the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation. Anyone wishing to make financial contributions to support the Burdic family may do so through the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation 
Click on the "Donate to OFBF" link on the home page and then enter "For the Burdic Family" into the memo line of the PayPal donation page.
US Mail:  
Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation
818 SW 3rd Ave #347
Portland, OR 97204
Checks can be made payable to the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation with "For the Burdic Family" in the memo line.

Attached Media Files: Deputy S. Allen Burdic
Roseburg Man Arrested Following Injury DUII Crash - 03/31/21

DILLARD, Ore. - A Roseburg man was cited Tuesday night following an injury DUII accident in Dillard. 

On March 30, 2021, at 9:20 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers began receiving reports of a single vehicle crash in the 9000-block of Old Highway 99 South near Dillard. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a 2007 Toyota Tacoma in a ditch. The driver, 35 year-old Jesse Lee Gardner of Roseburg, had been traveling south on Old Highway 99, when he drifted off of the roadway and into a ditch coming to rest against a culvert. 

Fire and EMS crews extricated a female passenger, 46 year-old Amber Taylor of Eugene, from the pickup and transported her to Mercy Medical Center where she was evaluated for her serious injuries. Gardner was also transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance where he was treated. Deputies conducted a follow up investigation and arrested Gardner for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering and Assault. Due to his injuries and condition, deputies cited and released Gardner at the hospital.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Winston-Dillard Fire District, Douglas County Fire District #2 , Winston Police Department and Roseburg Towing.  

Three Vehicle Crash Monday Evening Results in Fatality - 03/30/21

**UPDATE 03/30/2021 11:45 AM**

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the deceased driver of the fatal vehicle crash Monday night south of Roseburg.

The driver of the Ford Crown Victoria has been identified as 43 year-old Roseburg resident Kyle Allen Northern. Northern was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Next of kin has been notified. 

**ORIGINAL RELEASE 03/30/2021 9:03 AM**

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A three vehicle crash Monday evening claimed the life of a Roseburg man. 

At 4:49 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021, 911 dispatchers began receiving reports of a three vehicle crash in the 3100 block of Highway 99 South near the Green District. Deputies arrived on scene and learned a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by an adult male, had been traveling north on Highway 99 when it drifted into the oncoming lane and sideswiped a southbound 2007 Saturn driven by 72 year-old Colleen Bendan of Winston, before colliding head-on with a 2021 Jeep Renegade operated by 65 year-old William Metcalf of Roseburg. 

The male driver, a Roseburg resident, of the Ford Crown Victoria, whose name is being withheld pending next of kin notification, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the Ford Crown Victoria, 31 year-old Winston resident Elizabeth Ann Calvillo-Hawelu, was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance. Metcalf was also transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Bendan sought medical attention at the hospital by private vehicle. 

The roadway was closed in all direction for approximately 2.5 hours. 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Douglas County Fire District #2, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Winston-Dillard Fire District, Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office, Winston Police Department, Oregon State Police, Douglas County Public Works, Oregon Department of Transportation and Kokua Towing.

Caleb Phillips Hartman
Caleb Phillips Hartman
Drain Man Arrested for Sex Abuse - 03/29/21

DRAIN, Ore. - A Drain man was arrested on Sunday for sex abuse. 

On Sunday, March 28, 2020, Deputies became aware of a report of sex abuse which had occurred at a residence in the Drain area. The investigation ultimately lead to the arrest of 24-year-old Caleb Phillips Hartman. The victim, an adult female, was known to Hartman. 

Hartman was taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged on a single count of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree. 

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Attached Media Files: Caleb Phillips Hartman