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.)

April 25
*Someone was doing wheelies on a street bike somewhere.
*A non-injury accident with heavy front damage to a vehicle led to a reckless driving and DUII charge to Karen Schilberg,
*While checking in on a missing person report at a transient camp, Jonathon Tyler Love was arrested on a state-wide felony warrant with no bail.
*Troy Hottenstein was cited for driving while revoked.
*Trisha Vincent was arrested on criminal mischief charges after a report of a female acting crazy, trying to break a windshield, and pushing another female.
*A parole violation was given to Donald Doney.

April 26
*A brown and white pit bull mix apparently killed a litter of barn kittens in the 129000 block of Williams Highway. The complainant stated that the same dog previously killed a chicken on the property. When officers went to the dog owner’s home, the animal was inside, and the owner stated they were trying to figure out a better way to detain the bloodthirsty hound. They were issued a citation and warned to control the animal.
*A suspect only named as “Colvin” was put in jail after attacking and pushing their roommate against a wall. The victim claimed no injuries, but “Colvin” was jailed for harassment in the 7200 block of Monument Drive.
*Sriraksha Sarathi Tayi was cited for going 95 mph in a 65 zone. They had Washington plates, so let’s hope they went a little bit slower going back home.
*On NW Vine Street, Michelle Renee Miller-Barnett was cited on charges of driving while suspended and no proof of insurance.
*Ashlee Berry was warned regarding expired registration, and cited for driving while suspended in her Nissan van near NW Vine Street.

April 27
*Sara Elizabeth Shaffer, AKA Sarah Ferber, AKA Sarah Cromwell, was arrested on charges of eluding police, resisting arrest, obstruction without violence, swapped license plates and Methamphetamine charges near Eight Dollar Mountain. She complained of stomach pains and claimed to have medical issues. It is unknown to reporters if she sought medical treatment, AKA…rehab?
*Travis Northrop was cited for speeding in a Mazda.

April 28
*A driver with no insurance, no license plates, and no registration was warned also for driving while suspended. Troopers took mercy on him and let him call a friend with a trailer to pick up his motorcycle.

April 29
*Justin Buchanan was cited for driving his Mercedes-Benz without insurance, registration, no plates, and driving while suspended. He was advised that next time he would be towed. A passenger, only named as “Sigemon” was warned of their driving status as well, as neither of them were allowed to drive. It was unclear who, but one person was “constructively detained.”

April 30
*Joseph Jones was arrested after a white Volkswagen was reported parked on private property near Monument Drive. Mr. Jones had a previous warrant of possessing a bomb/explosive device. He was detained at the JoCo Jail with no bail.
*Someone, somewhere was detained after a silver or gold Honda was warned for no registration, and driving while suspended, (DWS.)
*An officer noticed a green Saturn with no license plates drive past him on Williams Highway. When the sheriff turned around, the person turned into a driveway, then pulled back on to the highway, leading law enforcement to find him parked at the Provolt Store. When they located the driver at the back of the store, he admitted that he was trying to avoid the police, as he was driving while suspended. They were cited to appear in court.

May 1
*Again, on Monument Drive, a motorist was pulled over and cited for speeding at a rate of 63 in a 45 mph zone, of course, with no insurance or registration.
*A motorcycle was towed after its operator was nabbed for speeding near Robinson Road and Redwood Avenue. Three Rivers Community Hospital was the first stop to take a blood draw after alleged charges of DUII and reckless driving. Next stop? Probably the pokey.
*A vehicle hit a power pole, dislodging or loosening it from the ground in the 4100 block of Lower River Road. Luckily, there were no injuries. The car was most likely totaled, as the driver arranged a tow and denied any assistance with transportation. Unluckily, they were still charged with driving while suspended.
*Rachael D. Lawson, who had a previous charge of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, was cited for offensive littering and criminal mischief. Apparently, parts from a previously stolen airplane were involved. Also cited were Shannon G. Seal for offensive littering and criminal mischief, and Patrick Eugene Pierce for failure to appear and property damage. As details go, I’m just as curious as you are.
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May 3, 2024
*Matthew McMahan was taken to the sobering center in Grants Pass after his vehicle was towed for DUII charges.