Police Investigating Alleged Assault

gunmanGRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Rogue Community College security officer at the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass was allegedly assaulted Tuesday night and Oregon State Police are investigating it. The officer said she was injured by an unknown assailant while on patrol on campus.

On July 29, at about 10:15 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received information of shots heard near the soccer field at RCC. About seven minutes later, OSP received another report of an alleged assault to a female security officer at the community college.

Two OSP troopers and medical personnel arrived on scene about fifteen minutes later. A trooper contacted security guard Venise Hollinshead, 37, who works for Tac-One Security. Hollinshead said she was standing outside when an unknown male approached her from behind and struck her in the head. To protect herself, she initially tried to pepper spray the alleged assailant who grabbed at her gun in a holster. During the struggle for the firearm, a round was discharged before the suspect fled on foot toward the track field into a wooded area.

Hollinshead said she fired two rounds from her handgun as the suspect was fleeing. The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark clothing. Hollinshead was transported by ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for minor cuts and scrapes.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111. 


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  1. Marty says:

    Isn’t this a former Concierge Security officer who was also involved in another incident in Cave Junction where she also stated “Unknown assailants”, and discharged her weapon at an unarmed individual (s)? I wonder if DPSST’s private security investigations unit is also involved. There seems to be a pattern of “Hit in the head”. And to NOT be aware of all your surroundings? Sorry, this person is too gun happy to have in our community. The Sheriff hasn’t even had that kind of action in the year and a half Ms. Hollinshead has under her belt.

  2. Joe says:

    Yep its the same person as the cave junction incident. Same exact story as last time from her. Hard to believe it could happen twice to the same person. DPSST needs to be involved in this before she launches more rounds in an unknown direction at ghosts.

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