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High school band competition gone wrong

A Silverton High School Band was participating in the Pride of the Northwest.

The Competition was held in Grants Pass, but the Silverton High School band was staying at the North Medford Comfort inn.

The day of the competition a high school employee, traveling with the band noticed six missing instruments from the school bus in which they were being kept.

Medford Police determined this to be a burglary estimated at $17,025.00.

Investigators reviewed video surveillance but the low quality and poor lighting made it impossible to identify the suspect.

On the morning of October 23rd a Goodwill employee noticed band instruments in their cases along the side of the building and reported it to the police.

Medford Police recognized them to be the stolen items from the Silverton High School Band.

All instruments were recovered, except for a Jupiter Tenor Saxophone and a Yamaha Alto Saxophone.

Lt Mike Budreau with the Medford Police Department said, "this equipment is quite valuable but it does not have much of a value in the black market it is probably why the equipment this morning was recovered they realized they could not do much with it."

If you have any information on the missing instrument's whereabouts, please call, or text Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KTVL 10-23-18

Depending on the case and the information is given, Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and filing of charges. Callers can remain anonymous. The reward is sponsored by Rogue Credit Union.

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