A Quarter At A Time, $26,000 Stolen From Oregon Prison

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd October NewsOregon prisonstheft
Oregon prison officials are stumped by a theft from a prison account that wasn't any nickel-and-dime deal. Instead, it was quarters - about 104,000 of them taken over the course of at least nine years. The Oregonian reports ( that auditors uncovered the theft of about $26,000 this spring. The quarters were put in storage lockers that visitors use toRead More »

Arrest Made In RV Burglaries Case, Another Suspect Sought

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th July NewsMichael Todd DeihlRVstheft
An arrest has made as Medford Police invetigate the recent rash of thefts from recreational vehicles parked inside local storage facilities. Michael Todd Diehl, 33, of Medford faces burglary, theft and felon in possession of a firearm charges. Tuesday, police executed a search warrant of Diehl's property in the 900 block of Niantic Avenue in Medford.Read More »

Pacific Power Increasing Reward For Metal Thieves

By Jim McCoy Fri 28th June NewsPacific Powertheft
Pacific Power is increasing a reward they offering to catch metal thieves to $5,000. In recent days, the utility says seven power poles outside Grants Pass were cut down and the metal from the poles taken. A Pacific Power spokesman says $50,000 worth of wire and other equipment has been taken in the last six months. The latest incident will cost more than $75,000 dollars to repair.Read More »

Blind Woman's Caregiver Accused of Stealing

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th April NewsAshland PoliceChamika Fujiokatheft
Ashland Police say a 21-year-old woman who was helping a blind woman with errands stole $6,000 to $8,000 from the woman's bank account. Sgt. Jim Alderman says the suspect was paid to help with day-to-day activities, such as getting groceries and banking.Read More »

One Time Kidnapping Convict from Grants Pass Back in Prison

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th April NewsJason Sauerkidnappingtheft
A Grants Pass man sent to prison a decade ago for stealing and crashing a pickup truck with a 2-year-old inside has been sent back to prison on theft charges. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported that 39-year-old Jayson Sauer was sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2003 kidnapping. Sauer said later he hadn't realized the girl was in the idling truck pickup he stole.Read More »

Suspect In Theft of Historic Gold Turns Himself In

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd April NewsSiskiyou County Courthousetheft
49-year old David Dean Johnson of El Cerrito, California has turned himself in as one of the suspects in the theft of historic gold from the Siskiyou County Courthouse in Yreka. Police accuse Johnson and another suspect, 51-year old Scott Wayne Bailey of El Sobrante, California of taking over a million dollars worth of gold on the morning of January 31, 2012.Read More »

Cable Theft Leads To Interruption in Phone, Internet Service in Ruch

By Jim McCoy Thu 21st March NewsCentury LinkRuchtheft
Thieves who took cable from electrical poles for the copper knocked out phone and internet service in for the Southern Oregon town Ruch. A CenturyLink spokeswoman says about 500 customers in the Applegate Valley town near Jacksonville were affected Wednesday.Read More »

Suspected Thief Caught in Grants Pass

A report of a man in Grants Pass tampering with locks on dryers in a laundromat led to his arrest on a variety of theft charges. Police say 32-year old Brian Patrick Shipman had an outstanding warrant related to prior thefts of ATM machines at local mini-markets and coins from a ca wash. In addition to theft, Shipman faces charges of criminal mischief, possession of meth, and failure to appear.Read More »

Bike Thefts Surge In Medford, Including A Judge

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th September Newstheft
Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Tim Barnack is one of the latest victims of bicycle thieves in Medford. He was at a gym for an hour one day last week and when he came out, his $1,000 mountain bike was gone. Police Sgt.Read More »

Help Sought In Solving Theft of Over $10,000 of Items in Rogue River

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th May NewsBurglaryCrime Stopperstheft

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reports that sometime between April 29 and April 30, over $10,000 worth of guns, jewelry and camera equipment were stolen from a residence in the 1100 block of Foots Creek Road in Rogue River.  There were no signs of forced entry. Suspects entered the home and ransacked the home office and master bedroom.Read More »


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