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GP Police Jailed Man for Felony-Level Crimes after Fight in the Downtown Area

Grants Pass Police jailed a man for multiple felony-level crimes last night after a fight between at least two male transients broke out in the downtown area.

According to the Police Department, officers arrested 35-year-old Anthony John Gambale, IV, for the incident in the 400-block of SE 7th Street on Tuesday at about 7:20 p.m..

Police said Gambale intentionally caused physical injury to another man by punching him several times in the head. They said he was aided by another male subject who has yet to be identified. The victim had pain and swelling, but denied medical attention or transport to the hospital.

During the altercation, Gambale took the victim's backpack which he claimed contained over $3,000 in personal items. The suspect was located several blocks away, but he did not have possession of the backpack and refused to speak about it. He is a convicted felon and was found to be in possession of some weapons.

Anthony Gambale was placed into custody and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Felony 3rd-Degree Assault, Felony 3rd-Degree Robbery, Felony 1st-Degree Theft and two counts of Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 1/31/24 11:56AM by Sam Marsh