Police: Roseburg standoff ends peacefully after woman reportedly shoots gun in her home


    Diana Marie Young (Douglas County Sheriff's Office booking photo) / 300 block of SE Ella Street near downtown Roseburg (SBG photo)

    ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A standoff in Roseburg Thursday morning ended peacefully with no injuries, Roseburg Police Department reported.

    Around 4:19 a.m. Thursday, Roseburg police officers responded to a reported disturbance in the 300 block of SE Ella Street.

    A neighbor reported seeing an woman on a porch in that area screaming, crying, and yelling.

    When officers arrived she was no longer on the porch, but they could see evidence that a firearm had been used, the report said.

    Officers on scene heard the woman from inside the residence say that she was going to get a gun and shoot them, police said.

    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 woman, 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," Roseburg Police Dept. said. "We tried numerous methods of contacting Young, to no avail."

    RPD's Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiator team members responded.

    Around 9:28 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 were unharmed.

    Police say 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 teen son.

    The Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Fire Department and Bay Cities Ambulance assisted in this incident.

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