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Grants Pass Police & Firefighters Logged Busy Week of Activity to Close Out January

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Grants Pass police officers and firefighters logged a busy week of activity as the calendar changed from January to February.

According to the Weekly Report filed by Grants Pass City Manager Aaron Cubic, police officers responded to a total of 687 calls for service along with 226 officer-initiated calls last week that resulted in 53 arrests, 26 citations, 34 warnings and five highly-intoxicated people being lodged at the Sobering Center.

Cubic also reported that officers conducted a total of 56 traffic stops in the city and made 31 referrals to the Oregon Department of Human Services.

The Community Response Team (CRT) contacted a total of 115 potential trouble-makers while arresting one person, citing 22 more and warning nine others. The CRT unit also trespassed 14 individuals, posted 89 transient camps and removed trash from one campsite in a city park.

Grants Pass Fire & Rescue responded to a total of 82 calls last week including 41 for emergency medical service, 21 for reports of fire or smoke, nine lift assists, 11 rescue situations, four assists to other agencies and seven false alarms. Fire crews also performed 42 business inspections, assisted the public eight times and installed one child car seat.

The 9-1-1 Dispatch Center fielded a total of 984 emergency calls along with 813 calls for non-emergency service.
Posted on 2/5/24 6:12AM by Sam Marsh