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Police: Trio busted in Medford at night rummaging through cars

Neighbors reported seeing people running around and jumping into an SUV with no lights on.

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 10:34 AM
Updated: Jun 20, 2019 10:35 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officers took three people into custody on Wednesday night after neighbors reported seeing suspicious activity on their street, according to the Medford Police Department (MPD).

The report came in to dispatch shortly before midnight from Crown Avenue near N Keene Way. The caller reported seeing "subjects running around, holding property, and jumping in a black Tahoe with no lights."

When MPD officers arrived in the area, they said that they soon spotted the Tahoe still driving around with no lights on. After pulling the vehicle over, the officers found three people inside — later identified as 43-year-old Jody Parke, his son 23-year-old Dakota Parke, and 39-year-old Cecelia Vega.

MPD said that Jody Parke initially did not want to cooperate with the officers.

"The passenger, Mr. Jody Parke, decided he was going to run and hide under a nearby car. The game of hide-and-seek was over rather quickly," the agency said.

None of the three cooperated with officers in telling them what they were up to, but MPD said that officers eventually found property stashed around the area, apparently taken from unlocked vehicles.

"We recovered about $1,000 in property, mostly tools," MPD said.

The officers also reportedly found methamphetamine on Jody Parke, in violation of his probation from an earlier Theft charge.

"How ironic," the agency quipped.

MPD also said it had the following reasons for sharing this particular case:

  1. Reminder to NOT leave valuables in your vehicle.
  2. Keep a watchful eye on your neighborhood, call in suspicious activity.

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