Police say witnesses saw a man trying to break into a parked car at Reinhart Volunteer Park. When confronted, he took off in a blue Mustang reported stolen earlier in the day. Through detailed descriptions, police said that man was later identified as Codey Shafer.
Oregon State Police then assisted the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety in searching the Southwest section of town. OSP said the stolen mustang was located outside a home near Greenwood Avenue a while later. Shafer was then seen trying to sneak out of that home and was arrested without incident.
He is currently in the Josephine County Jail.