Police: Man Was Drunk When Hit by Car

MEDFORD, Ore., — Medford Police say a man was very intoxicated when he tried to cross the street Wednesday and was hit by a truck.  The accident happened on Stewart Avenue just east of the intersection with Columbus.   One of the responding officers said the man had no regard for the traffic at the … Continue reading »

Medford Sizzler Fire Likely an Accident

MEDFORD, Ore. — Favorable conditions – and fire suppression unit – have prevented the Sizzler on Biddle Rd. in Medford from suffering the same fate as another restaurant just up the road. According to Medford Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg, the fire started behind a grill in the kitchen on Wednesday sometime around 7:00 A.M. Medford Fire and Rescue and Medford Police both responded about 20 minutes later, … Continue reading »

Medford Police Hunt Alleged Stalker

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police is seeking the public’s help finding a man wanted for more than 10 counts of Stalking. According to police, 34 year-old John Aranda has two active warrants for his arrest, one for a Stalking Probation Violation and another for a Strangulation Probation Violation. Officers said the warrants stem from an assault and … Continue reading »

Trailer Theft Leads to Attack, Arrest

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man is facing charges for the theft of a trailer and its contents, after the alleged victim tracks him down and attacks him with a pipe. On Sunday a 34 year-old man was driving down Crater Lake Ave. when he saw his stolen cargo trailer being towed by a truck. Apparently, … Continue reading »

Jogger Nearly Hit By Car

MEDFORD, Ore. — A woman jogging had a close call with a driver on Sunday morning. Medford Police had originally investigated the case as an attempted kidnapping, but now police say there is no evidence of that, although the driver was arrested on other charges. The whole thing happened at the intersection of Dellwood Ave … Continue reading »

Local Woman Warns of Phone Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local woman is exasperated after receiving dozens of phone calls that she suspects are a scam. “I’m sick of getting these calls. Yesterday I had 12 in the course of the day.” Bonnie Hamlett feels helpless after she starting getting calls to her cell phone a few weeks ago. “They’ll always … Continue reading »

Daytime Burglary Suspect Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore — Police have caught the man they believe is responsible for a series of daytime house burglaries earlier this week. According to police, on Tuesday, January 6th, the Medford Police Department investigated three residential burglaries – one in the 2200 block of Aloha St. and another in the 900 block of Sunrise Ave. … Continue reading »

Footprints Lead Police to Burglar

    MEDFORD, Ore. — A local man faces charges after allegedly leaving muddy foot prints at the scene of a burglary that led to his front door. On Monday, officers responded to the apartments in the 1st block of Mace Rd. after a victim reported a break in and theft of a computer, sword, … Continue reading »

School Bus Crashes Into Yard

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police and Medford Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle crash on Monday afternoon after a school bus plowed into a yard on S. Columbus Ave., ramming into a fence and tree stump. According to police, the driver claims to have fell out of her seat while adjusting her seat belt, causing the … Continue reading »

Chase in Medford Leads to Car Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local man faces charges after allegedly stealing a car while it was warming up in a driveway. Medford Police said, early Monday morning, 32 year-old Travis Shepherd stole a red Dodge Neon from a home in the 500 block of Edwards St., which officers spotted several hours later at Jackson St. … Continue reading »

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