GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety say they caught an alleged burglar just 3 minutes after the initial 911 call.
On Monday afternoon, a homeowner at 1990 Meadow Glen arrived at her home to find the back door damaged and items rifled through. Police said she saw the suspect in her backyard and called 911.
Two officers arrived on scene within a minute and observed the suspect, 20-year-old Jacob Tyler Cottrell, running from the area towards Three Rivers Medical Center. Police say when Cottrell saw the officers, he stopped running and surrendered.
Grants Pass Department of Public Safety reports Cottrell is also currently on felony probation for a previous burglary. After being interviewed with police, he was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the above listed charges. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to call 541-450-6260.