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Man stopped while trying to break into Oregon jail

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[January 26, 2010]  MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Police said a man climbed over a fence and tried to break into the Jackson County Jail.

Medford Police Lt. Bob Hansen said that at about 4:10 a.m. Monday, jail officials spotted a man scaling the fence around an area where officers unload potential prisoners and take them inside. The officials called police.

Officers said the 28-year-old man was distraught and said he had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. He told officers he was trying to get help at the jail and that when he didn't get an answer at the front entrance, he decided to go around back.

The Mail Tribune reported that police cited the man for disorderly conduct and trespassing. He was taken to the county's sobering center and referred for mental health services.


Information from: Mail Tribune,

[Associated Press]

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