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 »

Two Men Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Two burglars suspected of stealing from several stores from December to early January are caught and behind bars. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says 32 year-old Brian Shipman and 21 year-old Adam Herrera stole from seven victims. Police say Salvador Corona is one of those victims. He operates Super … Continue reading »

Rollover Crash Involved Three Vehicles

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One woman was hospitalized after a roll-over crash involving three vehicles at NE 7th and NE F Street in Grants Pass early Friday morning. The Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety said two cars were traveling east on NE F Street crossing 7th Street, when another car, heading north on 7th … Continue reading »

Officers Arrest Dozens for DUII’s

MEDFORD, Ore. — Troopers arrested nearly twice as many intoxicated drivers this Christmas holiday than during the same period in 2011. OSP reported 53 DUII arrests across the state in the last couple of days. Medford police officers also arrested 9 people and the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety caught three drivers. Multiple law … Continue reading »

Two Grants Pass Stores Robbed on Sunday

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Two stores are robbed nearly an hour apart on the same day in Grants Pass. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on Sunday, a masked man wearing a black and white zip up hoodie walked into the News and Smokes store before closing. He showed a gun, demanded cash … Continue reading »

Shooting Victim’s Family Speaks Out

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Police in Grants Pass are still searching for the suspected gunman in a shooting that happened Thursday morning, but family members say the victim is recovering and is expected to be okay. The victim’s father says he heard a shot Thursday morning, ran outside, and found his 25-year-old son Eric Dexter … Continue reading »

Officers Searching for Suspected Shooter

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officers are still searching for a man who they say shot another man in the leg. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officers responded to a home on the 700 block of northwest C Street around 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Authorities said Trevor Walton and Eric Dexter were fighting when Walton … Continue reading »

Suspected Armed Robber Arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A man suspected of two armed robberies in Josephine County is behind bars. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says they received tips that led them to Paul Lewis in connection to a robbery at Crown Market. When they arrested him, police found a gun that they say linked Lewis … Continue reading »

Search For Grants Pass Robbery Suspect

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Grants Pass Department of Public Safety are searching for a suspect in a robbery of the Crown Market SE N Street on Wednesday night. Police said the male suspect entered the market asking for cigarettes. During the purchase, the man removed a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the … Continue reading »

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