Man arrested in Roseburg courthouse burglary

Deputies said they were able to obtain surveillance footage that showed the suspect enter the building on Sunday.

Posted: Dec 17, 2020 8:08 AM
Updated: Dec 17, 2020 9:56 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man was arrested for allegedly breaking into the Douglas County courthouse on Sunday, Dec. 13. 

According to the sheriff's office, on Dec. 14, deputies were notified of a burglary which had occurred sometime over the weekend. An employee reporting for work at the courthouse reported a damaged door. 

Deputies said they obtained surveillance footage that showed Robert Kemp, 27,  entering the building at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec 13. Deputies processed the scene and collected evidence to further the investigation.

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, Kemp was contacted in the 200 block of Jackson Street and additional evidence was collected linking him to the burglary, deputies said.

Kemp was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree theft, second-degree attempted theft and second-degree criminal mischief. 

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