Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office
Josephine County Emergency Mmgt. and Josephine County Public Works now available on FlashAlert
We wanted to notify our subscribers who have previously received FlashAlerts which we have sent out on behalf of Josephine County Emergency Management and/or Josephine County Public Works regarding emergency events, street closures, storm info, etc., that those message will now come from Josephine County Emergency Management and/or Josephine County Public Works directly and you will need to add them to your list of agencies you subscribe to in order to receive those messages.
To subscribe to those messages, log in to your Flash Alert account at https://www.flashalert.net/login.html
using your user email address provided to them and your password. After logging in, scroll about half way down the page to where you see "Add an Organization", and choose "Medford/Klamath Falls/Grants Pass", when the next box appears to the right you will be able to select those two agencies under the "Counties/Regional" option.
Search for Two Lost Prospectors in Kalmiopsis Wilderness - 05/31/13
The Josephine County Sheriff's Search and Rescue received a report this morning of two lost men who had been airlifted to a location in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness last week to prospect. The men who were due back Wednesday had not hiked out as planned, but had been able to make cell phone contact with family members to advise they were lost, family members contacted law enforcement.
Josephine County Search and Rescue is being assisted by Jackson County Search and Rescue Air Assets. Jackson County has one fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters flying over the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area in attempts to locate the two lost men. Citizens in the area of Selma and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area may see these aircraft flying low over these areas.
Phone Scam Activity on the Rise. - 05/22/13
Several Josephine County residents have recently been the victims of phone scam activity.
This is an old scam but we have seen new occurrences in our area this week.
Callers are attempting to convince their intended victims that their grandchild has been
jailed, often in a foreign country, and requires an immediate wire transfer of funds to secure their release and safety. There is usually a very short time frame given for the funds to be wired to ensure the safety of the grandchild. The caller may be very convincing and threatening. They sometimes represent themselves as bail bondsmen and use different names during each contact. We have also received reports of persons representing themselves as the actual grandchild and pleading and crying for the grandparent to assist.
Calls appear to be occurring randomly. Citizens are advised to exercise due caution anytime they are wiring money to someone they do not know. In most cases the suspect has not even been able to give the name of the grandchild who needs assistance. Elderly persons in particular should be cautioned regarding sending money to anyone they do not know regardless of the circumstances.
Please share this information with any relatives or friends who may fall victim to this type of crime.