Medford Police Reaches Out to Latinos

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Police department is surveying members of the Latino community as part of an effort to build trust. They say if they can’t communicate with everyone in the area, they can’t do their jobs. The department recently worked with a group of Southern Oregon University students, who went door to door … Continue reading »

ACLU App Empowers Police Watchdogs

MEDFORD, Ore. – It looks like nothing more than a camera app, but the ACLU’s Mobile Justice app is designed specifically to send a message to police. You’re being watched. “All around the country, people have been very surprised but what some people go through every day with the police,” said Sarah Armstrong, Outreach Coordinator … Continue reading »

Police Looking for Stolen Cars

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police are looking for the people behind a burglary this weekend. Police said electronics, jewelry, and two cars were stolen from a home on Hillcrest Road, Saturday. They said the residents were away at the time. Anyone who sees a blue 2008 Kia Sedona with Oregon  plates, 989EMU or a tan 2008 Saturn … Continue reading »

Police Concerned About Kids and Apps

MEDFORD, Ore.- Police are weighing in on concerns about children having contact with dangerous people through applications on their phones. Kids now have the ability to communicate with each other outside of text messages and voice calls, stoking parents worries about less oversight over who their kids are talking to. The Medford Police Department said this … Continue reading »

Drive-By Shooting on Finch Lane

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened early Saturday morning. The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Finch Lane, in a newer development off of North Ross Lane. Neighbors reported three shots fired at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday. Police say a man and his two children were in the … Continue reading »

Minor Decoys Help With Compliance Checks

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police sent minor decoys into 11 stores and bars Saturday night that were cited for either allowing minors in or serving them alcohol in the past year. Elements Tapas Bar and Restaurant on Main Street is one of the businesses that passed the test Saturday night, but unfortunately most of the stores and … Continue reading »

Medford Police Report Aggressive Dogs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police said there are a number of reports of aggressive dogs. Officers said Saturday was the third day in a row they had to call in Animal Control to help catch the dogs. Police said they received a report Friday of two dogs, similar to pitbulls, off leash and being aggressive in … Continue reading »

Man Killed After Tree Falls on Tent

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are investigating an accidental death, in which they say a man was killed when a tree fell on his tent. On their Facebook page this morning, Medford Police said 23-year-old Joseph T. Jones was killed when a tree fell onto his tent in a transient camp area north of Bear Creek Park. … Continue reading »

Huson Homicide Two Years Later

MEDFORD, Ore. — Monday marks the two year anniversary of Medford taxi cab driver, William “Huey” Huson’s death.  Detectives working for Medford police are continuing to investigate the case on a daily basis and have high hopes that one day the unknown suspect will be brought to justice. “Hands down, this is the most serious … Continue reading »

Medford Heroin Dealer Sentenced

[UPDATE – October 21, 2014] – On Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Dennis Lee, 45, of Medford to 10 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sanchez will be on three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term. Lee’s 10-year sentence is … Continue reading »

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