Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

Make the right play to save your life and others. On Super Bowl Sunday, the Medford Police Department teamed up with the Oregon State Police, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Talent Police Department and Eagle Point Police Department to conduct a high visibility D.U.I.I. saturation patrol.  The involved officers focused their enforcement efforts to the City…

SC says sheriff getting more than fair share of tickets

Is the City of Shady Cove getting its monies worth from the sheriff’s department? What looked to be a low-key council meeting on September 2 became tense when former City Councilor, Lois Holland, and Businesswoman, Kathleen Collins, pointed out the inadequacies of law enforcement in Shady Cove. Having done an investigation before the meeting, Councilors…

Drug disposal day in Eagle Point, Sept. 25

The City of Eagle Point and the Eagle Point/Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor a drug “Take Back” event on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10-2 p.m. at the Ashpole Center, adjacent to the Eagle Pont City Hall. This is the second such program held this year. However, this time those bringing in medicine may…

Sophisticated psilocybin mushroom bust

{gallery}/06_08_10/shroom{/gallery} An extended multi-agency investigation led to search warrants being served at three southern Oregon locations and the seizure of two sophisticated psilocybin mushroom growing operations and a large indoor marijuana growing operation. According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Drug Enforcement Section Sergeant Jim Johnson, the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team and Medford Area…

Eagle Point shooting

A disturbance in Eagle Point Friday evening, April 30, 2010 was reported about 9:45 p.m. in the apartment complex in the 100 block of North Royal. According to reports, a subject had barricaded himself in one of the apartments at that address, armed with a weapon. Although the Independent could not obtain cooperation from any…

MADGE bust near a White City school

On Feb. 5 at approximately 2 p.m., investigators assigned to the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team (MADGE), served a search warrant for drugs in the 7700 block of  Bellaire Way, White City.    At that location, detectives detained James Golding, 39, and Alisha Dee Golding, 18.  Investigators discovered and seized a 50 plant indoor…

SC ponders police, want county to dissolve SCWD

The end of summer finds the City of Shady Cove in a type of dual drought. Not only are many wells running dry, but the Police Department is nearly down to its last metaphorical trickle as well. It is logical then, that the two main topics of Thursday’s City Council study session and subsequent meeting…

Marijuana bust in Eagle Point

Friday, Dec. 14, investigators with the Jackson County Narcotics Enforcement Team (JACNET) executed a search warrant on Kristie Davis-Brodd, 34,  and her residence, at 400 block of  Minerva in Eagle Point.      Investigators located approximately 10 oz. Of marijuana, packaging materials, digital scales and other paraphernalia associated with the use, delivery and manufacture of…

Crystal Darkness to kick off united meth campaign

Crystal Darkness to kick off united meth campaign Methamphetamine first appeared in Oregon in the early 80s. Since then, meth addiction has grown and is considered an epidemic by law enforcement agencies and concerned communities.      Businessman Jim White is spearheading a campaign that highlights the perils of meth and reaches out to people…