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News Releases
Police Activity Causes Schools to "Secure" on Two Consecutive Days (Photo) - 03/14/23

Grants Pass, Ore. -  Today at 11:54 AM, the Grants Pass Police Department requested to have North Middle School and Highland Elementary go into “Secure” status as we tracked a wanted fugitive who had fled in the area. While in “Secure” status, which is used when schools aren’t believed to be in immediate danger, the schools move the children indoors, lock all exterior doors, and go about business as usual. 

At 1:45 PM, the “secure” status was lifted after police located and arrested Shawn Timothy Oleary, who had been hiding in a shed on NW Blossom Drive. Oleary was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for multiple felony warrants, possession of a gun, and possession of a felony quantity of Fentanyl.

Yesterday, in a similar manner, Grants Pass High School, North Middle, and South Middle were placed into a “secure” status due to a potential threat regarding a subject bringing a gun to campus. For the safety of the students, the “secure” protocol was used until the subject suspected of the threat was located and the threat determined to be unfounded. The securing of the campuses, since it was near the end of the school day, caused a delay for parents picking up children and buses leaving campus.

The Grants Pass Police Department always places the protection of innocent life as the highest priority for our officers. Though the securing of these campuses over the last two days may have caused some inconvenience and confusion, the Grants Pass Police Department thanks the community for their patience and understanding as we ensure the safety of our children.


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Robbery Suspect Arrested
Robbery Suspect Arrested
Male Arrested After Robbery at Grants Pass Mini Market (Photo) - 03/01/23

Grants Pass, Ore. – This morning at 6:21 AM, Grants Pass Police Officers responded to the AM/PM Mini Market on NE Terry Lane regarding a robbery that had just occurred. A 39-year-old male allegedly took items from the store without paying and, when confronted by store employees, brandished a knife to escape. Officers located the subject near the Fred Meyer store and arrested him without further incident or injury.

The robbery suspect, identified as Nicholas A. Hiseley-Copeland, was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Second-Degree Robbery and Third-Degree Theft.


Attached Media Files: Robbery Suspect Arrested