Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  08/07/2013 - 17:30
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Armed Subject Arrested After Standoff  
Date/Time of Incident:  08/07/2013 - 13:50
Incident Location:  2205 SE Booth Ave, Roseburg, OR  
Case Number:  n/a  
Arrested:  Kuester, Henry John / age 64 / Roseburg, OR

On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, at about 1350 hours, Sheriff's deputies went to 2205 SE Booth Ave to serve a forcible eviction on the resident, Henry Kuester. Kuester was also wanted on a Contempt of Court warrant.

When deputies arrived and confronted Kuester, he was found to be armed with a handgun and refused commands issued by deputies. Deputies took up defensive positions and called for the Sheriff's Office Tactical Response Team.

Negotiators talked with Kuester for over an hour but he was unwilling to surrender.

At about 1610 hours, the tactical team deployed gas to the house and Kuester came outside and surrendered without further incident.

Kuester is being lodged at the county jail on Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing and Resisting Arrest charges.

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