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Ashland Man Arrested For Burglary, APD News Release Case 16-2526

Contact: Deputy Chief Warren Hensman                                           Released: 08/24/16
Phone: 541-482-5211                                                                     Case Number: 16-2526



Homeowner Flees During Incident
Joshua Robert Johnson (21) was arrested yesterday for a Friday night burglary that occurred on the 900 Block of Clay Street.  Police believe Johnson entered the home through an open door­ almost immediately coming face to face with the 87 year old female homeowner.  Johnson displayed his penis to the woman and asked her to preform a sexual act.  When the woman refused, he left the home.  The woman immediately locked all of the doors and windows to her house, however, moments later the man returned and smashed a rear sliding glass door window with a potted plant.  The woman fled to a neighbor's house and called 911.
Patrol officers and detectives investigated the incident into the early morning hours of Saturday and developed several leads that helped identify Johnson as the suspect. Johnson turned himself in to detectives on Tuesday afternoon while accompanied by his attorney.  Johnson was lodged into the Jackson County Jail on 2 counts of First Degree Burglary, Private Indecency and 2 Counts of Criminal Mischief.

If anyone has additional information about this incident, you are encouraged to call the Ashland Police Department at 541.482.5211.  You can also call the anonymous tip line at 541.552.2333 or email at
Please direct any questions to Deputy Chief Warren Hensman
1155 East Main Street,
Ashland, Oregon 97520 ·(541) 488-2211
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