Arrests Involving Airsoft Gun

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A highway was temporarily shut down while police investigated reports of a man shooting at a car. Grants Pass Police say they responded to the 1800 block of Williams Highway on Wednesday. They found Kelly Williams and Robert Smith at the scene. They say the two were confronting the man in … Continue reading »

Josephine County: Jail Operations Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Josephine County voters are once again faced with the decision to pay property taxes in order to fund the jail and youth detention services. Measure 17-59 will tax residents $1.19 per $1,000 in assessed property value for five years. Josephine County has been struggling to fund public safety since the government reduced … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return. Last August, the days of cite and release ended in … Continue reading »

Conmed Nurse Explains Jail Role

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Jackson County Jail nurse accused of selling heroin to an inmate is a contract employee with the jail’s medical unit, Conmed. Sheriff Winters is not detailing how Pierce got heroin inside the jail, but to get a better idea of how close inmates and medical staff work together, NewsWatch12 spoke with … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Will Pay to Rent Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Despite some questions about the price tag, the Grants Pass City Council voted pay more than $1 million to rent beds in the Josephine County jail. Wednesday night, the council voted 7-1 in favor of the plan, in which the city will rent a total of 30 jail beds. City police … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Man Charged With Kidnapping

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man in Grants Pass was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on charges of kidnapping, robbery and assault after police say he attacked a woman he held a prior relationship with. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Aaron Patrick O’Neal had contacted a woman in front of the … Continue reading »

Wanted Man Arrested In Josephine Co.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man wanted by police on two felony warrants is in the Josephine County Jail. Jerimiah Littleton was on felony probation out of Klamath County. Police were called to the place he was living for a report of a disturbance last night. Though they say no crimes were committed, they did … Continue reading »

Repeat Offender Stays Behind Bars

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass homless man who has been cited and released three times will now remain behind bars. 27-year-old Kyle Winn has been arrested for auto theft in the past, but the charges were not enough to keep him behind bars in the reduced capacity jail. According to the Josephine County … Continue reading »