Police Press Releases

Date and Time of Incident:  12/13/2014 2330 hours 

Location of Incident:  1000 Block of Nevada Court, Roseburg 

Type of Incident:  Unattended Death 

Involved Person(s):   (Deceased) Ellis, Stanley Gene (65) Roseburg

                                    (Men) 40 year old male, Roseburg 

Summary:  On Saturday evening, December 13th around 2330 hours, Roseburg Police Officers responded to a reported physical disturbance between two males at a residence in the 1000 block of Nevada Court in Roseburg.  When Officers arrived on scene they contacted one of the people involved in the disturbance, a 40 year old male who lives at the residence.  Information obtained at that time indicated that the other male, Ellis, had driven away in a vehicle prior to police arrival. 

While one Officer was obtaining statements regarding the disturbance, another Officer advised he had located Ellis in his vehicle on a neighboring street within a few blocks of where the disturbance took place.  Ellis was found slumped over the wheel of his car and unresponsive.  Officers started CPR and called for medical assistance.  Roseburg Fire Department personnel and District 2 EMTs responded and took over medical aid for Ellis.  Ellis was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. 

Although Ellis was the other person involved in the disturbance, at this time the cause of his death is unknown and it would be speculative to attribute it to the disturbance.  Roseburg Police Detectives are continuing the investigation, and the investigation will be ongoing to determine Ellis’ cause of death.  Next of kin have been notified. 

If any member of the community witnessed the incident on Nevada Court, and has not spoken to the police, please call to speak with Detectives. 

Date and Time Released:  12/15/2014 1030 Hours 

Contact Person:  Sgt. Eichenbusch