Police Forced to Shoot Bear in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers were forced to shoot a bear in a residential neighborhood early Thursday morning. At about 4:10 a.m., officers were notified of a black bear in the Washington Elementary School area. The bear was reported to have been going through trash cans in the area. When police arrived, the bear … Continue reading »

Deadly Officer Involved Shootings Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — Deadly officer involved shootings are on the rise. Just this year, 35 have already been killed in the line of duty. This is 46 percent increase from previous years. Police said there is no apparent reason for the increase. In southern Oregon, there have been five officer involved shootings since January. While … Continue reading »

Police Caution of Counterfeit Bills

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are cautioning the public about counterfeit bills. Medford Police report seeing a significant increase in counterfeit 50s and 100s. Earlier in September, Medford Police said a man walked into Guitar Center and paid for $2,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment all with fake bills. Store employees didn’t realize the … Continue reading »

$2,000 of Fake Bills Used at Business

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are investigating after a Medford business accepted 20 counterfeit $100 bills from a customer. Medford Police said a man walked into Guitar Center and paid for $2,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment all with fake bills. The incident happened on Friday, but they didn’t realize the money was counterfeit until … Continue reading »

Medford Officers Justified in Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — At today’s conference, District Attorney Beth Heckert announced the officers involved in the shooting on August 24th, were justified for using deadly force. The Grand Jury met for four hours and the 15 jury members deliberated for less than 5 min. The incident happened near Cherry Street and Stewart Avenue, and police reported … Continue reading »

Teenager Arrested for Attempted Murder

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police say in the early morning hours of August 25th an attempted murder took place in a church parking lot. Now a 17 year- old has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder and police are continuing their investigation looking for other suspects. Two and a half weeks ago, an … Continue reading »

Police Use Taser to Control Fight

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police were busy with calls after another fight broke out downtown at the Whiskey Room. Police report 28-year-old Willie Williams was fighting with a security guard at the bar. When police arrived, they say Williams was trying to assault the security staff. One officer had to use a taser to get him … Continue reading »

Riot at Harry & David Field

MEDFORD, Ore. — Seven people spent the night in jail after a riot broke out following a Mixed Martial Arts event. Medford Police say a fight turned into a riot at about 10 p.m. Saturday at the Harry and David Field. Police report the fight started in the stands, involving 15 to 20 people. Officers … Continue reading »

Police Crack Down on DUIIs

MEDFORD, Ore — Medford Police are urging people to think twice before they get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend.  This is because officers are cracking down on people driving under the influence. On Friday night, Medford Police arrested seven people for DUIIs.  On Saturday night, the same amount of officers are hitting the … Continue reading »

MPD Targets Pedestrian Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police conducted a Pedestrian Safety Enforcement on Friday to help raise awareness. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Police set up at the intersection of Table Rock Road and Mace Road and the operation targeted drivers who failed to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in an unmarked crosswalk. … Continue reading »

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