New Skate Park in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction Skate Park officially opened in Jubilee Park. The skate park is expected to help the town and citizens by giving kids something to do and keeping them off the streets. The park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. All different types of wheels are welcome, … Continue reading »

Homicide Suspect in Custody

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — An ongoing investigation by detectives from the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of Josephine County District Attorney’s Office and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety into the death of an adult male last Saturday south of Cave Junction led to an arrest of a 28-year … Continue reading »

Family of Fatal Crash Victim Speaks Out

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A driver responsible for hitting and killing two Josephine County men is still on the run. Back in October, a driver hit Jared Houston and his friend, killing both of them. Houston’s mother says there doesn’t seem to be any movement in the case and she says OSP admits their resources … Continue reading »

Murdered Man Found on the Road

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A Josephine County man was found dead on Tuesday night in the street. His death makes it the third homicide in less than a month in Cave Junction. The woman who found the victim dead found multiple stab wounds on his back. On Wednesday, crime tape blocked West Millie Street as … Continue reading »

Homicide Investigation in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police is conducting a homicide investigation in Cave Junction. Oregon State Police say OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives, with the assistance of the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office, are conducting a homicide investigation in Cave Junction following the discovery Tuesday night of the body of a deceased adult male … Continue reading »

Fatal Hit-and-Run in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Family and friends say they will find the person responsible for hitting and killing two Cave Junction residents early Wednesday morning. Police say they are looking for a beige, 1980’s-style Toyota pickup truck with a camper shell, and possible front end damage. Other people in Cave Junction that NewsWatch12 spoke with … Continue reading »

Wanted Fugitive Arrested

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A wanted fugitive is now behind bars after a late night stabbing. Oregon State Police arrested Jeffrey Mathes in the overnight hours on Tuesday in Cave Junction. OSP was originally called out to the Junction Inn Motel where they found a man with stabbing cuts on his forearms. Troopers were able … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A hit-and-run near Cave Junction has claimed the lives of two people, and now Oregon State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver. The incident was reported at 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Two people were struck by a vehicle on Highway 199 near milepost 30 in … Continue reading »

911 Tapes in Fatal Crash Released

By Steven Sandberg CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – Emergency dispatchers did not immediately call for a medical response for what turned out to be a fatal car crash in Cave Junction. Newly-released 911 tapes reveal the initial conversation among Josephine County 911 dispatchers, Oregon State Police dispatchers, and the man who called 911 to report a … Continue reading »

Strip Mall Fire in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire in Cave Junction on Wednesday morning. Officials say it happened at a strip mall on Lister Street. They say they were able to confine the fire into the print shop. Investigators say the fire does not appear to be incendiary or … Continue reading »

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