Two men are in the Jackson County jail and two have been released following arrests made in conjunction with mail and I.D. thefts from the Medford area that increased over the holidays and continued into January. ‘
Friday, the 25th, Cameron Blake Davis, 25, was arrested trying to cash a $1,500 check at the Wells Fargo branch on Crater Lake Highway. The check had been stolen the day before from Ramada Drive. That led detectives to Davis’s residence in the 2000 block of Brookhurst Street were stolen mail and other evidence was recovered from an apartment complex dumpster. The mail came from 50 separate victims from 30 different residences.
The following day detectives arrested three more suspects and recovered additional mail and checks stolen from 30 more victims from 20 addresses.
The investigation revealed Davis and Jesse Edwards, 30, forged at least four checks for over $1,000 from four separate victims. The suspects were assisted by Ricky Singly, 20, and Anthony Hilterbrant, 24.
Detectives determined the suspects would steal mail and use the checks to commit forgeries.
Edwards and Singley remain in jail on identity theft and meth possession charges, while Davis was forced released but still facing aggravated I.D. theft and 1st degree theft charges. Hilterbrant was cited and released for identity theft.
Oregon law states suspects of I.D. theft with 10 or more victim profiles in their possession can be charged with a B felony.