JANUARY 6, 2016
On January 4, 2016, at approximately 4:33 p.m., Medford Police were called to Chase Bank, 81 E Stewart Av, for an armed bank robbery.
The suspect entered the bank and approached the teller and displayed a handgun. After the teller gave him cash, he left the bank and was last seen running around the side of the building. The suspect was described as a white male adult, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, small to medium build, a beige hat, a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect was also carrying a blue binder.
November 11, 2015
MedfordArea law enforcement and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are asking for your help in locating convicted felon and wanted subject Timothy Joseph Alex Caruthers. Caruthers was convicted of Sex Abuse in the First Degree in 2011 on charges involving juvenile children under the age of 12. Before his trial and sentencing, Caruthers fled to S. Carolina. The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force located him from a tip after he was profiled on Crime Stoppers (KMED 042711). Upon his return to Jackson County, he was sentenced to 3 years in the Oregon State Penitentiary.shoplifting at another retail store.
November 4, 2015
Medford Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are asking for your help in locating convicted felon and wanted subject Aaron Chambers and wanted subject Lila Walton. Chambers was contacted on October 18, 2015, at a local department store after being detained for shoplifting. He was cited and released for Theft in the First Degree. Shortly after releasing Chambers, the Medford officer found out that he and Lila Walton were also wanted for shoplifting at another retail store.
October 28, 2015
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday, October 26, 2015, they attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle on Garfield Av near Interstate 5. The vehicle eluded through the Wal-Mart parking lot, ultimately ending in the parking lot of Goodwill South Medford, 1241 S Riverside Dr. The deputies arrested 31 year old Valerie Vargas and lodged her on the charges of Unlawful Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine, attempt to Elude and Reckless Driving. She is being held with a bail of $528,000.
The passenger in the vehicle fled the scene and now Crime Stoppers and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office need your help in locating him. The passenger is believed to be convicted felon and wanted subject Luis Raymond Villa, a Central Point resident.
October 21, 2015
On Sunday afternoon, October 18, 2015, a Medford man returned to his home in the 2300 block of Siskiyou Blv. and found an unknown male suspect rifling through a kitchen cabinet under the sink. When the suspect was confronted, he explained that another male had stolen items from the house and he was trying to help get the property back.
The suspect then took off running when he was escorted out of the house as the resident was calling the police. A neighbor called the police about that same time to report she had a stranger running through her back yard
As the police investigated the attempted burglary, they found several items that had been “staged” (placed for an easy get-away) including a rifle, wet-suit and electronic game systems. The only item the suspect was able to get away with was a binder full of old silver coins such as American half-dollars, quarters, Canadian and Spanish coins. The value was estimated to be about $3,000.00.
The suspect was described as a white male adult, 40 to 50 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches tall with thin build and wearing a “reddish” flannel shirt, blue jeans and a dark baseball hat. He was unshaven and may have had blue eyes.
If you can identify this suspect, have seen a binder with older coins, or have information on this burglary, please call, OR TEXT, Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KMED 102115.
Depending on the case and the information given, Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and filing of charges. Callers can remain anonymous. The reward is sponsored by Rogue Credit Union.
October 14, 2015
Convicted felon and wanted subject Gregory Ryan Taylor is a suspect in multiple theft of vehicles in the Southern Oregon area. He has been able to elude authorities who have been looking for him in the last several months and now the Medford Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon are asking for your help in finding him.
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