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.)

*Publisher’s Note: For decades, Illinois Valley News has published our unique version of the log entries from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. Tales from the Rural Patrol kept the community informed and doled out public floggings via satire. Technology has changed the process. Log entries with the new JCSO reporting system are now limited to citations and arrests.
The I.V. News has spoken to Sheriff Daniel and he is working to get the information we have become accustomed to. Stay tuned! ~djm

Sunday, April 30
*Michael Bowen was cited to appear at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) May 24 for speeding 70 in a 40 zone near Redwood Hwy. and E. 6th Street at 12:53 a.m.
*Caleb Bradley was operating a vehicle with dealer tags but no plates near Redwood Hwy. and Kerby Mainline at 2:03 a.m. His test drive resulted in a citation for speeding 94 in a 55 zone.

Monday, May 1
*No arrests.

Tuesday, May 2
*No arrests.

Wednesday, May 3
*Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) cited two individuals for possession of heroin at 11:39 p.m. Jonathan Pool was detained in Josephine County Jail (JCJ) following his arrest near West Side Road at 10:50 a.m. Pool had a warrant from JCSO for felony and misdemeanor fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, and recklessly endangering another person. Medford Police Department charged Pool with failure to appear for unlawful possession of meth.
*A litterbug was issued a citation at a camp near Kerby Mainline at 1:50 p.m.
*A canine owner in the 100 block of Fir Drive was in the doghouse because her pets were harassing chickens in a coop in the 100 block of N. Old Stage Road. She was cited for three counts of failure to procure a canine license and two charges of animal running at large.

Thursday, May 4
*No arrests.

Friday, May 5
*Jaret Meives was arrested for felony elude, reckless driving, and reckless endangering at 7:49 p.m. near the 600 block of Hays Cutoff. Meives was detained in JCJ.

Saturday, May 6
*At 7:08 p.m. a motorist was cited for driving while suspended violation and warned for no front plate near Reeves Creek Road and Lakeshore Drive.