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Medford Police Department Expands Photo Enforcement Program - 10/10/18

The Medford Police Department has expanded its photo red light and speed enforcement program.  The intersections located at Biddle Rd. and E. McAdrews Rd. as well as E. Barnett Rd. and E. Stewart Av. are now equipped to enforce speed violations as well as red light violations.

These two intersections went live to enforce speed violations on October 1st.  However, only warnings will be issued for the first 30 days.  Citations for speed violations at these two intersections will start being issued on November 1st.

The City of Medford currently utilizes photo enforcement cameras at four intersections:

  • E. Barnett Rd. and E. Stewart Av.
  • Biddle Rd. and E. McAndrews Rd.
  • N. Central Av. and E. 4th St.
  • S. Riverside Av. and E. 8th St.

The goal of the photo enforcement program is to improve traffic safety in Medford.  Since installing photo enforcement cameras at the listed intersections the City has seen a reduction of drivers running red lights and a reduction of crashes in the area.

For more information on the photo enforcement program please contact Sergeant Trevor Arnold at (541) 774-2272.  

Garcia Photo
Garcia Photo
Motel Fire determined to be arson, suspect arrested (Photo) - 10/04/18

On October 2nd, 2018, at 4:41 p.m., Medford Police responded with Medford Fire and Rescue to the Sis-Q Motel, 722 S. Riverside Avenue, for a structure fire. Room 114 on the second floor was fully engulfed. All the other rooms were evacuated, and a total of 6 people were in the motel when the fire started.  The resident of room 114, Jesus Garcia, was not present when emergency personnel arrived.

A few hours after the fire was reported, Garcia was arrested in Central Point for a Parole Violation in regards to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He was lodged in jail. 

The investigation revealed the fire was started on the bed inside the room, human caused, and most likely arson. Garcia was interviewed at the jail and admitted to intentionally starting the fire.

No one was injured during the fire. The motel was heavily damaged.

Suspect:

Garcia, Jesus Ernesto

34 years old

Charges:

Arson 1st Degree

Parole Violation - Failure to Register Sex Offender

Bail: $0

Attached Media Files: Garcia Photo
Armed Robbery - 09/23/18

On 09-23-18 at approximately 0855 hours Medford Police responded to the Peach St Market (located at 424 S Peach St, Medford) for a reported armed robbery. The male suspect entered the store with a handgun, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money. The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Medford Police Officers responded to the scene but did not locate the suspect. 

The suspect is described as a light skinned Black Male Adult, 6'00 with a medium to heavy build. He was armed with a black semi-automatic pistol.