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, Sept. 17
*No cites or arrests.
Monday, Sept. 18
*A man named Lipiyski was detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ) after he was arrested at 1:47 p.m. near the 200 block of Taurus Lane.
*At 7:03 p.m. a determined woman was pushing a couch with her vehicle near the 28200 block of Redwood Hwy. The energetic but destructive individual had entered a home, changed the door locks, tore out the carpet, removed appliances and the water heater, broke a shop door, and disabled the pump lock in a pump house. Niccole Ann Koeller was detained at JCJ for first and second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.

Tuesday, Sept. 19
*Video provided documentation after a student was assaulted at Illinois Valley High School. The bully was charged with fourth-degree assault and detained at Josephine County Juvenile Justice at 3:46 p.m.
*Two people were taken into custody for felony possession of controlled substance (PCS) marijuana near Redwood Hwy. and Laurel Road at 4:17 p.m. Jose Luis Coria-Garcia had a misdemeanor warrant from Washington County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear (FTA) for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) and unlawful possession of a firearm. Coria-Garcia was detained at JCJ.
*The driver of a silver-colored BMW was cited for speeding 50 in a 30-mile per hour (MPH) zone near E. River Street and N. Old Stage Road at 9:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
*No logs available.
Thursday, Sept. 21
*At 12:12 p.m., Chad was warned for failure to obey traffic control device (FTOTCD) and improper display. He was cited for no operator’s license near Caves Hwy. and Holland Loop.

Friday, Sept. 22
*Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) recognized Skylar Melton when he drove near 300 Fir Drive at 12:24 p.m. His vehicle was impounded for no insurance and driving while suspended (DWS). Chain saws and several hand tools were found in the trunk. Melton claimed that he and Dustin Dutton burned handles off a shed with a propane torch. He admitted he stole a generator and stashed it under bushes, but the property owner made them return the generator. Melton was detained at JCJ for second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief, and two counts of second-degree trespass.
*JCSO scored a two-for-one near S. Old Stage Road and Caves Hwy. at 3:24 p.m. Vance Lee Harris was wanted by Coos Bay Police Department on a felony warrant for probation violation (PV) for first-degree forgery, three counts of identity theft, and felon in possession of a firearm. JCSO wanted Floyd Argus Greenlee for a felony warrant for FTA for PCS meth, and a misdemeanor warrant for FTA for second-degree theft. Harris and Greenlee were both detained at JCJ.

Saturday, Sept. 23
*No logs available.