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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

Tuesday, Jan. 2
*Levi May was contacted near S. Kerby Avenue and W. Watkins Street at 10:37 p.m. May was warned for no front plate, failure to obey a traffic control device (FTOTCD), and failure to signal. Then a citation was issued for driving while suspended violation (DWS-V).

Wednesday, Jan. 3
*No cites or arrests.

Thursday, Jan. 4
*An aggressive dog suffered consequences when it was shot after it attacked another canine near the 600 block of Forest Creek Road at 10:44 a.m. The pet owners were cited to appear at JCCC Feb. 6 for canine as a public nuisance (potentially dangerous dog). The citation will be redacted if the dog does not survive the gunshot wound.

Friday, Jan. 5
*Raul Sanchez-Lopez had a misdemeanor warrant from JCSO for DUI and reckless driving when he was contacted near Redwood Hwy. and Rockydale Road at 10:04 p.m. Sanchez-Lopez was warned for improper display of license plate and cited to appear at JCCC Jan. 25 for his warrant.
*The driver of a white Hyundai was warned for no headlights at 10:32 p.m. near S. Redwood Hwy. and E. Watkins Street. A citation was issued for DWS-V and driving uninsured.

Saturday, Jan. 6
*A pet owner in the 5000 block of Caves Hwy. was given the option of obtaining licenses for his dogs before Jan. 26, or to appear at JCCC Feb. 27 for three counts of canine licensing. He was also cited to appear at JCCC on February 13 for canine as public nuisance (potentially dangerous dog).

Sunday, Jan. 7
*No cites or arrests.

Monday, Jan. 8
*No cites or arrests.

Tuesday, Jan. 9
*The driver of a gray Cadillac Eldorado was warned for speeding and failing to drive within lane near the 18000 block of Redwood Hwy. at 7:20 p.m. A citation was issued for driving while suspended violation (DWS-V) and driving uninsured.

Wednesday, Jan. 10
*No cites or arrests.

Thursday, Jan. 11
*No cites or arrests.