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Felony arrests

  • Assault — Kent Waldo Nottingham, 47, of the 3300 block of Tahitian Avenue, Medford. Medford police Thursday arrested Nottingham on charges of fourth-degree felony assault, fourth-degree assault and harassment. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail and released after posting bail.
  • Assault — Vidal Landey-Pava, 22, of the 500 block of Clay Street, Ashland. Ashland police Thursday arrested Landey-Pava on charges of fourth-degree felony assault, menacing, interfering with a police report, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, second-degree criminal mischief, harassment and second-degree trespassing. In addition, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents charged him with suspicion of being in the country illegally. He was lodged in jail without bail.
  • Drugs — Gerardo Lazos-Acosta, 31, of El Centro, Calif. Lazos-Acosta appeared Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with two counts of delivery of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of methamphetamine. He was booked into jail and released on his own recognizance.
  • Theft — Kayala Camille Colley, 20, of the 2100 block of Table Rock Road, Medford. Colley appeared Thursday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging her with first-degree theft, three counts of second-degree theft and attempted second-degree theft. She was booked into jail and released on her own recognizance.
  • Assault — Nathan Cole Wheelock, 29, of Grants Pass. Wheelock appeared Thursday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with fourth-degree felony assault, fourth-degree assault, strangulation, harassment and witness tampering. He was booked into jail and released on his own recognizance.
  • Identity theft, theft — Mark Manson, 42, of the 300 block of Arnwood Street, Medford. Manson appeared Thursday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with identity theft, first-degree theft and illegally tampering with a vehicle odometer. He was booked into jail and released on his own recognizance.
  • Identity theft, theft —Rebecca Rose Manson, 31, of the 300 block of Arnwood Street, Medford. Manson appeared Thursday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging her with identity theft, first-degree theft and illegally tampering with a vehicle odometer. She was booked into jail and released on her own recognizance.
  • Drugs — John Thomas McCutcheon, 42, of the 100 block of Fern Valley Road, Medford. McCutcheon appeared Thursday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with possession of methamphetamine, menacing and harassment. He was booked into jail and released after posting bail.
  • Theft — Carole Anne Endsley, 40, of the 100 block of Maple Street, Phoenix. Endsley appeared Thursday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging her with first-degree theft and second-degree theft. She was booked into jail and released on her own recognizance.
  • Sodomy, sex abuse — William Allen Verbryck, 24, of the 4100 block of Dry Creek Road, Medford. Medford police Thursday arrested Verbryck on two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was lodged in jail on $4 million bail.
  • Drugs — Ezequiel Aguirre-Hernandez, 39, no known address. A Jackson County sheriff's deputy Thursday arrested Aguirre-Hernandez on charges of possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest and failure to display a driver's license. In addition, ICE agents charged him with suspicion of being in the country illegally. He was lodged in jail without bail.
  • Theft — Joshua Dean Cruz, 27, of the 3500 block of Table Rock Road, Medford. Medford police Thursday arrested Cruz on charges of first-degree theft and two counts of tendering bad checks. He was lodged in jail on $35,000 bail.
  • Drugs — Robert Matthew Martin, 32, of the 4600 block of South Fork Little Butte Creek Road, Eagle Point. A sheriff's deputy Thursday arrested Martin on charges of menacing, being a felon in possession of a weapon, two counts of reckless endangering and possession of methamphetamine. He was lodged in jail on $22,000 bail.
  • Hindering prosecution — Jessica Briana Martin, 21, of the 4600 block of South Fork Little Butte Creek Road, Eagle Point. A sheriff's deputy Thursday arrested Martin on charges of hindering prosecution and two counts of reckless endangering. She was lodged in jail on $13,000 bail.

Fire calls

A two-acre grass fire off Winetka Road in the Sams Valley area on Thursday came within 40 feet of a mobile home before Jackson County Fire District No. 3 crews were able to douse the flames.

The fire burned mostly in mixed brush and consumed a few trees before it was extinguished just after 7 p.m. District 3 crews were assisted by firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Search and rescue

Jackson County Fire District No. 3 crews rescued a 24-year-old man Thursday who had slid more than 200 feet into Crater Lake's caldera, officials said.

The man, whose identity and residence were not available, climbed into the caldera without permission and lost his footing. District 3 crews rappelled into the caldera and lifted him to safety just after 2 p.m.

The man was not injured, officials said.

Moments after the rescue, the same District 3 crews were called to the other side of the lake to help a 69-year-old Georgia woman who reported feeling sick after hiking down the steep trail leading to the boat ramps off Cleetwood Cove.

Rescue crews placed the woman on a stretcher and hauled her to Rim Drive, where she reported feeling better. She was able to leave Crater Lake without medical care, officials said.

To see an online map showing where felony property crimes have been reported in Medford, visit www.mailtribune.com/crimefinder.