Ashland Police Department

  • Agency: Ashland Police Department
  • Address: 1155 East Main Street, Ashland, 97520 OR
  • Chief: Ron Goodpaster (Interim Chief of Police)
Phone: (541) 488-2211
Fax: (541) 488-5351

Ashland Police Department is located at 1155 East Main Street, Ashland, 97520 OR. The Interim Chief of Police of the department is Ron Goodpaster. The Ashland Police Department phone number is (541) 488-2211.

Ashland Police Department News

Ashland Police Department: If you were wondering what all the commotion was this morning on North Main Street, we were dealing with 3 subjects in a stolen vehicle. Everyone is safe and APD officers continue to investigate.

Thanks Ashland! You gave us another great Halloween with minimal problems. The children's parade went of without a hitch, and the night time activities brought relatively few issues compared to years past. There were a couple of arrests for minor issues, and about 10 cites issued for drinking and smoking marijuana in public, but all in all a fairly quiet night downtown. Thanks for the continued partnership in making our downtown events enjoyable for all!

Update: 10/27/17 at 4:00pm On 10/27/17, Ashland detectives lodged Holden Oglesbee (22) on two additional crimes stemming from an ongoing investigation involving another (adult) female. Although Oglesbee was released from jail yesterday, he was arrested again and lodged into the Jackson County for the crime of Sodomy I & Sexual Abuse I. If you or someone you know is the survivor of a sexual offense involving Oglesbee, we sincerely encourage you to come forward. _________________________________________________________ ASHLAND MAN ARRESTED ON SEVERAL SEX CRIMES On 10/26/17, Ashland detectives arrested Holden Oglesbee (22) on multiple sex crimes involving a juvenile female. He was subsequently lodged into the Jackson County Jail on the following charges: luring a minor, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, sexual abuse II and sexual abuse III. The Ashland Police Department promotes an environment in which survivors of sexual assault are treated with dignity, sensitivity and courtesy, providing them with as much control over their report and any subsequent criminal investigation as the law allows. Additionally, the Ashland Police Department is keenly aware that sex crimes are considerably underreported across the United States and want to remind the community of our You Have Options Program. YHOP is a victim-centered / offender-focused response to sexual violence. Goals of the YOU HAVE OPTIONS program: 1. Increase sexual assault reporting by eliminating as many barriers to reporting as possible. 2. Increase identification and prosecution of sexual offenders. 3. Decrease sexual assault victimization. If you or someone you know is the survivor of a sexual offense, we sincerely encourage you to come forward. You can call the Ashland Police Department at 541.482.5211 or the anonymous tip line at 541.552.2333 or email at

ASHLAND POLICE PREPARE FOR HALLOWEEN On 10/31/17, the Children’s Halloween Parade will be taking place in Ashland. The Parade will begin at 3:45pm in front of the Ashland Public Library and move west along East Main Street toward the Plaza. East Main Street between Gresham Street and Water Street will be closed from 2:45pm to 6:00pm. Lithia Way will be set up for two-way traffic needs within the downtown corridor. Each year the downtown nightlife swells in size as citizens from across the valley celebrate Halloween. Due to this increase, the Ashland Police Department will be joined by police personnel from surrounding agencies to monitor all evening activities within the downtown area. Enforcement will be strictly administered when police observe acts such as disorderly conduct, public intoxication, consuming alcohol in public, open containers of alcohol in public, curfew, illegal drug use or any other violations of state law and municipal code. The City of Ashland Police Department hopes everyone will have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

Ashland Elks Lodge #944, Southern Oregon University Campus Public Safety and the Ashland Police Department spent a little time at SOU yesterday supporting a terrific drug awareness program – The National Red Ribbon Campaign.

