Police Press Releases

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

Date and Time of Incident:  6/22/2014 1330 hours 

Location of Incident:  1500 Block Micelli, Roseburg

Type of Incident:  Water Rescue / Medical Aid 

Involved Person(s):  (VIC) 42 year old male, Transient 

Summary:  On Sunday afternoon around 1330 hours the Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire Department and paramedics responded to assist  a citizen with medical aid at the river in the 1500 block of Micelli.  A citizen was floating the river and fishing when he observed an adult male fall down a steep embankment, into the river.  The citizen said it appeared the male was unconscious and possibly drowning, so he jumped in and helped the man to shore, where the male was unresponsive.  The citizen started CPR on the male until help arrived. 

The male was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance where he is listed in critical condition.  At this point in the investigation it appears the fall was accidental and alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the accident. 

The male’s name is not being released at this time as next of kin have not been located.  The male’s residential status is transient and information indicates he is new to the Roseburg area. 

Date and Time Released:  6/22/2014  0930 Hours 

Contact Person:  Sgt. Eichenbusch