Charter Employee Charged With Theft

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man has been cited and released from the Jackson County Jail after being accused of stealing more than $12,000 worth of jewelry. Robert Spomer is charged with aggravated theft and theft in the first degree. He was employed by Charter Communications at the time of the incident. 87-year-old Lucille Trowbridge says several … Continue reading »

Foster Parent Arrested for Sex Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. – A 77-year-old foster parent is in jail after police say he sexually abused a child in his care. James Eldon Mobley was arrested for two counts of first-degree sex abuse. He is accused of sexually abusing two foster children. His bail was set at $2 million. Medford Police began investigating Mobley last … Continue reading »

Medford Robbery Suspect Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man accused of robbing a Medford convenience store is now behind bars in the Bay Area. Demario Jackson is accused of robbing the Stop and Shop Market on North Pacific Highway. Medford police say he and another suspect robbed the store at gunpoint on March 16th. Local officers contacted police in … Continue reading »

Armed Robbery at Stop and Shop

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are investigating an armed robbery at Stop and Shop Market on North Pacific Highway. The call came in just after 3 p.m. on Sunday. Police say two suspects were involved. Both suspects fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival. One of the suspects was reported to be … Continue reading »

Medford Police Warn of Craigslist Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — In the past 4 weeks, eight Southern Oregonians have been the target of a scam stemming from Craigslist. Victims responded to an ad regarding employment as a housekeeper, nanny or childcare provider. Police say any job that offers advance pay that is above the going rate is a red flag. The Craigslist … Continue reading »

Assistant Soccer Coach Accused of Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford girls’ soccer coach is facing charges for touching a student inappropriately, but he’s no longer behind bars. The jail reports he paid bail. 43-year-old Mark Winstead was the Cascade Christian assistant girls’ soccer coach, and police say became involved in an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student. Investigators say sexual … Continue reading »

Police Report Spike in Car Thefts

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford has seen a big jump in car thefts over the past month, and police say the cold weather is partly to blame. The number of cars stolen in December was nearly double the rate in November. In the morning, some people heading to work have probably found their cars a little … Continue reading »

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — On December 28th 2013, at approximately 12:23 p.m., Medford Police officers responded to a report of a robbery at Wells Fargo Bank. Police say a woman entered the bank on Saturday afternoon and handed a note to the teller demanding cash. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on … Continue reading »

Medford Man Facing Child Abuse Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man already spending time in jail for sodomy is now facing an additional 24 counts of encouraging sex abuse. Those counts are related to child pornography. Michael Dean Murray plead not guilty in a Jackson County courtroom. Investigators say they found images of children engaging in sexual acts on his … Continue reading »

Police Report Spike in Christmas Crimes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Christmas crime was on the rise this year in Medford, with nearly a half dozen burglaries and a couple of stabbings. Police say, despite the increase, none of the crimes appear to be related. Five burglaries, including one along Midway Road, occurred on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, all in different parts … Continue reading »

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