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Two Juveniles Assault Male Victim

Police Arrest Douglas County SuspectGRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 21-year old male sustained lacerations and bruises to his head after he was assaulted Monday evening by two juveniles. According to Grants Pass Police, a 14-year old male and a 15-year old female assaulted the 21-year old victim on 1690 Webster Road, at the All Sports Park in Grants Pass. Police said that this assault was planned and that all parties knew each other.

Grants Pass Police were sent out to respond to the assault and found that the victim was in the Emergency room of Three Rivers Medical Center being treated for a blow to the head with what he believed to be a baseball bat. He received stitches for the laceration on his head and had a large welt on his rib cage. The victim stated to Police he was hit from behind by an unknown suspect while he was riding his bike towards the foot bridge. He said he was trying to get away from his assailants, according to Police.

Through the investigation into the crime, Police were able to recover his bicycle and hat that the victim had left at the scene as well as other evidence. The victim gave officers several leads to go off of from his earlier activities that day. Police determined that the two juveniles had committed the Measure 11 crime. The male juvenile is considered the primary suspect and the female juvenile was determined to be the accomplice. There were two other juveniles who were present during the assault and charges could be brought against them as well.

For now, the male and female juvenile are lodged in the Jackson County Jail Juvenile center. The male is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Assault. The female is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Assault.

 

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  1. Susan says:

    This is what I was afraid of when I quit taking evening walks there. It is a beautiful place and nice paths, but so many juveniles that are just there for tagging and trouble in the evenings. Have to be armed to walk at night anymore.

  2. Not all bad says:

    To the OP, please remember that yes there are a few select individuals that give a group a bad reputation, a group majority are good people. Case in point, the 99%. I am part of the majority in the 99% and it was the elitist that had a significant contribution to the economic collapse. Again, using the 99% analogy, there is that one percent of bikers that give bikers a bum wrap. I have lived in JoCo for almost two decades and coming from Ca. felt great I had the liberty to carry concealed if I so desired. I rarely carry concealed as it is my opinion that if someone is going to commit a crime against a person they will do so regardless of circumstances. I recall a quote I have incorporated in my life; “Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.” – Barbara Garrison. Ironically, I am moving out of GP as buying a house here is too expensive for what I can buy elsewhere in the valley. I support law enforcement (former LEO myself) and understand both sides of the coin as a concerned citizen and a LEO. Crime activity was a key factor to choosing a location. Media is a poor vehicle to spread negativity-how about more stories of “warm and fuzzy” events vs. the sensationalism negativty brings. Watch the evening news and most often the top stories are of tragedies and despair. “Be a witness, not a judge. Focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd.” – Ma Zu. I say be kind to one another.

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