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  • Police seek knifepoint-robbery suspect

  • Sheriff's deputies are trying to track down a homeless man who allegedly robbed another man at knifepoint Monday on the Bear Creek Greenway near Central Point.
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  • Sheriff's deputies are trying to track down a homeless man who allegedly robbed another man at knifepoint Monday on the Bear Creek Greenway near Central Point.
    Christopher P. Devine, 37, allegedly approached a 69-year-old Central Point man on the bike path shortly before 10:25 a.m. Monday and attempted to steal his cellphone, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
    When the man struggled to keep his phone, Devine pulled out a knife and threatened him, the release said.
    The man was not injured, the release said.
    Devine, currently on probation in Jackson County, is considered armed and dangerous, the release said. He is known to frequent homeless shelters in the area and the Greenway between Medford and Central Point.
    Jackie Agee, development director of the Salvation Army in Medford, said the organization's shelter has received a notice from authorities to be on the lookout for Devine.
    She would not comment on whether he frequented the shelter.
    A receptionist at Medford men's Gospel Mission said Devine was registered with the overnight shelter, but he only partially filled out the paperwork and has never stayed overnight there.
    Twice in 2013, Devine was convicted of possession of methamphetamine, according to Oregon Judicial Department records.
    He was charged in March with possession of methamphetamine, but the single count was later dropped in Jackson County Circuit Court, records show.
    Devine was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with cut-off sleeves. He is described as 5-foot-10 and about 165 pounds, the release said. He has short, shaved brown hair, and may be sporting a blond mohawk, police said.
    Anyone with information about Devine's location is asked to contact the sheriff's department at 541-774-8333.
    Reach reporter Sam Wheeler at 541-776-4471 or swheeler@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/swhlr.
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