STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Medford Police Officer Gives Girl Replacement Bike

Medford Police Officer Gives Girl Replacement Bike

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 12:15 AM

Medford Police deal with a lot of bike theft.

Last year police had reports of nearly 400 bikes stolen.

And there's a close to 90 percent chance you will not get your bike back if it's stolen.

NewsWatch 12's Eliana Sheriff finds out how one Medford Police officer decided to go beyond making a report for one young victim of this crime.

Cadence says, "It really hurt my feelings."

8-year-old Cadence is talking about how she felt when her brand-new bike was stolen two nights ago.

It was a birthday present-- she hadn’t even ridden it yet, and it was tucked away on her porch.

When mom Erin found out her little girl’s bike had been stolen she was heartbroken, and called Medford police to report the crime.

Erin Leigh says, "I let him know that I'm sure you won't be able to get to it. A missing bike isn't on the top of your to do list. But he assured me that they would keep an eye out for it."

Corporal Randy Jewell is the officer who took the call.

He decided after talking the situation over with his wife-- he wasn't going to let this girl's birthday be ruined.

After writing the report he went to Walmart, bought cadence a replacement bike, and less than three hours after mom Erin made the report, corporal Jewell showed up to her doorstep.

Erin Leigh says, "I saw him and he asked me to come outside and I walked outside and he had this bike, I got emotional about it."

Cadence says, "When I did there was this police officer and he gave me this new bike. It made me feel happy, and I really like police officers and I wish I could be one when I grow up because they can protect people and help people."

Medford Police say corporal Jewell did this all on his own, but they say it reflects what’s true for all the men and women in blue.

That a lot of cases they work on they do take home with them.

In this case cadence will still be able to go on that bike ride she's been waiting for, instead of waiting for her stolen bike to turn up.

Erin Leigh says, "It's definitely heartwarming to have a police officer come and bring you something nice after someone did something so horrible and breaking a child's heart."

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 361240

Reported Deaths: 4318
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah56287712
Washington39109325
Marion37168457
Clackamas30096309
Lane28087306
Jackson23248310
Deschutes20680125
Umatilla14567151
Linn13113132
Douglas12237251
Josephine9451198
Yamhill8820114
Klamath8146122
Polk746481
Malheur568578
Benton559831
Coos510295
Columbia388144
Jefferson381254
Lincoln324139
Union321550
Crook296346
Wasco291941
Clatsop244828
Baker204529
Tillamook198033
Hood River195837
Morrow186623
Curry182725
Harney114727
Grant100213
Lake96012
Wallowa69312
Gilliam1594
Sherman1573
Wheeler1091
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4854041

Reported Deaths: 71417
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles148510526549
Riverside3716705041
San Diego3678574183
San Bernardino3586775720
Orange3251235578
Sacramento1596362313
Kern1472941652
Fresno1463182094
Santa Clara1455431897
Alameda1206921415
San Joaquin1027761721
Ventura1010381167
Contra Costa1000181008
Stanislaus862991335
Tulare80375978
San Francisco54440649
San Mateo54168623
Monterey50911586
Solano46063341
Santa Barbara45223523
Merced42422581
Sonoma40997404
Placer39435429
Imperial36071766
Kings32938325
San Luis Obispo29973333
Madera23955285
Shasta23924352
Butte23818273
Santa Cruz21034221
Yolo20397248
Marin17706244
El Dorado17207149
Sutter13937175
Napa12898100
Yuba1011582
Tehama9534110
Humboldt9269109
Nevada916790
Mendocino766787
Lassen758747
San Benito744972
Tuolumne691790
Lake6631105
Amador547364
Siskiyou451246
Glenn438433
Calaveras391481
Del Norte358742
Colusa307618
Inyo214241
Mono16723
Plumas16607
Mariposa133916
Trinity88011
Modoc6895
Sierra1880
Unassigned1460
Alpine1050
Out of CA00
Medford
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
Brookings
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 54°
Crater Lake
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 52°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 52°
Klamath Falls
Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 45°
Lingering showers today
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events