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  • Man charged with burglary, trespassing after driving inside Kim's

  • A Medford man has been arrested on a burglary charge after being found today inside the former Kim's Restaurant building on South Pacific Highway.
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  • A Medford man has been arrested on a burglary charge after being found today inside the former Kim's Restaurant building on South Pacific Highway. (Clarification: This story has been updated to clarify judicial process.)
    Brian Mathew Kunkle, 23, of the 400 block of Bordeaux Avenue, is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on $9,000 bail, records show.
    He faces charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal trespassing, records show.
    Early this morning, Kunkle allegedly intentionally drove a vehicle inside the shuttered building and hid from responding police, Medford police Sgt. Josh Reimer said.
    Reimer said a 17-year-old female was also found on the building's roof, but her name is not being released and she is not being charged with a crime.
    The juvenile female was cooperative with police after appearing on the building's roof, Reimer said.
    "They drove the car in there and when police went to contact them, it's just such a big place, they were not cooperating, they were hiding," he said.
    Police responded to a report of someone opening the doors and driving a vehicle into the building at about 5 a.m. and had both suspects detained by about 9:40 a.m., Reimer said.
    — Sam Wheeler
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