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.

Sunday, March 24
*Luke Beam was taken into custody at 11:27 a.m. and detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ). Beam was charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle (UUMV), identity theft, and fraudulent use of a credit card.
*Shawn Weaver was arrested near E. River Street and N. Redwood Hwy. at 2:53 p.m. Weaver had a warrant from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) for probation violation (PV) for domestic violence strangulation, so he was detained at JCJ.

Monday, March 25
*A driver was warned for failure to obey a traffic control device (FTOTCD) and cited for driving while suspended violation (DWS-V) near the 200 block of Caves Hwy. at 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26
*Law enforcement recovered a stolen vehicle, and an individual was detained at JCJ following an incident near Redwood Hwy. and E. Hanby Lane at 2:14 p.m. A Smith & Wesson firearm, a black powder flintlock pistol, cash and a rock were transferred to evidence lockers.
*A woman with pink hair didn’t appear to be ‘all there’ when she walked in the middle of the road near Foothill Boulevard at 6:18 p.m. Heather K. Easom was detained at JCJ on a felony warrant from Grants Pass Police for PV for UUMV.

Wednesday, March 27
*An elderly individual living in Utah was notified regarding excess trash and an abandoned trailer on his property near the 200 block of Illinois River Road. At 8:43 a.m. he contacted JCSO after a neighbor told him they had issues with squatters. Three people were trespassed, and Lee Edward McGhee was detained at JCJ on a warrant from Oregon State Parole Board for PV on a traffic offense.
*Daren Alan McCollum was contacted near Redwood Hwy. and Hayes Hill at 9:32 a.m. McCollum was cited and released to appear at Albany Municipal Court on April 25 for a warrant from Albany Police Department.
*Dagmar Urban Knapp was taken into custody at 8:46 p.m. near the 200 block of Borica Drive for second-degree assault.
*Ryan Paul Jantz had a warrant from JCSO for FTA on an original charge of fourth-degree assault and strangulation. Jantz was detained at JCJ following his arrest near the 4700 block of Galice Road at 5:49 p.m.
*An unwanted visitor broke into a backyard and startled residents near the 800 block of Hyde Park Road at 10:16 p.m. Panicked roommates screamed ‘Kill him’ and threw objects at the older man in a raggedy shirt. A taser was deployed and he was detained at 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 28
*A dog named Hercules vaulted a 7-foot chain-link fence with barbed wire on top. At 10:43 a.m. a woman redeemed the canine from Josephine County Animal Shelter, but she would not provide an address or ID and claimed that she did not know where she lived. She was advised that if her dog caused an accident, she would be liable. She was cited to appear at JCCC on April 30 for canine running at large.
*Two drivers on Redwood Hwy. were cited for no insurance and DWSV.

Friday, March 29
*Sean Self had a warrant from JCSO for FTA for endangering the welfare of a minor. Self was contacted near the 300 block of S. Kerby Avenue at 12:28 p.m., then cited and released to appear at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC) April 17.

Saturday, March 30
*No logs available.

Sunday, March 31
*No logs available.