Deputy D.A. Speaks on Murder Case

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Detectives are not slowing down at the scene of the double murder case in Rogue River. Law enforcement officers are still serving search warrants on Susan Monica’s property. Deputy D.A. Allan Smith says the victim has adult children in the area, but he believes the victim has more family out of … 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 »

Human Trafficking Training for Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office opened its doors to any local law enforcement officer for a human trafficking training. They had the supervisor of the Portland Police Bureau’s human trafficking unit on site. Sgt. Mike Geiger spent a few hours reviewing how human trafficking is viewed, the traditional terms used, and other misconceptions regarding it. … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Warn of Holiday Scams

MEDFORD, Ore. — For many, the holidays are all about giving, but for some, they can be about taking. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is offering some warnings for the most common scams it sees during the holiday season. One is called the “green dot scam”, although depending on your location, the color of “the … Continue reading »

Local Woman Arrested After Car Crash

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman in connection to a rollover crash that cost a man his life. On Sunday, at 2:45 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5,000 block of Rogue River Drive, near Shady Cove, for a single vehicle rollover crash. The driver, 43-year-old … Continue reading »

Water Short-Circuits System

SHADY COVE, Ore. — A leaking roof is being blamed for problems with the new security system at Shady Cove School. The sheriff’s office and school staff were alerted last week when the new alarm went off twice without anyone pushing the button. The system was just installed this summer as a way to remotely … Continue reading »

White City Property Theft Investigated

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment has been stolen from a local business, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says a dump trailer was stolen from Corey Vitus Construction’s storage property in White City. The sheriff’s office says someone cut a section of fence and rolled the … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Holds Earthquake Forum

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting an earthquake forum. The focus is on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. It’s believed earthquakes that take place along the fault line could be a Magnitude 9 or higher. You can learn about what to do to be ready at forums today and tomorrow. The first … Continue reading »

Illegal Pot Cartel Funds Other Drugs

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — To slow down the use of drugs like cocaine, law enforcement focuses efforts on illegal marijuana grows. NewsWatch 12 brought you a story on the marijuana clean up in Jackson County on Wednesday night. It’s grow sites like those which investigators target to hurt other drug cartels. The Jackson County Sheriff’s … Continue reading »

Search Continues for Missing Hiker

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriffs deputies have located four missing hikers on Mount McLoughlin. According to deputies, they are still looking for another missing man who was hiking from a different trail head. At around 3 a.m. Sunday morning deputies received voice contact with the four women who have been missing overnight. None of … Continue reading »

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