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News Releases
Missing - Attempt to locate: Chatelain, Kevin - 01/27/23

MISSING PERSON - ATTEMPT TO LOCATE

CASE #: 23000117

Name: Chatelain, Kevin

AGE:    44             

SEX:     MALE        

RACE:    CAUCASIAN  

HEIGHT:   6’00”    

WEIGHT: 185 LBS  

HAIR:   BROWN    

EYES:   BROWN

INFORMATION:

Family has not heard from Kevin since December, 2022.  Kevin is known to stay on public lands or “up in the woods” and has for several years.  Kevin does not have a phone nor any other communication devices.  Please contact the Sheriff’s Office with information regarding Kevin’s location. The provided photo is roughly a year old. 

Please contact the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office with any information. 

Please reference case #23000117

Office: 541-474-5123 

Attached Media Files: Chatelain_missing.pdf
Press Release
Press Release
Bank Robbery (Photo) - 01/26/23

INCIDENT DATE AND TIME: January 25th, 2023 at 10:44 a.m.

INCIDENT NUMBER:    23000139

REPORTING DEPUTY:  Sergeant Jason Stanton

ARRESTED: 

William Glenn, 61 years old

Patrick Hirt, 56 years old

Carol Evans-West, 61 years old

CHARGES:

William Glenn: Robbery II, Theft III, Probation Violation

Patrick Hirt:  Robbery II, Theft III

Carol Evans-West:  Robbery II, Theft III, Probation Violation

DETAILS:

On January 25th, 2023 at 10:44 a.m., 9-1-1 received a call of a bank robbery at the Washington Federal Bank in Cave Junction.  It was reported, 2 males in white sweatshirts and masks fled on foot from the bank after taking an undisclosed amount of money from a teller.

Two deputies arrived in the area at 10:46 a.m.  A vehicle description and picture were obtained from witnesses and provided to the responding units.

At 10:57 a.m., a responding unit located the vehicle on Redwood Highway travelling towards Selma.  The vehicle was stopped near Gold Canyon and all three occupants were taken into custody without incident.  Hwy 199 was closed for a short time during the stop.

The occupants were identified as William Glenn, Patrick Hirt and Carol Evans-West.

All three subjects were lodged at the Josephine County Jail for the listed charges.

Attached Media Files: Press Release
JMET Press Release
JMET Press Release
Marijuana Search Warrant 01/23/23 (Photo) - 01/24/23

INCIDENT DATE: January 23, 2023 

REPORTING DEPUTY: Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET)

ARRESTED: Lauren Siegel, 32 years-old

CHARGES: 1- Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 

                   2- Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana                                    

DETAILS:

On January 23, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) with the assistance of Josephine County Code Enforcement, executed a search warrant in the 2000 block of Caves Highway in Cave Junction, regarding an illegal indoor marijuana manufacturing site.

During the execution of the warrant, more than 190 pounds of processed marijuana and 500 pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes were seized.

The property also had multiple electrical, water and solid waste code violations. These violations could result in the civil forfeiture of the property. 

Lauren Siegel was taken into custody and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana.

At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.

JMET Press Release
JMET Press Release
Marijuana Search Warrant 01/18/23 (Photo) - 01/18/23

INCIDENT DATE: January 18, 2023 

REPORTING DEPUTY: Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET)

ARRESTED: Roy Kuang, 43 years-old

                    Guo Xian Chen, 39 years-old

CHARGES: 1- Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana  

                   2- Unlawful Appropriation of Water                                                      

DETAILS:

On January 18, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Tunnel Loop Road in Grants Pass, regarding an illegal indoor marijuana grow site.

During the execution of the warrant, more than 700 marijuana plants were seized and destroyed. 

The property also had multiple electrical, water and solid waste code violations. These violations could result in the civil forfeiture of the property. 

Roy Kuang and Guo Xian Chen were taken into custody and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana and Unlawful Appropriation of Water.

At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.

Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Search Warrant 01/09/23 (Photo) - 01/10/23

INCIDENT DATE: January 9, 2023 

REPORTING DEPUTY: Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET)

ARRESTED: A Choy Saephan, 33 years-old

CHARGES: 1- Unlawful Exporting of Marijuana  

                   2- Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana 

                   3- Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

                   4- Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana                                    

DETAILS:

On January 9, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) executed a search warrant in the 3000 block of Leland Road in Wolf Creek regarding an illegal indoor marijuana grow site and interstate drug trafficking.  The search warrant was executed with the assistance of Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Oregon State Police (OSP) and Josephine County Code Enforcement.

During the execution of the warrant, more than 250 marijuana plants and approximately 3,000 pounds of processed marijuana were seized and destroyed. Additionally, $6,000 in money orders and five firearms were seized at the scene.

The property also had multiple electrical, water and solid waste code violations. These violations could result in the civil forfeiture of the property. 

A Choy Saephan was taken into custody and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Exporting of Marijuana, Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana.

At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.

 

Stranded Vehicle
Stranded Vehicle
Happy Camp Road Snow Rescue (Photo) - 01/07/23

INCIDENT DATE: January 5, 2023

REPORTING DEPUTY: M. Valdez

DETAILS:

On Wednesday January 4, 2023 at approximately 4:45 pm, Josephine County 911 received a call from two stranded motorists who were stuck in the snow on Happy Camp Rd, south of the Oregon/California border. The subjects were believed to be located in Siskiyou County and the call was transferred to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. 

At approximately 02:58 am on January 5, 2023, Josephine County Search & Rescue was advised the subjects were actually located in Del Norte County. Due to Del Norte County having limited access resulting in a prolonged response, it was determined Josephine County Search & Rescue would handle the call. 

During daylight hours, Josephine County Search & Rescue deployed a team with a SnoCat and tracked UTV as back-up. The team located the subjects who were in good health and good spirits albeit a little cold. They were transported down the mountain road without incident. The pair stated they were traveling through this area on Hwy 101 south to see the Redwoods. They stated Google Maps advised them of a Hwy 101 road closure ahead due to down trees. Google Maps redirected them to the Happy Camp Rd route. 

At this time we would like to remind everyone to use caution when using road mapping apps for traveling. While these apps can be very useful and convenient, they may lead you into dangerous situations if followed blindly. Often the alternate routes provided do not account for hazards and seasonal road closures. It is recommended to stay on the major roads/highways especially when unfamiliar with the area and/or traveling in winter. 

Josephine County Search & Rescue members are all volunteers.  They are prepared to be called out at any time.  The members are available to serve Josephine County at no cost to the citizens.  

Attached Media Files: Stranded Vehicle , SAR SnowCat , SAR Snow Rescue