Ernest Ray Stidman, 26, of the 7800 block of Ajax Avenue, White City. A Jackson County sheriff's deputy Friday arrested Stidman on charges of second-degree assault and harassment. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail, where he remained Friday night on &
36;1 million bail.
Frank Anthony Saenz, 37, of the 500 block of J Street, Medford. A Medford police officer Friday arrested Saenz on charges of possession of amphetamines, being a felon in possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and driving with a suspended license. He was lodged in jail, where he remained Friday night on &
Brenda Dee Carson, 30, of the 1000 block of Stewart Avenue, Medford. A Medford police officer Friday arrested Carson on a charge of possession of amphetamines. She was lodged in jail, where she remained Friday night on &
Assault, drugs '
Wayne Allen Hayes Jr., 31, of the 100 block of North Columbus Avenue, Medford. A Medford police officer Friday arrested Hayes on charges of possession of amphetamines, possession of cocaine, giving false information to police and warrants charging him with fourth-degree assault, harassment, first-degree trespassing and interference with making a report. He was lodged in jail, where he remained Friday night on &
Michelle Lee Anne Allen, 30, of the 100 block of Freeman Road, Central Point. Allen appeared Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court on a charge of possession of amphetamines. She was booked into jail and released.
Brush fire '
Medford firefighters on Friday afternoon battled a brush fire from the Rogue Valley Mall parking lot.
At 3:33 p.m., the Medford Fire Department received a call of a small fire just east of the mall, in a wooded area between Bear Creek and Interstate 5. The fire grew to about one-half acre, and firefighters became concerned that smoke from the blaze would block the vision of drivers on I-5, Battalion Chief Kurt Bennett said.
Crews hooked up an engine to a water hydrant in the mall parking lot. Firefighters sprayed water across the creek, and were able to get the fire under control in about 15 minutes, Bennett said. A crew in a smaller vehicle then drove to the fire and completely extinguished the flames, Bennett said.