Police Make Plans For K9 Units

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Law enforcement is in the process of creating a plan for using drug dogs once recreational marijuana becomes legal in July. Medford Police said the department is looking at options for dealing with dogs trained to sniff out marijuana. Police said it is likely they will replace at least one of the dogs … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Weekend Burglaries

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are searching for suspects after a string of burglaries over the weekend. According to investigators, the first happened in the 400 block of Kenwood Ave. Apparently the residence was under construction and the suspects removed several new sets of door handles and knobs as well as some tools. The second burglary … Continue reading »

Thief Returns to the Scene of the Crime

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two people face charges after one was recognized as a returning thief at the South Medford Walmart. According to Medford Police, 25 year-old Jessica Dodd recently tried to do a fraudulent return, where she found a receipt, went into the store, located the item and tried to get a refund. Apparently someone … Continue reading »

House Broken Into While Residents Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are trying to find a man who broke into a house on the 1800 block of Hybiscus St. – while the residents were at home. According to Medford Police, at about 10:30 Tuesday night, a man living at the home heard noises in his garage and went to investigate. As he … Continue reading »

West Main Street Business Robbed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are investigating a theft at “Creasions La Muneca” on W. Main Street in Medford. According to police, at about 3:05 P.M. on Tuesday, the suspect entered the store and threw an unknown liquid onto the female employee. He then stole cash from the cash register and fled towards Western Avenue on foot. He … Continue reading »

Police Assess Crime Statistic Data

MEDFORD, Ore. — The most recent national FBI statistics show Medford has the third fastest increase in violent crimes. However, Medford Police said the numbers are not representing the city accurately. Police said the statistics may be skewed because of increases in self initiated enforcement and record keeping. NewsWatch 12 sat down with Chief of … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Fire Leads to Arrest

MEDFORD, Ore. — A motorcycle fire in Medford early Thursday morning lead to the arrest of two wanted fugitives. At about 6:25 A.M., officers responded to a report of a motorcycle on fire in the Bear Creek Shopping Center on Biddle Rd. Police said they found Harry Corbin, 36, and Michelle Sager, 35, at the … Continue reading »

Medford School Arson Suspect in Custody

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man being hunted by police for attempting to set a building on fire at Jackson Elementary School has been arrested On January 15th at 7:32 A.M., a smoldering fire was discovered at the school as staff arrived for work. Police said a teacher used a fire extinguisher on the fire and called … Continue reading »

Police Hunt Would-Be Burglar

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are searching for a man that was reportedly interrupted during a burglary attempt. On Wednesday at about 9:45 A.M., the man was caught by residents going through a back patio of the 1900 block of Skypark Dr. According to investigators, the suspect cut the screen on two apartments to access … Continue reading »

Shoplifting Suspect Bagged by Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man is in custody accused of stealing from the Medford Target – and fighting with police. According to investigators, 24 year-old Robert Wilson stole from Target on Crater Lake Hwy at least five times this week, and was able to escape each time. On Monday evening, employees called police after allegedly seeing WIlson shoplifting again, … Continue reading »

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