White City Sheriff's Deputies Make Graffiti Arrests, Discover Illegally Concealed Guns, Drugs (Photo)
JCSO Cases 22-7065, 22-7118
WHITE CITY, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies made multiple arrests in White City this month that started as graffiti vandalism complaints and ended with arrests for criminal mischief, probation violation, illegal handguns, and drugs. JCSO White City Community Action Team (CAT) arrested four suspects in two separate incidents the week of December 5th.
The first arrests came Tuesday, December 6 when dispatch received a report of graffiti in progress around 12:50 a.m. on the White City bike path near the 7700 block of Harlan Drive. The suspects fled the area in a grey sedan and deputies located and intercepted the vehicle on Antelope Road and initiated a traffic stop. Deputies spotted an unsecured pistol on the floorboard behind the passenger seat as well as multiple spray paint cans scattered throughout the passenger compartment. Two of the suspects, Darian Russel Bradd, 18, and Raul Alonzo Avina, 20, both of Central Point, were arrested for second-degree criminal mischief. The third suspect, Andrew Michael Boortz, 22, of Medford, was found to have an illegally concealed handgun on his person as well as Oxycodone. He was charged with two-counts of unlawful carrying or concealing of a firearm, unlawful possession of Oxycodone, and second-degree criminal mischief.
The next arrest was Thursday, December 8 when a White City JCSO deputy responded to a call for service around 12:15 p.m. on Avenue C and 29th Street. Dispatch received a report of two males posing in front of graffiti and taking pictures with a black handgun. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered the identity of one of the suspects, a 17-year-old juvenile on probation and under house arrest. JCSO deputies went to his residence and located the juvenile and firearm. The juvenile was arrested for the probation violation and charges of felon in possession of a firearm and unlawfully purchasing a firearm were recommended to the Jackson County District Attorney’s office. The suspect was transported to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center on the probation detainer. The additional suspect in the photo was identified as a 15-year-old juvenile.
JCSO strives to improve the livability of White City. If you see any criminal activity involving graffiti vandalism, please call the dispatch non-emergency line at (541) 776-7206.