Medford K-9 sniffs out three robbery suspects, gun
Three men were arrested following a robbery at a 7-Eleven store in east Medford early Wednesday, with a police dog getting credit for rounding up the suspects.
Medford police were dispatched to a report at about 2:19 a.m. Wednesday of shots fired during a robbery at the 7-Eleven store in the 1700 block of East McAndrews Road.
Bones, a Medford police K-9, led the search, according to Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau.
“He’s a good boy,” Budreau said.
According to police, the suspects entered the store and stole beer and cigarettes before fleeing. The clerk followed the suspects into the parking lot and one of them fired several rounds toward the employee.
No one was struck during the shooting.
While en route to the call, witnesses provided officers with a direction of travel by the three men, who fled on foot eastbound. The suspects ran to a house where they were reportedly staying. Bones tracked the men, who were located in the backyard of a residence in the 1100 block of Wabash Avenue at 2:51 a.m., police said.
The stolen property, as well as the handgun allegedly used during the robbery, were recovered, police said.
Beau Russell West, 22, of the 5500 block of Pacific Highway, Medford, was arrested for first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, and a parole violation pertaining to second-degree robbery as well as misdemeanor offenses of third-degree theft, disorderly conduct and harassment. West is being held in the Jackson County Jail without bail.
Alexander Tony Shirmard, 18, with no reported address, Medford, was arrested for first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree assault, and unlawful use of a weapon, as well as misdemeanor offenses of menacing and third-degree theft. Shirmard was being held in the Jackson County Jail on $217,500 bail.
Chance Christian Hahn, 18, of the 1500 block of South Peach Street, Medford, was arrested for first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful carrying of a concealed firearm, as well as misdemeanor offenses of third-degree theft and resisting arrest. Hahn was being held in the Jackson County Jail on $140,000 bail.