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, March 17
*William Simmons and Austin Coughtry were speed-racing a Jeep versus a Saturn near the 1400 block of Fairgrounds Road at 12:56 a.m. The prize – citations for both drivers.
*Lalani Allan went to the 1900 block of NE F Street to be fingerprinted at 2:33 p.m. and left with a citation to appear at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) April 3. Allan had a felony warrant from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) for failure to appear (FTA) for unlawful manufacture and possession of marijuana item, and unlawful use/appropriation of ground water for cannabis grow site.

Monday, March 18
*Everybody knows that dogs aren’t allowed at school. Try telling that to the brown and black Malinois that was hanging out near the 1100 block of NE 10th Street at 10:53 a.m. The owner conveniently drove away every time an Animal Control Officer appeared, but a citation was issued for canine running at large.

Tuesday, March 19
*Nicholas Scuitto was detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ) following his arrest near the 5000 block of Demaray Drive at 7:43 p.m. Scuitto was charged with restraining order violation and interfering with making a report.

Wednesday, March 20
*Jared Robbins was towing a friend’s disabled Toyota 4Runner with his Tundra near Warren Road and Hogue Drive at 12:08 a.m. A woman in the 4Runner was unable to steer, and she was ejected from the vehicle when it was struck head-on by another car. Robbins was detained at JCJ on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), reckless driving and third-degree assault.
*Windows were broken, and doors were ripped off hinges at a residence in the 500 block of Lakeshore Drive at 9:38 a.m. Bohdan Robertson was charged with first-degree criminal trespass, then cited and released to appear at JCCC April 24.

Thursday, March 21
*Kiara Dean was detained at JCJ following her arrest near the 200 block of W. Watkins Street at 11:19 p.m. Dean was charged with DUI and reckless driving.

Friday, March 22
*Two individuals were taken into custody near the 900 block of Lakeshore Drive at 1:45 p.m. Samuel Yost was detained at JCJ on a warrant from JCSO for probation violation on an original charge of first-degree criminal mischief. Grants Pass Police Department held a warrant for Angela Yost for FTA for misdemeanor failure to leave name at scene of accident (FLNSA). She was cited and released to appear at JCCC April 3.

Saturday, March 23
*A screaming guy with tattoos, glasses, and camo pants used his fist to break a window, then threw a newspaper sign into a building near the 200 block of N. Redwood Hwy. at 1:11 p.m. He was bleeding from lacerations on his hand and head as he sat drinking a Mike’s Hard Lemonade. (When life gives you lemons…)