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GP Police Jailed Man for Breaking into Ex-Wife's Apartment & Stealing Blower

Grants Pass Police jailed a man for breaking into his ex-wife's apartment while she was away yesterday.

The Police Department reports officers arrested a 57-year-old man for the incident in the 400-block of NE Anderson Street on Tuesday at 2:39 p.m..

Police said a neighbor who was watching the apartment while the occupant was out of the country called 9-1-1 to report a male subject broke into the residence and left out the back door with a flower pot. The caller believed it was his neighbor's ex-husband who previously had been trespassed from the apartment.

Officers responded, searched the area and found the suspect at Sunshine Laundry on NE D Street. He claimed to still reside at the apartment, but the neighbor and the complex manager said his ex-wife lived alone. An investigation showed entry was forced through a broken window because the doors were locked.

Further investigation revealed a leaf blower inside the apartment, which the man admitted to stealing from a friend.

The suspect was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for suspicion of Felony 1st-Degree Burglary, 2nd-Degree Theft and 2nd-Degree Criminal Mischief. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 4/3/24 11:30AM by Sam Marsh