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. 24
*No cites or arrests.
Monday, Sept. 25
*No logs available.

Tuesday, Sept. 26
*At 12:21 p.m. a motorist was warned for speeding in a school zone near Laurel Road and E. River Street, then cited for driving while suspended (DWS).
*An individual named Duke had a warrant, so he was detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ) following his arrest near the 25800 block of Redwood Hwy. at 2:32 p.m.
*Zachariah Patrick Peugh was cited for speed and DWS near Caves Hwy. and Holland Loop at 10:13 p.m.
*Casie J. Mutina was cited for DWS and warned for failure to renew vehicle registration at 10:37 p.m. near E. River Street and N. Old Stage Road.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
*Jeffrey James Castle Bryant was taken into custody near the 100 block of N. Redwood Hwy. at 11:58 a.m. Bryant was detained at JCJ on a warrant for failure to appear (FTA) for animal cruelty.

Thursday, Sept. 28
*Fuel was siphoned, and a machine was damaged near the 900 block of Crooks Creek Road at 9:38 a.m. A trail of fuel led to the arrest of Samuel Yost, 23, who reeked of fuel and provided inconsistent statements regarding three cans full of diesel at his residence. Yost was detained at JCJ for second-degree theft and first-degree criminal mischief.
*Several unregistered cars appeared near E. Hanby Lane and Redwood Hwy., so John Bush was advised to move his RV. At 2:06 p.m. Bush was cited to appear in lieu of arrest at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) Oct. 19 for a misdemeanor warrant from Grants Pass Police Department (GPPD) for FTA for second-degree trespass.
*Ryan Welshonse had three misdemeanor warrants from Medford Police Department for FTA for contempt. Welshonse was taken into custody in the 2900 block of Holland Loop at 2:20 p.m., then cited and released to appear Oct.12. (Fourth time’s a charm?)
*Kyle Rettstadt was contacted near the 200 block of S. Redwood Hwy. at 10:10 p.m. because of a warrant from GPPD for probation violation (PV) and possession of controlled substance (PCS) cocaine. Rettstadt was cited to appear Oct. 19 at JCCC.

Friday, Sept. 29
*Trisha Vincent had two misdemeanor warrants from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) for FTA for second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass. Vincent was arrested near Kerby Mainline at 12:12 p.m. and detained at JCJ.
*Edward Everidge was apprehended in the 500 block of W. River Street at 2:51 p.m. Everidge returned keys to a store and was charged with second-degree theft and three counts of felony computer crime. Everidge was cited to appear Oct. 11 at JCCC.
Saturday, Sept. 30
*A chihuahua named Widget was in the doghouse and placed on bite quarantine after an incident in the 500 block of Sherwood Avenue at 1:52 p.m. The dog owner explained that Widgy had a thing for tires, and she ducked under a garage door and bit a youngster on a scooter. A citation was issued for licensing and canine as a public nuisance (potentially dangerous dog), and the owner was provided with information on licensing and Josephine County Spay and Neuter program.