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 »

Suspected Bank Burglar Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man who’s suspected of burglarizing multiple banks across southern Oregon is now behind bars. NewsWatch 12 reported Monday night, two men were using a fishing line and other devices to pull bank deposits from the exterior drop boxes. Several banks in southern Oregon found those devices in their boxes and deposited … Continue reading »

Emergency Plan Helps Catch Burglar

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  A family and their belongings are safe after a man attempted to burglarize their home Saturday afternoon. Fourteen-year-old Ally Gregg and her 12-year-old brother stayed home while their mom went to the grocery.  Shortly after she left, Gregg heard several knocks on the front door. When she looked outside, she saw … Continue reading »

Arrests Made in Medford Burglary

MEDFORD, Ore. — This past Saturday morning police responded to a burglary in which over $15,000 worth of property was stolen from a Medford home. The residents who were out of town for the weekend asked a relative to stop by the house to check on pets, when the burglary was discovered. Officers believed the … Continue reading »

Suspected Burglars Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford police officer’s good memory helped in the arrest of several suspected burglars. On Monday, police say the Sparta building was burglarized. This is the second time the businesses inside the building were targeted. Just a few days ago, the Sparta building was burglarized. After checking out the surveillance video, an officer recognized a man … Continue reading »

iPhone App Leads Officers to Burglar

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police responded to an early morning burglary this past Friday. When waking up, the victims noticed the sliding glass door that had been left open the previous night was then closed. Among the missing items was an iPhone, an iPad and a laptop totaling roughly $1,600. When officers arrived at the … Continue reading »

Homeowner Gets Burglar on Surveillance

COPCO, Calif. — This past Wednesday, officials arrested a 22 year-old Grants Pass man after a Copco resident reviewed surveillance footage of the suspect robbing his home. Officials were then able to issue a search warrant for the suspect’s, Jonathon Robert Davis, home. Several items related to the home owner’s burglary were recovered. Throughout the … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Alleged Firearm Thief

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Thursday around 4 a.m. Medford police received a report about a possible burglary on Brookhurst Street. Upon arrival, police learned that an unknown person broke into the home of a 55 year old male while the victim was away. The suspects are behind bars. The suspects were able to force open … Continue reading »

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