Van Crashes into Home, Driver Charged

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police said a van struck a residence at Crater Lake Avenue and Bradbury Street this morning, and the driver has now been charged with DUI. Police said around 9:51 a.m. Friday, officers arrived on the scene and contacted the driver of the van, 48-year-old Douglas Hayes, who was the only one … Continue reading »

Medford Police Arrest Drive-By Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — After months of searching, Medford Police have a person in custody for pulling the trigger in a drive-by shooting. Officers say in the process of searching for the suspect, they cut down violence in the Rogue Valley. On the night of May 7th officers flooded the area after shots were fired out … Continue reading »

Local Police Presence on Social Media

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are increasing their presence on the Internet. They are now on Facebook and Twitter. Officials say this is something they have been looking into doing for quite some time. They hope it will help get a quicker response in cases they are working on. It started this week, and they … Continue reading »

Shooting Hospitalizes at Least One

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are responding to a report of a shooting that has sent at least one person to the hospital. Reports of a person entering Providence Medford Medical Center with a gunshot wound came in just after 3 p.m. Police say little information is known at this time, but one victim with … Continue reading »

Stolen Handgun Recovered

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Medford Police say MADGE has arrested two felons for the theft and sale of a stolen handgun. MADGE investigators followed up on a tip they received that Kenneth Vinzant Junior and Crystal Hoyt were involved in the theft and sale of a stolen handgun. Investigators contacted the victims of the theft … Continue reading »

Shooting Leads to Standoff in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two people are behind bars after an overnight shooting sent bullets into a north Medford home. Medford Police made the second arrest after an hour-long standoff. Police say their investigation started around 2:30 a.m. with reports of gunshots fired on Tennesse Drive, near Pacific Highway and Howard Avenue. Not long after the … Continue reading »

NTSB Changes Alcohol Limit

MEDFORD, Ore. — The National Transportation Safety Board voted Tuesday to recommend that states reduce the legal blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05. That could potentially change procedures for police. Medford Police say their officers use the National Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, which test for an estimated blood alcohol level of .08. They also … Continue reading »

Recent Shooting Highlights Gang Activity

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police say teens are trying to impress older gang members with destructive behavior. Medford Police are searching for a 15-year-old suspect in a reported drive-by shooting. Police say Tuesday’s drive by shooting was likely gang-related. Medford Police officers aren’t surprised a 15-year-old is the alleged shooter in this incident, because they … Continue reading »

Medford Shooting Investigation Continues

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police think they are looking for the person who pulled the trigger in drive-by shooting. Late this afternoon more than a dozen officers responded to search for a suspect who ran off when police tried to pull him over. A detective made a traffic stop on a young man who matched … Continue reading »

Investigation Leads to Standoff

MEDFORD, Ore. — A teenager is in the custody of Medford Police, accused of driving a car used in a drive-by shooting this week. 16 year old Omar Alberto Gonzalez is now in the juvenile detention center, on charges of first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, and reckless endangering. Police say Gonzalez was … Continue reading »

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