Stores Sell Alcohol to Underage Customer

MEDFORD, Ore. – Sunday an underage customer between 18 and 20 walked into the Thrifty Nifty Market and 9 others in Medford in an attempt to buy alcohol. The attempts were part of a police operation and resulted in three stores selling to the minor including this location on west Jackson Street. When underage customers … Continue reading »

New K-9 Joins Medford Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new officer is joining the Medford Police Department from Holland. Barry is a 4-year-old dutch shepherd and he will be the departments new K-9. He will be a patrol canine, meaning he’ll be responsible for tracking down and chasing suspects. Barry will probably work for five years and his training will be constant. … Continue reading »

Preparing for Active Shooter Situations

Medford, Ore. — In the past five days there have been shootings in a Nevada hospital and a Colorado high school.  It’s for that reason the Medford Police Department says it’s a good idea to prepare for the possibility of being in an active shooting situation. Medford Police says your first instinct may be to … Continue reading »

Police Train in Freezing Temperatures

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Shell casings fell to the snow as Medford Police officers spent hours training in 20 degree weather in an effort to gain experience in winter conditions. “Manual dexterity, it diminishes quite a bit the colder and colder it gets,” said Officer Paul Mellgren. Ice and sub-freezing temperatures impact everything from the … Continue reading »

Human Trafficking Training for Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office opened its doors to any local law enforcement officer for a human trafficking training. They had the supervisor of the Portland Police Bureau’s human trafficking unit on site. Sgt. Mike Geiger spent a few hours reviewing how human trafficking is viewed, the traditional terms used, and other misconceptions regarding it. … Continue reading »

MADGE Makes Money Laundering Arrest

PHOENIX, Ore. — Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) investigators have arrested a man involved in drugs and money laundering. Back in October of this year, MADGE investigators seized a package sent from Austin, Texas through a private shipping carrier in Medford. MADGE says the package was seized after a positive alert from a … Continue reading »

MADGE Arrests Heroin Dealer

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) has arrested two people connected to drug trafficking. MADGE alleges one of them is a heroin dealer. Last week, investigators served a search warrant on a camper alongside a residence in the 100 block of Washington Street in Medford. The search warrant was based on … Continue reading »

Police Ask For Tips in DA Office Bombing

MEDFORD, Ore. –     It was a much more quiet day at the Jackson County District Attorney’s office Friday. The scene has been cleared after Wednesday’s explosion. Medford Police said they are making progress, but still need the public’s help. Medford Police said Friday they have received new information about the case, but said they are … Continue reading »

Four Car Crash Injures Three People

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police say a driver may have suffered a medical problem that caused a four car pile-up and sent three people to the hospital on Monday afternoon. That accident happened on the corner of Jackson Street and Crater Lake Avenue. Police say one of the drivers slammed into the third car in … Continue reading »

Airport Switching Police to Armed Guards

MEDFORD, Ore. — The shooting at LAX is putting new focus on security changes coming to Medford’s airport. The airport announced it chose security guards with Rams Specialized Security Service, a Portland based company, to replace police officers. For six years, the airport has used the Medford Police Department.  But  by making this switch, the airport is … Continue reading »

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