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 »

Deputies Shot, Killed Ashland Man

[UPDATE 2:35 PM] Sheriff Mike Winters says two deputies shot and killed 74 year old Earl Harris at his home outside of Ashland yesterday morning. They were there to serve a foreclosure notice. Based on previous attempts to serve similar notices, they had a 4-man swat team at the scene. Harris apparently came out of his … Continue reading »

Fight Back During Active Shooting Crisis

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police officers are urging people to think twice about the way they would handle an active shooting situation. Police said during an active shooting, the first response most people have is to hide, but really you should fight dirty, meaning you should fight back. “It’s just something to think about, if … Continue reading »

Medford Police Investigate Stabbing

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning on intersection of N. Front and 5th Street. Police responded to the intersection at around 2:06 a.m., where they found a victim had been stabbed multiple times and was suffering from life threatening injuries. The stabbing victim was transported to a … Continue reading »

Medford Police Practice P.I.T. Maneuver

MEDFORD, Ore. — A little pressure on the bumper of a suspect’s car is all it can take to safely end a police pursuit. It may seem like just a tap, but officers say it takes skill and precision to execute. “When doing a maneuver like that, there’s a lot of  things that can go … Continue reading »

Gang Activity Leads to Search Warrants

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A spike in gang activity in White City led law enforcement to serve four search warrants this morning. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement have been working together for a couple of weeks, investigating recent gang activity which includes two drive by shootings and a … Continue reading »

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