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Search for Juveniles Called Off

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Law enforcement officials are trying to figure out why three juveniles left the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center through the window.

Medford Police said it was originally thought the three juveniles escaped the facility, but have since learned they were part of a voluntary program.

Police said the suspects broke a window and used tied blankets to climb down from the second story building. One of the juveniles was located near the McAndrews bridge. Officers believe the two other males were headed toward Ashland.

Medford Police tell Newswatch 12 officers are no longer looking for the juveniles, but charges are possible because of the damage done to the building.

Medford Police released the names of the three juveniles on Tuesday afternoon: 17-year-old Raistlin Michael Asch, who was arrested for Criminal Mischief I and Disorderly Conduct; 14-year-old Nelson Kenneth Johnson, charged with Probable Cause to arrest for Criminal Mischief I and Disorderly Conduct; 15-year-old Silas Raen Clark, charged with Probable Cause to arrest for Criminal Mischief I and Disorderly Conduct. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these juveniles is encouraged to contact the Medford Police Department.

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  1. I figured this would have happened way before this. says:

    I can tell you from first hand experience that this facility has has some major security issues. I am curious as to if these three youth were in a voluntary program, why would they break a window and risk injury. From what I know about these types of programs, the youth are allowed to walk out a door any time the want. Was the door locked? Was there proper amount of staff on duty? was management aware of the signs leading up to this incident? Something doesn’t add up here. Somebody from this channel can email me back if you want a different take on what happened.

  2. Look At This says:

    That’s kind of… abrupt.

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