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Police arrest Roseburg man accused of threatening parking enforcement employee

Henry Daniel Beckwith was arrested in Roseburg on April 18, 2017. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man was arrested in downtown Roseburg Tuesday after police say he threatened a man.

37-year-old Henry Daniel Beckwith allegedly menaced a Park-Smart employee Tuesday afternoon, according to a Roseburg Police Department report. Park-Smart took over parking enforcement for the City of Roseburg in November of 2012 and handles concerns regarding parking meters, according to the City's website.

The arrest took place around 2 p.m. at 400 SE Rose Street in Roseburg.

According to police, Beckwith yelled at the man and reached for his waistband, telling the Park-Smart employee that he had a knife and a gun, and that he was going to kill him.

"Beckwith was yelling and screaming threats so loud that other people nearby were alarmed," the police report said. He was arrested and lodged at the Douglas County corrections facility.

Beckwith was previously arrested on April 1 after police said he made similar threats to a man at a local store.

In that incident, Beckwith told the man he had a gun and began "reaching into his waist line as if he was going to pull out a gun and shoot the man," the police report said.

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