A woman who walked into traffic on North Columbus Avenue while holding a gun and yelling unintelligible statements Monday morning was arrested by Medford police, according to a news release.
Police said Mary Gregoria Aguilar, 27, of the 500 block of Western Avenue, called 911 at 7:40 a.m., saying she had a gun and "needed help."
Police responded and found Aguilar walking down the sidewalk on North Columbus Avenue near West Second Street, carrying a .22-caliber pistol, Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said in a news release today. She then walked into the middle of the street, blocking traffic. Police said she did not listen to commands to put the weapon down and was acting irrational and disorderly. Officers said she yelled unintelligibly and appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant.
Aguilar eventually put the gun down, but continued to scream at police and block traffic. When officers approached and tried to arrest her, she resisted, police said. Officers subdued her with a Taser on her and made an arrest.
Aguilar was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and being a felon in possession of a firearm. She is currently held on $12,000 bail.
She has been convicted on federal drugs charges in a past case, police said.
— Ryan Pfeil