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, Nov. 20
*The driver of a 2008 Ford pickup truck ran from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) near Redwood Hwy. and Hogue Drive at 12:23 a.m. Not to worry, his truck was towed, and sheriffs are holding his phone and a Ruger firearm for safekeeping.
*A clueless traveler from California to Portland followed GPS instructions and ended up stuck in deep snow near Happy Camp Road at 12:12 p.m. Jerry’s Tow Service rescued the wanderer, and she was referred to California Highway Patrol for future navigation needs.
*At 5:11 p.m. an upset gal in the 400 block of Squaw Mountain Road whined to JCSO that a man cussed in front of her young son. She figured her “Let’s go Brandon” post set him off. She was informed there was no evidence of a crime.
Monday, Nov. 21
*On Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., a guy parked a yellow and black 2006 International truck in the 400 block of S. Redwood Hwy. He shopped at a market, and when he returned, the truck was gone.
*A cold-hearted boyfriend stole a gal’s blankets and firewood from the 100 block of E. O’Brien Street. She claimed he was in Cave Junction trying to sell them at 2:59 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
*A motorist in a blue Camaro evaded law enforcement near Takilma Road and Holland Loop at 12:12 a.m. A report was filed for felony and misdemeanor elude, reckless driving, third-degree escape, and unlawful possession of firearm (felon).
*Two party animals were playing chicken with vehicles in the roadway near the 200 block of W. Watkins Street at 1:28 a.m. They claimed they ran in the street because a lady with a stick was chasing them. The bird brains were warned to stop yelling and stay on the sidewalk or they would be arrested for disorderly conduct (DOC).
*At 1:47 a.m., a guy was holding a front bumper from a vehicle as he walked his bicycle along the 24300 block of Redwood Hwy. There was no license plate attached to his found treasure, so although it was odd, it was not illegal.
*Trisha Ann Vincent had a misdemeanor warrant from JCSO for failure to appear (FTA) for second-degree criminal mischief. Vincent was contacted at 12:48 p.m. in the 24300 block of Redwood Hwy., then cited and released to appear in Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) Dec. 14.
*Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) transferred a call at 9:17 p.m. regarding a woman who was yelling and threatening to punch people in the 200 block of S. Redwood Hwy. When JCSO arrived, her version was she interrupted a drug deal, but they left when she threatened them.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
*An agitated fellow in a yellow jacket and red hat was screaming profanities at people that weren’t even there at 8:41 a.m. in the 300 block of S. Redwood Hwy.
*At 8:57 a.m. a hospital patient heard through the grapevine that a TV, toolbox and vacuum cleaner were stolen from his home in the 500 block of Schumacher Street. He was also missing money from several accounts.
*Boards were being removed off a house in the 12700 block of Redwood Hwy. while the resident was in the hospital at 11:39 a.m. The two-legged termites were in a new gray Dodge pickup truck.
*A report was filed for felony strangulation domestic violence after an incident in the 100 block of S. Hussey Avenue at 1:48 p.m.
*A gal was questioned after reports of a gunshot or explosion and a woman screaming in the 300 block of Fir Drive at 9:45 p.m. She replied that a lot of people have problems with her, and she didn’t know who it could be.
*At 10:09 p.m., a citizen reported that her wallet was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in front of Speedy Mart or Perfect Pizza Plus.
Thursday, Nov. 24
*Residents in the 3200 block of Lakeshore Drive provided directions to a crying woman at 8:29 p.m. but were apprehensive when they heard another person in the shadows.
*Twenty people gathered in the 24000 block of Redwood Hwy. to celebrate Thanksgiving, until a fight broke out at 9:32 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 25
*A motorist in a black Toyota Prius was cited for driving while suspended violation near Redwood Hwy. and Elwood Lane at 7:06 p.m. Children in the vehicle were counselled for not listening to their mother.
Saturday, Nov. 26
*Citizens near the 500 block of Lone Mountain Road heard a crash, an argument, and explosions or gunshots at 10:05 a.m. A vehicle was off the road, and poles and power lines were down. Both passengers were transported for medical attention.
*At 6:46 p.m. a customer was shopping in the 300 block of S. Redwood Hwy. She was unaware that her emergency alert application had been activated.
*At 8:52 p.m. a nude man was running down the road in the 7200 block of Holland Loop. He was being chased by a knife-wielding guy, and they were last seen in a field behind Holland Store.