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Harry Burleigh
Harry Burleigh
Search Underway for Missing Roseburg Man Near Twin Lakes - 05/09/21

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is continuing search efforts in the Twin Lakes area for a missing Roseburg man. 

69 year-old Harry Burleigh was reported missing at 10:15 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021 after he failed to return home from a camping trip in the Toketee area. Burleigh was originally due to arrive home on Thursday, May 6, 2021, but failed to do so. 

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue was dispatched to begin searching for Burleigh. On the morning of Saturday, May 8, 2021, Burleigh's vehicle was located at the lower trailhead to Forest Service trail 1500, which leads into Twin Lakes. Burleigh, a fisherman, is believed to have attempted to walk into the lakes to fish before going home. 

Search efforts continue today, Sunday, May 9, 2021, with additional search and rescue resources from other counties assisting. 

Burleigh is described as a white male adult, 6'2'' tall, weighing at 175lbs with dark brown graying hair and blue eyes. His clothing description is unknown, but he may be carrying a day pack and collapsible fishing pole.  

Anyone who believes they may have information which may assist in the search is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing case number 21-2033.

Attached Media Files: Harry Burleigh
Event Flyer Image
Event Flyer Image
DCSO Marine Patrol Hosts Free Boat Safety Inspection Clinics (Photo) - 04/29/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Marine Deputies have scheduled FREE boat safety inspection events in four locations on four separate days.

The purpose of the event is to provide boaters the opportunity to have their pre-season safety inspections completed. The inspection process will include checking for: 

  • Approved Life Jackets
  • Working fire extinguishers 
  • Approved type IV floatation devices
  • Approved sound producing equipment 
  • Working engine blower fan
  • Assistance with the proper placement of registration numbers and stickers. 

Upon passing the inspection, boaters will be provided with a 2021 inspection sticker. 

Inspections will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm each day. The dates and locations are as follows: 

  • Saturday, May 1 - Sutherlin Bi-Mart (388 E. Central Ave., Sutherlin)
  • Saturday, May 8 - Roseburg Bi-Mart (1381 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg)
  • Saturday, May 15 - Winston Bi-Mart (391 NW Douglas Blvd., Winston)
  • Saturday, May 29 - Reedsport McKay's Market (1300 Highway 101 Ave., Reedsport)

Deputies will also be available to answer questions and provide boater and water safety information. 

Attached Media Files: Event Flyer PDF , Event Flyer Image
Nicole Megan Yates
Nicole Megan Yates
Two Arrested Following Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Wednesday (Photo) - 04/29/21

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A short vehicle pursuit Wednesday afternoon landed two in the Douglas County Jail. 

On Wednesday, April 29, 2021, around 1:00 PM, a deputy attempted to stop a stolen 2020 Nissan Altima sedan in the area of Maple Street in Roseburg. The driver of the stolen vehicle stopped momentarily before driving away from the traffic stop. The deputy pursued the vehicle to the area of Goedeck Avenue and Old Melrose Road where a passenger side tire failed and the vehicle came to a stop.

The driver, 35 year-old Nicole Megan Yates of Roseburg, and her passenger, 32 year-old Scott Ryan Hadley of Roseburg were taken into custody and lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

Yates was charged with Attempting to Elude Police - Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Hadley was charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. He was also cited and released for possession of a violation amount of methamphetamine. 

Attached Media Files: Nicole Megan Yates , Scott Ryan Hadley
April Distracted Driving Enforcement - 04/23/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Deputies participated in a Distracted Driving enforcement campaign during the month of April. A total of 20 hours were dedicated to the campaign, which were funded by grant dollars. Deputies conducted 41 traffic stops related to the campaign and took the following actions:

  • 1 citation for speeding
  • 3 warnings for speeding
  • 5 citations for Driving While Suspended - Violation
  • 2 warnings for seatbelt use
  • 1 warning for child restraints
  • 1 distracted driving citation (cellphone) 
  • 9 warnings for distracted driving
  • 9 warnings for equipment violations
  • 4 miscellaneous citations
  • 32 miscellaneous traffic warnings
  • 4 arrests

Education and bringing awareness to the dangers of distracted driving were the focus of the event. 

Myrtle Creek Man Arrested for Sex Crimes - 04/21/21

MYRTLE CREEK, OR - A Myrtle Creek man is in custody on sex abuse charges following an investigation.

On Monday, April 5, 2021, deputies were dispatched to a juvenile female reporting sex abuse which occurred in Douglas County. Detectives took over the investigation. On April 20, 2021, the suspect, 50 year-old Floyd Donald Jenkins of Myrtle Creek was arrested. He was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

·         Sex Abuse I
·         Sex Abuse III

The juvenile was known to Jenkins.

Attached Media Files: Jenkins