Phone Scam Targets Students

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police is warning local students to look out for a phone scam. They say an RCC student was recently called by someone offering free help on a tax return. The caller asked for things like the student’s name, date of birth, and social security number. Phone scams, of course, are relatively … Continue reading »

Purple Parrot Would-be Robber Returns

MEDFORD, Ore. — A suspect wanted for a botched robbery attempt at the Purple Parrot on Highland Dr. in Medford earlier this week is now being sought for returning to that same location and stealing money. According to Medford Police, on Friday morning at about 8:30, the man from the surveillance video from Wednesday’s incident … Continue reading »

Police in Search of Fleeing Man

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are searching for a man they believe tried to elude them yesterday. Medford police determined that Jeremy Gibson (29) was the driver of the vehicle that they chased and then found abandoned in an alley behind 200 Vancouver Avenue. Gibson has outstanding warrants for probation violation, and also eluded detectives back in … Continue reading »

Police Seek Botched Purple Parrot Robber

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are investigating a presumed botched robbery at a local tobacco and lottery shop. On Wednesday at about 12:30 P.M., police received reports of a man walking into the Purple Parrot on Highland Dr. wearing a ski mask, gloves and dark clothing. He allegedly looked around, saw customers and left. Employees say … Continue reading »

Police Seek Convicted Sex Offender

MEDFORD, Ore — Medford Police are trying to find a convicted sex offender who has failed to register per state law. Steven Brewer, 49, was convicted for sexually abusing an 8 year-old girl in 2008 and got out of prison in June. According to police, he is registered to an address in Grants Pass but … Continue reading »

Domestic Violence Program Helps Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — A collaboration between Medford Police and Community Works is providing help and services to those involved in domestic violence cases. The program started four years ago and other law enforcement agencies in the area are looking to get involved. The Medford Police Department said officers arrested more than one person per day in … Continue reading »

Medford Police Hiring New Officers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police Department is in the middle of interviews as they look for people to fill open spots in the agency. Administrators said hiring happens about twice a year, and this time around they had more than 200 applicants. After a test, management narrowed down the pool to just 36. This week, … Continue reading »

Stolen Guns In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to Medford Police, in 2014 126 guns were stolen in the city of Medford and 29 of those guns were stolen out of cars. Police say guns are often a target for thieves because they have a high black market value. Officers say stolen guns are easy for thieves to profit … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Biddle Rd. Car Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are investigating a car crash at the intersection of Biddle Rd. and McAndrews Rd. that sent two people to the hospital. On Monday at about 12:55 P.M., Medford Police and Medford Fire and Rescue responded to the three car incident. Officers blocked the westbound lanes of McAndrews Rd. for about 40 minutes … Continue reading »

Police Hunt Man Who Robbed Golden Wok

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are looking for a man who robbed the Golden Wok restaurant late Sunday night. According to investigators, at about 9:30 P.M., officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at the restaurant’s location on S. Riverside Ave. Apparently, the robber was armed with a knife and left with an undisclosed … Continue reading »

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