Klamath Sheriff’s Office Faces Cuts

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A packed house filled the room for the budget hearing for the sheriff’s office Thursday afternoon.  Many of the public commenters thought cuts to the sheriff’s department would lead to bigger problems. Sheriff Frank Skrah and his team met before Thursday’s budget hearing crunching numbers and seeing exactly what they need … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Medical Child Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon by officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. The officers were serving an arrest warrant out of Multnomah County for a Katherine G. Parker, 44, who is being accused of coming up with an elaborate scheme to medically abuse her children. … Continue reading »

Crow Serving Time at Home Not at Jail

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County jail is only able to house the most violent or high-risk offenders. It means for one woman with what animal control called one of the worst hoarding cases in the history of the county, will not spend her sentence in jail. Kandi Crow was allowed home detention to … Continue reading »

Jail Beds Filling Up to Maximum Limit

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are filling up Josephine County jail beds reaching the contract’s maximum limit almost every day. The city is paying a million dollars to rent up to 30 jail beds through the county.  Since then, the community and police are seeing a big difference. The city is using between 26 and 30 jail … Continue reading »

More Jail Beds To Open In August

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Beginning in August, the days of cite and release for some Grants Pass criminals will be over. A contract allowing the city of Grants Pass to rent up to 30 jail beds was approved and is just weeks from kicking in. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officials say property crimes … Continue reading »

City Projects May be Cut for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — City council is looking to sign a half a million dollar contract to rent more jail beds from the Josephine County jail. Councilors are looking to cut several city projects if they go through with the contract. One of those projects to cut is the Fruitdale Creek trail. For trail users, the … Continue reading »

Jackson County Inmate Escaped

MEDFORD, Ore. – An inmates escapes from the Jackson County Jail Monday night and is still on the run. Dozens of officers and multiple law enforcement agencies across the Rogue Valley are still searching for him. Sheriff Mike Winters said the inmate escaped from a recreation area on the top, third  floor and jumped 15 … Continue reading »