Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  04/23/2014 - 09:35
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Couple Arrested on Child Neglect Charges  
Date/Time of Incident:  04/22/2014 - 23:30
Incident Location:  100 block Rolling Hills Road, Roseburg, OR  
Case Number:  14-1682  
Arrested:  Burke, Michelle Lynn / age 40 / Roseburg, OR
Arrested:  Pohl, James Timothy / age 44 / Roseburg, OR
Victim:  2 year old female / Roseburg, OR

On April 22, 2014, at about 2330 hours, deputies were called to the Mercy Medical Center emergency room. The ER staff reported possible child abuse involving a 2 year old female.

Deputies were told that the victim's parents, Michelle Burke and James Pohl, brought the child to the ER because the child was not acting normally. Blood tests showed the child had Methamphetamine in her system.

Deputies went to Burke and Pohl's residence on Rolling Hills Road. Deputies located a glass pipe with Methamphetamine residue, syringes and bindles containing Methamphetamine residue.

Burke and Pohl were both arrested and lodged in the county jail on Child Neglect, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine charges.

The Department of Human Services is involved in the case to ensure the safety of the victim and the other two children in the home, a 10 year old girl and a 5 month old girl.

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