Alternative “Trick-or-Treat” Events

MEDFORD, Ore. — Halloween is a big night for kids who are anxiously waiting to try on their fun costumes, but for parents it can sometimes turn into a nightmare. Medford Police say kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than any other night…and teenagers who are out … Continue reading »

Medford Police Discuss Crime Tips

When you think of police work and solving crimes, you may think of fingerprints and forensics, but that’s not always what’s happening behind the scenes. Medford Police Lieutenant Mike Budreau talked with us in the newsroom and explained how this is not like a crime drama.

2nd Alarm Fire Started by Wood Stove

MEDFORD, Ore. — Flames from a Medford home greeted Rob Neff as he came home with his son’s from practice Wednesday evening. “I turned on to Valley View, I noticed the flames were really big, called 911, said there was a fire at Valley View and Mathews Place,” said Neff. It was his neighbors home … Continue reading »

FBI Crime Data Released for OR Cities

MEDFORD, Ore. — The FBI is releasing crime data for cities in Oregon. The statistics show murder, robbery, aggravated assault and burglary by community. Police say these high numbers go hand-in-hand with the increased rate of drug use in southern Oregon. “People are more desperate than ever to commit crime, to steal stuff to supply their drug … Continue reading »

MADGE Arrests Alleged Drug Dealer

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford law enforcement say they have arrested a man accused of concealing drugs and firearms on his property. Police say some of those drugs and firearms were stolen. At approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team (MADGE), assisted by the Medford Police Department SWAT Team, served … Continue reading »

Medford Police Tests New Recruits

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are putting their recruits through some tough testing this week, and the applicants are now one step closer to becoming police officers. About 30 applicants went through a physical agility course, took a written test, and had interviews with several boards on Monday. Police said it’s all designed to continue narrowing … Continue reading »

Medford Police Donates Armored Vehicle

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department is donating its armored truck to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Police say  that armored truck has been part of the department’s police fleet since 1997. The department isn’t losing money by giving this equipment up. A company called Armored Transport actually donated it to Medford Police. The department is hoping … Continue reading »

Police Say Arsonist Set Garage Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police are suspect an overnight garage fire to be the 14th in a string of arsons at vacant homes in west Medford in the past 15 months. Police and firefighters responded to the home at 400 South Peach Street shortly after 10 p.m. Monday. Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames and … Continue reading »

MADGE Makes Arrest in Drug Search

ASHLAND, Ore. — MADGE says they have arrested a man they say was manufacturing Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team (MADGE), along with other law enforcement agencies, executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Faith Avenue in Ashland on Thursday morning. MADGE reports the search warrant was looking for … Continue reading »

Police Promote Bike Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police and members of the Rogue Valley Transportation Department are teaming up to promote bike safety in Medford. Families met Saturday morning at the Rogue Valley Mall for a bicycle rodeo. RVTD officials say the goal is to teach kids defensive bike riding skills and road etiquette to help them stay … Continue reading »

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