Gang Member Returns to Jail

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s service took Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Marquez (19), from Medford, into custody following a traffic stop. Gonzalez-Marquez absconded from MacLaren Youth Correctional transitional program in Junction City, Oregon. Gonzalez-Marquez was originally sentenced as a juvenile for his involvement in the 2009 stabbing death of … Continue reading »

Gang Activity Leads to Search Warrants

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A spike in gang activity in White City led law enforcement to serve four search warrants this morning. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement have been working together for a couple of weeks, investigating recent gang activity which includes two drive by shootings and a … Continue reading »

White City Hears Presentation On Gangs

WHITE CITY, Ore. — White City residents now have a better grasp on the gang problem in their area after a presentation Thursday night. Two years worth of information put together by the Jackson County Gang Task force was shared. This revealed that people have seen increases in vandalism, drug crimes, and violent crimes in … Continue reading »

Set Police Team Target Gang Activity

MEDFORD, Ore. — Gang activity in west Medford is frightening people in their own neighborhoods. The Medford Police Department is taking a different approach to solve gang-related crimes. There is now at least two  full-time officers who focus on gang suppression and find potential gang members before they break the law. News Watch 12 spoke to a woman who lives … Continue reading »