Sheriff’s Log for 7/4/14
These events were taken from the Josephine County Sheriff’s log from July fourth
ODF Gearing Up for Fire Season; New Helicopter Arrived Friday
The Oregon Department of Forestry's Medford Unit welcomed a Type III helicopter onto its helipad Friday morning. It is on contract to the unit through fire season, and can be used to transport firefighters, haul and drop buckets of water onto fires, and fly reconnaissance missions
City of Ashland Approves Tax on Marijuana
The Ashland City Council has authorized a tax of up to 5 percent on medical marijuana and up to 10 percent on recreational pot while adopting regulations governing the location and operation of marijuana dispensaries.
Incidents from Grants Pass Police Log
According to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety’s police log, these incidents occurred Thursday.
Authorities Seek Poacher for Killing Deer in Jackson County
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division in Central Point is seeking the public's assistance in locating the persons responsible for the illegal killing of a buck deer recently in the East Evans Creek or Sams Valley area off Antioch Road in Jackson County.
Jacksonville Borrows $1 Million for Courthouse Renovation
The city of Jacksonville will borrow $1 million to renovate the 1883 Jackson County Courthouse, turning it into a new city hall. The city council approved an ordinance last Tuesday authorizing the loan from Umpqua Bank with an interest rate of 3.04 percent.
Fireworks Regulations for City of Grants Pass
The use of all fireworks is banned within the City limits of Grants Pass except on the 4th of July, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. A list of the guidelines and regulations which apply to the use of fireworks within the city of Grants Pass are listed on the home page of this station’s website.
Ashland Police bust store owner for spying on neighboring business’ bathroom
The Ashland Police Department arrested a store owner at approximately 11:00 a.m. Thursday for spying on a neighboring business’ bathroom with video recording equipment.
Red, White and Boom likely causes traffic snarls
The Red, White and Boom celebration in Central Point at the Jackson County Expo will cause some traffic delays and congestion today.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety holds a High Visibility DUII Enforcement operation
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is holding a High Visibility DUII Enforcement operation today for the Fourth of July holiday.
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