Homicide Victim, Suspect Identified

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A homicide investigation is underway in Myrtle Creek. A major crimes team is investigating about two miles north of Myrtle Creek around a home on the 2800 block of Dole Road. Crime scene tape surrounds the property, as well as around a pickup truck near the railroad tracks. Investigators identified the … Continue reading »

DCSO: Homicide Investigation Underway

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A homicide investigation is underway, about two miles north of Myrtle Creek. Information remains limited, but the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had set up a perimeter around a home on Dole Road. A mobile command center was on scene and the Major Crimes Team is investigating. Investigators were not releasing much … Continue reading »

Myrtle Creek Woman In The Philippines

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — One of the strongest storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan, slammed into the Philippines Friday. There are new reports that more than 100 bodies are lying in the streets of a central city. A Myrtle Creek man is waiting to hear from his wife whose been in the Philippines for the last … Continue reading »

Man Sentenced for Threatening Schools

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A Myrtle Creek man was sentenced Monday after threatening to shoot people at area schools back in February. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Wesley William Miller made the threats on his Facebook page on February 19, 2013. Officers contacted all the schools in the South Umpqua School District, which … Continue reading »

Police Seek Dog that Bit Woman

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Douglas County Health and Social Services is looking for a dog that was involved in a biting incident that happened the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 17. Douglas County Animal Control says the dog bit a woman near Ray’s Market in Myrtle Creek, and by law it has to find the dog … Continue reading »

Myrtle Creek Man Arrested for Threats

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Wednesday after they say he made threats that were just too big to ignore. Police say a 22-year-old Myrtle Creek man made very serious threats about committing a school shooting in Myrtle Creek. The Myrtle Creek Police Department reported getting a call about a … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Threatening Schools

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A Myrtle Creek man was arrested Wednesday morning after threatening to shoot people at Myrtle Creek area schools and others in the area. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Wesley William Snyder (AKA Miller) made the threats on his Facebook page. Officers contacted the schools, and then all schools in … Continue reading »

5 lbs. of Heroin Seized in Traffic Stop

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A California man was arrested after police found more than five pounds of heroin in his car. Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Myrtle Creek Police stopped a Nissan Maxima traveling northbound on 1-5 near mile post 111. Police searched the vehicle and found the heroin, which has an estimated value of $150,000. … Continue reading »

Myrtle Creek Bank Robbed

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Police are looking for the person who robbed a U.S. Bank in Myrtle Creek Monday. Myrtle Creek Police say just before 5 p.m. a man walked into the bank on North Main Street, showed a note and a gun to the teller and demanded money. He left with an unknown amount … Continue reading »

Myrtle Creek Woman Killed in Car Crash

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A three-car crash near Corvallis killed one and seriously injured another Wednesday afternoon. The crash was on Highway 34, about two miles east of Corvallis. Troopers say Valorie Carrigan, 35, from Blodgett was eastbound in the right lane and attempted to change lanes when she clipped a car driven by Chelsea Duffy, … Continue reading »