Burglary Suspect Arrested in Grants Pass

Jacob Tyler CottrellGRANTS 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.

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  1. Matthew A. Eldridge says:

    Dear Grants Pass Community,

    This is another reason to support OUR Levy! If we lose officers because it fails, crime in progress calls will be without an officer to respond this quickly. Our City leaders paid to house this person in the jail: $1 million for only a year. For those who think that there has been waste, think about the consequences of a community without proper safety services? We already have the general County without essential services!

    Please join me in VOTING YES for the City Levy so calls like this will be answered in the same manner!

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