INCIDENT ENDS PEACEFULLY AFTER WOMAN ALLEGEDLY SHOOTS A GUN IN HER HOME
On January 17th, 2019 at approximately 0419 A.M. Roseburg Police Officers responded to a reported disturbance in the 300 block of SE Ella Street in Roseburg. A neighbor reported seeing an adult female on a porch in that area screaming, crying, and yelling. When Officers arrived at the residence the female was no longer on the porch, but they could see evidence that a firearm had been used. Officers on scene heard the female from inside the residence say that she was going to get a gun and shoot them. They spoke to other neighbors who then reported they heard what sounded like several gunshots at the residence before police arrived.
Officers backed off and set up a perimeter around the residence and tried contacting the adult female, later identified as 47 year old Diana Marie Young. During the incident we learned Young lives at the residence alone with a 14 year old son who has a severe disability. We tried numerous methods of contacting Young, to no avail. Roseburg Police Department Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiator team members responded to assist. At approximately 0928 A.M. Officers made entry into the residence and found Young in a back room, where she was arrested without incident.
Young's 14 year old son was inside the residence, and both of them were unharmed. A firearm was recovered from inside the residence and Young was taken to Douglas County Corrections where she was charged with Unlawful Use of a Firearm, Disorderly Conduct II, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Child Welfare responded and assisted with placement for the 14 year old son.
The Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Fire Department and Bay Cities Ambulance assisted in this incident.