Accused Shooter Changes Plea

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man suspected of attempted murder changes his mind in court and says he wants to go to trial. Aaron Merlina was set to plead guilty in Jackson County Court on Tuesday, but he surprised the judge, the prosecutors and even his own attorney by deciding he wants to hire a new … Continue reading »

Twin Brothers Face Various Crime Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two identical twin brothers have been arrested after police say they committed various crimes while working as security officers. The twin brothers were arrested on several charges including using excess force and impersonating an officer. Jason and Donald Libby own Jackson County Security. The two were recently arrested for crimes Medford Police … Continue reading »

Shots Fired Near Coleman Creek Road

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon police are investigating a shooting Thursday morning; no one was injured. The man who fired a gun is in police custody. A neighbor was trying to return some borrowed items to 41-year-old Jon Ware ware when Jackson County Sheriff’s officials say he opened fire outside his home near the intersection … Continue reading »

Shots Fired At Medford Residence

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man calls police after a bullet flies through his window on Summit Avenue and West Main Street. Officers say, however, the shots were not directed at him. A resident who lives on the corner of Summit Avenue and W. Main Street reported that a bullet went through the window of … Continue reading »

Medford Woman Accused of Brazen DUII

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police say a woman’s hard-to-miss vehicle and reckless behavior landed her in jail. Medford officers arrested Celeste Patton on Monday for drunk driving. They say Patton was seen pulling up to the north Medford Fred Meyer in her Hummer H-2. She then apparently purchased a bottle of wine and started drinking as … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Bike Path Assault

MEDFORD, Ore. — A transient is in the Jackson County Jail after firing a gun along the Bear Creek Greenway on Tuesday morning, nearly injuring three young adults. Two of the teens were hit, however neither was seriously injured by the man who was camping along the Bear Creek Greenway. The initial call came in … Continue reading »

Accused Meth Dealer Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police say they have arrested a meth dealer in White City. On Wednesday, Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators, with the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,¬†¬†served a search warrant at a residence in the 3400 block of White City. At the residence, police said they found methamphetamine, packaging, … Continue reading »

White City Homeowner Confronts Thief

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A White City man catches a thief trying to break into his home and holds him at gun point until police arrive. John Lewis says he was asleep this morning when his wife woke him up in a panic. She told him someone was trying to break in. Lewis says he … Continue reading »

Homeowner Holds Burglar At Gun Point

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said a homeowner in White City was able to hold a burglar at gun point until law enforcement arrived. Early Friday morning, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said they responded a report of a residential burglary in progress on the 3600 block of Avenue G in … Continue reading »

Man Arrested For Contacting Minor

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man is behind bars after attempting to lure at least one 15-year-old into a sexual relationship. Jackson County Sheriff’s Officers served a search warrant on the 900 block of South Oakdale Street in Medford on Thursday for this investigation, that first began last month. 50-year-old Louis Medcalf is in the … Continue reading »

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