Jackson County, Ore. --- In an effort to curb the circulation of stolen goods, Medford Police are calling for stiffer regulations at pawn shops and second-hand stores. Current ordinances require purchases be held for five days, after which, items like gold and jewelry are melted.
MPD wants to extend that time to fifteen days plus add a photo record of purchased items. Police report 543 stolen items this year 445 of which, were recovered from pawn shops and second hand stores throughout Jackson County.
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