Cell Phone Ruling Could Affect Cases

YREKA, Calif. — A Supreme Court ruling on how police search cell phones could impact drug investigations in Siskiyou County. Sheriff Jon Lopey said his office regularly uses cell phone information during drug cases, as deputies try to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in rural areas if the county. “Most of the time those … Continue reading »

Voter Turnout Low Despite Jefferson Vote

YREKA, Calif. – Despite some important races and controversial issues on the ballot, many voters are staying away from the polls in Siskiyou County. County Clerk Colleen Setzer said the turnout for Tuesday’s Primary Election was only 38 percent as of Tuesday afternoon; much lower than expected. “People in Siskiyou County typically exercise their right … Continue reading »

Marijuana Grow Sites Diverting Water

YREKA, Calif. — Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey says illegal marijuana grows are using more than a million gallons of water per day, which could hurt farmers and firefighters as the county goes through a drought. Last year the sheriff’s office recovered 189,000 illegal marijuana plants from public lands. Lopey estimates that each individual plant … Continue reading »

Local Law Enforcement Alerted of Manhunt

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police throughout California are on high alert as the manhunt continues for former Los Angeles cop accused of gunning down fellow officers and their families in revenge killings. Police say 33-year-old Christopher Dorner shot two officers in Riverside, killing one and seriously injuring another. As the national search continues, local police departments … Continue reading »

Manhunt Underway For Former LAPD Officer

(CNN) — A massive manhunt is underway in Riverside, California for a former LAPD police officer who is considered armed and dangerous. The Siskiyou County Sheriff told NewsWatch12 he is currently in Southern California attending a sheriff briefing for this manhunt. Three officers were shot overnight, one fatally, while on patrol in Riverside. 33-year-old Christopher Dorner … Continue reading »

Body Found In Applegate Creek

APPLEGATE CREEK, Calif. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Medford Police and the Siskiyou County Sheriff are working together to investigate. They are treating the death like a possible homicide. The body was found in the rural Applegate Creek area of northern Siskiyou County, just over the Oregon-California border. The body was found during a … Continue reading »