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Green District Fire Update - 07/23/21

Green District, Roseburg, Ore. - All evacuation levels for the Green District Fire have been lifted.  The road closures on Carnes Road and Hwy 99 have been lifted as well.

  • Landers Lane at Melody is still closed.
  • The area West of Landers Lane and Melody is still closed as well.

Anyone who may need assistance from the American Red Cross can call 888-680-1455.

Emergency crews are still on scene and are asking the public to be cautious when driving in the area.

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Level 3 Evacuation Notice - 07/23/21

Green District, Roseburg, Ore. - A LEVEL 3 EVACUATION - GO! NOTICE NOW ORDERED FOR ALL HOMES LOCATED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS DUE TO THE NATURAL COVER FIRE IN THE GREEN DISTRICT:

  • ALL HOMES ON THE EAST AND NORTH EAST SIDE OF THE FIRE. 

Level 3 or "GO!":

• If you chose not to evacuate, emergency services may not be able to assist you further.

• Grab your "go kit" and leave immediately.

• Follow your evacuation plan and stay informed.

Danger to the evacuated area is current and imminent and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. Do not delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last message you receive.

Level 1
Level 1 "Be Ready"
Additional Reduction in Jack Fire Evacuation Levels (Photo) - 07/19/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is announcing additional reductions to the evacuation levels previously put into place as a result of the Jack Fire burning east of Glide. 

Effective, Monday, July 19, 2021, at 5:00 pm, the following changes will be made to the Jack Fire evacuation levels:  

  • The Dry Creek Community and surrounding areas have been reduced from a Level 2 “Be Set” to a Level 1 “Be Ready”
  • The Steamboat Inn and the residential area on Brindle Bug Road and Steelhead Caddis are no longer under an official notice. 

The only evacuation levels currently in place related to the Jack Fire are Level 1 “Be Ready”. 

A current and interactive evacuation map may be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations

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Attached Media Files: Level 1 "Be Ready"
Eliott Gregory Dussault
Eliott Gregory Dussault
Washington Man Arrested for Assault on Public Safety Officer (Photo) - 07/16/21

OAKLAND, Ore. - A Washington man is in custody in Douglas County after he resisted being taken into custody and struck two deputies with his vehicle. 

On Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 10:30 am, a deputy made contact with a driver of a Nissan Altima, that was pulled over on the side of the roadway in the 1600-block of John Long Road. The deputy identified the driver as 30 year-old Eliott Gregory Dussault of Kent, Washington. After learning Dussault had an active arrest warrant for Robbery in Washington, the deputy attempted to get Dussault to exit the vehicle, which he refused. The deputy assisted by another, attempted to forcibly remove Dussault from the vehicle, but were unable to do so. As deputies continued to remove Dussault from the vehicle, he put the vehicle in reverse and struck both deputies. Dussault ran over one of the deputy's legs before striking the driver's side of a parked patrol vehicle. 

Dussault was confronted at gunpoint at which point he complied and was taken into custody. Neither deputy sustained life threatening injuries; however, one sought medical attention at Mercy Medical Center for his injuries. The deputy was ultimately released to full-duty. 

Dussault was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

  • Assault II
  • Assault on a Public Safety Officer
  • Attempt to Elude
  • Criminal Mischief 1st Degree
  • Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree
  • Escape 1st Degree
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Endangering 
  • Resisting Arrest
  • DUII - Controlled Substance
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance

Attached Media Files: Eliott Gregory Dussault
Ready, Set, GO!
Ready, Set, GO!
Sheriff Announces Reduction in Jack Fire Evacuation Levels - 07/14/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Sheriff Hanlin is announcing a reduction in the evacuation levels previously set as a result of the Jack Fire burning east of Glide. 

"Fire crews have made significant progress and the threat level to the areas affected by the fire have diminished," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell. "Although the immediate risk to the areas has reduced, residents are encouraged to continue to monitor official sources of information to stay updated on the situation".

Effective Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 5:30 pm, the following changes have been made to the evacuation levels issued last week. 

  • The Level 3 "GO!" evacuation for all residences and businesses located between milepost 43 and 51 on Highway 138E, including the Dry Creek Community has been reduced to a LEVEL 2 "BE SET" notice.

Level 2 or "Be Set" means there is significant danger that exists to the area and those within the affected zone should either voluntarily relocate outside of the area or be ready to leave at a moment's notice. You may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at your own risk. This could be the only notice that residents may receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to make additional notifications should conditions rapidly deteriorate. 

  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 38 and 43 on Highway 138E, including the Steamboat Inn and all residences located on Brindle Bug Road and Steelhead Caddis Road, have been downgraded from a Level 2 "Be Set" to a Level 1 "Be Ready". 
     
