Medford Homeowner Interrupts Burglary

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th February NewsBurglary
The resident of a home in the 1800 block of Hibiscus Drive in Medford woke up Tuesday to check on a suspicious, and he caught a burglar trying to make off with a new dirt bike. The burglar dropped the bike and fled. The suspect did take two "Fit" BMX bikes. One had a pink frame, and the other had a steel frame.Read More »

Downtown Medford Businesses Targeted By Thieves

Downtown Medford was the scene of break-ins and attempted burglaries between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The suspect made off with a small amount of cash and did over $400 damage to Downtown Grounds at 38 North Central. An alarm apparently scared off a suspect who had broken a door open to enter Misoyo Bistro on nearby Theater Alley. Nothing was reported stolen there.Read More »

Police Search For Burglary Suspect Who Raided Three Homes

By Jim McCoy Thu 8th January NewsBurglary
Police in Medford are looking for a burglar who hit three homes, netting electronic items and a gun and letting out a pet dog that was later fatally struck by a car. The crimes were reported late Tuesday afternoon after homeowners returned from work. Lt. Mike Budreau says neighbors saw the man back his vehicle up into driveways of the homes.Read More »

Thieves Steal $30-Thousand In Goods From Medford Home

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd November NewsBurglary
A home on Hillcrest was broken into last weekend, and thieves made off with an estimated $30,000 worth of items, including two cars. The vehicles were a blue 2008 Kia Sedona with Oregon license plates 989EMU and a tan 2008 Saturn Astra with Oregon plates 435ELC. The break-in occurred while the residents were away.Read More »

Grants Pass Man Charged With Burglarizing Multiple Businesses

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October NewsBurglaryKevin Heath Haugen
A Grants Pass man is being charged with breaking into multiple businesses. Police says 44-year old Kevin Heath Haugen broke into Radio Shack, Verizon Wireless and into the AT&T store twice. All reportedly occurred in the early morning hours of October 12th and 13th.Read More »

Suspect Arrested For Breaking In To Crater High School

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st August NewsBradley Lewis MaerzBurglary
A man accused of breaking in to Crater High School Wednesday night is in police custody. 26-year old Bradley Lewis Maerz was caught on video surveillance and Central Point police say Maerz is known not them. He had apparently entered the gym through an unsecured door.Read More »

Police Nab Alleged Purse Snatcher

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th June NewsBurglaryRyan Kain Smythers
A Medford man seen rifling through a purse and tossing it aside while riding a skateboard down the street was arrested by Medford police on burglary charges. A witness reported seeing 27-year old Ryan Kain Smythers headed in the direction of the North Medford Fred Meyer store.Read More »

Police Searching For Burglary Suspects

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th June NewsBurglary
The Medford Police Department is looking for a pair of suspects in relation to a home burglary in the 200 block of Florence Avenue Monday. Still photos captured from surveillance video are being circulated by local media. A number of unauthorized purchases were made with bank cards stolen in the heist. Both suspects are white males in their 20s. One is heavy, while other is thinner.Read More »

A Theft From A Vehicle Leads To Burglaries of Medford Businesses

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th June NewsBurglary
Three downtown Medford businesses were burglarized Sunday, and police say all were accessed by keys stolen from a vehicle Saturday night. A thief broke into a woman’s pickup truck and took the keys from her purse. Norris Shoes, GE Messinger Shoe Repair and Birkenstock Footwear all had cash or cash registers taken from their stores.Read More »

Two Arrested In Gold Hill Home Burglary

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th May NewsBurglaryMelissa CrandellRex Stansell
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the arrest of two suspects in a burglary that occurred yesterday in Gold Hill. Witnesses saw the suspects flee the 6th Avenue home they were robbing, and some even followed the pair, even after they split off. Witnesses described the clothing the suspects were wearing and what kind of backpack they were carrying.Read More »


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