Officers Justified in Medford Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers, as well as some federal officers, have been cleared in a shooting in Medford last month. Jackson County District Attorney’s Office announced a grand jury’s ruling on an officer involved shooting early Thursday evening. The grand jury ruled that the four officers involved (two from the Medford Police Department … Continue reading »

Plan Set for Police Evidence Building

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford construction company will begin work on a new facility for Medford police. The Medford City Council awarded a $523,400 contract to Adroit Construction to begin work on the police department’s new property control facility. That building would house evidence for Medford Police. Medford City councilors said they were pleased with … Continue reading »

Craigslist Ad Lead to Car Theft

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sunday evening, a couple who claimed to be from Grants Pass came down to Medford to look at a car posted on Craigslist. Police said the seller had the car running as the two were talking about a potential deal, but then the buyer jumped in the car and took off. The … Continue reading »

Medford Police Will Get A New Building

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department is working on the first steps in process to construct a new police building. Wednesday morning, a board met with potential architectural and construction firms to go over the bid process and discuss potential plans. Medford police currently operates out of City Hall. City and police officials have agreed … Continue reading »

Drug Deal Leads to Hit and Run

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police arrested two suspects today in connection to Monday nights hit and run incident at the North Fred Meyer. Police used surveillance video and witnesses comments to get a description of the suspect vehicle and were eventually led to it via a tip from someone who said they saw the vehicle … Continue reading »

Idaho Fugitive Cleared from Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of the suspects in Thursday’s officer involved shooting has been medically cleared from the hospital, and is now in the Jackson County Jail. Wayne Pearson, 29, is being held without bail, charged as a fugitive from another state. Meanwhile 31 year-old Shavon Willard is still recovering from gunshot wounds at Asante … Continue reading »

Medford Shooting Update

MEDFORD, Ore. — The two suspects from Thursday’s shooting in Medford have been identified as 29-year-old Wayne Pearson and 31-year-old Shavon Willard. Both are recovering from gunshot wounds and are said to be in stable condition. Pearson and Willard both have warrants out in multiple counties in Idaho. The scene has cleared less than 24-hours … Continue reading »

New Details in Officer Involved Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — An investigation is ongoing on Hilton Road after police opened fire on two suspects with warrants out of Idaho. Medford Police said a 1998 Dodge truck carrying two wanted suspects from Idaho was spotted around 3 p.m, Thursday by officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobbacco and Firearms and the Oregon Department of … Continue reading »

Suspected Vehicle Thief Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Wednesday, Medford Police arrested a man they say is a suspect in multiple vehicle thefts. Starting in January 2014, Medford Police noticed a spike in the number of vehicles stolen off of car lots in Medford. Working with other police and sheriff departments, investigators found cases of vehicle theft that were … Continue reading »

15-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

MEDFORD, Ore., — Medford Police are reporting 15-year-old Kathileen Morales was found safe this morning at about 7:20 a.m. by a family member while walking on Happy Valley Drive, near Albion Lane. The family member took her back home. Police reported that Morales had ran away and was in good health. At around 10:00 Monday … Continue reading »

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