Thursday Public Safety incidents
Rodney Nelson and Sebrina Decker were found laying unconscious with needles in their arms at the volleyball court in Reinhart Volunteer Park. Both were arrested on charges of possession of heroin and Decker was additionally charged with possession of meth.
Thursday Sheriff’s Office and OSP incidents
A person was asked to move along for illegal camping at the intersection of Shannon and Inman lanes.
ODF Over Flights Locate Smokes South of Jacksonville
Thunder storms dropped five strikes in the Josephine-Jackson County area protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. ODF Information Officer Brian Ballou says the smokes reported six miles south of Jacksonville have been located and are all small, less than a 10th of an acre
Arson Suspected in Medford Fires
Authorities are investigating a string of arson fires set in the Medford area on Wednesday.
Bear Creek Fire Held to 4-Acres
Fire crews from three different agencies held a grass fire located between Crater Lake Ford and Interstate Five to about four acres Thursday afternoon.
ODF reports three smokes south of Jacksonville
The Oregon Department of Forestry reports three smokes have been seen today six miles south of Jacksonville in the Woodrat Mountain area.
Medford Police involved in standoff at Kim’s Restaurant
The Medford Police Department is currently involved in a standoff with a suspect at the Kim’s Chinese Restaurant building on Riverside Avenue.
Red Flag Warning continues; no reports of fires in Josephine County
A Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service continues until 6:00 p.m. today and the potential for extreme fire activity is present.
Red Flag Warning for Tonight and Friday
Another, bigger Red Flag Warning has been issued this afternoon for a large chunk of southwest Oregon. Thunderstorms are expected to start rattling across Jackson and Josephine counties tonight, and are expected to extend north into Douglas County, west into Coos and Curry counties, and east-northeast into Klamath and Lake counties.
Greenway Fire Knocked Down by ODF & Medford Fire and Rescue
The Oregon Department of Forestry and Medford Fire and Rescue have knocked down the flames on a fire that broke out before 3 Thursday afternoon in the Greenway between Crater Lake Ford and I-5.
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