Youth sets off Best Buy sprinklers

Medford Police were dispatched to Best Buy Electronics Store Saturday, Mar. 3 at 2:53 p.m.  for a Theft and Criminal Mischief.  Officers learned that a male suspect was able to set off the sprinkler system inside the store, which caused enough distraction for him to steal a laptop computer.  Employees confronted the male outside the…

Eagle Point teen dies after inhaling helium

An autopsy revealed that 14-year-old Ashley Long’s immediate cause of death was “traumatic helium gas and air embolism due to inhalation of helium gas mixture from a pressurized canister,” according to Deputy State Medical Examiner Dr. James Olson. The manner of death,”accidental.” A toxicology report will not be available for six to eight weeks. Saturday,…

EP teen dies in Medford home

On Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 p.m., police and medical personnel were dispatched to a residence in the 3100 block of Alameda Street for a 14 year old girl who was unconscious and not breathing.  The caller reported that the juvenile had ingested alcohol and helium.  The teen was tended to by medical personnel and…

Disturbance report leads to shooting of teen by MPD

The Medford Police Department responded to a disturbance call for service in the 800 block Pennsylvania Ave. On Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2:21 p.m. .  The 9-1-1 call and the subsequent 9-1-1 callback indicated that a mother and her 18-year-old son were asking for police assistance.  Both the mother and son conversed with 9-1-1 dispatchers. …

Fire in Medford

There were no injuries in an early morning two alarm apartment fire in the 200 block of North Ivy St. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.  Flames were shooting 20 feet through the roof of a two story apartment complex when the first of six fire engines arrived.  Medford Police evacuated eight apartments while firefighters held the…

Fire in Medford

There were no injuries in an early morning two alarm apartment fire in the 200 block of North Ivy St. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.  Flames were shooting 20 feet through the roof of a two story apartment complex when the first of six fire engines arrived.  Medford Police evacuated eight apartments while firefighters held the…

US Bank is Medford robbery

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    At 2:44 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, Medford Police responded to the U.S. Bank located inside Albertson’s at 910 N. Phoenix Rd. in Medford.  A male suspect approached the teller and gave a demand note for cash, purporting he planted an explosive device somewhere in the store.  The bank employee gave the male suspect…

Medford Police warn against Medicare Fraud

The Medford Police Department is warning local seniors of a recent attempted Medicare Fraud. On 12-28-11, a Jackson County resident received a phone call from a person claiming to be from MediCare. The subject confirmed some basic information (name, address and phone number) and then began to ask about banking information. The subject was trying…

Medford Police promote Lt. Tim Doney

Medford Police Lieutenant Tim Doney will be promoted to Deputy Chief on July 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Medford City Hall Council chambers. Doney has been with the Medford Police Department for 23 years. During his time at MPD, he has worked as a patrol officer, field training officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant,…

Armed robbery

On Sunday, June 26th at approximately 1546 hours Medford Police responded to a reported Armed Robbery at the Purple Parrot located at 828 S Central Ave. A white female adult entered the store, showed the teller a handgun and demanded money. The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect…

Shots fired in Medford, suspect located

On July 30 at approximately 3:02 a.m., the Medford Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Muchas Gracias at 2305 W. Main.  There were no injuries reported. Arriving officers found that the suspect vehicle, only described as a white, 4-door sedan, had left the area.  The initial investigation indicates…