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
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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

APD Case# 17-4418 We could use your help identifying this man. Last night, while at a downtown restaurant / bar, the man in the picture decided to follow and then grab a woman’s buttocks. When her friend confronted the man, he was punched in the face. The suspect immediately fled the area..... We REALLY want to solve this case ASAP.

Special thanks to our AMAZING volunteers who just logged over 3000 volunteer hours this year. This dedicated group donate their time and energy for the citizens of Ashland and the many tourists who come here each year. Some of the tasks they perform each day are: • Downtown Foot Patrol • Crossing Guards for Schools • Bike Path Patrol • Vacation House Watch • Mail Courier • District Atty/Medford Courier • Inter-Office Mail Courier • Radar Reader Board • 4th of July Parade, Parade of Lights and Halloween Parade This energetic group of volunteers has been so successful that several police departments in Oregon and California have used this program as a blue print for similar programs in their communities. If you are interested in serving your community along side this dynamic group please contact the Ashland Police Department, 1155 E Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520, or for more information please call Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 541-482-5211.

Any idea who this guy is? He was caught on camera stealing a woman’s wallet in a local bar. Not only did he steal some valuables, he burned the wallet…. or maybe you recognize his friend? Reference APD Case# 17-4323 Thanks!

Just finished up another amazing Shop with a Cop event. This was our 8th year. Check out all the great BIG smiles!!!

APD was proud to host University of Oregon Police Chief Matt Carmichael to discuss APD's Gateway drug treatment and amnesty program.

UPDATE: Thanks everyone, we have identified this couple and the investigation will continue. We are thankful for the assistance! ________________________________________________________ We could use your help again identifying a couple of burglary suspects. We think they are responsible for two recent business burglaries. On December 8th at about 1139 hours, Yuan Yuan’s Restaurant located at 2270 Ashland Street was burglarized. We believe the male and female suspects cased out the restaurant earlier that day, returning close to midnight. They gained entry by smashing an exterior window as well as an interior door. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. On December 7th, the House of Thai located at 1667 Siskiyou Blvd was burglarized. Entry was made by breaking out a side window. An undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry was taken. The female is approximately 5’1”, Caucasian or Hispanic, 35-45 years old. The male subject appears to be a caucasian male between 40-45 years of age. Both suspects are believed to be driving a red colored 4-door sedan. Possibly a 2000 - 2002 Dodge Neon or Chrysler Sebring.

UPDATE: Thanks everyone, we have identified this man and the investigation will continue. We are thankful for the assistance! Can anyone identify this person? APD Case#17- 4172 We would like to chat with him about a few prescription fraud incidents at Rite Aid. 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 tipline@ashland.or.us

APDs first yoga experience! Special thanks to Libby Edson & Caitlin Dunnington from YoMIND.

Help us ID a suspect please. The man pictured on the right, near the passenger door, is wanted for questioning for an assault that happened December 3rd in downtown Ashland. If you know the identity of the passenger shown in the picture, please call APD at 541-482-5211 and reference case 17-4180. The man on the left is not wanted or suspected of anything. We are showing the car he was driving in hopes it may further the investigation. The car appears to be a black Celica with a white trunk face and a spoiler. If this is a picture of YOU and you want to show you regret your actions, please come talk to us and we will include that in the report.

A bit more information: The deer was seriously injured and it would have been inhumane to allow it to suffer. Therefore, it falls to the police department to euthanize it. This is part of living in a wildlife interface area as we do. No one likes it, but it is something that must be done from time to time. For humanitarian purposes the PD is dispatching a deer on SOU's campus near Taylor Hall. A single shot will be used from a small caliber rifle. There is no danger to anyone on campus.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT CELEBRATION On 11/24/17, the 25th Annual Festival of Light Celebration will take place in Ashland. Enjoy Santa’s Parade and the grand illumination where more than 1 million lights welcome in the holiday season. Santa’s parade begins at 5:00pm in front of the Ashland Public Library and will move west along East Main Street toward the Plaza. East Main Street between Gresham Street and Water Street will be closed from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. To accommodate the closure, Lithia Way will be set up for two-way traffic needs within the downtown corridor. The City of Ashland Police Department hopes everyone will have a safe and enjoyable evening welcoming in the holiday season.

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 tipline@ashland.or.us

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. http://redribbon.org/

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 tipline@ashland.or.us

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 tipline@ashland.or.us

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!