Social Media Impacts Investigations

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department says no matter the incident or graphic nature, if it happens in public view, photos and videos will typically end up on Facebook or Twitter almost instantly. Police say these posts can sometimes help the investigation because the documentation can let officers get a better idea of what … Continue reading »

Tree and Grass Fire in West Medford

MEDFORD, Ore — A fire on Tuesday afternoon at an boarded up home in West Medford had both fire crews and police racing to the house. Since the fire happened at an abandoned house, police officials has early suspicions it could be related to the string of arson fires in Medford. After further investigation, while … Continue reading »

New Medford Dog Ordinance Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Dangerous dog owners could soon find themselves facing fines, and even jail time. The Medford City Council along with police are considering a new dangerous dog ordinance.  It is still in its beginning stages and was just discussed for the first time Thursday at a council study session. The proposed ordinance will … Continue reading »

Emergency Personnel Get Gunman Training

MEDFORD, Ore. — Late Wednesday night, Medford Police and Fire and Rescue prepared themselves for the day they may have to face with an active shooter in the city. Those agencies had a training session that was a life-like simulation of dealing with a gunman at the Rogue Valley Mall. The training started around 10 … Continue reading »

Medford Agencies Have Gunman Training

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police Department and Medford Fire and Rescue are preparing for the day they will be confronted by a gunman and victims in need of medical care. The scenario-based training seems even more valuable as the number of armed attacks continues to increase. Law enforcement officials say they need to sharpen the skills … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have arrested a suspect connected to a stabbing that occurred in downtown Medford last Sunday, shortly after 2:00 a.m. Aaron Riley Westensee, 25, of Central Point was arrested today on charges of Attempted Murder, and Attempted Assault in the first degree. He is lodged in the Jackson County Jail and … Continue reading »

Several Crimes Increase in Medford

Medford, Ore. — Crimes linked to stealing are up dramatically in Medford in the first three months of the year.  The department says car thefts have increased 115% from last year.  Burglary is up 30%, robbery cases increased by 19%, and theft by 18%. Lt. Mike Budreau said one reason for this is repeat offenders, … Continue reading »

Man Arrested in Business Burglary

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man accused of stealing $60,000 worth of tools and equipment from his employer was arrested by Medford Police officers this morning. In March, the Medford Police Department was contacted by a local Electrical Contractor who reported an internal theft. The business reported that its employee, 24-year old Dustin Jackson, had worked … Continue reading »

Police Trying to Locate Stabbing Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police responded to Providence Hospital early Wednesday afternoon for reports of a male victim suffering from a stab wound. The 38-year-old male victim was stabbed in the abdomen after being involved in a dispute, inside of a residence in the 400 block of Kenwood Avenue in Medford, according to Police. The … Continue reading »

Two Accused of Luring a Child for Sex

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two men are behind bars, accused of luring a child for sex. The Medford Police Department says it arrested two transients, 41-year-old Mark Doty and 19-year-old Cameron Lauckner. Police say they used Craigslist to meet a 16-year-old boy. Medford Police say the victim and the suspects started exchanging pictures and videos and … Continue reading »

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