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, May 7
*A motorist was cited for driving while suspended violation (DWSV) near S. Redwood Hwy. and E. Watkins Street at 12:26 a.m. A warning was given for speeding 50 in a 35 zone and failure to renew.

Monday, May 8
*A resident in the 400 block of Lakeshore Drive was cited to appear at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) on June 8 for three counts of canine as a public nuisance (potentially dangerous dog).
*Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) held a felony warrant for Katherine Denae Rodriguez for probation violation for felony elude. Rodriguez was arrested at 2:07 p.m. near the 200 block of W. Lister Street, then detained in Josephine County Jail (JCJ).

Tuesday, May 9

  • No cites or arrests.

Wednesday, May 10
*Andrew Benito Cruz Martinez was taken into custody near Cascade Auto at 12:23 p.m. Martinez had a warrant from JCSO for parole violation, so he was detained in JCJ.

Thursday, May 11
*At 6:10 p.m. a fisherman near the 500 block of Reeves Creek Road was shoved to the ground by a gal in a light brown or gold-colored truck. Sharon Bryant was charged with harassment, then released and cited to appear at JCCC June 15.
Friday, May 12
*A pregnant woman was pushed during a confrontation over a dog near the 1600 block of Lone Mountain Road at 4:21 p.m. Nate Wheller was detained in JCJ for felony fourth-degree assault, attempted animal abuse and disorderly conduct.
*An individual in the 19000 block of Caves Hwy. was cited for possession of controlled substance (PCS) marijuana at 5:32 p.m.
*The driver of a blue PT Cruiser was cited for DWSV and driving uninsured, then warned for failure to renew registration near Illinois River Road and Redwood Hwy. at 8:01 p.m.

Saturday, May 13
*An unlicensed driver was cited for DWSV and warned for no front plate at 10:41 p.m. near Laurel Road and Caves Hwy.
*A motorist in an older Honda Accord was warned for speeding, then cited to appear at JCCC June 7 for DWSV near Rockydale Road and Redwood Hwy. at 8:15 p.m.
*The driver of a gray Honda Pilot was warned for speed and driving status near Redwood Hwy. and Myrna Lane at 8 p.m.