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 »

Medford Pawn Shop Proposal

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are asking pawn shops to take a digital photo of every item pawned. It’s part of an effort to improve the rate of tracking down stolen items. Medford Police say that they already have businesses submitting photos voluntarily. The idea is that if thieves try to sell any stolen goods, … Continue reading »

Neighbors React to Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Monday, Cherry Street residents are reacting to yesterday’s shooting. Medford police says Medford’s west side does have a higher crime rate than other parts of the city. From the first of the year to now, there have been a total of 89 emergency calls made in correlation to incidents on Cherry … Continue reading »

Police Discuss Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers were involved in a shooting on Cherry Street near Stewart Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Medford Police held a news conference just after 8 p.m. on Sunday with details on the shooting.

Witnesses Describe Possible Fire Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Another small downtown fire broke out around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, but police are hopeful that the incident may give them the break they need. Officials responded to the reports of a fire in the doorway of a warehouse building in the 400 block of South Fir Street. Police and fire … Continue reading »

Arson Not a Factor in Early Morning Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire investigators are ruling out arson in an early morning house fire on Newtown Street in downtown Medford. Units were dispatched to the fire at approximately 5 a.m. The report apparently came from the homeowner who woke up to the smell of fire on the back porch. The fire started in a … Continue reading »

Vehicle Fire on I-5 Slows Traffic

MEDFORD, Ore. — A motor home caught fire on Interstate 5, just off of the southbound on ramp at exit 30 about 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Police reported that propane tanks in the back of the motor home caught fire, and it is unknown how that fire ignited. The people in the car noticed carbon … Continue reading »

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