Police Search for Suspect After Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are searching for a suspect in an attack in Union Park, after an alleged drug deal went bad. At about 6:00 P.M. Sunday night, officers were dispatched to the park after reports of a fight. They determined that an 18 year-old man was involved in a physical altercation with another male who … Continue reading »

Injured Pedestrian Dies in Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police report a woman who was struck by a vehicle while crossing an intersection has died. Denise Elizabeth Anderson had been in the hospital with severe head injuries since November 15th. Last Saturday, Medford Police say she was hit by a vehicle on the intersection of Crater Lake Avenue and Brookhurst … Continue reading »

Meth Lab Found in Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are investigating a meth lab found in the 1100 block of S. Holly Street that found two men facing charges. On Wednesday November 19th, the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) team, along with the Medford Police Department, served a search warrant that stemmed from information received from the public … Continue reading »

Local Police Deal with Overdose Surge

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford will soon be the first police agency in the state to carry a new drug that reverses the effects of an overdose. Naloxone is a drug given to patients that overdose on heroin or opiate-based pills that effectively reverses the effects within minutes. Officers are being trained on the use of … Continue reading »

Bear Shot Near Local Elementary School

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police were forced to dispatch a bear near Jefferson Elementary after the animal bedded down in some bushes. Early Sunday November 16, police received reports of a bear up a tree in the 1500 block of Jasper St. After contacting Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division, it was decided to keep clear of … Continue reading »

Police Conduct Bar Sweeps

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police and Jackson County Community Corrections are trying to clean up area by doing bar sweeps around town. Police did checks on 24 bars in the area Saturday night. Officers go into bars and check to see if there are people inside when they are not supposed to be or haven’t … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Wheelchair Theft

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man was arrested after allegedly trying to steal a wheelchair. While assisting on a medical call on Eastwood Avenue on Saturday night, Medford Police say a man stole a $1,500 wheelchair out of the unlocked ambulance. Police officers contacted the suspect, 21-year-old Joshua Poff, at this residence and tried to arrest … Continue reading »

Stolen Car Sighting Leads to Search

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are searching for a suspect, after a stolen vehicle was spotted driving near the Rogue Valley Mall. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the 1996 White Lincoln Town Car was seen in the area of McAndrews Rd. and Court St. around 2:30 Monday morning. Three men ran from the vehicle after … Continue reading »

Medford Police Reaches Out to Latinos

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Police department is surveying members of the Latino community as part of an effort to build trust. They say if they can’t communicate with everyone in the area, they can’t do their jobs. The department recently worked with a group of Southern Oregon University students, who went door to door … Continue reading »

ACLU App Empowers Police Watchdogs

MEDFORD, Ore. – It looks like nothing more than a camera app, but the ACLU’s Mobile Justice app is designed specifically to send a message to police. You’re being watched. “All around the country, people have been very surprised but what some people go through every day with the police,” said Sarah Armstrong, Outreach Coordinator … Continue reading »

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