CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Police responded to a trespasser at Crater High School on Thursday afternoon, and a short foot chase through a nearby neighborhood ensued. Crater High School students noticed a man trying to get onto the school’s football field and reported it to school administrators.
Police say the man seemed out of place, and when they arrived on scene just moments later, he was not cooperating with their commands and acting out of control. The man then jumped a barbwire fence and ran into a nearby neighborhood where police were able to track him and the suspect surrendered.
During the incident, Crater High School was put on lockdown for a brief time while police looked for the suspect. The suspect was arrested for second degree criminal trespassing, but he was also someone another agency was interested in questioning.
“Grants Pass Department of Public Safety detectives who had interest in him for some unrelated incident took him out of our custody and we released him to them,” said James Gilman with Central Point Police.
Earlier that day, the bank inside the Grants Pass Fred Meyer was robbed. Two detectives from the Grants Pass Police are questioning the man, but no charges have been filed yet in the Grants Pass bank robbery.