Man Shot During Alleged Burglary Identified

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th July NewsBurglaryMatthew J. Durbin

Police in Grants Pass have identified a man who was shot and killed while allegedly breaking into a home Tuesday night. 32-year old Matthew J. Durbin was found dead by police when they arrived at a West Park Street home in response to a call of a burglary in progress.

The names of the people in the house were not released. The case is under investigation.

Burglars In Medford Capitalize On Open Garage Doors

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th June NewsBurglary

The Medford Police want to remind homeowners to remember to close their garage doors at night. They report two homes that were burglarized thanks to the opportunity provided by open garage doors.

Yesterday morning- in the 4000 block of Hemlock- approximately $1,500 in items were taken from the garage. The home owners also report their vehicles has been rifled through.Read More »

Serial Burlgary, Car Theft Suspect Jailed

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th April NewsBurglaryJames Lukenstheft

A 20-year old Medford man has been tied to two burglaries and two stolen cars and has been arrested. Police were following leads on the case, and their investigation to them to the Ruth Drive home of James Lukens.

Originally, it was thought the name of the suspect was “Charlie” because of the name being written on the bill of a baseball cap left at one of the burglarized homes.Read More »

Suspect Arrested In Church Burglary

A man accused of breaking into Evans Valley Bible Church is behind bars.

Tuesday at about 5:05 a.m., Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary call at the Rogue River area church. Further investigation revealed that 32-year Zackuri Williams had been on foot and highly intoxicated near the church the night before.Read More »

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 »


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