A high-dollar burglary investigation led to the arrest of four suspects after more than $300,000 in cash, gold coins, and firearms were stolen from a residence in rural Central Point on August 22nd. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives diligently pursued leads, resulting in the recovery of stolen items and multiple arrests.
The investigation began on August 22nd when JCSO Patrol deputies responded to a burglary report in the 4800 block of Old Stage Road in rural Central Point. Thieves had stolen $108,000 in cash and 95 gold coins, including rare South African Krugerrands, American Eagle, and Canadian Maple Leaf solid gold coins, with a total value of approximately $180,000. The burglars also made off with seven firearms, including a rare select-fire, fully-automatic pistol.
During their investigation, JCSO detectives uncovered several suspects in possession of the stolen gold coins, ultimately leading to a breakthrough. On October 5th, detectives executed a search warrant at a suspect’s residence on Hollyhock Drive in Medford. There, they found stolen guns, coins, and around 28 grams of methamphetamine and fentanyl.
The investigation further led detectives to search a suspect’s car and residence in the 300 block of Mary Street in Medford. During the search, a stolen gun and gold coins were recovered, along with approximately 70 grams of methamphetamine.
On October 11th, a search warrant was served in the 900 block of Royal Court in Medford. This search yielded the recovery of two more stolen guns, including the rare fully-automatic pistol, which was in the possession of a convicted felon. In total, investigators discovered five additional firearms, body armor, and approximately 32 grams of methamphetamine and cocaine.
As a result of their findings, JCSO detectives arrested three suspects in connection with the burglary, and one for possessing stolen firearms. Michael Edward Jason, Jonathon Anthony Kinsella, Michelle Tawny Kinsella, and Curtis Lee Hollins, all from Medford, face a range of charges related to the burglary and possession of stolen items.
While investigators successfully recovered the stolen firearms, the cash, and remaining gold coins are still missing. Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating these items. If you have any information, please use the Sheriff’s App “Submit a Tip” feature or call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Tip Line at (541) 774-8333, referencing case number 23-4864.
This case remains open and ongoing, with detectives following additional leads. The Medford Police Department collaborated in the investigation, and the case will be prosecuted by the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.