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Nine people cited for prohibited camping

July 21, 2018
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Nine people were cited for prohibited camping Thursday.

Around 6:40 a.m., 33-year-old Jason Wayne Kingsbury, 19-year-old Noah Konopka, 36-year-old Karen Ann Leroy, 48-year-old Catherine Rhodes, 47-year-old Robert Allen McBride and 24-year-old Richard Grossman were found sleeping under blankets and sleeping bags in Riverside Park.

Konopka was arrested for a probation violation and lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Later that day at 3:23 p.m., Leroy and McBride were caught sleeping in the park a second time, with trash surrounding them.

The pair was cited and released.

Around 8 a.m. that morning, 46-year-old Eric Donovan Ray, 39-year-old Christopher Scott Harrell and 33-year-old Shirley Jay McFarland were found sleeping in between buildings at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center.

Ray had a warrant for his arrest and was lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

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