Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.)

Sunday, Oct. 16
*A hawk-eyed citizen caught a fishy-looking character at Osprey Day Use as he looked in vehicles in the parking lot at Resort at Lake Selmac at 6:01 a.m. The fellow in a red Chevy Cavalier claimed he was waiting for a gal in the showers, but that was just a line because the facilities were locked and secured.
*Residents in the 4400 block of Dick George Road found bolt cutters near their shed after they heard noise and saw a parked car in front of their gate Oct. 15 at 9 p.m.
*Trespassers removed timbers from the 100 block of Krauss Lane Oct. 10. A golf cart and utility vehicle have also been stolen from Rough & Ready property.

Monday, Oct. 17
*The owner of a blue 1993 Toyota Previa van last saw his vehicle on June 30 near the 100 block of Browntown Road. He was advised that someone was driving the Previa, so he reported it as unauthorized use of vehicle (UUV) at 10:58 a.m.
*Alissa Virginia Hill was detained in Josephine County Jail (JCJ) following her arrest in the 100 block of Hogue Drive at 1:40 p.m. Hill had a misdemeanor warrant from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) for failure to appear (FTA) for contempt.
*A motorist in the 100 block of N. Junction Avenue noticed that her front license plate was missing on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. She was advised to contact Department of Motor Vehicles for a replacement and reminded to remove the other plate in the meantime so she would not be arrested for theft.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
*A gutsy gal tried to break into a residence in the 500 block of W. River Street at 11:25 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
*An outlaw attempted to break a window of the former Southern Oregon Outreach Foods in the 100 block of S. Caves Avenue at 2:33 a.m.
*On Oct. 12 at 2 p.m., a jackass stole a fanny pack from CJ Coffee in the 25800 block of Redwood Hwy. Missing items include a passport, legal documents, and wallet containing $500 cash. Video cameras provided documentation, so there is probable cause for second-degree theft and identity theft charges.
*Miscreants broke through a locked gate to a logging road near McMullen Creek. They left behind an upside-down blue minivan that was missing the tires, fuel, batteries and shovels. A homemade tandem-axle equipment trailer was also stolen.
*Michael Ray Patterson was taken into custody at 3:50 p.m. in the 12700 block of Redwood Hwy. on a felony warrant from Douglas County Community Corrections. Patterson was detained in JCJ for parole violation for identity theft.
*Shannon Leeann Peterson was apprehended in the 400 block of S. Redwood Hwy. at 3:04 p.m. Peterson was cited to appear in Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) Nov. 15 for third-degree theft.
*Carly Jensen was arrested in the 24500 block of Redwood Hwy. at 4:15 p.m. Jensen was detained in JCJ for third-degree theft and second-degree trespass.

Thursday, Oct. 20
*At 1:10 p.m., a gal in the 100 block of Pugetville Road reported that her bank account had been hacked for $150 worth of E-cards for Starbucks.
*A resident in the 25900 block of Redwood Hwy. heard a door shut at 9:30 a.m., but she thought it was her boyfriend. Next, she found a pair of boots, a backpack and clothes in a sink, then heard a stranger talking in her shower. The invading Goldilocks rummaged through the freezer and made herself at home. The homeowner did not wish to press charges, but she did notify law enforcement of the bizarre situation.
*A pissant peed on a pole in the 300 block of S. Redwood Hwy., then drove away in a white BMW with California plates.

Friday, Oct. 21
*Just after midnight, a guy tore up the front of the building, and broke a window and frame at Napa Auto Parts of Cave Junction. He left behind a needle and a mess of junk and started a fire next to the building.
*Several people reported hearing gunshots and cries for help near the 2400 block of West Side Road at 12:16 a.m. There was no evidence of a shooting near the West Fork Trailhead when law enforcement arrived.
*Lukas Short was arrested near the 5000 block of West Side Road at 1:34 a.m. Short had a warrant from Oregon Parole Board for parole violation on an original charge of delivery of heroin. He was also wanted by JCSO for FTA for UUV, so Short was cited to appear at JCCC Nov. 29.

Saturday, Oct. 22
*A motorist crashed into a fence between 3 and 5 a.m. Tire tracks led to the 300 block of Fir Drive.
*A tall, balding, skinny fellow was blowing snot at people near W. River Street and N. Redwood Hwy. at 11:56 a.m. Justin Bennett was taken into custody for second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and a probation officer detainer. Bennett was detained in JCJ.
*At 6:23 p.m. a batty woman in dark clothing threw a baseball bat at a vehicle near the 23000 block of Redwood Hwy.