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GP Police Collared Fugitive, Cited Campers and Evicted 2 in Park Patrol Checks

Grants Pass Police arrested a local fugitive, cited several campers and evicted two of them during city park patrol checks on Thursday.

It all started at 5:49 a.m. yesterday when officers contacted 53-year-old Robert Andre Fisher at Morrison Centennial Park and arrested him on a Grants Pass warrant for 2nd-Degree Theft. He was lodged at the Josephine County Jail.

During an area check of Westholm Park a short time later, Dylan Duffy was cited for Illegal Camping and Alyssa Morlan was cited for Improper Utilization of Park Space. A total of 12 campsites were posted with a removal date of November 19th and an e-mail was sent to the United Community Action Network (UCAN).

During a patrol check at Gilbert Creek Park, James Smith was cited for Buffer Zone Violation. Since it was Smith's second such citation at that park, he was trespassed from 30 days.

During a patrol check at Fruitdale Park, Russell Thompson was cited for Scattering Rubbish.

Upon returning to Morrison Centennial Park, officers cited Joseph Hislip, Dolores Nevin, John Espinosa and Marissa Winters for Illegal Camping. Winters was also cited for Scattering Rubbish and she was excluded from the park for 30 days.
Posted on 11/17/23 11:24AM by Sam Marsh