New Sheriffs In Southern Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Sheriff Gil Gilbertson held the sheriff’s position in Josephine County for two terms. After the preliminary results came in on Tuesday night, Dave Daniel sits in a comfortable lead to take over. Daniel said he is excited to take over as the sheriff. He has served as a police officer for … Continue reading »

Sheriff Meets with DHS About Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Last month the Klamath County Sheriff’s office made a handful of unrelated arrests in which each of the suspects had things in common, including large amounts of drugs and Oregon Trail Cards. It was those arrests that prompted a meeting Monday morning with the Department of Human Services. “56 convictions, toting … Continue reading »

Sheriffs Highlight Partnerships

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters has been serving as sheriff for longer than both Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson and Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah have been in office. Gilbertson said Winters was great to work with and highlighted the importance of neighboring counties work together in times of need. “We’ve … Continue reading »

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 »

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