Emergency services Aug. 24, 2021
Strangulation — Jose Anthony Babb, 28, of the 2000 block of Table Rock Road, Medford. Medford police arrested Babb Sunday on charges of strangulation, assault and coercion. He was booked into jail Sunday and released on his own recognizance Monday.
Assault — Benjamin Milton Bowater, 45, no address reported. Ashland police arrested Bowater Sunday on charges of assault, unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct. He was booked into jail and held on $50,000 bail.
Burglary — Cassie Jane Cavagnaro, 33, no address reported. Medford police arrested Cavagnaro Monday on charges of burglary in the second degree, theft and criminal mischief. She was booked into jail and held on $15,000 bail.
Attempted murder — Aurelio Escobar, 26, of Washington. Felony attempted murder charges were filed Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court against Escobar, who was initially arrested by Oregon State troopers Aug. 11 as an alleged fugitive from Washington courts. Charges include three counts of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a vehicle, reckless endangering, unlawful use of a weapon and attempting to elude police by vehicle. He is being held in jail on $590,000 bail.