PRESS RELEASE: Operation Lucky Charm

1901 NE F St, Grants Pass, OR  97526
Office: (541) 474-5123
Fax: (541) 474-5114

Release Date:  03/20/17

INCIDENT:          Operation Lucky Charm
INCIDENT DATE AND TIME: March 17th into AM on 18th, 2017
REPORTING DEPUTY:  Sheriff Dave Daniel
On Friday March 17th into the early morning hours of March 18th, 2017 the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office organized and conducted “Operation Lucky Charm”.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members from the Oregon State Police, Josephine County Parole and Probation, BLM law enforcement and the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team.  The purpose of the operation was to provide saturation patrols specifically in the Illinois Valley and North Valley areas.  The operation lasted approximately 4 hours. Several investigations stemming from the operations are active and ongoing. Below are listed statistics from the operation.
Traffic Stops: 33
Arrests/probation detainers: 11
Recovered Stolen vehicles: 2 (From Portland/Roseburg)
Case, Scott G  – 2 FTA warrants – OSP arrest
Watkins, Joseph L – 2 FTA warrants – JCSO arrest
Hicks, Scott C - Parole Board warrant – JCSO arrest
Baumgartner, Richard L – ROV – BLM arrest
Patterson, Sammantha A - Probation violation – P&P arrest
Dangerfield, Michael E - Lake Co Warrant – OSP arrest
Dangerfield, Christopher E – Lake Co Warrants – OSP arrest
Freeman, Kara G - 6 FTA warrants – JCSO arrest
Fishel, Harvey H - Post prison offender and new PCS meth charges - JCSO arrest
Jaentsch, Sarah I – 2 FTA warrants - JCSO arrest
Badon, William E - DUII – OSP arrest
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office will continue such operations in the future as they have in the past with “Operation April Fools”, “Operation Sex Offender Sweep” and “Operation Boo”.  These operations are funded by savings within the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office public safety budget and from each agencies individual budgets. 

Press Release: Operation Lucky Charm (PDF)

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