One Arrested, One Sought After Crime Spree (Photo)
MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies have made one arrest in a weekend burglary and vandalism spree. They are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the second suspect.
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 5:28 a.m., deputies responded to an audible business alarm in the 2100-block of Sage Road, Medford. Responding deputies encountered two men walking nearby. The men were identified and released at the time because the extent of the incident was not yet known.
JCSO deputies and officers with the Medford Police Department found at least eight businesses and a vehicle on Sage Road and Lars Way that had been burglarized or vandalized. The total value of the stolen property and damage is estimated at several thousand dollars. The general area is at the Medford city limits, leading to the multi-jurisdictional investigation.
After obtaining a description of property stolen by the businesses, deputies were able to connect the items to property possessed by the men contacted during the initial response. Those suspects were identified as Andrew Kyle Beck, 21, of the first block of Freeman Road, Central Point, and Jesse Michael Dornath, 24, of the 3300-block of Eucalyptus Drive, Medford.
On Tuesday, April 17, deputies located Beck with the assistance of Central Point Police. They recovered stolen property from Beck’s residence. Beck was lodged in jail on numerous charges from JCSO and Medford PD.
Deputies are still looking for Dornath. Anyone with information on Dornath’s whereabouts or the incident in general is asked to call dispatch at (541) 776-7206.