Medford police arrested three males in connection with several vandalism incidents committed early Wednesday morning.
Corey Timberlake, 19, Zayrun Depriest, 18, and a 15-year-old boy are suspects in three cases of vandalism at different locations in downtown Medford.
Timberlake was arrested on charges of second-degree arson and first-degree criminal mischief, both felonies. Depriest and the juvenile both face charges of second-degree criminal mischief.
Two vending machines set ablaze outside the Rogue Valley Family YMCA caught the attention of a passing Mail Tribune carrier, who called police at 3:40 a.m.
Police and fire crews extinguished the fire quickly. After reviewing security camera footage, police initially said that a group of eight juveniles had been spotted just prior to the fire starting.
In a press release Friday, however, police said detectives determined three males were there; one lit a firework and placed it into the vending machine, sparking the fire.
Detectives also connected the males to two other incidents of vandalism elsewhere in Medford, the release said. Those included breaking windows at the Mail Tribune’s two buildings, and throwing bottles from the top of the Middleford parking garage at 314 E. Sixth St., damaging a vehicle below.
Timberlake was lodged without bail Friday in the Jackson County Jail. Depriest was not listed in jail records.
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