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City of Roseburg auctioning off surplus items to public

Roseburg City Hall (SBG photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Ever wonder what's piled up in the police evidence storage closet?

Douglas County residents now have a chance to check it out and even bid on those items.

The City of Roseburg is hosting a surplus sale.

Typically composed of extra or outdated equipment cleaned out of city offices, this year's sale will include more than a decades’ worth of built up evidence from Roseburg Police.

The public is invited to participate in a sealed bid auction.

"We've gone through all the legal ropes that you're required to go through to try to find the legal owner,” explained Roseburg City Recorder Sheila Cox. “We've processed all of it with what the state law requires us to do. We've got some strange little things, like some jewelry."

The large items can be viewed on April 4 and 7 at the city's maintenance shop on Fulton Street.

You can check out the smaller items at the city manager's office.

Bids must be submitted to the recorder's office in a sealed envelope by 10 a.m. on April 12.

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