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Updated at 12:29 PM

A man's suspicious behavior while parked in a car behind a Medford home Thanksgiving morning led to a quick foot chase with police, a fight that ended with a stun gun zap and the discovery of a homemade bomb.Raymond Clark Green, 42, described as a Medford transient in jail records, remained in the Jackson County Jail without bail Friday on multiple charges, including manufacture and possession of a destructive device, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, interfering with police,...

Updated at 11:57 AM

Medford police might have the first name of a suspect who tore down several east Medford streets, hurling whole pumpkins at parked cars and causing thousands of dollars in damage.The agency reported investigators are looking for details...

Updated at 11:08 AM

Medford police are warning holiday shoppers to be on the lookout for a pair of thieves who have already struck in Medford three times this year.

Posted Nov 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Felony arrestsDestructive device — Raymond Clark Green, 42, no known address. Medford police Thursday arrested Green on charges of manufacture of a destructive device, possession of a...

Posted Nov 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Almost half of all substantiated cases of abuse of dependent adults in Jackson County last year were in care facilities, according to state data provided to the Mail Tribune.According to 2013 numbers provided by the Office of Adult...

Posted Nov 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Felony arrestsSex offender — Nikki Jane Smith, 29, of the 1100 block of Stevens Street, Medford. Medford police Wednesday arrested Smith on a charge of  failure to register her address as a sex offender.

Updated Nov 26, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Grants Pass Daily CourierA 54-year-old Grants Pass woman died Monday afternoon in a fiery car crash on Azalea Drive.The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. when the driver lost control of her 1997 Oldsmobile sedan and...

Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Felony arrestsBurglary, theft — Bruce Eddie Franklin Jr., 30, of the 1000 block of Aspen Street, Medford. Franklin Tuesday made his first appearance in Jackson County Circuit Court on charges...

Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 5:33 PM

A Medford man who stabbed his 39-year-old neighbor multiple times in April after being told to keep the noise down pleaded guilty to second-degree assault Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court.Deloy Ibarra Espinosa, 21, was sentenced to...

Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Leaders of gay rights, faith and social justice organizations are calling on Jackson County leaders to publicly repudiate a letter written by a sheriff's patrol sergeant calling homosexuality an abomination.In a letter to the editor...

Posted Nov 24, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Felony arrestsDrugs — Melissa Sue Gilbert, 23, no known address. Medford police Sunday arrested Gilbert on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine as well as another charge of possession of...

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