Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  06/24/2013 - 09:30
Contact Person:  Andrea Zielinski  
Contact Number:  541-440-4486  
Subject:  In Custody Death  
Date/Time of Incident:  06/22/2013 - 15:18
Incident Location:  1000 block Douglas Ave, Roseburg, OR  
Case Number:  13-2456  
Deceased:  Adult Male / 56 yoa / Roseburg

On Saturday, June 22, 2013, at about 3:18 p.m. two Roseburg Police Department Officers responded to a report of an older adult male jumping on vehicles and causing damage near the Douglas County Courthouse.

When the officers attempted to arrest him the male subject refused to comply with their commands and officers used a Taser and pepper spray in order to take him into custody. Shortly thereafter the subject had a medical emergency. Officers immediately began resuscitation efforts and nearby emergency medical personnel responded. Emergency medical efforts were unsuccessful and the subject died at the scene.

According to protocol the Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated to conduct the death investigation. Detectives conducted a scene investigation and contacted witnesses. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency in the investigation.

An autopsy will be scheduled this week at the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office in Clackamas, OR.

The name of the subject is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.
The investigation is on-going. No further information will be released today.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team consists of members of the District Attorney’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Roseburg Police Department, Oregon State Police, and other local police agencies.

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