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November 20, 2018
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Burglar Caught in Concessions Stand (Photo)
Julie Denney
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Burglar Caught in Concessions Stand (Photo)

GOLD HILL, Ore. – A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to a report of noise at the Gold Hill Little League fields Saturday night caught a suspect in the act of burglarizing the concessions stand.  On June 23, 2018, at 9:37 p.m., a neighbor called to report a banging sound coming from the concessions stand area.

Chase Alan Martin, 18, was inside the building when the deputy arrived.  Deputies found that Martin had caused extensive damage to the concessions stand and another small building.  The air conditioning until had been removed to gain entrance and the inside of the concessions stand was ransacked.  Damages total at least $2000. 

Martin was apparently under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.  Martin was initially uncooperative with deputies, but they were able to take him into custody. 

The incident occurred two days after Martin’s 18th birthday, however he was lodged at the juvenile detention center in Medford due to an outstanding warrant for a juvenile probation violation.  Deputies cited Martin for new charges of second degree burglary, first degree criminal mischief, and second degree trespassing.  The case will be forwarded to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. 

Case #18-12795

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