Ashland PD Host Shop With A Cop Event

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Police officers spent the morning searching through the aisles for gifts at the top of 16 kids’ wish lists. Saturday marked the 4th Annual “Shop with a Cop” Event. Each child got to spend a 100 dollar gift card at Walmart. Ashland Police officers helped the kids pick out their favorite … Continue reading »

Bait Bike Leads to Arrest

ASHLAND, Ore. — Even with snow and ice on the ground, Ashland resident Tyler Lacy depends on his bike to get around town. With his own bike down for maintenance, a friend has loaned him some wheels. “It was one of his. What was it his second favorite? Yeah second favorite bike,” said Lacy. Lacy … Continue reading »

Military Looks at Ashland Police Program

ASHLAND, Ore. — A panel created by the Department of Defense is taking a close look at an Ashland program designed to help victims of sexual assault. One Ashland officer recently returned to southern Oregon after showing how the program can help sexual assault reporting in the military. The program is called “You Have Options.” … Continue reading »

Feedback Puts Charge in Local Company

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Police Officer John Perrone strapped on his helmet as he went on patrol Wednesday afternoon, and he’ll be taking note on more than traffic violations. Perrone is assigned to patrol downtown Ashland, and for the past year he has been riding a Brammo motorcycle which he says makes all the difference. … Continue reading »

Man Suspected of Sexually Abusing Boys

ASHLAND, Ore. – A man living in Ashland is suspected of sexually abusing two boys. Ashland Police say early September, 19-year-old Avery Simpson abused two boys, ages 5 and 6 the first time he babysat them. Officers say the two children came forward to their parents about it. Simpson was a mutual family friend. “We know people who engage … Continue reading »

Ashland Crews Investigate Grass Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Fire crews said fire prevention tactics by a landowner may have bought them some time to stop a grass fire Monday night. Ashland firefighters received a call about 8 p.m. about a fire burning near A and 6th Streets. When they arrived, they saw the flames were actually burning in a field … Continue reading »

Ashland Increases Security for Parade

ASHLAND, Ore. — A lot of Fourth of July events are planned around Southern Oregon but violent events across the country are impacting our region’s preparations. In light of the April bombing at the Boston Marathon, many police departments are stepping up security. Crews were out earlier today in Ashland posting signs like no parking … Continue reading »

Police Train For Campus Shooting

ASHLAND, Ore. — The situation was staged. The guns were artificial and the injuries were fake. Local police said, however, the experience and skills gained are very real. “We just want to be able to respond to any active threat that would come onto a college campus or high school campus and be prepared for … Continue reading »

Football Players Charged In Sex Assault

ASHLAND, Ore. — Police said a student who was not part of the Ashland High School football team instigated sexual hazing by several football team mates. Investigators know of at least four underclassman who were victimized. Four Ashland High School football players are facing sexual assault charges stemming from a reported incident at a football … Continue reading »

Close Friend Remembers David Grubbs

ASHLAND, Ore. — Monday marks the one year anniversary of David Grubbs’ death. He was found nearly decapitated on the bike path in Ashland. One woman said her son and David were friends throughout school. She told Newswatch 12 David’s death is like losing a son. She said close friends at Shop-n-Kart are also unable … Continue reading »

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