Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  07/05/2011 - 09:15
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Subject Arrested for Starting Fires at Drain Cemetery   
Date/Time of Incident:  07/04/2011 - 08:45
Incident Location:  1300 Cemetery Road, Drain Cemetery, Drain, Oregon  
Case Number:  11-2417  
Arrested:  Sands, Carlyle Mark / 50 yoa / Yoncalla, OR

On Monday, July 4th, at about 0845 hours, the city of Drain reported a subject had been observed in the cemetery starting fires. The city of Drain had been contacted by some citizens who were out for a walk and observed a male subject starting small fires.

The deputy investigating the incident learned that Carlyle Sands had been visiting some of his relatives grave sites and started some small fires which damaged grave monuments, flowers and other decorations. The damage is estimated to be several thousand dollars.

At about 1145 hours Sands was located at a residence in Yoncalla and taken into custody. He was lodged in the county jail and charged with First Degree Criminal Mischief, Second Degree Arson, Second Degree Criminal Trespass and Abuse of a Memorial to the Dead.

Anyone who discovers damage to a memorial at the Drain Cemetery should contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 and file a report.

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