Community Watch To Be Armed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Northern Josephine County residents are arming themselves, hoping to fill gaps left by cuts to law enforcement. A deputy, who was laid off after county residents did not pass a public safety levy last May, is training seven Hugo residents on how to respond to burglaries and other crimes. In a … Continue reading »

New Public Safety Levy Proposed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Thursday morning, the Josephine County Commissioners held a public hearing about public safety. Commissioners proposed a levy to the group attending the meeting. This commissioners meeting was a lot like the ones in recent weeks with lots of passionate people packed in a hot room talking about public safety dollars. In … Continue reading »

Repeat Offender Stays Behind Bars

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass homless man who has been cited and released three times will now remain behind bars. 27-year-old Kyle Winn has been arrested for auto theft in the past, but the charges were not enough to keep him behind bars in the reduced capacity jail. According to the Josephine County … Continue reading »