Woman caught on Medford doorbell camera with stolen gun

Police say a resident on Golden Lane near Poplar Drive was woken up around 4:17 a.m. to their Ring doorbell camera being activated. The resident says the unknown woman was holding the handgun and attempted to fire it into the ground.

Posted: Jan 2, 2020 9:14 AM
Updated: Jan 2, 2020 9:34 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Medford Police say a woman was caught on a Ring doorbell camera holding a stolen gun. 

Police say a resident on Golden Lane near Poplar Drive was woken up around 4:17 a.m. to their Ring doorbell camera being activated. The resident says the unknown woman was holding the handgun and attempted to fire it into the ground. 

When police arrived they arrested 28-year-old Jasmine Lovett without incident. Medford Police say they determined Lovett had just stolen the Glock from a nearby unlocked car. 

Police say they think she approached the home to use the front porch light to see how to use the gun, but her exact motive is not certain. 

Medford Police say to use the alert functions in your home camera so you can see what is going on in real time. This allowed the homeowner to remain safely inside while police arrived. 

In a Facebook post the Medford Police department says, "We know there are a lot of gun owners in the valley, please do not leave your gun in your vehicle. We realize its not always intentional and it happens. But please take gun ownership seriously. We can't have these fall into the wrong hands."

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