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, August 6
*No cites or arrests.

Monday, August 7
*No cites or arrests.

Tuesday, August 8
*No cites or arrests.

Wednesday, August 9
*Wesley Wayne Handshy was taken into custody near the 2500 block of Reeves Creek Road at 9:42 p.m. Handshy was detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ) on a felony warrant from Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear (FTA) for unauthorized distribution (UD), unauthorized manufacture (UM), unauthorized possession (UP) of heroin, and UP of schedule III controlled substance (CS).
Thursday, August 10
*Joseph David Ainsworth was arrested near the 200 block of Caves Hwy. at 6:43 p.m. Ainsworth was detained in JCJ for a felony warrant from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) for probation violation for first-degree arson.
*A visitor from California was cited for refusing to obey a construction flagger near the 19000 block of Caves Hwy. at 5:47 p.m.

Friday, August 11
*At 2:11 a.m. a motorist near White Schoolhouse Road and Caves Hwy. claimed he was running from someone who was shooting at him. A vehicle was towed, and a citation was issued for DWS violation and speed 80 in a 55 zone.
*The driver of a 2007 Ford Focus was cited for misdemeanor driving while suspended (DWS) near Rockydale Road and Waldo Road at 10:11 p.m.
*Fools with no concept of fire danger were cited for lighting fireworks near United States Forest Service land near E. Fork Illinois River at 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 12
*No arrests or cites.