Vehicle Thefts Continue In Medford, Police Note Common Thread

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th March Newsauto theftCrimeMedford

There have been numerous reports of stolen vehicles in the Medford area. Overall, police are saying there have been more than 25 in the last month.

A common factor, police say, is thieves are finding a key.Read More »

Suspect Sought In Several Medford Crimes

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th May NewsCrimeJonathan Paul McDonald
A man that Medford Police say has been arrested several times since March is once again being sought. 25-year old Jonathan Paul McDonald is now wanted in relation to recent thefts from a home in the 100 block of White Oak Drive in Medford. The victims reported last Wednesday that someone had broken into their home through an unlocked door and stole a purse, along with other valuables.Read More »

Audit: Treating Addicted Offenders Would Save Oregon Money

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th August NewsaddictionCrimeprison system
Secretary of State auditors estimate if all high-risk criminal offenders in Oregon received drug treatment, state programs and crime victims would have saved nearly $22 million between 2008 and 2011. The audit released Tuesday tracked about 4,500 offenders who were the most likely to re-offend and who had a serious drug problem.Read More »

Police Need Public Help In Solving Stolen Trailer Case

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th July NewsCrater Meat PackingCrimestolen trailers
Medford police are seeking help in finding the thieves who stole a flatbed trailer from Crater Meat Packing Monday at around 11 a.m. Surveillance cameras have captured a man wearing a tee shirt and a cowboy hat to be involved, as well as a second man wearing shorts and a baseball cap backwards. They used a blue 1993 to 1997 model Ford F-250 pick-up with white stripes down the sides.Read More »

Several Arrests Made In Large Scale Mail Theft Ring

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th July NewsCrimemail theft
Medford police say 23 people have been accused in a scheme to steal mail and use the information inside for identity theft. Medford police said Thursday that five face federal charges, and 18 face state charges.Read More »

Police Believe East Medford Burglaries Related

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd April NewsCrimeMedford Police Department
A burglary that was reported in the 4700 block of Cloudcrest Drive in Medford on Monday afternoon. The investigation led authorities to conclude the crime occurred while the homeowners were at home asleep the night before, at about the same time that two break ins occurred in the 6000 block of Hillcrest Road. In addition, a stolen BMW was discovered in a ditch in the same area.Read More »

State Senate Passes Bill To Consider A Convict's Military Status

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th March NewsCrimeOregon legislatureVeterans
The Oregon Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would require courts to consider a veteran's military background during criminal sentencing hearings. The bill now moves to the House.Read More »

Burglar Who Escaped From Hospital Later Found

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th November NewsCrimeNathan Wallace
A burglary suspect who escaped custody at Providence Medical Center in Medford last night was caught shortly after midnight. 22-year old Nathan Wallace faces a variety of charges including burglary, drug possession and resisting arrest. Earlier in the evening, a married couple who had returned home after being gone for 45 minutes found a suspicious bicycle in the driveway.Read More »

Arrests Made In Storage Unit, Trailer Burglary

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November NewsCrime
A Cave Junction man, 32-year old Matthew Granger, was arrested Tuesday and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for the theft of a trailer and other items from six storage units at Oak Grove Mini Storage Monday, November 19th. A day before the burglary, Amanda Harris of Grants Pass rented out a unit. Granger was assisted by Harris in gaining entry into the secured storage property.Read More »

Sheriff's Deputies Discover Cockfight at Egg Ranch

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th June Newsanimal abusecock fightingCrime

Jackson County sheriff's deputies broke up a cockfight and took nine people into custody at a farm at Eagle Point.
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