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Bank Robbery Suspects Identified

ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
NEWS RELEASE


Contact: Deputy Chief Warren Hensman                                       Released: 03/31/17
Phone: 541-482-5211                                                                     Case Number: 17-0889
 
BANK ROBBERY SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED
 
On March 20th, 2017, the Medford Police Department investigated a bank robbery at the Bank of the Cascades, 3100 Crater Lake Hwy.  During that investigation, detectives noticed similarities to other bank robberies in Southern Oregon and began working closely with other agencies as well as the F.B.I. During the ensuing investigation, detectives developed two suspects in the bank robbery spree.
 
On March 30th, 2017, the Ashland Police Department investigated a bank robbery at the Umpqua Bank, 512 Walker Avenue, which also matched the several other bank robberies being investigated in Southern Oregon.
 
On March 30th, 2017 at about 10:00 p.m., detectives from Medford and Ashland executed a search warrant on the suspects’ residence in the 7600 block of Hwy 227, Trail, Oregon. Detectives also executed a search warrant on their vehicle which was seized after a traffic stop by Eagle Point Police in White City earlier that same day.
 
The search warrants revealed evidence linking them to the bank robbery spree.  Although, the suspects were not located, felony warrants will be entered for both suspects who are believed to be in the listed vehicle.  Right now their whereabouts is unknown.  They are also well aware law enforcement is looking for them and may try to evade capture.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ashland Police Department at 541-482-5211, and if they are on view, please call 911 immediately.
 
Suspects:
 
Shepard, John Steven
37 years old, 6’0”, 195 lbs.
 
Blank, Kimberly Ann
37 years old, 5’1”, 145 lbs. (Tips of hair dyed pink)
 
Vehicle: 2002 Subaru Legacy, green in color. OR/ 250FYW


 
 
 
 

  
You can also call the anonymous tip line at 541.552.2333 or email at tipline@ashland.or.us
 
Please direct any questions to Deputy Chief Warren Hensman.
 

 
 
Ashland Police Department
1155 East Main Street,
Ashland, Oregon 97520 ∙ (541) 488-2211
www.ashland.or.us/police www.facebook.com/ashlandpolicedept

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