Grants Pass Police Reach Out to Parents

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Police are reaching out to parents, saying you can’t stop what you don’t know. The free seminar will address boozing, doping, smoking, clothing & synthetic drugs. Their hope is that parents can prevent alcohol and drug abuse if they know the warning signs, new slang terms, and other indicators … Continue reading »

Police Train with Mock Pursuits

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Grants Pass Police are testing their skills in a mock pursuit training this week at the Jackson County Sports Park. The department is setting up several obstacles on the road. Officers will have to go around cones avoid certain barriers and work with spike strips. Police will also be tested on … Continue reading »

Youth Correctional Facility Disturbance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — About a dozen juveniles in a correctional facility took control of a portion of the facility for five hours. The incident started around 8 p.m. Sunday night at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility. Officials at the facility say the group took over a sleeping quarter unit with 90 kids inside. … Continue reading »

Bus Drivers on Watch for Suspicious Man

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — All schools in the Grants Pass School District are on high alert as police continue to search for a suspicious man. Last week in two separate incidents, police say a man was trying to lure students into his van and was also taking pictures of them near bus stops. The first … Continue reading »

Man Arrested After Bike Chase

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man wanted by police for possession of methamphetamine and theft is in jail after an overnight police chase. Officers say 46-year-old Johnny Huffman has had a felony warrant for his arrest. Huffman took off on his bicycle after a Grants Pass officer tried to arrest him. The officer chased him … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Man Sentenced for Rape

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass man will spend more than a decade behind bars for raping and impregnating a teenage girl. 36-year-old Jeffery Watts plead guilty to three counts of first-degree rape, and is now expected to spend 14 years in prison. Grants Pass Police arrested watts last December. Officials say he assaulted … Continue reading »

Police Tested in Fitness Course

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For law enforcement, officers chasing criminals is just part of the job…and being able to catch them in a foot race is just as important. The chain link fence is just one part of the Grants Pass Police fitness test. In less than 60 seconds, officers will have to go through … 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 »

Hit-and-Run Victim Released

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 5-year-old Grants Pass girl, who was hit by a car and drug underneath it through an intersection on Friday is being released from Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital in Portland. Grants Pass Police say they are still searching for the driver and vehicle associated with the hit and run, though they have … Continue reading »

Police Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 5-year-old Grants Pass girl has been life-flighted to Portland after being dragged through an intersection under a car. Officers say the driver took off. It happened before 8 a.m. on 9th and North Riverside. Police say a woman was walking her daughter to school. As they were crossing the intersection, … Continue reading »

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