Robbery Investigated in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are investigating a robbery that took place at a shop in Grants Pass on Friday morning. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to a report of an armed robbery at 9:44 a.m. on Friday. The robbery was reported at the News and Smokes shop on 1330 NW 6th Street. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Police Adminstration Changes

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is going through changes with its administration as Chief Joe Henner’s retirement approaches. Former Deputy Chief Bill Landis will now be the interim Chief of Police beginning January 1st. Landis has 23 years of law enforcement experience. Lieutenant Jim Hamilton will fill in Landis’ … Continue reading »

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Grants Pass

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 … Continue reading »

Drug Take-Back Event in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Police want you to gather any prescription medication today to hand over on Saturday. The Drug Enforcement Administration is teaming up with Grants Pass Department of Public Safety to hold the seventh opportunity in three years for people to bring in potentially dangerous drugs. Officers want to prevent pill … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Possible Drowning

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Search and Rescue dive team was investigation a suspicious incident on Saturday morning after witnesses told police a young man jumped off a bridge. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on Friday night at around 10:20 p.m., an officer was flagged down on the Deb Potts … Continue reading »

Dedicated Team Reducing Crime in City

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A community outraged by the petty crimes and dirty city parks demanded a solution. So, the city of Grants Pass created one. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety organized the Nuisance Intervention Team (NIT) to target problematic areas around the city.  Police say one of those areas they canvass is Baker Park. “Kids come out … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Deceased Remains Identified

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Department of Public Safety have now released the identity and cause of death of a body found along the Rogue River about two weeks ago. Police say the body of 48-year-old Frank James Bewley was found on Saturday, July 13th, around 11 a.m. Police said someone called to report … Continue reading »

Offenders Released Back into City

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officers are forced to release offenders back into the city limits because of a lack of jail space. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says the goal is to remove the offender from the victim and reduce the chances of that person repeating another crime. But they say the specific drop-off sites … Continue reading »

Police Discuss Renting 20 Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Arresting criminals and keeping them in jail may soon be a reality again in Grants Pass. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is considering a deal to rent out beds from the county jail. Grants Pass Police plan to reveal more information next Monday at a city council meeting. Chief Joe … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Man Charged With Kidnapping

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man in Grants Pass was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on charges of kidnapping, robbery and assault after police say he attacked a woman he held a prior relationship with. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Aaron Patrick O’Neal had contacted a woman in front of the … Continue reading »

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