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GP Police Snared Man on Local Warrant and Cited Campers in Downtown Area

Grants Pass Police arrested one man on an outstanding warrant and cited several others for camping and other violations in the downtown area early yesterday.

According to the Police Department, officers contacted 38-year-old Joshua Alexander Deivert and two other men sleeping on a sidewalk on SW I Street between 7th and 8th streets on Thursday around 5:40 a.m..

Deivert was cited for Scattering Rubbish and Illegal Camping as well as Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. He was also wanted on a Grants Pass warrant for failing to appear in court for Disorderly Conduct and lodged at the jail facility. The two other men -- identified only as Chapman and Misner -- were warned for Illegal Camping and ordered to move on.

Meanwhile, Russ Davis was sleeping in the doorway of the US Bank on SW 6th Street. He was cited for Scattering Rubbish and Illegal Camping.

A man identified only as "Stalford" was cited for sleeping in the alleyway behind Gates Furniture.

Louis Briseno and Jason Whittenburg were found sleeping on the sidewalk in the Grasshopper Parking Lot. Both were cited for Illegal Camping while Whittenberg was also cited for Scattering Rubbish. Both collected their belongings and moved off the sidewalk.
Posted on 11/17/23 6:38AM by Sam Marsh