Pedestrian Hit by Car Remembered

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass police are investigating a vehicle pedestrian crash that killed a 64-year-old man last night.  Friends have identified the victim as Leslie Wayne Collins.  Police say he died while crossing the street around the 1300 block of Redwood Avenue. Collins’ caregiver Candi Comfort- Bronson said he was one of the … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Welcomes New Officers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Public Safety is adding three new officers to its staff in the coming months. Sunday was Officer Charlie Carnahan’s fourth shift. He’ll be in training for 16 to 20 weeks. He’s already been to the police academy and is a military veteran. Carnahan said he has to complete four … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Train in Traffic Stops

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is working with a wide variety of agencies from all over, trying to make traffic stops safer for police in a three day workshop in Southern Oregon. When police pull someone over, that person may be cooperative, in a medical crisis, or … Continue reading »

False Report of a Gun Lands Man in Jail

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Police in Grants Pass said a false report drew much-needed resources away from the Boatnik parade route Saturday. Police responded to Southeast K Street at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, just after the parade started, for a report of a man with a gun who was threatening to shoot people. When officers … Continue reading »

Petitions Submitted for Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County residents are a step closer to voting again on a plan to restore public safety services. Nearly 2,500 signatures on petitions was delivered to the Josephine County Clerk’s Office Wednesday to put a safety levy on the May ballot, about 500 more than required. Elections workers are now checking … Continue reading »

Voters to Decide on Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Several police and fire crews in Grants Pass could soon be laid off. This November, voters will decide whether to fund a tax levy specifically for Grants Pass police and fire. This tax is what the city of Grants Pass already has in place, but it’s going to expire this coming … Continue reading »

Walk Planned for Public Safety Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Tonight, a group is coming together to voice support for the criminal justice system in Grants Pass. Supporters are planning to walk through the heart of Grants Pass. They’ll be marching from the Newman United Methodist Church to Henderson’s Chevron Gas Station on A Street. At that point, around 6 p.m., … Continue reading »

Officials Plan Ahead After Levy Failure

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County votes no on a public safety levy for the sixth time. Now, officials are taking a look at those vote tallies, and considering what comes next. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says they are down to one deputy patrolling the streets. He says the safety of county residents can’t be guaranteed … Continue reading »

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 »

Grants Pass Police Seeks Volunteers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass police are now giving people the chance to help officers as a volunteer. The Department of Public Safety announced it is accepting applications for its auxiliary program. Auxiliary officers perform support services that may include foot and park patrol, traffic control, vacation house checks and special events. All volunteers … Continue reading »

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