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GP Man Jailed for Entering Former Girlfriend's Home and Releasing Her Pet Dog

A Grants Pass man was jailed for illegally entering the home of a former girlfriend and releasing her dog this week.

The Grants Pass Police Department reports officers arrested 33-year-old Brandon Russell Kobrzycki for the incident at a home in the 400-block of NE Anderson Street late Thursday night.

Police said a woman called 9-1-1 around 2 p.m. Thursday and stated that she left her home because she was afraid Kobrzycki was inside the residence. They said that she and the suspect were in an on-and-off relationship for about a year, and it ended when she became concerned about his drug and alcohol addictions.

The woman called back in the evening and gave more information that Kobrzycki had previously been trespassed from her home, but he returned and damaged the front door a few days ago. She said she did not want to press charges at that time, but she had changed her mind and would not return home until he was gone.

Officers responded to the woman's home and contacted Kobrzycki who refused to exit. He was placed into custody and stated that he released the woman's dog. He would not answer any questions that would assist officers in recovering the dog, showing he intended to permanently deprive the owner of her pet.

Brandon Kobrzycki was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for 1st-Degree Theft, 1st-Degree Criminal Trespass and Animal Abandonment. At last report, the dog had not been found.
Posted on 12/26/23 10:28AM by Rain Redfield