  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 51 and 55 on Highway 138E have been downgraded to a Level 1 "Be Ready". 

Level 1 "BE READY" means those in the area should be aware of the danger that exists in the area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and under certain circumstances, pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency service personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system. 

  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 55 and 60 on Highway 138E, to include the Slide Creek Village, Toketee Village and Clearwater Village, are no longer under a formal evacuation notice.

A current evacuation map can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations 

The Sheriff's Office will continue to work with county commissioners, fire managers and agency partners to ensure public safety. 

Highway 138E remains closed as ODOT geologists and tree fallers are working to clear the highway of hazards for a possible re-opening by this weekend. Visit www.tripcheck.com for current information. 

Residents who have been evacuated and can show valid photo identification proving their address may be escorted through the highway closure by ODOT personnel. Failure to provide proof of valid proof of residency, will result in a denial of entry past the road closure. 

Attached Media Files: Ready, Set, GO!
From the Fire Camp: Jack Fire Daily Update 07/10/2021 - 07/10/21

Sharing on behalf of the Jack Fire. If you have any questions, please contact the Jack Fire PIO group at:

Email: 2021.jack@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-201-2335

Please see the attachment. 

Attached Media Files: Daily Update - Jack Fire 7.10.21
DCSO Evacuation Image
DCSO Evacuation Image
Jack Fire Evacuation Levels - Evening Update 07/09/2021 7:30 PM - 07/09/21

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore.

JACK FIRE EVACUATION LEVELS

There are no changes to the Jack Fire evacuation levels today. The Sheriff's Office is working closely with fire teams, County Commissioners and other officials to ensure public safety. We encourage everyone in affected areas to remain informed by monitoring official sources of information.

The following evacuation levels remain in place and unchanged:

LEVEL 3 "GO!"

  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 43 and 51 on Highway 138E. This includes: 
    • All US Forest Service Campgrounds (Apple Creek, Horseshoe Bend, Eagle Rock)
    • The Dry Creek Community as well as all residences on Illahee Road

LEVEL 2 "BE SET"

  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 38 and 43 on Highway 138E. This includes: 
    • Steamboat Inn
    • All residences located on Brindle Bug Road and Steelhead Caddis Road
  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 51 and 55 on Highway 138E. This includes: 
    • Soda Springs Powerplant and surrounding areas. 

LEVEL 1 "BE READY"

  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 55 and 60 on Highway 138E. This includes: 
    • This includes the Slide Creek area and the Toketee residential area
    • Toketee Lake and surrounding recreation sites. 

Resources for Evacuees

Residents who have been evacuated as a result of the Jack Fire may call the American Red Cross at (888) 680-1455 to be connected with resources. 

Douglas County Emergency Notification System

All residents of the county, especially those under official evacuation notices, are encouraged to sign up for the Douglas County Emergency Notification System (DCENS). This tool is used to notify the public in circumstances of police activity, fires, evacuations, missing persons and more quickly and efficiently. Landline telephones are already uploaded in the system, however you can add cell phone numbers and email addresses. The registration process is easy and can be completed on the web. Register today at www.dcso.com/alerts.

Information about the Jack Fire

Information about the Jack Fire can be found at the following locations: 

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7605

Facebook: https://fb.me/JackFire2021

Facebook: Douglas County Sheriff's Office - Home | Facebook

Sheriff's Office Interactive Evacuation Map: www.dcso.com/evacuations

Facebook: Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal - Home | Facebook

Jack Fire Email: 2021.jack@firenet.gov

Jack Fire Information Number: (541) 201-2335

Attached Media Files: DCSO Evacuation Image
Jack Fire Daily Update 07/09/2021 - 07/09/21

Forwarding on behalf of the Jack Fire. If you have any questions, please contact the Jack Fire PIO group at: Please see the attachment. 

Email: 2021.jack@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-201-2335

Attached Media Files: Daily Update - Jack Fire 7.9.21
Ready, Set, Go!
Ready, Set, Go!
Jack Fire Evacuation Levels - Afternoon Update (Photo) - 07/08/21

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. -  The Sheriff's Office continues to coordinate with fire managers, County Commissioners, other County Departments and local agency partners in regard to the Jack Fire burning on the Umpqua National Forest. This information is current as of 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2021. 

JACK FIRE EVACUATION LEVELS

Effective 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2021, the following evacuation levels exist as a result of the Jack Fire:

LEVEL 3 "GO!"

