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Suspect arrested in Medford area stabbing - 05/24/22

On May 23, 2022 at approximately 10:30 P.M., Officers responded to the area of the 9th Street Foot Bridge to investigate a stabbing incident.  Upon arrival, Officers located one male victim, age 44, who had been stabbed in the upper thigh.  The suspect fled the scene prior to the responding Officer’s arrival at the scene.  Officers rendered aid to the victim until paramedics arrived on scene and transported him to the hospital.  The victim’s injuries were not life threatening and he was treated and released. 

 

A Detective was called out to assist with the investigation and determined the victim and the suspect were acquaintances and the stabbing occurred during an altercation between the two.  The suspect was identified as Andrew Charles Davis, but he was not located immediately.  The suspect’s identity was disseminated to the oncoming patrol shifts as there was probable cause to arrest Davis.     

 

On May 24, 2022 at approximately 7:45 A.M., a Medford Patrol Officer located Andrew Davis walking in the 1100 block of West Main Street and he arrested Davis.  Davis was lodged at the Jackson County Jail by the investigating Detective. 

 

Suspect:

Davis, Andrew Charles

Medford Area Transient

Age 44

 

Charges:

Assault 2 - $100,000.00 bail

Unlawful Use of a Weapon - $7,500.00 Bail

Disorderly Conduct - $2,500.00 Bail 

Pedestrian Safety Operation Results - 05/09/22

On Friday May 6th, 2022, officers from the Medford Police Department Traffic Team, Patrol along with Deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Traffic Team conducted a joint agency Targeted Pedestrian Safety Operation on E. Jackson Street at Olwell Road in the City of Medford. Prior to the operation the City of Medford had received complaints about this intersection in regards to pedestrian safety at the unmarked crosswalk. This intersection has an unmarked crosswalk and is in a 20 MPH speed school zone. The operation focused on drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in the unmarked crosswalk across from Hedrick Middle School. Several days prior to the operation the Medford Police Department sent out a press release announcing this operation. The press release included information in regards to a driver’s responsibility at marked and unmarked crosswalks. On Thursday signs were posted at the crosswalk advising of the operation scheduled for Friday May 6th, 2022.    

This operation was conducted to raise awareness and increase pedestrian safety through the enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws with the use of a decoy pedestrian. During the Targeted Pedestrian Safety Operation 2 citations, 4 warnings were issued for Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for a pedestrian. There were also several citations for many other violations and traffic crimes. The results of the entire operation are listed below.    

Please be reminded of the Oregon laws that require a driver must stop and remain stopped if a pedestrian is walking in your lane of traffic or the lane adjacent, remembering this applies on single and multi-lane roadways.  Oregon law also prohibits passing a stopped vehicle at a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection if the vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway. 

  

Addition traffic Citations Issued: 

11 - Violation of the Posted Speed Limit 

3 - Cell Phone Violations 

3 - Failure to Use Seatbelt 

3 – Violation Suspended 

10 – Other Violations 

1- Arrest 

14 - Warnings for Miscellaneous Violations 

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Two Arrested in Rogue Valley Mall Carnival Shooting (Photo) - 05/05/22

On May 5, 2022, detectives arrested two suspects for their involvement in the shooting from April 23rd, 2022, at the Rogue Valley Mall. Isael Telles-Cortes, 18, and Braulio Chavarin-Regalado, 20, have been charged with Attempted Murder, Assault in the 1st Degree, and Riot. Both are in custody at the Jackson County Jail, bail $207,500. 

On April 24th, approximately 14 hours after the shooting, Isael Telles-Cortes arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand. The wound was treated and he was released to detectives, who lodged him on an unrelated juvenile warrant. He remained in custody until today, when he was transported from the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center to the Jackson County Jail, on the above listed charges.

The investigation revealed that Telles-Cortes was in a fist fight with the juvenile victim, and after the fight, Chavarin-Regalado provided Telles-Cortes with a handgun who immediately shot the victim several times. During the shooting, it is believed Telles-Cortes shot himself in the hand.

On May 5th, 2022, detectives and officers executed two search warrants, in the 700 block of Narragan Street, and the 800 block of Palm Street, which are the residences of the listed suspects. Chavarin-Regalado was arrested at his residence on Narragen Street without incident. Evidence was recovered from both scenes. 

The victim remains in the hospital in good condition.

Due to the amount of individuals involved in the altercation, the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective Division, 541-774-2230. 

Original press release:

On 042322 at approximately 2221 hours Medford Police Officers were dispatched to the Rogue Valley Mall for a report of a disturbance in which shots had reportedly been fired. Multiple vehicles were seen fleeing the scene as Officers arrived in the area. Multiple spent shell casings were located in the parking lot to the East of Bed, Bath and Beyond. Officers conducted a safety check of the area ensuring there weren’t any potential victims needing medical attention and began taking statements from multiple witnesses who were still on scene. A short time later a male subject was reportedly dropped off at one of Medford’s local hospitals with multiple gunshot wounds. At this time the subject is still being treated for his wounds. Detectives and other investigative assets have been called in as this case is still under investigation.

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Targeted Pedestrian Operation - 05/03/22

On Friday, May 6th, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, the Medford Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a joint “Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation” on E Jackson Street at Olwell Road. The operation will focus on drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk.  It is important to know this is an unmarked crosswalk in a school zone adjacent to Hedrick Middle School where speeds are posted 20 MPH.  Fine amounts double for traffic violations that occur within a school zone. 

These operations are to raise pedestrian safety awareness through enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws with the use of a decoy pedestrian operation at targeted locations.  Violators may be cited for failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk or passing a stopped vehicle at a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Both violations carry a presumptive fine of $265.00.  Drivers should be reminded there is a crosswalk at every intersection, regardless if it is marked or unmarked.           

Drivers are reminded of the Oregon laws that require a driver must stop and remain stopped if a pedestrian is walking in your lane of traffic or the lane adjacent, remembering this applies on single and multi-lane roadways.  Oregon law also prohibits passing a stopped vehicle at a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection if the vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway.

Drug Take Back / Rogue Shred Event - 04/28/22

Time for some Spring cleaning. Please see attached flier. Getting rid of unused prescriptions and personal documents help keep those from getting into the wrong hands, or the medications from contaminating the environment. And its free.

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