Arrest Made in Alleged Trespass Assault

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Police have arrested a man accused of following and hitting an alleged trespasser with his vehicle. On September 15, Police responded to a trespassing report on First St. Investigators said the resident jumped in his truck and followed the accused trespasser when they tried to run away. Police said the driver … Continue reading »

Officials Warn of Unauthorized Event

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents of an unauthorized event. They say a man is approaching local businesses and telling them about a fundraiser at the Jackson County Expo’s ponds where people can pan for gold. Sheriff’s officials said the man claims 10% of the profits from the gold … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash Kills Woman

NEAR ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating Sunday evening’s motorcycle-involved crash on I-5 south of Roseburg that killed a female adult passenger and injured two adult males. On September 21st at about 6:35 p.m., a 2009 Harley Davidson driven by Kevin Wiltrout, 32 from Phoenix, Ore. was traveling down the on-ramp to southbound … Continue reading »

Bear Attack Declared Unsubstantiated

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police is now reporting the bear attack in Central Point as unsubstantiated following their initial report and investigation. Police said the incident occurred last night in the 4100 block of Grant Road. A 57-year-old man called 911 claiming he was attacked by a bear in his back yard. He … Continue reading »

Truck Hits Man After Accused Trespassing

[UPDATE 10:43A.M.] Central Point Police said they got a trespassing report about 6:30a.m., Monday morning. They said the person living at a home on First St. jumped in his truck and followed the accused trespasser when they tried to run away. Police said the driver of the truck hit the man on foot, causing critical injuries. … Continue reading »

Black Bear Sighted in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Early Wednesday morning, numerous calls flooded into the Central Point Police Department regarding sightings of a black bear. Most of the residents saw the bear near Taylor and Haskell Street.  One resident said she was surprised when she looked up from her computer and saw the bear darting across her driveway.  … Continue reading »

Road Rage Turns Violent, Man Arrested

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– A Central Point man is facing charges after a road rage incident got out of hand. Jackson County Sheriff Deputies said they responded to several 911 calls over gun shots on Truax Road, Monday night. Deputies said witness told them Forrest Miller, and his girlfriend, Ashley Taylor were driving closely behind William … Continue reading »

Central Point Approves Marijuana Tax

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Central Point City Council passed a second reading of an ordinance on Thursday night that will tax medical and recreational marijuana. Even though the mayor and city councilors have made it very clear that they don’t want any form of marijuana anywhere in Central Point. In a unanimous vote, Central … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Jabari Parker at Crater High

NBA rookie Jabari Parker talks about attending Southern Oregon Hoops Camp at Crater High School in Central Point.

Miniature Horse Show In Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Expo is holding a special event that began on Saturday all about mini horses. The North by Northwest Miniature Horse Show kicked off this morning with mini horses and trainers from all over the Pacific Northwest. 81 miniature horses, which must be under 34 inches tall, are participating … Continue reading »

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