County Residents Use Online Watch

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. “You might out run the police, but you’re not going to out run Facebook,” said Cave Junction resident Tim Duffy. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated … Continue reading »

“Operation Dry Water” in Effect

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Sgt. Shawn Richards said his message for staying safe out on the water is simple. “All we ask is that whoever’s operating the boat, whether it be a raft or powerboat, be a sober driver,” said Sgt. Richards. He says 22 people were arrested for B.U.I.I.’s last year a number right … Continue reading »

Increasing Patrols in Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite Josephine County’s budget problems over the past several years, county commissioners have been able to hold onto a small reserve of contingency funds for a rainy day. Wednesday morning, with rain drops falling outside their meeting, commissioners approved the next year’s budget which dips into some of those funds The … Continue reading »

Gang Activity Leads to Search Warrants

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A spike in gang activity in White City led law enforcement to serve four search warrants this morning. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement have been working together for a couple of weeks, investigating recent gang activity which includes two drive by shootings and a … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Honor Fallen Officers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Tuesday, all three law enforcement agencies in Josephine County came together to remember those who have lost their life while serving their community. Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Police and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office honored the six county officers who have died since the county was formed. Interim Chief Landis … Continue reading »

Amber Alert Cancelled, Boy Found Safe

AUBURN, Wash. — Officials have cancelled this morning’s Amber Alert out of Washington State after a Snohomish Sheriff’s Office Deputy spotted the Amber Alert suspect vehicle, which led to the safe return of the boy.    The Amber Alert was issued after police say the suspect, non-custodial mother Sandra Bennatts,  forced entry into her mothers home … Continue reading »

Josephine Holds Sheriff Candidate Forum

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — After years of reduced funding and nearly non-existent patrols, the people of Josephine County appear to be taking the election of a new sheriff seriously. Anne Basker Auditorium had standing room only and three candidates were present at Wednesdays forum to discuss the issues facing the county’s law enforcement and public … Continue reading »

Volunteers Could Help Solve Cold Cases

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A few Josephine County sheriff’s cars sat empty at the sheriff’s office Monday afternoon. “At this point I have one working deputy on the road, that’s it,” said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said cold cases, particularly property crimes, have stacked up and now it’s time to think … Continue reading »

Murder Victim Positively Identified

MEDFORD, Ore. — The District Attorney’s Office says comparing fingerprints from the body to the national FBI database led to the positive identification of Robert Haney as the victim of a September 9th murder. An autopsy was performed Wednesday on Haney, but results are not available yet. Yellow caution tape continues to block off two … Continue reading »

Murder Investigation Continues

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Caution tape blocks off the private driveway that leads to a property where two sets of human remains have been found. The road to this point in the investigation began on New Year’s Day. “On January 1st of this year, we received a missing person report. Family members of Robert Harry … Continue reading »

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