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Ashland and Central Point Police Looking for Runaway Teens (Photo) - 05/11/22

Ashland Police Department case 22-904

Central Point Police Department case 22-2978

***UPDATE*** Both teens have been located and are safe. 

Central Point police and Ashland police are looking into two juvenile runaway cases involving 16 year old Keira “Jay” Demitriopolis out of Central Point and 16 year old Taylor “Hugh” Hamer out of Ashland. It is believed that the two ran away together as they have done so in the past. It is possible they may be heading to the Redwood Forest area. They are believed to be traveling in a Ford Aerostar minivan, Oregon plate 215MSP, picture of the actual vehicle is attached.


If you spot the pair, please contact the Ashland police at 541-482-5211, the Central Point police at 541-664-5578 or your local police department.

Attached Media Files: Hugh.jpg , Van.png
Man Arrested for Armed Robbery - 04/29/22

On April 27, 2022, at approximately 7:45 p.m. officers from the Ashland Police Department, assisted by the Talent Police Department, responded to the area of the 2300 block of McCall Dr for a report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that a man was witnessed breaking into a vehicle parked at a residence and stealing items from the car. The vehicle owner confronted the suspect and demanded his property back. The suspect pulled a handgun on the victim and told the victim to back away, fleeing the area on foot with the man’s property. 

On April 28, 2022, officers from the APD obtained security camera recordings of the robbery portion of the incident from an area business and subsequently identified the suspect as Phoenix Braun, 20 years old, address listed as being an Ashland area transient. Braun was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Jackson County Jail on charges of Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Theft 2nd Degree and Unlawfully Entering of a Motor Vehicle.

The District Attorney’s office was consulted and additional charges may be forthcoming.