Police: Roseburg woman arrested after chase through VA, crashing stolen pickup
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg woman was arrested Saturday after police say she crashed a vehicle during a pursuit.
According to a Roseburg Police Department report, 24-year-old Robi Mea Cockrum allegedly stole a white 2003 Ford Ranger in Myrtle Creek and was spotted driving it on Garden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg just after 2:30 Saturday afternoon.
As a Roseburg officer turned around to stop her, she fled at a high rate of speed and turned into the VA property.
Police say an officer tried to stop her at the south VA gate, but she hit a curb and popped her right-front tire.
Cockrum then continued driving, going through a red light at Harvard and Stewart Park Drive, the report says.
She slid through the intersection and struck two parked vehicles at the corner of Harvard and Wharton.
Police say she then continued driving eastbound on Harvard until she struck a sidewalk curb in the 300 block, causing the pickup to tip on its side and come to rest in the traffic lane.
Cockrum was arrested without further incident.
She was evaluated by medical personnel at Mercy Medical Center and then transported to the Douglas County Jail where she was lodged on the following charges:
- Theft I
- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
- Reckless Driving
- Reckless Endangering x 3
- Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver x 2
- Attempt to Elude Police - Felony
- Criminal Mischief II x 2