Update: 10/19/17 Steven Watton was arrested earlier today on several felony crimes and is no longer of interest. Thanks for all the tips! ________________________________________________________________ APD Case#17-3561 On Friday 10/13 between 1 - 2pm, this man fraudulently used a credit card at Albertsons and Subway. Both stores are located on the corner of Tolman Creek Road and Ashland Street. The male appears to be in his mid 40’s, 5-8, gray receding hair and an average build. Although the male suspect was seen in the area with a female, the witness could not give an accurate description of her. If anyone has information about this case, they are encouraged to call the Ashland Police Department at 541.482.5211. They can also call the anonymous tip line at 541.552.2333 or email at

STREET CLOSURES On 10/14/17 at 11:00 am, the Southern Oregon Pride Parade will be taking place in Ashland. The Parade will begin at Union Street and Siskiyou Blvd., moving west past the Ashland Library onto East Main Street toward the Plaza. The parade will end at East Main Street and Water Street. To accommodate several street closures, Lithia Way will be set up for two-way traffic needs within the downtown corridor between 09:45am - 12:30pm. Please direct any questions to Deputy Chief Warren Hensman

Business Burglary: APD Case# 17-3310 On 09/23/17, this man broke into a business on Clover Lane. If you recognize him we would appreciate a call. Ashland Police Department (541) 482-5211. Anonymous tip line (541) 552-2333 or email at

09/25/17 UPDATE: The suspect was arrested last night. ______________________________________________________ We could use your help identifying this woman. She recently stole an expensive pendant from The Crown Jewel on East Main Street. Thanks!

Our detectives are at it again! Earlier today they served a search warrant at a home on the 1500 Block of Siskiyou Blvd. Ultimately, Christopher Nelson and Thomas Pulcini were arrested on multiple charges including: PCS & DCS Heroin & Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school, PCS Psilocybin & Xanax, and felon in possession of a firearm. And thats just to name a few...

UPDATE: This man has been identified, thanks for the assitance. The APD would like your help in identifying this man. He is wanted for questioning in a theft complaint. Send us a message or call us at 541-482-5211. Thanks!

Join the APD Team! APD is taking applications for police officer and community service officer in order to establish an eligibility list. Please go to the city's website to apply.

Ashland Oregon Police Fire - N95 masks are available free of charge at the Ashland Police Department, the downtown contact station and Ashland Fire and Rescue Station 1 for members of the community.

Hi there Ashland Community members. Some folks got a ride recently from a Ashlander and they left their property (hula hoops) in the car. If you have them let us know and we will facilitate getting the property back to them. Thanks!

Holy cow, did you all know there is a mountain right next to Ashland?!?

Ashland Police are pleased to report that Dorothy Sharpe was located and is no longer missing. We would like to thank everyone for their vigilance in helping to bring this incident to a successful conclusion.

Ashland Police are attempting to locate a reported missing person. Dorothy Sharpe, 87 yrs. old has white hair, blue glasses, slender build, wearing a button down pink shirt. Last seen near Shop N Kart at noon. Please contact APD if seen.

Shortly after midnight, Bradley Loyd was seen breaking into a car. Although he left in a hurry, a tenacious group of graveyard officers tracked him down. Loyd was arrested after a short foot pursuit and charged with several crimes including: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Theft, PCS Heroin/Cocaine and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

LOCAL MEN ARRESTED DURING EARLY MORNING SEARCH WARRANT On 08/18/17 at about 07:30am, Ashland Detectives executed a search warrant on a residence located in the 100 block of Morton Street. During the search of the home, detectives seized methamphetamine and prescription pills, and arrested Paul and Charles Kwiatkowski. The investigation was initiated after the Police Department received multiple neighbor complaints about the house. Paul Kwiatkowski, the owner of the home, was lodged for Possession, Distribution and Manufacturing of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school, and Possession & Distribution of a schedule IV controlled substance - Xanax. Charles Kwiatkowski, who was also present in the home, was found to be in violation of his parole and arrested for Parole Violation - Robbery 3rd Degree. If anyone has additional information about this ongoing investigation, you are encouraged to call the Ashland Police Department at 541.482.5211. You can also call the anonymous tip line at 541.552.2333 or email at

Yesterday the APD strategic planning team had a great meeting with some our valuable community partners. Together we are figuring out what we need to do, and how we need to do it. Joining us were reps from Southern Oregon University, Asante, Ashland Schools, the Chamber of Commerce, Ashland Resource Center, the Grange Coop, Rotary Club of Ashland and Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland Family YMCA, Medford Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, as well as several others. Thanks to everyone for the assistance in making APD as good as it can be!