Josephine Co. Sheriff’s Substation Hours

Grants Pass, Ore. – The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has announced limited hours for it’s Cave Junction and Merlin substations. Volunteers are available to the public to assist in filing online reports at the following times: Cave Junction Sub Station: Back Side of CJ City Hall 222 W. Lister St. Cave Junction, OR 97523 Hours … Continue reading »

Four Additional Deputies on Patrol

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– A total of six Josephine County Sheriff’s deputies are patrolling the streets, Monday. An allocation of $650,000 from other funds allowed the office to hire four additional deputies. The deputies will patrol 12 hours a day for five days a week for now. Starting November 16th they will start to patrol 7 … Continue reading »

Missing Girl Found

[UPDATE 2:01 P.M.] Josephine Co. Sheriff’s Office says the missing 19-year-old female with Downs Syndrome has been found. The sheriff’s office thanks the public for their help. GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are looking for a missing 19 year-old female with Down’s Syndrome. She was last seen in the 38500 block of Redwood Hwy. near … Continue reading »

Josephine County Increases Rural Patrol

Grants Pass, Ore. — At the request of Sheriff  Gil Gilbertson, the Josephine County Board of County Commissioners had agreed in June during the 2014/2015 budget season to allocate and additional $655,000 to the Sheriff’s Office in order to increase Rural Patrol Coverage for the residents of Josephine County. The goal was have patrol 12 … Continue reading »

JoCo Working on Community Watch Program

Grants Pass, Ore. ― The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office announces work on developing a new type of Community Watch Program. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson has been researching additional options for a Neighborhood Watch program that would combine a sense of community and security, better options for privacy and a level of preparedness that other style Neighborhood … Continue reading »

Sheriff Candidates Face Budget Issues

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has gone through major budget cuts over the past few years. Now, the three men running for sheriff say they’ll need to address those issues head on. Grants Pass Police Officer Dave Daniel and Josephine County Sheriff’s Deputy Ed Vincent are challenging Sheriff Gil Gilbertson in … Continue reading »

Saturday Update on Regional Forest Fires

For more information, here are some helpful websites. http://www.swofire.com http://www.inciweb.org/state/38/ http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/?m=1 From Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m.: MEDFORD, Ore. — Winds created a number of challenges for firefighters working active fires across Southern Oregon on Saturday. The BLM says acreage numbers are difficult to estimate at this time and there should be new numbers … Continue reading »

Private Security Sees Increase in JoCo

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – With budget cuts forcing reductions to public safety in Josephine County, private security companies have found themselves facing new and dangerous situations. The owners of Concierge Home and Business Watch said they have received doubles the amount of calls for service in year since Josephine County voters rejected the 2012 public … Continue reading »

Sheriff Search Forces Lockdown

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Sheriff’s office has gone through major layoffs and cutbacks over the past year, but Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: his department’s response to incidents near schools. Monday afternoon, deputies received reports of an armed burglar hiding in a neighborhood off Leonard Road, near … Continue reading »

Man Dead After Boating Accident

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man has been found dead after a boating accident in Grants Pass. On Monday afternoon, Josephine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a boat overturned in the Rogue River upstream from the Robertson Bridge Boat Ramp. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office Marine Deputy was at the Robertson Bridge Boat … Continue reading »

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