Witnesses Describe Possible Fire Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Another small downtown fire broke out around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, but police are hopeful that the incident may give them the break they need. Officials responded to the reports of a fire in the doorway of a warehouse building in the 400 block of South Fir Street. Police and fire … Continue reading »

Arson Not a Factor in Early Morning Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire investigators are ruling out arson in an early morning house fire on Newtown Street in downtown Medford. Units were dispatched to the fire at approximately 5 a.m. The report apparently came from the homeowner who woke up to the smell of fire on the back porch. The fire started in a … Continue reading »

Vehicle Fire on I-5 Slows Traffic

MEDFORD, Ore. — A motor home caught fire on Interstate 5, just off of the southbound on ramp at exit 30 about 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Police reported that propane tanks in the back of the motor home caught fire, and it is unknown how that fire ignited. The people in the car noticed carbon … Continue reading »

Two More Arson Fires in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – A woman was able to escape safely from a fire that burned part of her house in Medford early Tuesday. It was the 10th confirmed arson in the past week, and police think a total of 14 suspicious fires since June may have been committed by the same person. Tuesday’s fire occurred … Continue reading »

Police Say Arsonist Set Multiple Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are searching for a suspect who could be the culprit in starting multiple fires Wednesday around Medford. Each of the fires were small and caused little damage. No one was hurt. The first happened before dawn. The last at just after 6:00 Wednesday night. At 4:30 a.m., Police and Fire … Continue reading »

Police Continue Search for IED Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford police are continuing to search for the suspect who detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) on one of their patrol cars over the weekend. Representatives for the department say they’re currently collecting security cam footage that could show the suspect either committing, or going to or from the scene of the crime. … Continue reading »

Explosive Device Placed on Police Car

MEDFORD, Ore. — Friday night police seized nearly 2,000 illegal fireworks and handed out dozens of citations in Medford. Officer say, unfortunately, those kinds of incidents on the 4th of July are to be expected. What’s not expected is for someone to set off a firework attached to a paint container on top of a … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Starts in Transient Camp

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fire at a homeless camp spread to a nearby field Friday morning and sent up a black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. The fire was in a field between Bullock Road and the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford. Crews from Medford Fire and the Oregon Department of … Continue reading »

Keeping K-9′s Cool

MEDOFRD, Ore. — Narc is a three year-old K-9 who has only been on board with Medford Police for a couple of months. He needs to be ready to go at all times, so keeping him cool on a hot day is a priority. “120 down to 75, up to 120, it’s pretty hard on … Continue reading »

Medford Benefits From From SOHTCTF Split

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Detective Brandon Bloomfield has been part of the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force for several years, but will soon return to an office in Medford. The Medford Police Department already has plans to set Bloomfield up with a new high tech crimes lab. With Bloomfield rejoining their team full … Continue reading »

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