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Deputies Arrested GP Man for Possessing Stolen Douglas County Pickup

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office jailed a Grants Pass area man yesterday for being in possession of a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Douglas County.

The Sheriff's Office reports deputies arrested the 55-year-old suspect at a home in the 11,000-block of Peco Road off Azalea Drive on Thursday at 4:20 p.m..

Deputies said the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported a 2004 Dodge Durango had been stolen that morning and the local man had been identified as the suspect. The Peco Road residence was listed as the address for the man, and that's where he was located and the vehicle was recovered.

Upon contact with the suspect, he advised deputies that he had called the victim's parents, told them he didn't steal the vehicle and that he had permission to drive it. However, the parents and law enforcement disagreed so he was taken into custody.

The suspect was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Felony Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and he was being held without bail. The victim traveled to Grants Pass from Douglas County and picked up his vehicle.
Posted on 4/19/24 11:09AM by Sam Marsh