Window puncher sought in vandalism spree

Window puncher sought in vandalism spree (John Stoeckl/News 10)

The Medford Police Department needs your help catching the person responsible for vandalizing three business windows, including the local office of the Jackson County Republican Party Headquarters on Main Street. Investigators said the series of incidents took place on July 3rd at 2 a.m. in downtown.

The Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau said the Banner Bank and Voodoo Martini were also hit on July 3rd around the same time.

"We've seen situations like this in downtown, this vandalism, punching windows with people that are intoxicated, maybe leaving one of the drinking establishments downtown," Budreau said.

Police want to talk to the person who may have another motive, and will most likely have an injured hand from the incident.

"We've seen people punch car windows or business windows. It happens on occasion, not frequently, but it seems like alcohol is the mitigating factor. We don't know if that's the case with this case, but it would make sense being 2 a.m. on July 3rd," Budreau said.

Investigators found blood at the scene, and are hoping to match it with a potential felon in authorities' DNA database.

"If anyone has an injured hand.. maybe could've even admitted to it.. someone downtown that was having a bad night, we would like to talk to them," Budreau said.

This case number is: 07-16-19. If you have any information on the suspect in this crime, you can call or text crime stoppers at 1-800-850-0580. Depending on the case and information given, Rogue Credit Union will pay you up to $1,000 for information, leading to an arrest and filing of charges. As always, you can remain anonymous.

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