Gunshots Bring Police to Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officers flooded into a Medford neighborhood Tuesday night when gun shots rang out. Officials say it happened right off Columbus Avenue on Benson Street. When officers arrived, the suspects had fled the scene. Police have now learned that the suspects pulled up in a vehicle shooting three rounds of gunfire before then … Continue reading »

A 7-Hour Search For Suspect Is Now Over

[UPDATE] After a seven hour search overnight, Medford Police arrested Abdul Blair. Medford Police say Blair has violated a restraining order several times by going to a home on Table Rock Road. They say he went to that home again last night and stole a computer, cell phone and other items. Police say they arrested Blair … Continue reading »

Volunteers Get Flood Evacuation Training

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Bear Creek community is practicing how to save lives in flood situations with an emergency evacuation simulation. Community emergency response teams, or CERT volunteers, were sent out on a door-to-door exercise Saturday to see how quickly they could evacuate locals in the event of a flood. The training is called the … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Fatal Crash

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police are still investigating Friday’s fatal traffic crash on Highway 97 about a mile north of Klamath Falls. The crash involved a motorcycle and a commercial truck. The passenger on the motorcycle, Diana Bowden, age 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle driver, Roderick Washington Sr., … Continue reading »

Two Police Teams Pursue Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — During the overnight hours and into Saturday morning Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Medford Police pursued a familiar face. Police say this person has outstanding warrants in Grants Pass. The man reportedly driving a stolen vehicle wouldn’t pull over for a Jackson County Sheriff’s officer. The vehicle stopped and the man jumped out … Continue reading »

Counterfeit Currency in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says they have received several calls about counterfeit bills throughout the city. “I’m not really sure why they don’t hit us here. I know if they tried to, with my experience and my staff’s experience with handling money, it’s not a good idea,” said Jack … Continue reading »

Police Watching for Labor Day DUIs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are always on the lookout for those who get behind the wheel after drinking too much. “Just from my experience I think we average maybe at least two or three a night on Friday and Saturday nights” said Medford Police Officer Logan Boyd. During Labor Day weekend, Medford Police increase … Continue reading »

In Custody Death Investigation Continues

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Medford man leads troopers on a high speed chase and dies being taken into custody. Police say 9:30 Wednesday evening, troopers attempted to stop 42-year-old Joseph Vavorsky for two traffic violations but he decided to elude OSP heading northbound on Interstate 5. They say he stopped the car and fled on … Continue reading »

Police Chase Ends With Arrest

MEDFORD, Ore., — Medford Police chased down and arrested a man suspected of breaking into several cars Tuesday. 21-year-old Courtney Abney was spotted by police on Holly Street before 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Abney then fled from officers for several blocks. Officers finally caught up with Abney on Grape Street and took him into custody. Abney … Continue reading »

Stabbing In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – A fight between two homeless men ends with one man stabbed and the other behind bars. Medford Police say it happened around 10:30 pm. on Monday night in a field near the intersection of Highway 99 and Highway 238. Officers say the men were in a homeless camp in the area and … Continue reading »

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