Police needs tips on Hit & Run at Motel 6 that trapped guest
Medford Police need help finding the driver of what they describe as a "beat-up looking" Ford Mustang investigators said hit the side of a motel and took off.
The hit and run happened on Sat., March 9th at the Motel 6 on Alba Drive. Police think the driver backed into the building. The impact damaged one of the front doors of a room and actually trapped someone inside.
"That particular room was occupied at the time and actually trapped the individual inside. He couldn't get out," Lt. Mike Budreau said.
Police released pictures of the damage where the front door was rendered inoperable.
"It damaged the wall and the door so severely that he was trapped in there," Budreau said. "So he wasn't able to get a good look at the vehicle before it took off."
The victim was able to escape using a door to an adjoining room.
"Luckily no one was injured," Budreau said.
Police think they know what the suspect's vehicle looks like but are unclear of who was driving it.
"If we can identify who owns it," Budreau said. "It is rather unique. It's described as a black Ford Mustang.. described as beat-up and missing the rear bumper."
Budreau said investigators were not able to identify any parts left behind from the suspect's vehicle. "There is nothing in the investigation that indicates the person was targeted in the room," Budreau said. "Something was most likely going on with the driver or perhaps even accidental. It is suspicious that he would leave the scene after causing so much damage."
The motel owners now have to fix damage to the room which also caused lost revenue from not being able to rent out the room as well.
Anyone with information on this suspect can call or text Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KTVL 03-12-19.
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.