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Felony arrests

Assault

' Michael Ladd Craner, 31, of the 2000 block of Table Rock Road, Medford. Oregon State Police with help from Medford police arrested Craner on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, third-degree assault, reckless driving, second-degree criminal mischief, hit and run. They also cited him for driving with a suspended license and without insurance.

Police reports said Craner rammed a Jackson County sheriff's deputy's car while driving north on Interstate 5 through the construction zone on the Medford viaduct. When the deputy sped up to escape, Craner followed in his 1988 Acura Legend, then exited suddenly at exit 30 where Medford police were waiting. Damage to both vehicles was minor, but the deputy was treated for neck pain at Rogue Valley Medical Center and released. Craner was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on &

36;41,000 bail.

Eluding

' James Edward Johnson, 39, no address listed. Rogue River police arrested Johnson Friday on charges of attempting to elude police in a vehicle, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was lodged in jail, where he remained Friday night on &

36;12,000 bail.

Assault

' Jeanie Marie McCoard, 46, no address listed. A Jackson County sheriff's deputy arrested McCoard Friday on charges of felony fourth-degree assault and harassment. She was lodged in jail, where she remained Friday night on &

36;8,000 bail.

Drugs

' Michael Thomas Gumaer, 25, of the 7800 block of Atlantic Avenue, White City. Medford police arrested Gumaer Friday on charges of possession of amphetamines and parole violation. He was lodged in jail without bail.

Drugs

' Robert Craig Hummell, 48, of the 1000 block of Winchester Drive, Medford. Hummell appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court Friday on an indictment charging him with delivery of heroin. He was booked into jail and released.

Theft

' Jeffrey Paul Haynes, 30, of the 3000 block of Foots Creek Road, Gold Hill. Haynes appeared in Circuit Court Friday on an indictment charging him with unauthorized use of a vehicle and felony driving under the influence. He was booked into jail and released.

Theft '

Kurtis Michael Marc Dillon, 26, of the 200 block of Elm Street, Medford. Dillon appeared in Circuit Court Friday on an indictment charging him with first-degree theft. He was booked into jail and released.

Drugs

' Harry Yon Bates, 64, of the 500 block of North Riverside Avenue, Medford. Bates appeared in Circuit Court Friday on an indictment charging him with possession of amphetamines. He was booked into jail and released.

Drugs

' Trina Dawn Kirkendall, 35, of the 100 block of North Columbus Avenue, Medford. Kirkendall appeared in Circuit Court Friday on an indictment charging her with possession of amphetamines. She was booked into jail and released.

Forgery

' Cheryl Rae Gobel, 58, of Boulder City, Nev. Gobel appeared in Circuit Court Friday on an indictment charging her with first-degree forgery. She was booked into jail and released.

Fire calls

House fire

' 500 block of Fourth Avenue, Gold Hill. Jackson Fire District No. — firefighters responded to a report at about 6 a.m. of a fire at a vacant house filled with books. Transients sometimes stayed at the house, but no one was there at the time of the blaze, officials said. Twenty firefighters battled the blaze for about half an hour before it was extinguished. Investigation into the fire continues.

Roof fire

' 500 block of North Riverside Avenue, Medford. Medford firefighters quickly extinguished a small roof fire caused by a faulty neon sign at a motel at about 8 a.m. Officials said the fire was contained to the outside of the building, so people in the motel weren't in danger. It caused an estimated &

36;2,000 damage.

Apartment fire '

200 block of South Oakdale Avenue, Medford. Medford firefighters in four fire engines responded at about 6:45 p.m. to reports of smoke throughout the Plaza Apartments.

They evacuated the seven-story building, extinguished a small fire in a garbage can in a utility room on the second floor and then cleared smoke from the building, checking for dangerous gases. No one was injured, and people were allowed to re-enter their homes by 7:30 p.m., officials said. They believe the fire was accidental.