Police Press Releases

Date and Time of Incident:  09/08/2014 1450 hours 

Location of Incident:  Bike Path Under Interstate 5 near Roseburg High School 

Type of Incident:  Stabbing 

Involved Person(s):   (S) 17 year old male, Roseburg

                                  (V) 19 year old male, Roseburg 

Summary:  On Monday afternoon just before 3:00 PM Officers responded to the report of a large fight on the bike path between Roseburg High School and Gaddis Park on the southern end of the Interstate 5 bridge.

 Officers discovered that a 19 year old male had been stabbed once during the fight and had also received a fractured jaw.  The victim was transported to mercy Hospital by ambulance where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.  A juvenile female was also transported to Mercy for injuries sustained during the fight. 

A subsequent investigation revealed that the fight had started between 2 juvenile females, and had grown larger when other people in the area became involved.  The male victim was stabbed during the larger disturbance.  Most of the involved people and witnesses were Roseburg High School students. 

The suspect was identified during the original investigation, but had fled the area.  The suspect turned himself in a few hours later and he was lodged at the Juvenile Detention Center for Assault in the 2nd degree.

 The investigation is still ongoing and Roseburg Police Detectives would appreciate any witnesses who may have any information to please contact the Roseburg Police Department tip line at (541) 673-0521. 

Date and Time Released:  9/9/2014 0930 Hours 

Contact Person:  Sgt. Eichenbusch


Date and Time of Incident:  07/13/2014 2352 hours 

Location of Incident:  1676 NE Jacobson, Roseburg 

Type of Incident:  Stabbing 

Involved Person(s):    (S) Pearson, Rocky Lane (55) Roseburg

                                    (V) Wilson, Kennith (50) Roseburg 

Summary:  On Sunday evening, July 13th at approximately 2352 hours Officers responded to the listed address for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival they found 50 year old Kennith Wilson suffering from a single stab wound to his chest. 

Wilson was transported to Mercy Hospital for initial treatment, and was then transferred to Sacred Heart Riverbend in Springfield for advanced trauma care.  At the time of this release, Wilson’s current status is unknown. 

During the initial stages of the investigation the suspect was identified as 55 year old Rocky Pearson.  Pearson’s vehicle was spotted by patrol Officers a short time later and Pearson was arrested without incident.  Pearson was lodged at Douglas County Corrections for Assault in the First Degree. 

The victim and suspect were known to each other.  The investigation is ongoing. 

Date and Time Released:  7/14/2014 0900 Hours 

Contact Person:  Sgt. Eichenbusch