Review: Communication An Issue in Portland Police-Involved Shootings

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th June NewsCrimeOregon newspolice shootings

An outside review of seven shootings by Portland police officers found the biggest problem was a breakdown in communications.

     The Los Angeles-based Office of Independent Review presented findings Wednesday to the city council. The study covered shootings between 2004 and 2010.
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Josephine County Courts Expedite Sentencing to Lower Inmate Counts

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th May NewsCrimeJosephine County Jail

Since May 24th, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department is expediting sentencing whenever possible to get the adult jail population to their target of 60. As a result, 12 inmates that would have otherwise been released until their trial are now being shipped to state prison to serve their sentences.Read More »

Burglary Suspect Arrested

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th May NewsBurglaryCrime

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested a suspect in the theft of $10,000 worth of antique watches and coins from a Williams’ home. 21-year old Derrick Lee Sewell has admitted to the crime Wednesday while being arraigned for another charge in Jackson County Circuit Court.Read More »

Medford Man Indicted In Teen's Death After Inhaling Helium

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th May NewsCrime

A 32-year-old Medford man has been indicted on a negligent homicide charge in the death of a 14-year-old Eagle Point girl who died after inhaling helium at party.Read More »

Arrest Made in Grants Pass Home Invasion Robbery

By Jim McCoy Fri 18th May NewsCrimeGrants Pass

A Grants Pass woman is in jail today after she and two male accomplices allegedly robbed a home on Rogue River Avenue Thursday morning at gunpoint. 33-year old Zera M. Thomas was apprehended by police at her home on M. Baldy Road Thursday afternoon, and she faces robbery, burglary, coercion, theft and unlawful use of firearm charges related to the robbery of 24-year old Destiny Ridenour.Read More »

Death of Table Rock Woman "Suspicious"

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th May NewsCrimeMedford news

Police in Medford are investigating the death of a 31-year-old woman who was found in her apartment in the 2300 block of Table Rock Road.
     According to a police release, the Jackson County Medical
Examiner's Office ruled that Maria Victoria McDonald died of
asphyxiation though the manner of her death is still undetermined.Read More »

Drive-By Shooting Suspect Arrested

By Jim McCoy Fri 11th May NewsCrime

One of the men allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting incident in the early hours of last November 1 in Central Point has been arrested. 21-year old Gabriel Perez was arrested Thursday in Medford. Police were at the Shelterwood Circle residence at around 4:30 p.m. on another matter when Perez was seen jumping out a window. He attempted to flee on foot, but authorities caught him.Read More »

DNA Links Serial Killer To Cold Cases

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th May Newscold casesCrimeI-5 Killer

Portland police say DNA evidence links Randall Woodfield, known as the I-5 Killer, to three deaths from the early 1980s.Read More »

Homeless Man Accused of Arson,Vandalism in Ashland

Ashland police have accused a homeless man
of setting fire to businesses in the town's central Plaza, sending
residents of upstairs apartments clambering over rooftops to
     Police say they booked 37-year-old Raymond Lee Wilson on arson
and other charges after the fire early Monday morning.Read More »

Stabbing Lands Medford Man In Jail

Sunday morning at 5:43 a.m., Medford police responded to an incident at a residence on Boardman Street. Upon arrival, they found a 22-year old male who had been stabbed, and was suffering from non-life threatening injuries. The investigation found the victim and Michael Robert Fredenburg had been engaged in an altercation that culminated in Fredenburg allegedly stabbing the victim.Read More »


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