Assistant Soccer Coach Accused of Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford girls’ soccer coach is facing charges for touching a student inappropriately, but he’s no longer behind bars. The jail reports he paid bail. 43-year-old Mark Winstead was the Cascade Christian assistant girls’ soccer coach, and police say became involved in an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student. Investigators say sexual … Continue reading »

Police Report Spike in Car Thefts

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford has seen a big jump in car thefts over the past month, and police say the cold weather is partly to blame. The number of cars stolen in December was nearly double the rate in November. In the morning, some people heading to work have probably found their cars a little … Continue reading »

Police Report Spike in Christmas Crimes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Christmas crime was on the rise this year in Medford, with nearly a half dozen burglaries and a couple of stabbings. Police say, despite the increase, none of the crimes appear to be related. Five burglaries, including one along Midway Road, occurred on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, all in different parts … Continue reading »

Police Discuss Beat Projects

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police say a small group of properties are contributing to much of the neighborhood crime and drug use in Medford, but while they know the source, stopping it isn’t so easy. Police call these properties beat projects, and right now there are 25 of them in Medford. These houses are constant sources … Continue reading »