Police K9 helps capture Roseburg man following vehicle pursuit

Raul Martinez Garza (Douglas County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg Police Department K9 helped authorities apprehend a man who had fled from deputies during a pursuit.

Just before 4 p.m. Monday, a patrol deputy spotted 29-year-old Roseburg resident Raul Martinez Garza driving a 2000 Cadillac Escalade near the Kelly's Korner Chevron in Green.

The deputy was aware that he was wanted and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, Douglas County Sheriff's Office said, but he refused to stop and attempted to elude.

The pursuit extended from Kelly's Korner to David Drive, off of Dole Road, where he stopped and ran from the vehicle on foot.

Roseburg Police K9 Axel tracked him into a wooded area and located him after a track of about a mile.

Garza was arrested without further incident and lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

He was charged with the following:

  • Attempt to Elude Police in Vehicle
  • Attempt to Elude Police on Foot
  • Reckless Endangering
  • Parole Violation
  • Warrants

The sheriff's office was assisted by Oregon State Police and the Winston, Myrtle Creek and Roseburg police departments.

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