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Suspected DUII Crash Results in Fatality - 02/05/23

UMPQUA, Ore. - A 60-year-old Roseburg man died in Umpqua Saturday evening after he had crashed and then was run over by his vehicle. 

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 5:40 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received information of an injury crash in the 12000-block of Hubbard Creek Road. Deputies arrived on scene and determined 60-year-old Roseburg resident Russ Lee Vanderhoof, had been traveling in the 12000-block of Hubbard Creek Road in his 1997 Ford F350 pickup when he failed to negotiate a corner. The vehicle had been stopped from traveling down an embankment when it struck a tree just off of the roadway. Upon further investigation, deputies believe Vanderhoof exited his vehicle following the crash when the vehicle shifted resulting in Vanderhoof being struck and ran over. Vanderhoof was declared deceased at the scene by fire and EMS personnel. 

Deputies have determined that alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors in the crash which remains under investigation at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing case #23-0458.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Douglas County Fire District #2, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, REACH Air Medical Services, Marshall's Towing and the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Salem Man Arrested After Attempting to Gain Control of Deputy's Firearm - 02/05/23

SUTHERLIN, Ore. - A Salem man was arrested and charged with attempted assault on a public safety officer Saturday afternoon. 

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, shortly before 5:00 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls of a male who had stripped his clothing and was wondering around nude on the side of the road in the 4000-block of Nonpareil Road. Deputies, along with officers from the Sutherlin Police Department, responded to the area and located the man. 

The male was identified as 36-year-old Keith Daniel Donald of Salem, Oregon. Deputies attempted to communicate with Donald without success. While the deputy was attempting to assist by determining if there was someone they could call for Donald, he lunged at the deputy and attempted to gain control of the firearm on their duty belt. Donald then turned his attention to another officer on scene and attempted to gain control of that officer's firearm. Donald was subdued by law enforcement officers and taken into custody after a brief struggle. 

Donald was lodged at the Douglas County Jail and lodged on the following charges: 

  • Attempted Assault on Public Safety Officer x2
  • Disorderly Conduct II

Fatal Traffic Crash on Dole Road - 02/03/23

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - A Myrtle Creek man died in a traffic crash Thursday evening. 

On February 2, 2023, shortly after 8:30 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a single vehicle crash in the 1300-block of Dole Road outside of Myrtle Creek. When deputies arrived on scene, they located a red 2005 Ford Explorer which had rolled onto its top. The sole occupant of the vehicle, 22-year-old Conner Jones of Myrtle Creek, was declared deceased at the scene by Fire and EMS personnel. 

Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and believe alcohol to be a contributing factor. Anyone with information which may aid the investigation is encouraged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 referencing case #23-0434.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office, Myrtle Creek Fire Department, Umpqua Valley Ambulance and Bill's Towing. 

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Deputies Participate in Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign (Photo) - 02/02/23

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with other law enforcement agencies in a Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign which began Monday, January 30th and runs through Sunday February 12th. 

Assigned deputies will specifically be looking for seat belt violations, including child restraint law violations. 

Funding for the enhanced patrols is obtained through grants administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

According to NHTSA, in 2020, there were 10,893 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 58% of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts.

“Our goal is to educate members of our community about the seatbelt and child restraint laws in an attempt to prevent serious injuries and senseless deaths,” Lt. Brad O’Dell said. 

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/book/countermeasures/countermeasures-work/seat-belts-and-child-restraints

 

Attached Media Files: Click-It-Or-Ticket Logo
Public Meeting Notice: Dog Advisory Control Board - 01/17/23

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Douglas County Dog Advisory Control Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, Room 216, located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.

The agenda meeting agenda can be located at: www.dcso.com/dogboard

In compliance with ORS 192.610 to 192.690, we will accommodate any member of the public who wishes to watch the meeting. To view the live stream or post meeting recording, please visit: https://video.ibm.com/channel/douglascountyoregon

Please contact the Sheriff's Office located in Room 210 of the Justice Building at the
Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Ave. Roseburg, OR 97470 541- 440-4449, if you need an accommodation.

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Richard Doffing Found Safe in California (Photo) - 01/12/23

UPDATE 01/12/2023 10:00 AM - Mr. Doffing has been located and is safe. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was contacted this morning by the California Highway Patrol and learned that Mr. Doffing had been located with his pickup on the side of the road near Stockton, California. Mr. Doffing was taken to an area hospital for evaluation as a precaution. 

As part of the efforts to locate Mr. Doffing, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office activated a Missing Endagered Person Alert (MEPA). Working in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police, information about Mr. Doffing and his vehicle were displayed on highway reader boards throughout Oregon informing drivers to be on the lookout for him and to call police if located. The purpose of a MEPA is to help locate individuals who may be vulnerable due to a cognitive ability, age or health related concern. 

“This incident qualified for one of these alerts and we believe it was highly effective in bringing awareness to Mr. Doffing's case," Lt. Brad O'Dell said. “We are thankful to our State partners for this technology and the ability to employ this tool in the appropriate circumstances.”

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their assistance in looking for Mr. Doffing and helping to reunite him with his family. 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Douglas County Search & Rescue, Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Transportation and numerous community members. 

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ORIGINAL POST 01/11/2023 8:00 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Late in the morning of January 11, 2023, 73-year-old Richard Doffing drove away from his home in Glendale, Oregon. Richard is driving a white 1992 Ford F350 bearing Oregon license plate SXD561. The pickup has the “Tri-R” logo on both back doors. Richard has advanced dementia and is considered an endangered missing person. It is believed he may be trying to travel to Texas.

Richard is 5'10'', 160 lbs with Hazel eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans. 

Deputies along with Search and Rescue crews are actively searching for Richard or his vehicle. There is no current indication as to his direction of travel or possible route. Additionally, Richard does not have a cellular telephone with him. If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of this individual, please contact 9-1-1 and reference Douglas County Sheriff's Office Case #23-0144.

Attached Media Files: Doffing , Updated Flyer