  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 43 and 51 on Highway 138E. This includes: 
    • All US Forest Service Campgrounds (Apple Creek, Horseshoe Bend, Eagle Rock)
    • The Dry Creek Community as well as all residences on Illahee Road

Level 3 "GO!" means danger to the area is current or imminent and those located within the affected area should evacuate immediately. Those choosing to ignore the advisement, must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist any further. Emergency services urges those in the area not to delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect a home or any structure. This is the last notice that will be issued. 

LEVEL 2 "BE SET"

  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 38 and 43 on Highway 138E. This includes: 
    • Steamboat Inn
    • All residences located on Brindle Bug Road and Steelhead Caddis Road
  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 51 and 55 on Highway 138E. This includes: 
    • Soda Springs Powerplant and surrounding areas. 

Level 2 or "Be Set" means there is significant danger that exists to the area and those within the affected zone should either voluntarily relocate outside of the area or be ready to leave at a moment's notice. You may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at your own risk. This could be the only notice that residents may receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to make additional notifications should conditions rapidly deteriorate. 

LEVEL 1 "BE READY"

  • All residences and businesses located between milepost 55 and 60 on Highway 138E. This includes: 
    • This includes the Slide Creek area and the Toketee residential area
    • Toketee Lake and surrounding recreation sites. 

Level 1 "BE READY" means those in the area should be aware of the danger that exists in the area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and under certain circumstances, pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency service personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system. 

Resources for Evacuees

Residents who have been evacuated as a result of the Jack Fire may call the American Red Cross at (888) 680-1455 to be connected with resources. 

Douglas County Emergency Notification System

All residents of the county, especially those under official evacuation notices, are encouraged to sign up for the Douglas County Emergency Notification System (DCENS). This tool is used to notify the public in circumstances of police activity, fires, evacuations, missing persons and more quickly and efficiently. Landline telephones are already uploaded in the system, however you can add cell phone numbers and email addresses. The registration process is easy and can be completed on the web. Register today at www.dcso.com/alerts.

Oregon State Marine Board Issues Temporary Rule to Close Portion of North Umpqua River

Due to public safety concerns and to aid in the fire suppression efforts, the Oregon State Marine Board has issued a temporary rule closing a portion of the North Umpqua River. 

The closure is from the Boulder Flat boat launch at river mile 68, downstream to the Alder Creek confluence located at river mile 51.3. The restriction took effect on Wednesday July 7, 2021, and remains in effect through July 18, 2021, or until the temporary rule is lifted, whichever comes first. 

The temporary rule notice can be viewed HERE

Highway 138E Closed 

Highway 138E remains closed at Steamboat Creek Road (mile post 38) through the Slide Creek area located at mile post 55. For current road information, please visit www.tripcheck.com  

Information about the Jack Fire

A current and interactive evacuation map can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations

Information about the Jack Fire can be found at the following locations: 

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7605

Facebook: https://fb.me/JackFire2021

Facebook: Douglas County Sheriff's Office - Home | Facebook

Facebook: Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal - Home | Facebook

Jack Fire Email: 2021.jack@firenet.gov

Jack Fire Information Number: (541) 201-2335

Attached Media Files: Ready, Set, Go!
Level 3 Evacuation Notice
Level 3 Evacuation Notice
Level 3 "Go!" Evacuation Order - Jack Fire (Photo) - 07/07/21

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. - The Sheriff's Office has been notified by fire managers that the Jack Fire is posing a current and imminent risk to the residences located within the community of Dry Creek. Therefore, the Sheriff's Office is urging anyone remaining in the Level 3 evacuation area to evacuate immediately and without delay. 

Residents who have evacuated may call the American Red Cross 1-888-680-1455 for resources and assistance.

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IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. - A LEVEL 3 EVACUATION - GO! NOTICE NOW ORDERED FOR ALL HOMES LOCATED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS DUE TO THE JACK FIRE:

  • ALL RECREATION AREAS, HOMES AND BUSINESSES LOCATED BETWEEN MILE MARKER 43 EAST TO EAGLE ROCK CAMPGROUND. 

Level 3 or "GO!":

• If you chose not to evacuate, emergency services may not be able to assist you further.

• Grab your "go kit" and leave immediately.

• Follow your evacuation plan and stay informed.

Danger to the evacuated area is current and imminent and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. Do not delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last message you receive.

 

LEVEL 2 "BE SET": YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE YOU RECEIVE. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. 

  • A LEVEL 2 "BE SET" NOTICE HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR EVERYTHING EAST OF EAGLE ROCK CAMPGROUND TO SODA SPRINGS. 

For more information about the fire, please follow official sources of information only. 

