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, Aug. 27
*No cites or arrests.

Monday, Aug. 28
*A teen learned an important lesson on his route to Illinois Valley High School at 12:18 p.m. He was warned for driving his recently purchased, unregistered white Honda at 30 miles per hour in a school zone with no driver’s permit. The citation will be dismissed if he obtains his permit before his court date.

Tuesday, Aug. 29
*No cites or arrests.

Wednesday, Aug. 30
*At 12:20 p.m. a woman was obstructing traffic near the 1500 block of White School House Road. Maria Martinez was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct (DOC), and she had a warrant from Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear (FTA) for reckless endangering a person and second-degree DOC. Martinez was detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ).

Thursday, Aug. 31
*Andrew Benito Cruz Martinez was taken into custody at 1:16 p.m. near E. Watkins Street and S. Junction Avenue. Martinez had a supervisory authority felony warrant for probation violation for second-degree arson, so he was detained at JCJ.

Friday, Sept. 1
*No cites or arrests.
Saturday, Sept. 2
*Kristopher Zumbaum was arrested near the 1000 block of Kerby Mainline at 11:37 a.m. Zumbaum was charged with offensive littering and criminal mischief, then detained at JCJ.