STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Stolen Van Used For Crime Spree

Stolen Van Used For Crime Spree

Posted: Dec 4, 2017 7:47 PM
Updated: Dec 4, 2017 11:28 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore.--A stolen van from a real estate office in Grants Pass has been found, over a month after it was reported stolen.

The real estate business used the van to help customers move free of charge.

After the van was stolen, it took a police chase to bring it back.

The van has been used by the public for the last seven years for moving purposes.

In late October it was stolen out of the parking lot of the realty office in downtown Grants Pass.

Owner of Realty Executives of Southern Oregon Chris Barnett says, "It was secure, but when people want something bad enough, they'll take it."

On Monday morning, a good Samaritan saw the van parked in front of a vacant house.

Barnett says then a person came out of the house and tried to drive away, hitting the good Samaritan’s car on his way out.

Owner of Realty Executives of Southern Oregon Chris Barnett says, "The person gets out, puts a bandana on his face, hits the good Samaritan, then a pursuit happens, calls 911."

Once the Sheriff's Office was called, the chase continued onto redwood highway.

That's where Barnett says the suspect dumped the van and ran off.

Owner of Realty Executives of Southern Oregon Chris Barnett says, "I have not heard if the individual was caught but I sure hope justice is served. It's more about the principle of stealing things this time of year anyway. I was told stolen things were falling out of the van as the vehicle was driving off."

Right now, that van is in an impound yard as evidence.

The Sheriff's Office is also having to sort through all of the stolen items that were stuffed inside.

Realty Executives of Southern Oregon is hoping to replace the van soon.

At this time no word yet if the suspect was caught.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 10817

Reported Deaths: 224
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah260872
Marion169751
Washington167620
Clackamas89425
Umatilla8346
Union3631
Lincoln3494
Lane2533
Malheur2351
Deschutes2240
Polk16612
Linn16510
Yamhill1649
Jackson1570
Jefferson1370
Klamath1311
Morrow1191
Benton986
Hood River980
Wasco971
Josephine611
Douglas560
Clatsop550
Coos480
Columbia450
Lake220
Crook150
Tillamook150
Wallowa110
Curry90
Baker80
Sherman30
Harney20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 292560

Reported Deaths: 6718
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1232563643
Riverside21957515
Orange20225376
San Diego17842406
San Bernardino16586293
Imperial7464125
Fresno728184
Alameda7245142
San Joaquin581761
Kern575987
Santa Clara5552165
Tulare5298148
Sacramento477678
Contra Costa424186
San Francisco407150
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara380830
San Mateo3743111
Marin323226
Stanislaus300450
Kings282338
Monterey227017
Solano192227
Merced162311
Sonoma148714
Placer97011
Madera8578
San Luis Obispo8453
Yolo76028
Santa Cruz5033
Napa4534
Sutter3234
San Benito3042
Butte2954
El Dorado2800
Lassen2670
Shasta1715
Humboldt1574
Nevada1551
Yuba1543
Glenn1530
Lake1001
Colusa980
Mendocino980
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Del Norte580
Tuolumne580
Mono491
Amador350
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Brookings
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 52°
Crater Lake
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 48°
Grants Pass
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 57°
Klamath Falls
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 48°
Warming up the rest of the week
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events