Attached Media Files: Level 3 Evacuation Notice
Riddle Man Dies in Motorcycle vs. Vehicle Crash Monday - 07/06/21

RIDDLE, Ore. - A 25 year-old Riddle man died in a two vehicle crash on Monday. 

On Monday, July 5, 2021, at approximately 8:15 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received reports of a two vehicle crash in the 3700-block of Canyonville-Riddle Road near Riddle. 

Deputies arrived on scene to discover a Harley Davidson motorcycle which had struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Harley Davidson had been traveling east on Canyonville-Riddle Road when it collided with the Jeep. The operator of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 

EMS and fire crews attempted lifesaving efforts, which were unsuccessful. The motorcycle operator, 25 year-old Terance Thy Cowan of Riddle was pronounced deceased. 

The driver of the Jeep, 26 year-old Brandon Hogue of Canyonville is fully cooperating with law enforcement. 

The investigation is ongoing, although speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Teen Drowns in Umpqua River - 07/06/21

OAKLAND, Ore. - A Roseburg teen died in a drowning accident on the Umpqua River on Sunday evening.

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, shortly after 6:30 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a water rescue near the Yellow Creek Boat Ramp (13000-block Highway 138W) outside of Oakland.  

Responders arrived to learn that 15 year-old Aliya Yasmin Grizzard of Roseburg had been floating on an inflatable air mattress in the Umpqua River with her family. While paddling downstream, Aliya and her air mattress were swept down through a rapid, causing Aliya to go into the water. She was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

Bystanders and family members attempted to locate Aliya after summoning responders. Aliya was eventually located by a bystander and brought to shore where lifesaving efforts were attempted, but were ultimately unsuccessful. 

DCSO was assisted by the Sutherlin Police Department, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Douglas County Fire District #2, Kellogg Fire Department & EMTs.

DCSO Badge
DCSO Badge
Animal Control Reminder To License Your Dog (Photo) - 06/29/21

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is reminding everyone that dogs in the county must be licensed. Having an unlicensed dog can result in fines which are steeper than the cost of the license itself. 

Oregon State law requires every person owning or keeping a dog to purchase a county dog license when the dog is six months of age or grows its permanent canine teeth, which ever comes first; or within 30 days of becoming owner or keeper; or within 30 days of moving into the county.

Failing to register a dog can result in a $265.00 fine under the state statute, and $144 under the county ordinance. 

"One of the biggest reasons the licensing requirement is in place is to ensure public health issues, like rabies, do not become a rampant problem in the community," says Animal Control Deputy Lee Bartholomew.

A license may be purchased for up to three years, based upon the expiration of the rabies certificate.

ALTERED: 
One-Year License: $10
Three-Year License $20

UNALTERED:
One-Year License: $40
Three Year License: $80

Residents aged 65 years or older are also eligible for a discounted rate with proof of ownership and identification. 

For the altered licese rate, you must have a spay or neuter certificate with a complete description of the dog to obtain the discounted license rate for altered dogs.

To receive a dog license, an owner must provide a valid rabies inoculation certificate issued and signed by the veterinarian at the time of licensing. The dog license will expire when the rabies certificate expires if licensing is less than one year.  

You can purchase a dog license at the Sheriff's Office (1036 SE Douglas Ave #210, Roseburg, OR 97470) or most of the veterinary offices throughout the county. If you have questions, you can contact the Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4450.

Attached Media Files: DCSO Badge
Robert William Cody Brown
Robert William Cody Brown
Man Arrested on Multiple Charges Following Standoff - 06/29/21

CANYONVILLE, Ore. - An hours long standoff at an apartment complex in Canyonville ended peacefully shortly after 6:00 p.m. Monday night. 

On Monday, June 28, 2021, at 12:00 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report from a female who stated she had been assaulted by 27-year-old Robert William Brown of Canyonville. The female described that during the incident, Brown pointed a firearm at her. The female had been able to escape from the apartment where the incident took place with her children. 

Deputies arrived on scene and made the area safe. A reverse 911 was issued to notify area residents of the incident and provide safety information. 

Brown refused to exit the apartment and an hours long standoff ensued. Members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiations Team attempted to speak with Brown for several hours without success. The Sheriff's Office Tactical Response Team was also dispatched to the scene. 

Brown eventually responded to the negotiator's attempts to communicate and spoke with them on the phone. Brown ultimately surrendered peacefully shortly after 6:00 pm and was taken into custody without incident.

Deputies served a search warrant and recovered evidence related to the crimes. 

Brown was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 

  • Strangulation
  • Harassment
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering x2
  • Menacing
  •  Assault IV
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm x2
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Pointing a Firearm at Another

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Cow Creek Tribal Police Department.

Attached Media Files: Robert William Cody Brown