Local Female Transient Jailed on Burglary and Theft Charges
Marie Mendivil, 33, a transient, was arrested early Thursday morning when the Grants Pass Police K-9 Brock apprehended her hiding under a stack of steel beams in the secured area of Diamond Home Improvement.
K-9 Brock and his fellow officers were responding to a burglary report at 1245 northwest Cooke. Officers learned the suspect had left in a truck that was located a short time later behind the Wild River Inn with the stolen property next to the vehicle.
A person of interest was contacted who told officers a woman by the name of Marie was the burglar. K-9 Brock was then deployed leading to the arrest. Mendivil was taken to the hospital where she was treated for minor injuries resulting from the incident before being lodged in the Josephine County Jail.
She faces charges of 1st degree burglary, 2nd degree theft and several other charges.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Department of Public Safety at 541-450-6260.