Heroin, Meth & Cash Seized in Bust on Crater Lake Highway Thursday
Bail is set at over one million dollars on Santiago Contreras-Martinez, 32, whose residence is listed in the 100 block of Northwest Blossom Drive in Grants Pass. Contreras-Martinez was arrested Thursday evening shortly after six by Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Officer Rob Havice following a vehicle stop on the Crater Lake Highway near I-5.
Beaver Complex of Fires Now at 11,000 acres
The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: Salt Creek Fire and Oregon Gulch Fire. The newest, Oregon Gulch, is south of Highway 66, 20 miles northwest of Medford, burning near the Soda Mountain Wilderness. The fire grew rapidly and is approximately 11,000 acres. Salt Creek Fire had moderate fire growth yesterday and is 108 acres. Due to the complexity of the Oregon Gulch Fire, a unified command management structure with Oregon Department of Forestry, CalFire, and Oregon State Fire Marshall's office will be established.
Fund established for family grieving the loss of their 7-year-old boy
The family of 7-year-old Dakota Vincent who drowned tragically in the Rogue River Wednesday night have established a fund to help pay for funeral expenses.
Second Arson Suspect Arrested in Medford
A second arson suspect was arrested yesterday in Medford after witnesses saw a man starting a fire at 1134 West 9th. A witness reported they saw the suspect light the fire from the 8th Street side, then walk away going west on 8th Street and then south on Hamilton. The witness began putting the fire out with a garden hose.
Incident management team takes over the growing Beaver Complex of Fires
An Oregon Department of Forestry incident management team has taken over the Beaver Complex of Fires which includes the expansive Oregon Gulch Fire and Salt Creek Fire.
Thursday Public Safety incidents
Two transients were warned for illegal camping in the 1100 block of N.E. 10th Street.
How Hot Was It?
The average high temperature in July was 97.9 degrees. The month had 15 days with the daily high temperature at 100 degrees or higher and the last five days of the month were all over 100
Thursday Sheriff’s Office incidents
47-year-old Lena Miller was arrested in the 400 block of San Francisco Street on charges of second-degree attempted assault and unlawful use of a weapon for attempting to stab her uncle and a dog with a knife during a domestic disturbance.
Medford Council Approves New Police Station Design
A new police station design reminiscent of the Lithia Motors headquarters was selected by the City Council on Thursday. Most councilors voiced support for the plan, though some suggested adding a few curves or rounded corners
Ashland Creek Bacteria Levels Higher than Safety Standards
The Ashland Parks and Recreation Department warned People should stay out of Ashland Creek near the children's playground area in Lithia Park.
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