25-Year-Old Dies in Crash in Prospect

PROSPECT, Ore. — Prospect Fire responded to a vehicle accident just before 2 a.m. The crash happened on the 1200 block of Mill Creek Drive in Prospect. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports 25-year-old Zachary Ryan Jones was driving southbound in the 1200 block of Mill Creek Drive when he lost control of the 2000 Nissan Frontier … Continue reading »

Local Police Call for Officer Body Cams

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – In the wake of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, police departments across the country – including Oregon – are considering the use of body cameras for officers. Several local police agencies – like Grants Pass, Talent and Central Point – already equip all officers … Continue reading »

High Speed Getaway Ends in Home Invasion

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Two local residents are facing charges after trying to outrun Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies. On Friday November 28, a deputy passed a car on Vilas Road and turned around to make a traffic stop. According to police, the driver of that car noticed the deputy turn around, and accelerated to speeds … Continue reading »

Two Suspects Arrested in Market Robbery

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Two suspects have been arrested following a robbery at a market that’s left one man dead. On Sunday, officers from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, and the Oregon State Police pursued Lenny Miles for allegedly running from the scene of the robbery at the Frontier Market on … Continue reading »

Stolen Car Sighting Leads to Search

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are searching for a suspect, after a stolen vehicle was spotted driving near the Rogue Valley Mall. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the 1996 White Lincoln Town Car was seen in the area of McAndrews Rd. and Court St. around 2:30 Monday morning. Three men ran from the vehicle after … Continue reading »

Jackson Co. Sheriffs Hire New K9 Officer

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is getting a $10,000 donation meant to pay for a new police dog. For 11 years, Darco has worked in Southern Oregon as a K-9, but Darco is ready to retire. So the members of the Southern Oregon kennel club have raised money to buy a new … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Train in Traffic Stops

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is working with a wide variety of agencies from all over, trying to make traffic stops safer for police in a three day workshop in Southern Oregon. When police pull someone over, that person may be cooperative, in a medical crisis, or … Continue reading »

Missing Children Forum Held in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday night marked the first night of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office informational series. Wednesday’s event focused on Southern Oregon’s amber alert program and the largest child abduction response team in the nation. Wednesday’s event was called “A Child Goes Missing: The Community’s Response To Our Biggest Fear.” Participants talked about child abduction efforts in … Continue reading »

Fire Update for Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oregon Department of Forestry has a community meeting is scheduled for tonight at Green Springs Fire Station at 7 p.m., on the corner of Hyatt Lake Road and Highway 66. The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires. Here are the latest fire statistics from the Oregon Department of Forestry: … Continue reading »

Sergi Fired from Sheriff’s Office

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Jackson County sheriff’s lieutenant who challenged Sheriff Mike Winters in the May primary election has been fired. Bob Sergi was let go on Monday, and the sheriff’s office confirmed he is no longer employed there. Sergi believes the firing is fallout from his attempt to run for sheriff, and said he … Continue reading »

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