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  • Medford police surround house, arrest four on warrants

  • Police surrounded a Medford home for six hours, starting Sunday night, before arresting four people inside, all wanted on warrants for breaking their parole.
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  • Police surrounded a Medford home for six hours, starting Sunday night, before arresting four people inside, all wanted on warrants for breaking their parole.
    Authorities first responded to 1300 block of Siskiyou Boulevard just after 10 p.m. Sunday following information that the four occupants were wanted.
    "There was information that they were armed, therefore we utilized elements of our SWAT Team," Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said.
    Three of the home's occupants surrendered between 2:30 and 2:45 a.m. Police arrested Jason Morris, 32, wanted on a warrant for violating his parole following a conviction for third-degree assault. Brandy Rose Johnson, 22, and Jason Simcox, 34, were arrested on parole violation charges following convictions for methamphetamine possession.
    SWAT team members went inside and found Kevin Maple, 28, hiding in the attic. Police used a pepper ball gun, which shoots pellets that discharge a substance similar to pepper spray, and fired a pellet into the attic space. Maple then fled the home and surrendered at 4 a.m. today. He was arrested on a warrant for violating his parole following a contraband conviction.
    "They're very well known to law enforcement," Budreau said.
    All subjects are held without bail in the Jackson County Jail. Budreau said a lot of actions can result in violating parole, including not checking in with a parole officer or failing a drug test.
    Police only had warrants to arrest the four subjects and didn't have a search warrant to look for weapons or drugs.
    — Ryan Pfeil
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