Medford police see uptick in crime during holiday season

Medford police see uptick in crime during holiday season

The Medford Police Department reports that the period from Black Friday to New Year's Day has a crime spike.

[Officer Quint] Oller, who has worked in departments in Arizona and a small coastal agency in Oregon before joining Medford police, said the city is not alone in holiday shenanigans.

"Every place I've worked gets busier around the holidays," Oller said. "More people are drinking who don't normally drink. After their first drink, their judgment is the first thing to go."

Officers normally see an uptick in fights and drunken disturbances during the holidays, as visitors pour into town to have a good time.

Read more at The Mail Tribune.

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