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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, Dec. 17
*No cites or arrests.

Monday, Dec. 18

  • No cites or arrests

Tuesday, Dec. 19
*A woman suffered injuries after her husband assaulted her at 7:04 a.m. When he was asked what happened, the man replied, “If she wants to act like a man, she can get hit like a man.” Nicholas Blair was arrested near the 200 block of Shadowbrook Drive and detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ) on charges of felony fourth-degree domestic violence assault.
*Sarah Palo was detained at JCJ for domestic violence harassment after an incident near the 8200 block of Takilma Road at 3:39 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
*A resident near the 100 block of Taurus Lane was warned for dogs running at large and issued citations for canine licensing. He was advised that the citation was redactable if licensing was obtained by Jan. 9, 2024. Otherwise, he would need to appear at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) Feb. 20.

Thursday, Dec. 21
*No cites or arrests.