Citizen Stops Shoplifter

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Zachary Earll saved the day on Sunday, Dec. 15, when he stopped a burglary in progress at the Big R, located on Highway 62 in White City. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Big R at 1:45 p.m. for a shoplifting. A store employee was working at the counter when … Continue reading »

Man Arrested After Stabbing a Couple

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested 35-year old Jason Barnes of Grants Pass on Sunday following the stabbing of two people during a disturbance at a residence just north of Grants Pass in Josephine County. The two adult victims received non-life threatening injuries and Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division detectives are … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Ignites; Home is Saved

MEDFORD, Ore. — A family returned home last night from shopping to find smoke billowing out of their home. When they opened the door, it was their Christmas tree that had caught fire and the flames were quickly climbing to the ceiling. The family closed the door and called 911. It happened around 7:30 P.M. … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Barn; Threatens Home

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rural Metro Fire Department responded to a large barn fire on the 3,000 block of Winona Rd, near Jump Off Joe Creek, Tuesday afternoon. The 4500 square foot barn was engulfed in flames upon arrival and was initially threatening a home about 20 feet away. Driving to the fire was … Continue reading »

Sex Offender Under Investigation

OAKLAND, Ore. — Paul Silas Stephenson is currently under investigation by the Sutherlin Police Department for allegations involving minors.┬áThe Oregon State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision has issued a Felony Warrant for the Arrest of Stephenson. Stephenson is a registered sex offender. He targets females from 14-17 years of age and he already has … Continue reading »

Weather-Related Scheduling Changes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some events throughout the weekend are being canceled due to the poor road conditions. Here’s a running list of event changes (and non-changes), delays, and cancellations. CHANGED: Festival of Trees is open 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday. The families from Evening of Giving are … Continue reading »

Fire District 3 Opens Warming Centers

Medford, Ore. — Fire District 3 in White City has opened all of its 7 stations as warming centers for the public starting at 7 AM today. This is meant to be a short term stay and they will help you find a more long term solution, if needed. Blankets and other supplies will be … Continue reading »

Roommate Charged with Manslaughter

MEDFORD, Ore. — On September 15th, Medford Police and Medical personnel responded to reports of an assault on Howard Avenue. The victim, Charles Puzak, was conscious and suffering from significant head injuries. The suspect, John Lopes, was arrested without incident at the time. The assault happened outside and had multiple witnesses. The investigation revealed that … Continue reading »

Bicyclist Killed after Striking Vehicle

MEDFORD, Ore. — Around 1:00 p.m. today, a 66-year-old bicyclist was riding northbound on Riverside Avenue when he struck the rear quarter panel of a vehicle that was making a right turn into a business, in front of the bicyclist. Medford Police and Medical Personnel responded to the scene and the male victim was found … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested in Ashland Murder

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is behind bars in the Jackson County Jail today in connection with the murder of Frank Ronald Damiano, 62, of Ashland. Early this morning, detectives arrested Merlin Elmo Bound III at his home in the 500-block of Boardman St. for the crimes of Murder, Assault in the first degree, … Continue reading »

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