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Wagner,Christian
Wagner,Christian
Shooting Investigation Update (Photo) - 10/05/21

Eleven suspects have been indicted for their involvement in the shooting at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park from September 7th 2021. The case was presented to a Grand Jury on Wednesday, September 29th, and indictments were files. On Friday, October 1st, warrants were obtained for the arrest of the eleven suspects. So far, five suspects have turn themselves in, with one additional remaining hospitalized. Five others remain outstanding and are encouraged to turn themselves in.

The investigation revealed that this case involved two rival groups, who were known to each other and involved in an ongoing dispute, part of which is gang related. On the evening of September 7th, 2021 two individuals were seated in a vehicle, in the Fichtner-Mainwaring parking lot, when the rival group spotted them without their knowledge. This rival group summoned additional support, eventually growing the group to 11 people. The group planned to attack the two individuals who were still seated in their car in the parking lot. At least two individuals in this group were armed with a firearm.

When the group of 11 approached the two individuals in the car, both groups fired at each other, with a total of four people firing a handgun. The shooting lasted just seconds, and approximately 20 rounds were fired. 

Four people sustained gunshot wounds, three from the approaching group, and one in a vehicle. One male was transported by ambulance and the other three sought medical attention on their own. Listed are the following suspects and charges:

  • Dixon, Marlon Vaugh, 21 years old. Charged with Riot. Turned self in.
  • Wagner, Christian Warren, 20 years old. Charged with Riot. Outstanding
  • Swift, Bradley Allen, 19 years old. Charged with Riot and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Hospitalized. 
  • Lynch Castro, Joshuah Kadence, 18 years old. Charged with Riot and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Outstanding.
  • Cady, Austin Wesley, 21 years old. Charged with Riot. Turned self in.
  • Perezchica, Lyannah Agustina, 18 years old. Charged with Riot. Outstanding.
  • Clemons, Sahara Jade, 18 years old. Charged with Riot. Turned self in.
  • Lapizco, Jose Maria, 19 years old. Charged with Riot. Turned self in.
  • Pasmant, Unique Shy Love, 19 years old. Charged with Riot. Turned self in.
  • Lamas, Moses Emanuel, 19 years old. Charged with Riot. Outstanding.
  • Houston, Marcus Darryl, 19 years old. Charged with Riot. Outstanding.

More serious charges could not be brought forward due to the victims’ reluctance to cooperate with investigators. 

Original press release:

On September 7th, 2021, at about 8:28 p.m., officers and medical personnel were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the parking lot of Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, near Holmes Avenue. Upon arrival, one victim was unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. No other subjects were on scene. Two other victims were transported to local hospitals by private party, with gunshot wounds.

A 19 year old male was shot in the head and life-flighted to Portland where he is in serious but stable condition. 

A 20 year old male was shot in the torso and is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

A 20 year old male was shot in the legs and left a local hospital against medical advice.

Currently, no suspects are in custody. Detectives believe the involved parties knew each other and were involved in a dispute. There is evidence of several rounds being fired by multiple different weapons. The case remains under investigation.

McLeod, Dylan
McLeod, Dylan
Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 09/26/21

On September 25th, 2021 at about 11:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 800 block of Royal Avenue for a possible assault, with the suspect being armed with a firearm. Officers located the residence and made contact with a suspect, later identified as Brycen Scofield, in the backyard of the residence. Scofield ran back inside the home, but eventually came out when officers called him on the phone. He was detained without further incident.

Officers searched the apartment and found a deceased male inside. The victim appeared to have suffered homicidal violence. The suspect(s) made efforts to conceal the victim and clean up the scene.

Detectives assumed the investigation and determined three suspects were involved in the murder, after inviting the victim over earlier in the day, to rob him of personal property. Detectives believe the victim was murdered with blunt force objects. Firearms were recovered from the scene. An autopsy will be conducted in the near future. 

The victim was identified as Aaron Stitt, 24 years old, next of kin have been notified.

All three suspects were located and lodged on the same charges.

Suspects:

McLeod, Austin Michael 5-2-96

McLeod, Dylan Suede 10-6-98

Scofield, Brycen 3-2-01

Charges:

 - Murder 2nd Degree

 - Robbery 1st Degree

 - Abuse of a Corpse 2nd Degree

 - Unlawful Use of a Weapon

 - Tampering with Evidence

No bail. 

Attached Media Files: McLeod, Dylan , McLeod,Austin , Scofield
School Zone Safety Operation - 09/23/21

With students back in the classroom the Medford Police Department wants to remind drivers about School Zone Traffic Safety. On Monday September 27th the Medford Police Department will have increased patrols in school zones within the City of Medford. We ask that drivers be aware of School Zones and use caution when driving through them. It is important to know that fines for speed violations increase significantly when they occur within a designated School Zone. To help with public awareness we have included descriptions of the two categories of reduced school speeds in school zones. We have also included a link to the ODOT website with information on School Zones.                                                                                                   

Zones Adjacent to School Grounds:

Will have signage displaying the speed limit at 20 MPH When Flashing or School Days 7AM – 5PM.

Zones at School Crosswalks away from Schools Grounds:

Will have signage displaying the speed limit at 20 MPH When Flashing or When Children are Present.

ODOT School Zone Information Link:

https://www.oregon.gov/odot/Engineering/Pages/School-Zones.aspx