Comfort Inn Burglary Leads to Arrest

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man is facing charges after allegedly stealing from the Comfort Inn on E. Stewart Ave. According to investigators, an employee caught the man – now identified as 38 year-old James Rapae – hiding in a storage closet with some of the hotel’s property. Rapae apparently pushed the employee and ran away, … Continue reading »

Bold Burglar Hits Three Homes in Daytime

  MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police said a burglar hit a neighborhood in East Medford this week while many people were at work. Police said the “daytime burglar” stole from three homes in the same area. One is in the 900 block of Sunrise and two more in the 2200 block of Aloha Street. Police said … Continue reading »

Footprints Lead Police to Burglar

    MEDFORD, Ore. — A local man faces charges after allegedly leaving muddy foot prints at the scene of a burglary that led to his front door. On Monday, officers responded to the apartments in the 1st block of Mace Rd. after a victim reported a break in and theft of a computer, sword, … Continue reading »

Man Facing Burglary and Arson Charges

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are investigating a series of thefts and an arson that are all believed to be connected to one man. Early Saturday morning, police responded to a report of a shed that had been ignited on the 1,000 block of northeast 6th St. Later that day, Grants Pass Police was called … Continue reading »

Neighbors on High Alert After Burglaries

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are on the search for the person responsible for two burglaries on Table Rock Road. The burglaries happened just hours apart and are just blocks away from each other. Medford Police said it already heavily patrols the area, but officers are on even higher alert looking for anything suspicious. Neighbors in … Continue reading »

Josephine County Food Bank Burglarized

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank is recovering after thieves broke into one of their properties, stealing $5,000 worth of tools and equipment. The burglary happened at Raptor Creek Farm on September 11. At least one person broke through the front gate and used bolt cutters to break open a lock and … Continue reading »

Medford Sees Spike In Burglaries

MEDFORD, Ore. — Through May of 2014, the Medford Police Department investigated 251 cases of burglary which is a 10 percent increase from the same time period last year. With the warmer weather and vacation season, officials say some cars and homes are most vulnerable heading into the summer months. With another burglary on Florence … Continue reading »

Several Crimes Increase in Medford

Medford, Ore. — Crimes linked to stealing are up dramatically in Medford in the first three months of the year.  The department says car thefts have increased 115% from last year.  Burglary is up 30%, robbery cases increased by 19%, and theft by 18%. Lt. Mike Budreau said one reason for this is repeat offenders, … Continue reading »

Homeowner Catches Burglar

MEDFORD, Ore. — Around 7:38 a.m. on Thursday, February 20th, police were called to the 600 block of N. Berkeley Way to respond to a burglary call. Police arrived at the residence and took the suspect, Anthony Paul Mathis,  into custody without incidence. Just a few minutes earlier, Mathis was seen by a homeowner breaking … Continue reading »

Name of the Man Who Died Mid-Burglary

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The man who stopped breathing and died during a burglary early Tuesday morning has been identified as Jasen Robert Lewis, 33, of Grants Pass. According to Oregon State Police, Lewis was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants, including a felony warrant for Fail to Appear – Dangerous Drugs issued out of Josephine … Continue reading »

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