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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, Jan. 14
*No cites or arrests.

Monday, Jan. 15
*Timothy Joe Cross was arrested at 6:26 p.m. near the 4000 block of Caves Hwy. Cross was detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ) for a misdemeanor warrant from Crook County Sheriff’s Office for probation violation for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) and driving while suspended (DWS).

Tuesday, Jan. 16
*No cites or arrests.

Wednesday, Jan. 17
*A thin fellow with a hatchet played Paul Bunyan and chopped trees near the 300 block of S. Junction Avenue Jubilee Park at 9:22 a.m. He was cited and released to appear at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) on Feb. 8 for first-degree criminal mischief.

Thursday, Jan. 18
*No cites or arrests.

Friday, Jan. 19
*Logan Lee was cited for DWS-violation at 10:57 p.m. near E. Lister Street and S. Caves Avenue.
*The driver of a black Volkswagen with California plates was clocked at 100 mph in a 55-zone at 10:52 p.m. near Redwood Hwy. and Kerby Mainline. Jordon M. Inge was issued a citation for speeding.