Two arrested after Central Point burglary

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Two people are behind bars after an early morning burglary in Central Point.

It happened Tuesday morning around 8 a.m. in the 5700 block of Upton Road. Deputies identified several suspects and tracked them to another address in the 100 block of Laurelhurst Street also in Central Point.

After a search of the property, JCSO identified one woman at the location and another man hiding under a shed. The man did not respond to commands to come out and barricaded himself in the crawl space. After a lengthy standoff, deputies persuaded the man to give up through the use of pepper spray and a K9 officer.

During the search of the property, investigators discovered multiple guns, an AR-style rifle with no serial number, body armor, an illegally-manufactured silencer, meth, heroin, butane honey oil of processed cannabis, and fentanyl. Deputies also uncovered nearly $19,000 in cash.

The first suspect was 44-year-old Kelli Margaret Hernandez of Medford. She’s charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, and hindering prosecution.

The second suspect was 28-year-old Mickey Ray Galatz of Central Point. He’s facing charges related to the incident, in addition to five outstanding warrants.

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