Police Press Releases

Date and Time of Incident:  3/31/2014 1430 hours 

Location of Incident:  2700 Block Stewart Parkway, Roseburg 

Type of Incident:  Credit Card Fraud / Identity Theft 

Person(s) Involved:  (S) Upshaw, Shamara Adriana (18) Pittsburg, CA

                                 (S) Garr, Charles Justin (24) Oakland, CA

                                 (S) Michels, Terrance Harry Lauray (24) San Francisco, CA 

Vehicle:  White Dodge Avenger, Florida license 477YRU 

Summary:  On Monday, March 31st, 2014 at approximately 1430 hours the Roseburg Police Department responded to the report that three people in a white Dodge Avenger with Florida license plates were using stolen credit cards to try and make purchases at various businesses in Roseburg. 

The listed vehicle was found driving on Stewart Parkway and was stopped by Roseburg Police Officers, who contacted the three listed people in the vehicle.  During a subsequent investigation Officers located a large stack of forged credit cards, forged identification and stolen property inside the vehicle.  The investigation revealed that transactions were made with the forged credit cards at several businesses in Roseburg just prior to the suspects being stopped. 

If there are any other local businesses who believe they may have been a victim of these suspects, please contact the Roseburg Police Department.  At this time there is no indication that there are any local individual victims, just local businesses. 

Date and Time Released:  4/01/2014  0500 Hours 

Contact Person:  Sgt. Eichenbusch

Date and Time of Incident:  11/18/2013 0840 hours

Location of Incident:  3030 NE Stephens, Roseburg – Salvation Army Thrift Store

Type of Incident:  Found Explosive Device

Summary:  On Monday, November 18th, 2013 at around 0840 hours the Roseburg Police Department responded to the report of a suspicious device located at the Salvation Army Thrift Store / Donation Center.  Two employees reported to a supervisor that they located what they thought was a toy grenade inside some donations.  They picked it up and quickly realized that it was not a toy, and appeared to be real.  The grenade was placed in an empty donation bin outside of the business and the area was evacuated.  Roseburg Public Works employees helped the police department with setting up barricades to block traffic in the immediate area.

The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad responded and took possession of the grenade, which they said did appear to be live ordnance.

Staff at the Salvation Army said the grenade was mixed in with a lot of other donations and could have been in the business for several weeks to a month and they had no way of tracking who had left it, or when.

The Roseburg Police Department would like to remind the public to never handle a suspicious device.  If you locate an item that you believe is suspicious or dangerous, evacuate the immediate area, restrict entry to that area and call 911.  Never pick up or handle a suspected explosive device.

Date and Time Released:  11/20/2013 10:10 Hours

Contact Person:  Sgt. Eichenbusch