SOUTHERN OREGON — Police companies within the Rogue Valley are watching what occurs in Medford intently.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Workplace and Central Level Police Division say their employees is able to present sources to folks on the Bear Creek Greenway in the event that they transfer exterior of Medford.
Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler says presently, 25-30 folks camp on the greenway in county jurisdiction.
He says his employees goes out on weekly patrols to supply info and sources.
He says the Sheriff’s Workplace will test for open beds at native shelters and refer folks to them in the event that they’re accessible.
“We don’t have as important an issue because the Metropolis of Medford does proper now, however we do anticipate there may very well be some people shifting – however our employees is ready for that, we’re in fixed communication with the Metropolis of Medford,” mentioned Sheriff Sickler.
He says a difficulty many companies face, is that some individuals who camp on the greenway select to not make the most of the assistance they’re provided.
Sheriff Sickler says he’s undecided presently if the county will comply with Medford in issuing citations to get folks off of the greenway.
Central Level Police inform me a lot of its greenway area burned final summer time, so tenting is much less of an issue proper now.
NBC5 Information reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the College of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Diploma in journalism. She additionally minored in sociology.
In class, she coated Oregon athletics for the student-run tv station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s studying, mountain climbing and rooting for her favourite groups, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Geese.
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