Medford Pawn Shop Proposal

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are asking pawn shops to take a digital photo of every item pawned. It’s part of an effort to improve the rate of tracking down stolen items. Medford Police say that they already have businesses submitting photos voluntarily. The idea is that if thieves try to sell any stolen goods, … Continue reading »

Structure Fire in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday morning, Medford Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry crews responded to a fire inside a vacant building which then began to spread into a field of dry grass. An off duty firefighter called in just before 11:30 a.m. and reported the thick smoke and flames just off of Kings Highway. When … Continue reading »

Near Drowning in Cottage Grove Reservoir

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A close call for a woman in Cottage Grove Friday morning, after deputies say she nearly drowned in the Cottage Grove Reservoir. Lane County Search and Rescue says the woman was missing for more than an hour and had to be transported by helicopter to RiverBend Hospital. Deputies were called to … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Man Arrested for Stabbing

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A 22-year old man is behind bars today after an altercation and stabbing occurred Wednesday afternoon in Cave Junction. At about 4:23 p.m., an altercation broke out between two men who lived in separate trailers at 5646 Rockydale Rd. in Cave Junction. During the altercation, Brian F. Ellington Jr. allegedly stabbed … Continue reading »

Crab Boat Captain Cited for Pollution

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — A commercial crab boat captain was cited by an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper for Water Pollution related to an investigation into last week’s dumping of an estimated 5,000 pounds of rotten, skinned mink carcasses into the water at the Port of Brookings in Curry County. During … Continue reading »

Murder Victim Positively Identified

MEDFORD, Ore. — The District Attorney’s Office says comparing fingerprints from the body to the national FBI database led to the positive identification of Robert Haney as the victim of a September 9th murder. An autopsy was performed Wednesday on Haney, but results are not available yet. Yellow caution tape continues to block off two … Continue reading »

Murder Investigation Continues

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Caution tape blocks off the private driveway that leads to a property where two sets of human remains have been found. The road to this point in the investigation began on New Year’s Day. “On January 1st of this year, we received a missing person report. Family members of Robert Harry … 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 »

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 »