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LOCATED and is SAFE! Missing 10-year old - 07/06/24

UPDATE: 07/06/24 at 12:27pm:

She has been located and is SAFE!

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Grants Pass, Oregon - Grants Pass Police are requesting assistance in locating, a ten-year old female.  She was last seen in the 400 block of NW C Street earlier this morning.  The juvenile is described as a white female, five-feet and two-inches tall, 120 pounds, with blond/brown ear-length hair.  It is unknown what she may be wearing.

Grants Pass Police officers, assisted by Grants Pass Police detectives, Oregon State Police, and Grants Pass Fire/Rescue, are conducting extensive searches for the female.  Please call if you know where she is or see her.

She may be riding a scooter.

 

Woman Arrested After Shooting at Occupied Car - 07/01/24

GRANTS PASS, OREGON — On June 30, 2024, at about 1952 hours, Grants Pass Police Officers and an OSP State Trooper responded to the 2500 block of New Hope Road for a shots fired call.  There were no reported injuries despite multiple rounds being fired at an occupied car.

Grants Pass Major Crime Unit Detectives took over the investigation of the shooting, which revolved over a civil issue between a resident at the address and one of the victims.  It was determined the suspect fired several rounds from a pistol toward the car, which was occupied by two adult persons.  The car was struck by bullets resulting in damage of over $1000.00

Detectives arrested Netacha Nance, a 34-year-old resident of Grants Pass, on two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.  Additional charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Reckless Endangering, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree will be referred to the Josephine County District's Office.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Grants Pass Police Major Crimes Unit at 541-450-6260. 

Further information on the arrest will need to be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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*SAFELY LOCATED* Missing endangered Adult (Photo) - 06/28/24

*SAFELY LOCATED* 6/28/2024

The Grants Pass Police Department is seeking assistance in locating 61-year-old Michael Wellington. Michael was last seen at home in the GP area at about 9:00 PM on Thursday, June 27, 2024. He is believed to be on foot and possibly suffering from mental health issues. Michael is 6'1'' tall, 150 lbs, and last seen wearing dark colored shorts, gray crocs, and a turquoise T-shirt that says cancel my subscription to your issues. If you believe you have seen Michael please call 541-450-6260, reference case #24-23311.

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Grants Pass Thieves Hit All-Time Low and Steal Fire Fighting Equipment from US Forestry Service Fighting the Upper Applegate Fire (Photo) - 06/27/24

Grants Pass, Ore. – Grants Pass Police officers were dispatched to the Holiday Inn on NE Agness Avenue this morning for a reported theft. It appears that thieves in the area have hit an all-time low by stealing firefighting equipment from US Forestry trucks parked overnight while firefighters finally got rest after fighting the Upper Applegate Fire. The thieves took thousands of dollars of Hotshot backpacks, emergency fire shelters, headlamps, compasses, firing sticks, signal mirrors, first aid kits, water bottles, and two Stihl chainsaws. This equipment was used to protect the lives of firefighters and residents of our community.

Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of this stolen equipment or the identity of the thieves is asked to call the Grants Pass Police Department at 541-450-6260 and reference case #24-23189. 

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Care Facility Employee Arrested in Grants Pass for Sexual Abuse of Elderly Patients (Photo) - 06/21/24

Grants Pass, Oregon – On June 16, 2024, the Grants Pass Police Department received a report of sex abuse involving a patient and employee at a local nursing home. A subsequent investigation by Grants Pass Police Major Crimes Unit detectives, conducted with the assistance of the nursing home management, determined the suspect to be Michael Anthony Lee, a 28-year-old male resident of Medford, Oregon. Lee is 6’0” tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds, with red hair and green eyes. Detectives determined that Lee had worked as a care home Certified Nursing Assistant in Grants Pass and Medford over the past three years. Lee allegedly targeted both female and male elderly victims for sexual assault, and it is anticipated additional victims have not yet been identified. 

On June 20, 2024, Grants Pass Police detectives arrested Michael Lee at his recent place of employment in Grants Pass and lodged him at the Josephine County Jail for Sex Abuse in the 1st Degree (x2) and Attempted Sex Abuse in the 1st Degree (x2).

The Grants Pass Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying additional victims. Anyone with information on the criminal acts or identity of additional victims is asked to call the Grants Pass Police Department at 541-450-6260 and reference case #24-22321.  The Grants Pass Police Department is committed to investigating all reports of sexual abuse.

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