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 »

Medford Burglary Suspect Caught

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is facing charges in connection with nearly a dozen burglaries at local businesses. Police say it all started with a break in at the Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity. The Habitat for Humanity Re-Store was broken in to a week before Thanksgiving, and the thief made off with three … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man has been arrested and charged with robbing eleven businesses in the Medford area. Starting in late November, Medford Police noticed a dramatic spike in business burglaries. Police noticed several similarities in eleven of the reported burglaries to various businesses in the Medford area. After reviewing surveillance video, police identified 47-year-old … Continue reading »

Medford Police Investigate Holiday Theft

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man in behind bars after a Medford couple came home from vacation to find their home robbed and their cars stolen. After an investigation detectives found that 52-year-old Patrick Munn was committing mail thefts in the victim’s neighborhood. The accumulation of mail at the residence caused Munn to believe the occupants … Continue reading »

A Dozen Churches Burglarized

MEDFORD, Ore. — Burglars are targeting churches in the Medford area. At least twelve have been broken into this year. A burglar broke into church located on the 1200 block of Peach Street for the third time this year. Medford Police believe it’s the same person. During the investigation, police discovered the person is entering … Continue reading »

Police Share Winter Safety Tips

MEDFORD, Ore. — This time of year also brings longer nights and more hours in the dark, which can translate to more criminal activity. Lieutenant Mike Budreau from Medford Police shares tips on staying safe in the video above.

Police Discuss Beat Projects

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police say a small group of properties are contributing to much of the neighborhood crime and drug use in Medford, but while they know the source, stopping it isn’t so easy. Police call these properties beat projects, and right now there are 25 of them in Medford. These houses are constant sources … Continue reading »

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