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Crime reports


' 1600 block of Newland Road, Central Point. A sheriff's deputy took a report of a theft of items from a vehicle. A preliminary police report didn't identify the items, but estimated their value at &


Vehicle theft

' 700 block of Nobility Drive, Medford. Medford police took a report of a theft of a brown 2002 Jeep with Oregon license plate YRH 476.


' 700 block of Royal Avenue, Medford. Medford police took a report of a theft of a car stereo with compact disk player, CDs and sunglasses worth an estimated &



' 2700 Shannesy Drive, Medford. Medford police took a report of a theft of a chainsaw valued at &


Felony arrests


' Alexander Nicholas Therien, 19, of the 700 block of Clay Street, Ashland. Jackson County sheriff's deputies arrested Therien late Monday on charges of first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal mischief, two counts of menacing, felony fourth-degree assault, interfering with a police report and harassment. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail, where he remained Tuesday night on &

36;28,000 bail.


' Kirk Vincent Johnson, 37 of the 1700 block of Anderson Creek Road, Talent. A Jackson County sheriff's deputy arrested Johnson early Tuesday on charges of felony fourth-degree assault and harassment. He was lodged in jail until he posted cash on &

36;8,000 bail.


' Jonathan Paul Creighton, 22, of Irvine, Calif. Ashland police arrested Creighton Tuesday on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants; possession, manufacture and delivery of marijuana; and possession of hashish and psilocybin. He was lodged in jail, where he remained Tuesday night on &

36;179,000 bail.


' Richard Carlton Koopmans, 49, of the 2400 block of Holcomb Springs Road, Gold Hill. Koopmans appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court Tuesday on an indictment charging him with possession of marijuana. He was booked into jail and released.

Injury accidents

Vehicle crash

' Highway 140 and Lakeview Drive. Oregon State police responded to a crash involving a Ford Ranger and a Hyundai Excel. Hyundai driver, Donald Purdin, 19, of White City, was headed north on Lakeview Drive with a 15-year-old girl as a passenger and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 140, police said. A Ford pickup driven by Jodi Lamensdorf, 42, of Eagle Point, was traveling east on the highway and struck Purdin's car on the driver's side.

Senior Trooper Kevin Myers said both vehicles were totaled, but all the occupants wore seatbelts, so didn't suffer serious injuries. All three were taken by ambulance to Rogue Valley Medical Center. Police continue to investigate the crash.