MEDFORD, Ore – A five hour standoff this morning has led to a man in jail facing burglary and trespassing charges. It all started just before 5 a.m. at the abandoned Kim’s Restaurant on South Pacific Highway in Medford.
Police say a passerby called police after seeing a car pull into the building. Police arrived and saw a shotgun inside the car, and due to the unknown risk, called in swat.
Just before 10 a-m, police took 23 year old Brian Matthew Kunkle into custody without incident. A 17 year-old juvenile has been released. Police believe the duo was looking for metal to steal and recycle for cash.
Kunkle faces charges of second degree burglary and trespassing while in possession of a firearm, while the juvenile’s case will head to the district attorney.