Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  09/12/2012 - 08:25
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Man Arrested for Weapons Violations  
Date/Time of Incident:  09/11/2012 - 19:00
Incident Location:  5000 block Old Melrose Road, Roseburg, OR  
Case Number:  12-3973  
Arrested:  Simpson, Dean Lee / 69 yoa / Roseburg, OR
Victim:  Ganzini, James / 45 yoa / Roseburg, OR
Victim:  Harper, Tracy / 43 yoa female / Roseburg, OR

On September 11, 2012, at about 1900 hours, deputies responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Melrose Road to a report of a shot being fired.

Deputies contacted James Ganzini and Tracy Harper who stated they were helping a friend move out of a cottage on the property. On their third trip, Ganzini was carrying an armload of items when Dean Simpson, who lives in a trailer on the property, pointed a shotgun at them and fired one round. The round struck the front of the main residence narrowly missing Ganzini and Harper.

Deputies took Simpson into custody without incident and lodged him in the county jail on Menacing, Recklessly Endangering, Pointing a Firearm at Another and Unlawful Use of a Weapon charges.

Deputies did locate damage near the front porch of the main residence where the shot from the shotgun struck the house. Deputies did recover and seize a 12 gauge shotgun from the scene.

Ganzini and Harper were not injured.

Simpson, Dean Lee    
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