USFS Theft Angers Residents

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Community members in Cave Junction say they’re growing frustrated with a rampant theft problem and law enforcement just doesn’t have the resources to stop it. Recently, about $122,000 worth of equipment was stolen from a Forest Service building, which includes a fire engine, later found damaged on Friday morning on a … Continue reading »

Josephine Co. Crime Statistics Released

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Crime statistics are out for Josephine County and at least the numbers show crime is down in some categories. But the sheriff says the statistics don’t tell the whole story. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office released its crime statistics; those categories are burglary, car theft, theft, criminal mischief and fugitive arrests. … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Wolf Creek Shooting

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — A Josephine County man is in the hospital, after being shot several times. Oregon State Police are now looking for a suspect. Troopers responded to the Coyote Creek Road area in Wolf Creek, after the Josephine County Sheriff requested they take charge of the case. The victim is 43-year-old Shannon Jerome … Continue reading »

Weapons & Drugs Seized In Josephine Co.

SELMA, Ore. – More than 60 guns were seized from a Josephine County home, during a raid of a medical marijuana site. Police also arrested two people, in that raid near Selma, who now face several charges. Police say 54-year-old Raymond J. Beairsto and 50-year-old Karen Beairsto face charges of illegal manufacture and sale of … Continue reading »

Former Instructor Sentenced On Sex Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A former martial arts instructor who sexually abused his students will serve close to 9 years behind bars. A Josephine County Judge sentenced Jonathan Wilson to 105 months in prison. Back in June, officers received a tip that he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old during Boatnik. After that, three additional … Continue reading »

Wolf Creek Man Investigated For Drug, Theft Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police serve a search warrant in Josephine County and arrest a Wolf Creek man for multiple charges. 34-year-old Sky Shipman of Wolf Creek is in the Jackson County Jail, on $60,000 bail for charges for theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Those charges stem from a June 3rd theft on … Continue reading »