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Teen dies after crashing into tree in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A teenager died Monday following a crash on Highway 138W in Douglas County, according to Oregon State Police. The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. near milepost 17A. OSP said an investigation revealed that a Honda Civic was eastbound when it failed to negotiate a curve. The car left the roadway and crashed into a tree.
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MAN JAILED FOR TRESPASS AFTER TUESDAY FIRES

A Roseburg man was charged with criminal trespass in the second degree, following fires east of Gaddis Park Tuesday morning. A Roseburg Police report said the 40-year old was contacted as he walked away from the two fires along the railroad tracks east of the 800 block of Northwest Highland Avenue at about 6:00 a.m. The suspect denied any involvement in starting the fires but was on the railroad tracks near them. He also had a warrant for his arrest.
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Traffic Enforcement Increases in Roseburg, Aug. 9

During July through September the Roseburg Police Department will have some extra patrols out working traffic enforcement, with a specific focus on safety belt use, distracted driving and speeding. These focused patrols are made available due to grants received from Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation. In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if they had been wearing seat belts. Seat belts have been proven to be one of the best ways to save your life in a crash. Yet many still don’t buckle up. Worse still, not wearing a seat belt is a habit that will pass on to impressionable youth, who in turn will think it’s safe to not buckle up. Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the roads today. Distracted drivers aren’t just a threat to themselves: they’re a danger to everyone else on the road. The national distracted driving effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through legislation, enforcement, public awareness, and education.
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Fatal Accident, Douglas Co., Aug. 8

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. – A single vehicle crash on Rock Creek Road in Idleyld Park resulted in the death of a Roseburg man Thursday evening. On Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 4:30 pm, 911 dispatchers received a report of a single vehicle crash in the 6000-block of Rock Creek Road. The Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with Glide Fire Department, Umpqua Valley Ambulance and a law enforcement officer from the United States Forest Service. Deputies determined 81-year-old Leonard Lemings of Roseburg had been traveling south on Rock Creek Road in his 1999 Subaru Legacy when the vehicle struck the end of a bridge and rolled. Lemings was not wearing his safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office responded and is investigating the death. Next of kin has been notified. Anyone who witnessed Lemings driving immediately prior the crash is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing case #22-3253.
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RPD WITH TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PATROLS

Through September, the Roseburg Police Department has extra patrols working traffic enforcement, with a specific focus on safety belt use, distracted driving and speeding. Sergeant Daniel Allen said in 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if they had been wearing seat belts. Allen said seat belts have been proven to be one of the best ways to save a life in a crash.
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BLODGETT FAMILY BUYS KRUSE FARMS

The John Blodgett family, with a desire to carry on the Kruse family agricultural legacy, has purchased the Kruse Farms Market property that lies a mile west of Roseburg and just south of Melrose Road. The property includes 93 acres of river bottom ground, the produce stand, bakery and gift...
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FINAL HALF SHELL CONCERT FOR 2022

Music on the Half Shell will have its final concert for the 2022 season, Tuesday night. Portland based experimental country/folk/rock band Blitzen Trapper will take the stage at the Nichol’s Band Shell in Roseburg’s Stewart Park at 7:00 p.m. Concert-goers can bring their dinner, along with wine or beer, or purchase a meal from the food trucks and other vendors. Blankets can be put out ahead of time.
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MAN CHARGED WITH 22 COUNTS OF MISUSE OF 911/RESISTING ARREST

A Glide man was charged with 22 counts of misuse of 911 and resisting arrest, early Sunday. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office report said 39-year old Joshua Deming called 911, 23 times in a four-hour period from around 8:45 p.m. Saturday to approximately 12:45 a.m. Sunday. The report said the suspect allegedly did not report any emergency when calling in. A deputy took him into custody in the 4000 block of Little River Road. At the jail, the man allegedly refused multiple orders to get out of the patrol vehicle, and made a comment about punching the deputy in the face.
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Live burn training in Roseburg, Canyonville happening throughout week

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Douglas Forest Protective Association will be conducting live burn training this week from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The trainings began Tuesday and will continue throughout the week. These trainings are taking place in Roseburg near North Bank Road as well as in Canyonville near North...
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One-week closure of Melrose Road postponed

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The one-week closure of Melrose Road at the South Umpqua River, which had been scheduled for August 15-22, will be postponed at least one week, Oregon Dept. of Transportation said Monday. The change in schedule will give prime contractor Farline Bridge Inc. more time to build...
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Teenage girl dead after car crash, OSP says

SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- Oregon State Police say a 17-year-old girl is dead after her car wrecked on Highway 138 West on Monday. According to OSP, they responded to the scene of the crash at about 2:30 p.m. on August 8. They say an investigation revealed a 17-year-old girl from Oakland was driving eastbound on Highway 138 West. OSP said when she unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate a curve near milepost 17, her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Emergency personnel pronounced the girl deceased at the scene.
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