Police Investigate Attempted Kidnapping

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Public Safety are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping. On Monday, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety received a report from a citizen of a possible attempted kidnapping of his eight year old son that occurred in the area of NE Fairview Avenue and NE Beacon Drive. Several officers … Continue reading »

On-Officer Cameras Document Actions

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man is taken to the hospital after police say a man attacked him under a bridge. Police say the incident is highlighting a new tool they are testing out. Thursday around 5 p.m., several Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officers responded to Riverside Park. They say a man was … Continue reading »

Heroin: Heating Up, Part 2

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Heroin is attracting a wave of new, younger users. According to the National Institute on Drug Addiction, nearly half of young people who reported using heroin also said they tried prescription drugs. They started using heroin because it was cheaper and easier to get. One man who spoke with NewsWatch12’s Sharon … Continue reading »

Heroin: Heating Up, Part 1

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — “H”, “gun powder”, and “brown”: they’re all names for an illegal and powerful drug that’s moving through Southern Oregon in the hundreds of thousands of pounds. One man who spoke with NewsWatch12’s Sharon Ko wished to remain anonymous; we’ll call him John Doe. He’s not proud of his past. “I’ve been … Continue reading »

Structure Fire In Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Firefighters from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety were able to quickly extinguish a fire of an abandoned building on Monday. The structure fire in the old Forest Service Compound at 1012 SW L Street in Grants Pass. The first arriving engine found smoke and fire coming from the exterior … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Altercation

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police in Grants Pass and trying to investigate what led to an physical altercation outside a bar that left one man hospitalized with a serious head injury. On Sunday, police and medical personnel were sent to the Wonder Bur in Grants Pass regarding an unconscious male. Police say bystanders contacted at … Continue reading »

2012 Shooter Sentenced to Life in Prison

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to a shooting that left a man dead. In February of 2012, police say Lawrence King murdered Daniel Baker outside a Bi-More Shell gas station in Grants Pass. Police say King, the shooter, targeted the victim because … Continue reading »

Bank Robbery In Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Police are looking for a bank robber. Police say the robbery happened at about 2:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Umpqua Bank on Williams Highway. Police say the suspect may have first gone into Key Bank, which is near the Umpqua Bank, but left without incident. The suspect the … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Criminal Activity Rising

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Recent crime statistics in the city of Grants Pass reveal criminal activity is on the rise. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is dealing with more burglaries, thefts and incidents of disorderly conduct and stolen vehicles. Chief Joe Henner said after the failed criminal justice tax levy, people speculated that … Continue reading »

Transient Suspected of Starting Fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Another fire is still under investigation in Grants Pass. Fire crews responded to the 400 block of Union Avenue on Saturday around 10:30 a.m. witnesses reported seeing black smoke coming out of the doors and windows of a vacant residence. Both Grants Pass Fire-Rescue and Rural-Metro responded quickly putting the flames … Continue reading »

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