Police Secure Crime Scene Overnight

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Sunset has come and gone, but investigators on the scene of Wednesday morning’s explosion outside the District Attorney’s office continued their work Wednesday night. Medford Police said at this point, gathering all possible evidence is crucial to the investigation.

“You only have one shot at a crime scene, so we need to take our time, and we’ll take as much time as we need,” said Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau.

The same crew, the same investigators are working Wednesday night after beginning the investigation earlier in the day. Police said it’s important to keep the same team on until the crime scene is cleared, and arrangements can be made if more time is needed.

“We’re going to work as long as we can, but if we come to a stopping point, we’re going to stop, we’re going to place armed policemen here who will  secure the scene until we can come back in the morning and resume processing the scene,” said Lt. Budreau.

Police said weather has also played a role in allowing investigators the time they need to look in every corner.

“When you have an outdoor scene, one big thing concern is the rain, rain can really damage evidence or tamper with evidence, so it’s nice that we don’t have that. It allows us a little more time,” said Lt. Budreau.

Late Wednesday night investigators could not be seen at the scene, however the crime scene was well lit and there was a police presence.