School District Talks Arming Teachers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – All options were on the table Wednesday as Eagle Point school officials met with the community to talk about allowing teachers to carry guns in schools. The Weapons Safety Committee met for the first time at a public meeting Wednesday night to discuss the idea. The panel is made up of … Continue reading »

Police Say Man Assaults Wife, Kills Lamb

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT EAGLE POINT, Ore. — An Eagle Point man has been arrested after Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said he killed a lamb on his property and tried to rape his wife multiple times. On Thursday, at 7:05 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 15000 block of Highway 62 in Eagle … Continue reading »

Benbow Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Seattle man was arraigned Thursday afternoon in a Jackson County Courtroom after his child ate methamphetamine. Elijah Benbow appeared in court to be officially charged with possession of drugs, driving under the influence of intoxicants and child endangerment charges. Benbow was first arrested on April 22. Officers pulled him over on … Continue reading »

No Charges Filed in Alleged Horse Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford woman says she is shocked after finding her neighbor’s injured pony tied up and left without food or water. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has decided the pony is not a victim of abuse. Deputies say they are not filing any charges. Over the weekend, they went to the property where this … Continue reading »

Forestry Equipment Vandalized in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Over the weekend, officials with the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project say some of their forestry equipment was vandalized and has caused them delays in their progress. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that when crews returned to work on Monday, a log loader had graffiti on it and a liquid had … Continue reading »

Number of Stolen & Lost Guns Increasing

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the number of stolen and lost guns has been on the rise. Up through this point in 2013, 44 guns have been either stolen or lost. They say, a majority of the thefts occur during both residential & vehicle burglaries. For this reason, it … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Office Investigate Burglary

MEDFORD, Ore. — Homeowners at a Medford residence are out of thousands of dollars after a reported burglary. On Thursday, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3600 block of Dodson Drive in Medford for a report of burglary. According to the victims, the house was empty from 9:50 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m. … Continue reading »

Police Chase Lands Two in Jail

MEDFORD, Ore. — Early Monday morning, two men were arrested after attempting to elude a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy in a stolen vehicle. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy attempted to stop a white GMC pickup truck around 2:45 a.m. after it failed to stop at a stop sign. The sheriff’s office … Continue reading »

Man Suspected of Giving Daughter Meth

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A 6-year-old girl is rushed to the hospital after she swallows methamphetamine. Deputies say her father is the one responsible. Deputies told the Washington man his daughter’s life was in danger and he finally admitted to it. On Monday, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recieved reports of a man acting … Continue reading »

Police Search for “Career Criminal”

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they say is a career criminal. 55-year-old Robin Lee Workman of Gold Hill is the suspect in several burglaries and motor vehicle thefts. He also has several warrants out for his arrest. Last week, Northgate Auto Sales reported an unknown suspect stole … Continue reading »

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