Update — Subject Arrested for Manufacturing and Possession of a Destructive Device – Jackson County


These devices started being reported February in Medford, Central Point and White City and were being thrown from a car. 

If you have any information regarding any of these explosions please contact Medford Police Department Detective Carson at 541-774-2250 or Oregon State Police Detective Keller at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP


On March 18, 2021 the Oregon State Police Explosives Unit in conjunction with the Medford Police Department served a search warrant on a residence in the 1100 block of Char Way, in Medford, Oregon.

This was the result of an ongoing investigation related to multiple reports of explosions across the Rogue Valley. 

Investigators from the Oregon State Police and the Medford Police Department identified a suspect and during the search of the residence located numerous items relating to the manufacturing of destructive devices. 

Brian Lighthill (23) was arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

Lighthill was charged with 23 counts of Manufacturing of a Destructive Device and 9 counts of Possession of a Destructive Device.

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