Several Arrests in Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Several people are behind bars and three stolen vehicles have been recovered. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says the arrests go back to a drug investigation. Detectives say they served a search warrant on Mina Lane in Josephine County, where they detained 9 people and recovered three stolen vehicles. … Continue reading »

Break-In Attempt Stopped

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A woman in Grants Pass has her house broken into, catches the suspect on the way out, and three minutes later her property is returned. Grants Pass Police say it was part good fortune and part good thinking on the part of that victim. At 12:42 in the afternoon, a woman … Continue reading »

JoCo Crime Victims Share Stories

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – From burglaries, to assaults, to daylight robberies, victims of crime in Josephine County said they have seen it all in the past year. And Tuesday, they wanted their stories heard. A “Victims Panel” was held Tuesday night at the Grants Pass City Council Chambers, during which people shared their stories of … Continue reading »

Two Men Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Two burglars suspected of stealing from several stores from December to early January are caught and behind bars. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says 32 year-old Brian Shipman and 21 year-old Adam Herrera stole from seven victims. Police say Salvador Corona is one of those victims. He operates Super … Continue reading »

Meth Arrests In Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Three men have been arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail in relation to a meth distribution organization in the county. According to Oregon State Police Sergeant Jim Johnson, detectives with the inter-agency Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team, with assistance of Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS), established … Continue reading »

Josephine Co. Man Accused of Kidnapping

O’BRIEN, Ore. – A Josephine County man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping and assault. On Saturday, Oregon State Police troopers came to an O’Brien area residence, after a 45-year-old woman called 911 to report a man she knew was trying to take her against her will. Police say, that man was 49-year-old Norbert Croft. … Continue reading »

Man Arrested For Reckless Driving

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — A man in behind bars in the Josephine County Jail, after police say he was driving recklessly while intoxicated. Thursday, Oregon State Police Trooper responded to a report of a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 5. Police said 46-year-old Chad Winter then took off. Another officer was able to … Continue reading »

Suspicious Men Scoping Out Merlin Homes

MERLIN, Ore. – An increase of suspicious activity in rural Josephine County, and a decrease in law enforcement due to budget cuts, has some residents taking the law into their own hands, but some believe they are taking things too far. Since the public safety levy failed in May, residents in the communities of O’Brien … Continue reading »

Kidnapping Concerns In Southern Oregon

By Yessenia Anderson MEDFORD, Ore. — Law enforcement in Southern Oregon has received several reports of attempted kidnappings; it’s a threat that has both police and parents on high alert. The reports happened in the cities of Phoenix and Williams in Josephine County; two girls were taken in the early morning hours, but were able … Continue reading »