Tales of 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 20
*No cites or arrests.

Monday, August 21
*No cites or arrests.

Tuesday, August 22
*No cites or arrests.

Wednesday, August 23
*Marjus Gjoka was warned for speeding near N. Redwood Hwy. and W. River Street at 10:22 p.m. Gjoka had a misdemeanor warrant from Ashland Police Department for failure to appear (FTA) for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). Gjoka was released and cited to appear in Medford on Sept. 6.

Thursday, August 24
*Jason Bergstad was arrested at 9:06 p.m. after he vandalized a motor home near the 700 block of Althouse Creek Road. Bergstad was charged with restraining order violation (ROV) and detained at Josephine County Jail.

Friday, August 25
*No cites or arrests.

Saturday, August 26
*A motorist in a 1973 multicolored GMC pickup truck was cited for misdemeanor driving while suspended (DWS) near Caves Hwy. and Laurel Road at 9:53 p.m.
*A traveler from Pennsylvania in a 2022 Chevy Silverado pickup truck was driving 90 miles per hour in a 55 zone near Redwood Hwy. and Kerby Mainline at 10:27 p.m. The visitor was cited to appear Sept. 21. at Josephine County Circuit Court.