Stolen Firearm Recovered

Roseburg Police Dept. 

On Tuesday evening, April 30th, 2019 the Roseburg Police Department arrested 39 year old Hope Shaw for allegedly stealing a firearm from a Roseburg School District employee's backpack .  While Officers were approaching Shaw on a bridge over the South Umpqua river, she allegedly threw the firearm and at least one firearm magazine, over the railing and into the water.  Shaw was then arrested without incident and lodged at the Douglas County Correctional center on numerous charges related to the theft.

On Wednesday, May 1st, the Roseburg Police Department contacted the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team to try and recover the firearm from the river.  After a brief search, the Search and Rescue team located the firearm in the river and it was recovered and is now in police custody.