Josephine County, OR

 

 

Josephine County
Emergency Management
500 NW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
em@josephinecounty.gov
541-474-5300

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UPDATE: 01/27/2023 11:56 AM Grants Pass Police Offer Reward for Information Leading to Arrest and Capture of Attempted Murder Suspect Grants Pass, Ore. – Yesterday evening, the Grants Pass Police Department, with the assistance of Oregon State Police SWAT, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, and Federal partners, served a search warrant in the 1300 block of Sunny Valley Loop in Wolf Creek in an effort to arrest Benjamin Obadiah Foster for Attempted Murder. Following a lengthy manhunt, Foster evaded capture and likely received assistance in fleeing the area. Numerous items of evidence, including Foster’s 2008 Nissan Sentra, were seized during the search. During the search, investigators arrested 68-year-old Tina Marie Jones of Wolf Creek for Hindering Prosecution. She was lodged at the Josephine County Jail. The investigation has revealed that the suspect is actively using online dating applications to contact unsuspecting individuals who may be lured into assisting with the suspect’s escape or potentially as additional victims. The Grants Pass Police Department wants the community to be extra safe while this predator is still at large and also advises that anyone assisting Ben Foster with his escape will face potential prosecution. The Grants Pass Police Department has established a Tip-Line and is offering a $2,500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of Benjamin Obadiah Foster. Anyone with information is asked to call the Grants Pass Police Tip-Line at 541-237-5607. Citizens should not approach this extremely dangerous suspect and call 9-1-1. ### Read full post below for further information. Current Pictures in comments. Foster is known to be armed and should be considered extremely dangerous. Foster is wanted by the police for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder, and Assault. Anyone seeing Foster or knowing his whereabouts should immediately call 9-1-1 and reference Grants Pass case #23-3570.
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Josephine Co. Emergency Management - Get Ready Rogue
1/25/2023
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From ODOT SW Oreogn Emergency Messages as of 2:00 pm, Wed. Jan. 18 Southwest Oregon drivers should expect winter driving conditions, at least through late afternoon. Heavy, wet snow is currently falling on the higher summits including Interstate 5, Sexton Summit and Canyon Mountain as well as US 199 Hayes Hill/OR-Cal border and OR42 Camas Mountain. Drive to changing road conditions, which includes increasing following distance. Winter driving tips can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/odot/pages/winter-driving.aspx - Posted: Wed. 18th, 01:51 PM
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Josephine Co. Emergency Management - Get Ready Rogue
1/18/2023
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Josephine Co. Emergency Management - Get Ready Rogue
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Josephine Co. Emergency Management - Get Ready Rogue
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Flood Advisory National Weather Service Medford OR 741 AM PST Fri Jan 13 2023 Curry OR-Josephine OR- 741 AM PST Fri Jan 13 2023 ...FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Flooding caused by continuous rainfall is expected. Expected in low-lying or poor drainage areas that prone to seasonal water rise. * WHERE...A portion of southwest Oregon, including the following counties, Curry and Josephine. * WHEN...Until 400 PM PST Friday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Due to heavy rain and saturated soil. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Between 1 and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen over 72 hours. - Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 1.5 inches are expected over the next six hours. This additional rain may result in minor flooding. - Some locations that may experience flooding or surface ponding include... Brookings, Cave Junction, Briggs Creek Recreation Site, Spalding Pond Campground, Sam Brown Campground, Bear Camp Viewpoint, Agness, Selma, Kerby, Highway 199 Hayes Hill Summit, Lake Selmac Park, Galice, Obrien, Almeda Park, Indian Mary Park, Alfred A. Loeb State Park, Griffin Park, Hellgate Overlook, Takilma and Whitehorse Park. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route if needed.
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Josephine Co. Emergency Management - Get Ready Rogue
1/13/2023
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NWS Forecast Office Medford, OR Moderate to strong gusty winds are expected for many areas Wednesday into Thursday as strong front approaches the area. Strong gusty winds with gusts up to 60 mph possible at the coast. These winds may create dangerous driving conditions and could result in downed trees and power outages. Moderate gusty winds expected in the Shasta Valley and southern Rogue Valley. Breezy to gusty winds for many other inland areas. Be sure to check road conditions before you travel and take extra time to reach your destination. Winds may create difficult travel conditions especially for high profile vehicles. Also, be sure to secure loose object that may be blown about.
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Josephine Co. Emergency Management - Get Ready Rogue
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