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, June 25

*A bicyclist narrowly missed being struck when he cut across traffic near Laurel Road and Hwy. 199 at 3:29 p.m. A Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputy pursued Floyd Greenlee, who was apprehended after he crashed his bike and jumped head-first into a creek. Greenlee was cited to appear at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) July 27 for second-degree disorderly conduct, interfering with a peace officer, and third-degree escape.

Monday, June 26

*No cites or arrests.

Tuesday, June 27

*No cites or arrests.

Wednesday, June 28

*A dog named Pepper and its’ chihuahua accomplice attacked chickens, a goat, and a cat near the 100 block of Briar Lane. At 12:50 p.m. the owner was cited to appear at JCCC Aug. 1 for Pepper – for canine as a public nuisance (potentially dangerous dog), with another canine as a public nuisance charge for the sidekick.

Thursday, June 29

*No cites or arrests.

Friday, June 30

*The driver of a white Accura MDX was warned for expired registration and speeding near the 100 block of Deer Creek Road at 10:06 p.m. A citation was issued for driving while suspended violation (DWSV).

Saturday, July 1

*No cites or arrests.