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, April 9
*At 7:42 a.m. a silver-colored Fiat crashed into a guardrail on a bridge near Lone Mountain Road
Monday, April 10
*On April 9, folks realized their travel trailer and two outbuildings near the 800 block of S. Old Stage Road had been broken into, per a report at 8:58 a.m. Propane tanks, an RV battery, first-aid kit, gas grill, tools, and a picnic basket full of utensils were missing.
*Scavengers pillaged food from a freezer on a porch in the 800 block of Lakeshore Drive at 2:34 p.m. A report was filed for first-degree theft and first-degree criminal mischief.
Tuesday, April 11
*A citizen found bags and boxes full of property and a bag of marijuana in a shopping cart near the 300 block of Caves Hwy. at 8:32 a.m. When law enforcement arrived, the pot was no longer there.
*A slippery character stole motor oil from CJ Shop Smart at 12:09 p.m. He slithered away in a green Pontiac.
Wednesday, April 12
*A gal in a black hoodie tossed her shoe on the roof of CJ Coffee at 7:07 a.m. She was yelling for help and throwing bricks and sticks, then assaulted an individual who tried to assist. (Next time, try decaf?)
*Cameras documented an individual who broke into Taylor’s Sausage Inc. plant in the 500 block of W. Watkins Street, according to a report at 9:08 a.m. She climbed into the sink to take a bird bath. Two glass coffee pots were broken, coffee grounds and creamer were scattered, and the toilet was clogged with flowers. A report was filed for second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree theft.
*Shannon Petersen was taken into custody at Brown Barn Laundry at 10:50 a.m., then detained in Josephine County Jail (JCJ) for the incident at Taylor’s.
*A 1500-gallon water tank and lines to a well and solar pump were taken from the 25100 block of Redwood Hwy. within the last two weeks, per a report at 9:21 a.m.
*A white Chevy Camaro was stolen from the 37400 block of Redwood Hwy. between 11:30 p.m. and 4:45 a.m. A report was filed for unauthorized use of vehicle (UUV).
*At 10 p.m. a resident in the 2000 block of Lone Mountain Road claimed his dog was missing and he smelled tobacco, which to him meant that someone was trespassing.
Thursday, April 13
*A trespasser dented a gate, broke his headlight, and left pieces on the ground near Lone Mountain Road April 9 at 1:30 a.m. The interloper drove away after the resident fired two shots in the air, but he left a pile of camping gear, an axe, one blue Nike size 14, and lots of Twinkie wrappers.
*A guy asked for help after he was assaulted near the 200 block of Fir Drive at 10:28 a.m. He claimed that two guys hit him with a baton, punched him, and tased him with a cattle prod. He jumped out a window when he saw them loading a magazine in a Glock. A report was filed for second-degree assault, menacing, and three counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
Friday, April 14
*The owner of a stolen Chevy Camaro recovered the vehicle at 11:56 a.m. after the ill-prepared thief ran out of gas and abandoned the car near Redwood Hwy. and Lone Mountain Road.
*At 12:10 p.m. a gal complained that her white 2005 Dodge Magnum was towed from where it was parked in the 9400 block of Takilma Road. The new property owner was not extending the same storage privileges.
*A biker on a black Harley-type motorcycle tried to evade law enforcement near Redwood Hwy. and Rockydale Road at 1:58 p.m. Derrick Leif Robinson-Corporan admitted he should have stopped, but he thought that law enforcement discontinued pursuit at 100 mph. He was wrong. Robinson-Corporan had two misdemeanor warrants from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) for failure to appear (FTA) for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), and another from Grants Pass Police Department (GPPD) for contempt/DUII. Robinson-Corporan was detained in JCJ for felony elude, reckless driving, misdemeanor driving while suspended (DWS), and first-degree criminal mischief.
Saturday, April 15
*At 6:55 a.m. a gal planned to ‘attempt reconnaissance’ and take photos of her stolen white 2006 Keystone Cougar trailer that was seen on posted property near Caves Hwy. She was advised against illegal actions.
*A destructive individual was tearing up a house in the 100 block of N. Old Stage Road at 12:56 p.m. However, the home was jointly owned, the activity was restricted to personal property, and there was no aggression shown to a person. Options were provided for what was decreed civil action. (Doesn’t sound very civil.)
*A bearded fellow with aviator glasses, a Rasta bag and camo top was chased from the 400 block of S. Redwood Hwy. after he broke into a car and stole a purse at 3:15 p.m.