Police Secure Crime Scene Overnight

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sunset has come and gone, but investigators on the scene of Wednesday morning’s explosion outside the District Attorney’s office continued their work Wednesday night. Medford Police said at this point, gathering all possible evidence is crucial to the investigation. “You only have one shot at a crime scene, so we need to … Continue reading »

Police Keep Close Eye On Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Costumes of all types were seen at the Ashland Plaza, and so were police. They wanted to make their presence known to make sure no super heroes were needed if things got out of hand. Halloween is a tradition in Ashland, but one that has had a rocky past. “We had some … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested in Ashland Murder

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is behind bars in the Jackson County Jail today in connection with the murder of Frank Ronald Damiano, 62, of Ashland. Early this morning, detectives arrested Merlin Elmo Bound III at his home in the 500-block of Boardman St. for the crimes of Murder, Assault in the first degree, … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Suspicious Death

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that was reported this morning. On Thursday at approximately 4:30 p.m. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to do a welfare check at a residence in the Bear Creek Mobile Home Park, located on Corral Lane in Ashland. Inside the home, Deputies found … Continue reading »

Suspect in Bank Robberies Arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The man charged with robbing banks in Grants Pass is now in custody. Mark Alan Cardinal, 58, of California is being charged with robbery and theft in the first and second degree. On Monday around 11:30 a.m., Grants Pass Police officers and detectives responded to a reported bank robbery at Chase … Continue reading »

FBI Crime Data Released for OR Cities

MEDFORD, Ore. — The FBI is releasing crime data for cities in Oregon. The statistics show murder, robbery, aggravated assault and burglary by community. Police say these high numbers go hand-in-hand with the increased rate of drug use in southern Oregon. “People are more desperate than ever to commit crime, to steal stuff to supply their drug … Continue reading »

Thieves Target Family’s Craigslist Ad

WHITE CITY, Ore. — As the final boxes were moved out of Oscar Millan’s home, he was still hard at work checking chores off a to-do list. “We’re moving into a smaller house, we’re moving in with my stepsister because my mom has cancer and it’s just me and her here so we’re all going … Continue reading »

Park Seeing Increased Crime Without Pool

MEDFORD, Ore. — Demolition has begun on the Hawthorne Park pool two years after it officially closed and 63 years after it opened. Medford resident Bill Bardakos said it was a landmark. “I’ve been here for 8-9 years and I remember bringing my daughter down here, going swimming and I saw the tractors here and … Continue reading »

Manhunt Underway For Former LAPD Officer

(CNN) — A massive manhunt is underway in Riverside, California for a former LAPD police officer who is considered armed and dangerous. The Siskiyou County Sheriff told NewsWatch12 he is currently in Southern California attending a sheriff briefing for this manhunt. Three officers were shot overnight, one fatally, while on patrol in Riverside. 33-year-old Christopher Dorner … Continue reading »

Stabbing Investigation Closes Road

Police say a fight escalated into a stabbing in Medford late Friday night. Around 9:00 p.m. police closed part of Table Rock Road between Airport Road and where Biddle Road loops around toward Central Point. Officers tell NewsWatch 12 the suspect likely ditched the knife which is why they sent out the K-9 unit to … Continue reading »

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