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Attempt to elude State Troopers ends with Suspects in custody

On May 4, 2013 troopers attempted to detain a 1992 Honda Accord for a traffic violation on Highway 99 near Blackwell Road in Central Point. A pursuit ensued onto Willow Springs, to Tolo Road, the vehicle then traveled into a private field adjacent to Tioga Way, and becoming high centered, two male suspects fled on foot and were apprehended soon after by Troopers.


During the pursuit the suspects caused extensive structural damage to the rear portion of a private residence on Ventura Way in Central Point. There were no injuries reported, the residence was occupied at the time.


During the elude the suspects crashed into two marked OSP Patrol vehicles causing minor damage, there were no injuries.


Two suspects; Frederick West (35 YOA) from Medford, and Joaquim Garcia Jr. (25 YOA) from Central Point have been lodged at the Jackson County Jail on numerous felony charges to include; Felony Attempt to Elude a Police Officer, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Criminal Mischief 1, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering another Person, Parole Violation Detainers, Outstanding Felony Warrants for Attempting to Elude, and PCS-Methamphetamine.



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Contact Info: Sgt. David Beck

Central Point Area Command