Twists & Turns In Medford Arson Case

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th August NewsarsonGregory Stabile
While an arson suspect has been released in an apparent case of mistaken identity a surveillance photo has been give to the media from the Medford Police of a man similar to the man they let go from custody. Investigators determined through video evidence that 29-year old Gregory Stabile was several blocks away from a fire set Thursday at 1134 W.9th St. in Medford.Read More »

Another Arson Suspect Jailed In Medford

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st August NewsarsonGregory Stabile
A Medford man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused setting a fire at the back of a house on W. 9th St.Read More »

Arson Suspect Charged With Trying To Set Jail Fire

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July NewsarsonDebra Irene Johns
Medford police say a homeless woman charged in three arson cases and the top suspect in several more has been accused of setting a small fire in a public restroom at the county jail. Lt.Read More »

Four Early Morning Fires In Medford Under Investigation

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th July Newsarson
Medford police are investigating four morning fires that appear to be arson. The fires included two on Holly Street involving an outbuilding and some bales of hay on the same property during the four and five o'clock hours, and a shed on Grape Street and a section of fence on Pennsylvania Drive. Police say the evidence shows the fires were intentionally set.Read More »

Klamath Falls Fires Called Suspicious

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th May Newsarson
Authorities suspect arson in a fire that spread through trailers in Klamath Falls and displaced at least 10 families. District Attorney Rob Patridge told the Herald and News ( ) the fire's spread does not match the pattern of a natural fire. He says at least three dogs are thought to have died, but investigators have not found human victims. The fireRead More »

Fire On Rogue River Drive Appears To Be Arson

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th April Newsarsonfire
Authorities are investigating a fire that occurred in an unoccupied home on Rogue River Drive Saturday night at 10:44 p.m. Investigators say it appears multiple people have been coming and going from the home valued at 70-thousand dollars. Several sleeping bags had been found inside.Read More »

Arrest Made In Medford Arson Case

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th March NewsarsonManoah Martin Hall
The Medford Police Department has in custody a man they say is responsible for a string of fires set to vacant homes. 38-year old Manoah Martin Hall is in Jackson County Jail on $2.5 million bail. Starting in the summer of 2011, 21 suspicious fires had been set to homes in the Medford area- including residences on Orchard Home Drive, Maple Park Drive, W. 11th Street, W.Read More »

Historic Church Fire May Have Been Set Intentionally

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th November NewsArlington Church of the Nazarenearson
Arson investigators are looking into an extensive fire Tuesday morning at a historic church building in the Columbia river town Arlington. The Gilliam County sheriff's office says the building of the Church of the Nazarene is considered a total loss. It was damaged earlier this year in a spate of fires.Read More »

Young Man Gets Break In Arson Case

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st November NewsarsonDevon Anthony McDonald
Jackson County prosecutors gave a 20-year-old man a break that allows him to go on probation instead of prison for setting fire to a Medford home. The owner of the home did not want Devon Anthony McDonald to go to prison and prosecutor Nick Geil says the Medford man can still get his life on track. The Mail Tribune reports ( McDonald pleaded no contest ThurRead More »

Attemped Arson Stopped By Medford Fire Crews

By Jim McCoy Wed 16th October Newsarsonfire
The Medford Fire Department quickly put out a fire in the 2000 block of Barnett Road last night around 9:30 p.m. Witnesses say they saw someone start a fire in an area along a chain link fence surrounding an apartment complex swimming pool. No structures were threatened, though the fire burned through the plastic lattice.Read More »


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