Emergency Services

Felony arrests

  • Assault — Martin Matthew Taylor, 34, of the 1900 block of Corona Avenue, Medford. Medford police Tuesday arrested Taylor on charges of felony fourth-degree assault, strangulation, fourth-degree assault and two counts of harassment. He was cited to appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court and released.
  • Assault — Katherine Ann Sullivan, 22, of the 1900 block of Corona Avenue, Medford. Medford police Tuesday arrested Sullivan on charges of felony fourth-degree assault and harassment. She was lodged in the Jackson County Jail and released because of overcrowding.
  • Drugs — Michelle Julie Optekar, 42, of the 500 block of Briarwood Drive, Central Point. Medford police Tuesday arrested Optekar on charges of possession of methamphetamine and third-degree theft. She was lodged in jail and released because of overcrowding.
  • Assault — Steven Lee Rabitoy, 26, of the 3900 block of Pleasant Creek Road, Rogue River. Jackson County sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested Rabitoy on charges of third-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and harassment. He was cited to appear in Circuit Court and released.
  • Assault — Robert Mark Rabitoy, 61, of the 3900 block of Pleasant Creek Road, Rogue River. Jackson County sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested Rabitoy on charges of third-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and harassment. He was cited to appear in Circuit Court and released.
  • Theft — John Courtney Fitzsimmons, 49, of the 200 block of Fargo Street, Eagle Point. Fitzsimmons appeared Tuesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with two counts of first-degree theft. He was booked into jail and released.
  • Mistreatment, aggravated theft, theft — Shelly Ann Norwood-Walker, 29, of the 1000 block of Royal Court, Medford. Norwood-Walker appeared Tuesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging her with two counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment, two counts of first-degree aggravated theft, five counts of first-degree theft and an out-of-county warrant. He was booked into jail and released.
  • Burglary — Molly Marie Tucker, 19, of the 700 block of Tivoli Drive, Medford. Tucker appeared Tuesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging her with two counts of first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree theft and second-degree criminal mistreatment. She was booked into jail and released.
  • Aggravated theft, theft, mistreatment — Peter Barry Ratcliff, 78, of the 400 block of Silverado Circle, Medford. Ratcliff appeared Tuesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with first-degree aggravated theft, first-degree theft and first-degree criminal mistreatment. He was booked into jail and released.
  • Aggravated theft, theft, mistreatment — Michelle Louise Sherbourne, 48, of the 4200 block of Southview Terrace, Medford. Sherbourne appeared Tuesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with first-degree aggravated theft, first-degree theft and first-degree criminal mistreatment. She was booked into jail and released.
  • Forgery — Wesley Francis Serpone, 36, of the 700 block of Crater Lake Avenue, Medford. Serpone appeared Tuesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with three counts of first-degree possession of a forged instrument. He was booked into jail and released.
  • Drugs, theft — Michael Eugene Potter, 22, no known address. Sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested Potter on charges of possession of methadone and two counts of first-degree theft. He was lodged in jail on $30,000 bail.
  • Assault — Kenneth Lester Howell, 48, no known address. Sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested Howell on charges of third-degree theft, attempting second-degree assault, second-degree trespassing and harassment. He was lodged in jail on $56,000 bail.


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