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M.A.D.G.E. Arrest for Drugs, Guns, and Money Laundering (Photo) - 09/19/19

On 09/17/19 at approximately 4:00 pm, detectives from the Medford Area Gang and Drug Unit served a search warrant at 102 N. Wightman St. in Ashland, OR.  The search warrant was the result of a two month investgation and included the residence and McCabe's vehicle.  

As a result of the search, detectives located 4 1/2 pounds of cocaine, 18 lbs of marijuana, 32 lbs of butane hash oil, and over a gram of heroin.  In addition to the drugs two firearms and $775,629- were seized. 

Two co-conspirators were lodged in association to the case:

David McCabe 74 years old

- $110,000- bail

Unlawful Possession, Unlawful Delivery, Unlawful Manufacuring of Cocaine

Unlawful Possession, Unlawful Delivery, Unlawful Manufacuring of Marijuana

Felon in Possession of a Firearm (X2)

Money Laundering

 

Carrie Garrison 47 years old

- $47,500- bail

Unlawful Possession, Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine

Unlawful Possession, Unlawful Delivery of Heroin

 

Attached Media Files: Drugs Cash , Garrison , McCabe
Suspect Pic 2
Suspect Pic 2
Suspect Arrested for Embezzling from Local Business (Photo) - 09/17/19

In April of 2018, Marang was hired by Precision Electric Contractors.  Almost immediately Marang began embezzling money from the company. Marang changed payment records, changed business records, and deleted records to cover this up.  In February of 2019, the Medford Police Department received information about the embezzlement.  Precision Electric Contractors was warned of the allegation and it was suggested that they have an independent audit performed.  Ultimately the audit revealed that $264,254.29 had been embezzled by Marang.  An additional $37,000- was missing related to gambling establishments outside this jurisdiction. 

The case was handled by an MPD Detective and after an extensive investigation Marang was arrested.  On 09/16/19, Marang was lodged on thirty charges related to the case.  The charges included multiple accounts of the following:

Aggravated Theft I

Theft I

Theft II

Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

ID Theft

Unlawful Factoring of a Payment Card Transaction

Falsifying Business Records

 

Marang’s total bail is $230,000-

Traci Marang 49 years old

Attached Media Files: Suspect Pic 2 , Suspect Picture
Martin mug shot
Martin mug shot
Suspects Charged in Attempted Bank Heist (Photo) - 09/11/19

Yesterday, just after 10:00 a.m., a robbery was reported at the Banner Bank, 1455 E. McAndrews Road. The investigation revealed the suspect presented a note to the teller demanding cash. However, when the teller questioned the note, the male grabbed it and fled, without getting any money.

A witness later came forward and advised they saw the suspect run from the scene and jump into a dark colored Chrysler 300, parked near Corona Avenue.

Shortly thereafter, the US Bank at 1242 Court Street reported the male had been in their bank that same morning, acting suspicious. The male was reportedly loitering in the lobby, before leaving on his own without approaching a teller. Detectives were able to locate surveillance video in the area, which captured the suspect's vehicle and license plate.

At 1:26 p.m., the suspect vehicle, a black 2007 Chrysler 300, was located in the 4500 block of S. Pacific Hwy, Phoenix. The male associated with the vehicle, David Lee Martin, 30 years old, was determined to be the get-a-way driver and was arrested.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Charles Frasier-Lindsey, 18 years old. At about 4:40 p.m. yesterday, he was located at his residence in the 5600 block of Gebhard Road, Central Point, and arrested without incident.

The investigation was not able to confirm that a weapon, or a threat of a weapon, was involved in this case. Therefore, robbery charges could not apply. Both suspects were charged with two counts of Attempted Theft 1st Degree, bail $10,000 each.

Suspects:

Fraser-Lindsey, Charles Barry
18 years old
Address: 5600 block of Gebhard Rd, Central Point, OR

Martin, David Lee Jr.
30 years old
Address: Livingston, California

Corvacho mug shot
Corvacho mug shot
Male Arrested for Work Related Sex Abuse (Photo) - 09/05/19

On July 3rd, Medford Police received a report from a 41 year old female that she was being sexually harassed at her workplace. An investigation was conducted and detectives were able to obtain hidden camera footage of some of the alleged acts. 

The investigation revealed the victim, who is a housekeeper at the Sovana Inn, 250 E. Barnett Road, had been physically harassed in a sexual manner on at least two occasions, by a co-worker who has a managerial role at the motel. Detectives tried numerous times to make contact with the suspect without success.

On September 5th, 2019 at about 10:30 a.m., detectives contacted the suspect, Fernando Corvacho, on the hotel premises. He was arrested without incident and lodged in jail.

The Medford Police Department would like to let the public know that we take these crimes seriously, and realize they are greatly under-reported. If someone believes they are a victim of this type of behavior, they are encouraged to contact police. 

Suspect:

Corvacho, Fernando, 59 years old

Address: 250 E. Barnett Road, Medford

Charges:

Sex Abuse 3rd Degree - 2 counts

Harassment - 2 counts

Bail: $15,000

MPD case 19-12439.

Attached Media Files: Corvacho mug shot
Shooting Investigation - Update - 09/03/19

Update on Shooting Investigation - September 3rd, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this shooting case, and no arrests have been made. The 22 year old shooting victim has been transported to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland where he remains in critical condition. The status of the 15 year old victim is not immediately known but his injuries were not expected to be life threatening.

A thorough examination of the mobile home where the incident occurred has been completed. Detectives are contuing to collect and analyze evidence, and gather statements from witnesses. Detectives are working closely with the Jackson County District Attorney's Office on this investigation. The identities of the involved parties is not being released at this time.

Press Interviews - Please be at MPD at 1:00 p.m. for an interview if needed. 

Previous Press Release:

On September 2nd, 2019 at about 1:49 a.m., Medford Police Officers were dispatched to a mobile home at 1500 S. Peach Street for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two subjects suffering from gunshot wounds. The shooter was on scene and cooperating. 

The initial investigation indicates that the 17 year old shooter was involved in a dispute with a 15 year old aquaintance. The dispute went on throughout the evening at a different location. The 17 year old came home to his mobile home, were he was alone, due to his parents being out of town. The 15 year old aquaintance arrived at the house with his 22 year old brother. Both subjects either forced entry, or somehow entered the home to apparently assault the 17 year old. One of the subjects may have been armed with an object similar to a tire iron.

The 17 year old obtained a 30-30 rifle and shot both the 15 year old and the 22 year old brother. The 15 year old sustained non life threatening injuries and the 22 year old is in critical condition. Alcohol is a factor in this case. This is not gang related. 

The case remains under investigation.