Car Chase Suspect Crashes Through Fence and into Backyard

Police say that a man sped away after officers attempted to pull him over, leading to the backyard collision.

Posted: Jun. 19, 2018 11:11 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — One man is behind bars on Tuesday after leading police on a car chase into an East Medford neighborhood, according to the Medford Police Department (MPD).

MPD says that the incident began when an officer attempted to pull over a silver 2000 BMW just after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Rather than stopping, the driver sped away, attempting to elude police.

The suspect slammed his car into a fence in the 3400 block of Ford Drive before abandoning the car and running away on foot. MPD says that the suspect was "jumping over fences" to get away.

Officers caught up with the suspect in the 3000-block of Gary Drive, near Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Zenaido Quinonez, was arrested.

According to MPD, Quinonez had an outstanding parole warrant for his arrest. Quinonez has been lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 67°
Brookings
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 73°
Crater Lake
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 67°
Grants Pass
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 70°
Klamath Falls
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 67°
Quiet Weather Much of This Week
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Propagating Lavender

Image

Strokes

Image

Texas police: Robbers as young as 11 years old attack elderly man

Image

CAUGHT ON CAM: Woman escapes handcuffs, leaves Wisconsin police station

Image

Texas granny kills 12-foot alligator

Image

Dry Transition into Fall

Image

Local HS Scores & Highlights September 18, 2018

Image

Oregonians Helping with Florence Recovery #2

Image

Oregonians Helping with Florence Recovery

Image

Mental Health Summit Breaks Down Mental Illness Barriers

Community Events