Girls Rock! Event Empowers Young Girls

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Saturday marked the seventh year for an event empowering young girls and advocating for women’s equality. Girls Rock! is a fun-filled day to increase awareness of societal issues and take action to empower women and girls. The first Girls Rock! event had an attendance of 35 girls. Over the past seven years the event … Continue reading »

Squatter Burglarizes Vacant Home

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  Squatting has been a significant issue since the height of the recession. During that time, Josephine County was hit with a high number of foreclosures, and resulting vacancies. While the housing market has mostly rebounded, the criminal activity associated with some empty homes lingers. Over the weekend, a home in the 1200 … Continue reading »

K9 Used To Apprehend Burglary Suspect

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police say they had to use a K9 to apprehend a burglary suspect in Grants Pass on Friday. Just before 11 p.m., officers from the Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety were dispatched to a reported burglary in progress at a home on 6th Street. Police learned that the suspect, Shawn Eugene … Continue reading »

GP Police Search for Stabbing Suspect

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is searching for a suspect accused of stabbing a manager at Abby’s Pizza on Williams Highway. Police and ambulance personnel were dispatched to Abby’s on Williams Highway for a reported stabbing on Friday, approximately 9:46 pm. The Department of Public Safety says a white … Continue reading »

Animal Control Responds to Horse Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County Animal Control is responding to reports of multiple horses being abused at a Grants Pass farm. Officers said they were at the farm on Friday as well as Saturday to assess the situation. Two witnesses who originally reported the farm on Friday said they were hired and called out … Continue reading »

Runners Group Raising Funds for Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A running group in Grants Pass is training to raise money for law enforcement. The Grants Pass Recreational Runners Group was initially created to encourage people to exercise for the New Year. Now they’re teaming up with “Securing Our Safety,” a group helping to fund the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. Today … Continue reading »

Juvenile Arrested in Bike Shop Theft

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Department of Grants Pass Public Safety say a juvenile suspect in a theft case has been apprehended. Back in December, police say officers responded to reports of a burglary at Jack’s Spin Cycles on NE “E” Street. Police say an unknown suspect broke a window and stole a bike valued … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested in Bike Burglary

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A juvenile suspect is in jail facing charges for breaking into a Grants Pass bike shop on Dec. 28 and stealing a high valued bike. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Patrol Officers responded to a burglary at Don’s Bike Center located at 201 SW G St. An unknown suspect broke the … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Traffic Crash Victim Dies

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A pedestrian victim of a traffic crash from a week ago has died while being treated for his injuries. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety reported on November 28th that 63-year-old Mark Steven James was struck in the area of NE 9th Street and the railroad tracks by a vehicle … Continue reading »

Homeless Man Hit by Car Identified

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Police have identified the victim of a pedestrian versus car crash in Grants Pass as a transient with no known relatives. The reported incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. on Friday November 28th. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says 63 year-old Mark Steven James was struck in the area … Continue reading »

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