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Grandview Blockade to Resolve Domestic & Possible Suicide Resolved Peacefully
At 8:05 Monday morning Grants Pass Department of Public Safety police officers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 700 block of SE Grandview Ave. While officers were en route, information was received that the disturbance was between a 27 year old man and his 26 year old wife and possibly involved a handgun.

The first police officer arrived in the area at 8:10 AM and soon afterward telephone contact was made with the female. She reported the male was highly intoxicated and had made suicidal threats while brandishing a revolver. She was able to secure the revolver, removing the ammunition and hiding it within the residence. She was able to retrieve her child and exit the residence, leaving the male alone inside.

A secure perimeter was established around the residence and traffic was diverted from the neighborhood. Numerous attempts to establish contact with the man to no avail and no activity was observed within the residence.

Detectives conducted a thorough interview with the woman and established no assault had occurred, the male made no threats toward the female or their child and he never pointed the firearm at anyone other than himself.

Based upon the investigation conducted it was determined the male did not pose an immediate danger to others and, due to the lack of activity observed within the residence, he was not displaying an immediate danger to himself. Rather than forcing a confrontation with officers which might cause an alcohol-fueled response, the decision was made to allow the male to remain secure within his residence.

After approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, the perimeter was released and traffic flowed freely on SE Grandview Ave.
Posted on 6/9/14 5:40PM by Chuck Benson