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GP Police Chief disappointed with former volunteer who allegedly stole guns
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:46:46 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore.-- A former City Firefighter is now facing dozens of theft charges after allegedly stealing 29 guns from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety's evidence division. Chief Bill Landis said none of the weapons were part of an active investigation and that they were all guns ready to be destroyed or sold at auction. 73-year-old Lee Darrow was a volunteer for Grants Pass Police ...

Man Arrested for Grants Pass Shooting
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:44:42 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested the suspect at the center of a Tuesday night shooting in Grants Pass. Troopers said 21-year-old Stephen Bryce Murphy was arrested late Thursday night. He is now lodged in the Josephine County Jail on several charges, including attempted murder. At 7:13 pm on Tuesday, March 24th, … Continue reading »

Retired Man Arrested for Firearm Theft
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:29:47 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 73-year-old retiree was arrested this week, accused of stealing firearms from a police evidence locker. Lee Darrow was arrested on Tuesday on charges related to the theft of multiple firearms from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety evidence locker. He faces 27 counts of theft in the first degree. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass police volunteer accused of stealing dozens of guns from agency
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:51:51 -0700

Lee Darrow, 73, was booked into jail on March 24 on suspicion of first-degree theft. Court documents say he admitted to stealing more than two dozen firearms from the Grants Pass police storage facility while working as a volunteer there.

Grants Pass man wanted on attempted murder charges located, arrested
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:41:52 -0700

Update (9:05pm March 26, 2015) : An updated press release from the Oregon State Police indicates Stephen Bryce Murphy was located and arrested at around 5:45 pm Thursday evening. Murphy is now in the Josephine County Jail held on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, four counts of Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief in the ...

Two arrested for car theft
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:13:32 -0700

GRANTS PASS, ORE. -- Two Coos County residents are in the Josephine County Jail accused of stealing a car, and more charges are expected to be filed. Police in Grants Pass arrested 48 year old Arthur Calderon and 22 year old Natasha Brockman, Friday night at the Motel 6 on Northeast 7th St. Police were conducting routine checks of the area when they located a stolen car, it also matched the ...

Suspect in Roseburg bank robbery captured with stolen Coos County car
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:54:01 -0700

The man suspected of robbing a Roseburg bank on Friday was apprehended at a Grants Pass motel after police recognized a car reported stolen out of Coos County.

Grants Pass man gets 20 years for assaulting toddler
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:12:51 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for seriously injuring his girlfriend's 2-year-old child. Paul Reyes pleaded guilty in January to charges of assault and criminal mistreatment. He was sentenced Wednesday in Josephine County Circuit Court. ...

Oregon Trails-Sister City
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:45:51 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore.–In the winter of 1990, Grants Pass and Josephine county joined the fraternity of sister cities by voting to join with the Siberian Soviet city of Rubtsovsk. But it wasn’t an easy sell in the politically conservative community. At a hearing in front of county commissioners, Grants Pass resident Gedney Webb appealed for … Continue reading »

Streets Close for New GP Brewery
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 01:16:58 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The city of Grants Pass is roping off some streets tomorrow to make room for a new brewery moving in. “Climate City Brewing” is preparing to open in about a month on G Street. The roping off of streets in Grants Pass is due to the movement of the large tanks … Continue reading »