Police Increase Patrols for Protests

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are increasing patrols for added security during the teachers’ strike. Police say their number one concern is about safety. They say protesters blocking traffic is common, but confrontations rarely become physical. Medford Police say a teachers’ strike poses some unique challenges because there could be multiple picket locations. “We only … Continue reading »

Rape at RCC; Suspect in Custody

MEDFORD, Ore. — Juan Holman-Ramirez is in the Jackson County Jail after he forcefully raped and sodomized a 24-year old female victim on Thursday. The victim went to Providence Hospital for injuries received during the rape, she was treated and released. The investigation revealed that on January 30th, the victim met Ramirez while walking in … Continue reading »

The Process of Missing Persons Cases

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police agencies across the Rogue Valley work together and use missing persons cases, not just to track down someone who disappeared, but to possibly identify human remains. Medford Police say they have an active file of eight missing persons cases, and also keep tabs on missing persons cases from other agencies. When … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Crashing Car Into House

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is arrested for intentionally crashing his car into his ex-girlfriend’s house. Police say 20-year-old Matthew Olivares was driving under the influence of intoxicants around 4 a.m. Tuesday when he crashed into the home at the corner of Stevens Street and Wabash Avenue. Officers believe he did not try to … Continue reading »

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — A car chase resulted in an arrest early Wednesday morning. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a hit and run that had occurred at 7:50 a.m. on Highway 140 near East Antelope Road. A gold, 1989 Honda Prelude hit a Garner Tree Service Truck and then took off. A Sheriff’s … Continue reading »

Third Suspect in Jail after Robbery

MEDFORD, Ore. — A third suspect has been arrested in the armed robbery of Stewart Market on Saturday. Cole Alexander Ziegler, 19, was arrested Tuesday evening at his residence in the 200 block of Haven Street, he was taken into custody without incident. Medford Police say they believe Ziegler actively participated in the planning and … Continue reading »

Medford Police Discuss 2014 Outlook

With 2013 over, and 2014 ahead of us, we’re taking to Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau about the trends we saw last year…and what’s expected for this year.

Medford Police Seek New Year’s Shooter

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are still looking for a man they believe fired several shots in a west Medford neighborhood New Year’s Eve night.. The incident happened in the 900 block of Broad Street. Police said two brothers got into some kind of dispute, and one fired several shots. No one was hurt and … Continue reading »

Family Hit with Fake Money Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Craig’s List scam leaves one family without a Christmas this year. A woman named Sue spoke to NewsWatch 12 about the incident. She posted an ad on the website to sell her I-pad for 5 hundred dollars. A man contacted the family and purchased the device. Sue didn’t know anything was … Continue reading »

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 »

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