Police Cracking Down on Gang Graffiti

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police said they arrested one person who they believe is responsible for some of the gang graffiti in West Medford recently. Pedro Sanchez-Comacho, 18, is being held in the Jackson County Jail on charges of criminal mischief. Medford Police said they believe there are still more people involved. They said graffiti is … Continue reading »

New Graffiti Taggings in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Medford business and home owners are fed up with  graffiti in their neighborhood on the west side of town. This is an issue police say they continue to deal with frequently. When Nancy Murrish, the owner of Peach Street Market, arrived at her store on Sunday, she noticed a new addition to her … Continue reading »

Serial Arson Suspect Change of Plea

MEDFORD, Ore. – The woman accused of setting at least two arsons in Medford has changed her plea. Debra Johns was arrested for felony arson in July in connection to two intentionally set fires in the Downtown and West Medford area. At the time, she pleaded not guilty. On Tuesday, she changed her plea to … Continue reading »

Shooting Investigation in West Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are currently investigating a possible shooting around 8:38 p.m. Thursday night. Several witnesses in the area of Main Street and Western Avenue reported that two to three vehicles were involved in a verbal altercation in which 2-4 rounds were fired, according to police. Police said all the vehicles fled the … Continue reading »

Tree and Grass Fire in West Medford

MEDFORD, Ore — A fire on Tuesday afternoon at an boarded up home in West Medford had both fire crews and police racing to the house. Since the fire happened at an abandoned house, police officials has early suspicions it could be related to the string of arson fires in Medford. After further investigation, while … Continue reading »

Police Investigate West Medford Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire fighters responded to a call of a home on fire near South Peach Street and West 12th Street in Medford just after 10:00 Monday night. The Medford police department is now doing an initial investigation on each fire in Medford before fire fighters even determine if a fire is suspicious. This … Continue reading »

Homemade Bomb Found in Alley

MEDFORD, Ore. — A homemade bomb is found in a West Medford alley. Officers say it was just luck the lit fuse on the device went out by itself. Oregon State Police and Medford Police responded Friday afternoon on West 12th street. Police say whoever made that bomb wanted to cause harm. It was placed … Continue reading »

Set Police Team Target Gang Activity

MEDFORD, Ore. — Gang activity in west Medford is frightening people in their own neighborhoods. The Medford Police Department is taking a different approach to solve gang-related crimes. There is now at least two  full-time officers who focus on gang suppression and find potential gang members before they break the law. News Watch 12 spoke to a woman who lives … Continue reading »

Burglar Hits Medford Neighborhood Twice

MEDFORD, Ore. — A West Medford neighborhood has been targeted twice by a burglar in the same day. Police say the man on the bike is who they are looking for. A man who lives in the 700 block of Mindy Sue Street says he spotted the burglar standing near his neighbor’s yard. Later, his … Continue reading »

Police Search for Stabbing Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — A stabbing incident Wednesday night is believed to be gang related. Medford police say a man told them he was walking home when a Latino man asked him if he was in a gang. When the walking individual said he was not, the suspect pulled out a knife, menaced him and then … Continue reading »