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APD and Senior Services Hosting Senior Cookout - 06/25/24

The Ashland Parks and Recreation Senior Services Division, along with the Ashland Police Department and the Village at Valley View will be hosting a community engagement cookout for the senior community on Saturday, June 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food at the event is provided by the Village at Valley View and served by members of the Ashland Police Department and the APRC Senior Services Division. Members of the press are invited to cover the event. The cookout will be held at the Ashland Senior Center, located at 1699 Homes Ave.

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Similar to evidence recovered
Arrest Made in Theft and Menacing Case (Photo) - 06/21/24

On Friday June 21, 2024 at 12:44 p.m. officers from the Ashland Police Department responded to Market of Choice, located at 1475 Siskiyou BL, on a report of an uncooperative shoplifter armed with a gun. The information the officers were given is that the suspect had fled to the Pines Trailer Park across Walker Ave from the grocery store. Officers had information that the suspect was hiding within a defined area of the trailer park and requested assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office K9 team after setting up a perimeter.

Several deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist, along with the Oregon State Police and the Talent Police Department.

The JCSO K9 team tracked the suspect and found him hiding underneath one of the residences in the trailer park. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

A short time later the weapon the suspect pointed at the loss prevention officer was located. It was determined to be a pepper spray gun, very similar in design to a handgun.

The suspect is identified as Thomas Harley Epperson, 31 years old, of Ashland.

Epperson was lodged on Menacing, Disorderly Conduct and Theft in the 3rd degree. Epperson was lodged at the Jackson County Jail.

The Ashland Police Department is grateful for the assistance from our partner agencies in bringing this situation to a quick and safe resolution.

The attached picture is of the same type/model of weapon as was recovered, not the actual evidence collected.

Attached Media Files: Similar to evidence recovered