MARCH 25, 2015
On Monday, March 23 2015, Medford was hit by a well-known “fake diamond” scam where an unsuspecting victim is conned out of thousands of dollars when they think they have purchased real diamonds.
The victim in Monday’s case was shopping with her children at a local retail department store when she was approached by an unknown Hispanic female. The suspect proceeded to tell a story about her husband being hit by a car and hospitalized. She stated the suspect vehicle fled the scene but left behind a bag full of small diamonds and now she needed to sell them to help pay her husband’s hospital bills. The victim explained she didn’t have any money on her and was unable to buy them.
A large number of Medford businesses have been burglarized this month and several of the burglaries have enough similarities in the method of entry to make police believe they were done by the same suspect. We profiled the first burglary, Al’s Cycles, 127 N Central Av, on KMED 030415, where the suspect threw a rock through the front door. Since that date, there have been an additional ten business burglaries:
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Medford Police Department responded to a theft call at Crater Lake Ford, 2611 Biddle Rd. The general manager reported that between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. that morning, someone came on to their lot and stole thirteen (13) tailgates from multiple Ford Super Duty trucks. The majority of the pickups had different tailgates depending on the pickup option and color. The total cost to replace them is estimated to be about $35,000.
The Medford Police Department continues to see a rise in the number of incidents involving graffiti. Since the beginning of 2015 officers have responded to 153 graffiti cases. Of those cases, 55% have occurred in Beat 4, or the Southwest area of Medford. The majority appear to be gang related and feature the following: VLS 13, VDF X3, FTP, FTL SUR 13 and BN. The “tagging” has appeared on multiple locations, including, but not limited to, businesses, homes, outbuildings, fences, poles and signs.
02-04-2015 JEREMY KYLE GIBSON
This week Medford Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon need your help in finding convicted felon and wanted subject Jeremy Kyle Gibson.
On January 29, 2015, Medford Police had a vehicle elude them near East Jackson St. The vehicle was later found abandoned in the 200 block of Vancouver Av. The ensuing investigation showed that Jeremy Kyle Gibson was the driver of the vehicle during the elude.
This week Medford Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon need your help in finding convicted felon and wanted subject John Francisco Aranda.
Aranda’s Oregon criminal history starts in 2006 and in California in 2000 with arrests and convictions for Strangulation, Contempt of Court, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle as well as arrests for Parole Violations. CLICK FOR FULL POST AND PICTURES