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, Jan. 15
*A jerk in a multi-colored spray-painted Rav4 sped up and intentionally drove into the back of a maroon 2007 Honda Pilot near the 700 block of Laurel Road at 11:43 a.m.
*Looters raided a home in the 100 block of Turnagain Drive Jan. 14 or 15. Missing items include cleaning supplies, electrical outlets, ceiling fans, hammer drills, Flame King tanks, an air mattress, heater, laundry tub, shop vac, toolbox, raincoat, stepladder, work lights and a space heater.
*At 9 p.m. a gal reported unauthorized use of a vehicle (UUV) from the 28100 block of Redwood Hwy. The misappropriated vehicle was a black 2010 Toyota Rav 4, spray painted with multiple colors and designs. The Rav4 was involved in a previous incident when a driver rammed another vehicle.

Monday, Jan. 16
*A motorist left a silver-colored Kia Soul parked near Waldo Road and O’Brien Road for a week. When she went Soul-searching at 2:40 p.m., there was no Kia to be found.

Tuesday, Jan. 17
*At 8:34 a.m. a gal felt she was being harassed for building a warming fire under Sucker Creek Bridge. She figured since the District Attorney dropped her charge for trespassing, that meant she was now entitled to camp there.
*There was a dispute over mail and locks on a shared gate in the 300 block of McMullen Creek Road at 10:07 a.m. The matter was resolved by placing a link between the padlocks so that both parties could secure the gate and still have access.
*A homeless fellow was warned for trespassing and disorderly conduct after a confrontation at Jubilee Park at 4:49 p.m. He was reunited with his emotional support cat, and agreed to clean up and not cause a disturbance again.
*A mining claim near Cave Junction was burglarized in December 2022, according to a report at 7:21 p.m. Missing items include antique brass gold scales in a red velvet box, Milwaukee hand tool, propane tank, stove pipe, game camera, jackets, on-demand water heater, a wood stove with a gold-miner scene, and last but not least, whiskey. A report was filed for second-degree burglary and first-degree theft.
*Edward Grubb was warned nine times for misuse of 911. Grubb was wanted by Lane County for failure to appear for improper use of emergency phone, so he was detained in Josephine County Jail (JCJ) following his arrest near the 24300 block of Redwood Hwy. at 11:02 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 18
*Cameron James Cook was tased and taken into custody after a white pickup truck wrecked near Kerby Mainline at 3:06 p.m. Cook was detained in JCJ for felony and misdemeanor elude, reckless driving, and third-degree escape, and his felony warrant from Jackson County for failure to report as sex offender.

Thursday, Jan. 19
*The owner of a black 2010 Toyota Rav4 recovered her vehicle at 2:11 p.m. in the 28100 block of Redwood Hwy.

Friday, Jan. 20
*A hole was drilled in the gas tank of a green 2003 Nissan Xterra while it was parked near Illinois Valley Senior Center at 9:37 a.m.
*Four individuals claimed that they received fraudulent phone calls at 9:44 a.m. A burner phone from Silver Lake, Oregon was used to impersonate Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and request phone payments to remove warrants.
*Three bears roamed near yurts at Resort at Lake Selmac at 6:45 p.m. A camper wanted law enforcement to make the bears leave, but Goldilocks was advised that they are part of nature and if they weren’t bothering anyone, to close her door and stay away from them.
*A woman in the 5800 block of Rockydale Road was Life-flighted to Rogue Regional Medical Center after her daughter requested a welfare check at 7:33 p.m.

Saturday, Jan.21
*A kind-hearted delivery driver was concerned because a dog had a hard time eating Milk Bones in the 7300 block of Thompson Creek Road at 3:48 p.m.