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Police Snared Man for Causing Public Alarm with Baseball Bat at Growers Market

Police arrested a man for causing public alarm while wielding a baseball bat near the Grants Pass Growers Market.

Grants Pass Police responded to the incident at the corner of NW 4th and F streets on Saturday at about 8:45 a.m..

Police said the 47-year-old male subject was causing public alarm by swinging a baseball bat and hitting food trucks in the area of the growers market. One caller advised the man was yelling at anyone who looked at him while hitting trees and the ground with the bat.

Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. Damage to the food trucks was not disclosed.

Officers placed the man into custody and discovered that he was wanted on a GPPD warrant for Failure to Report as a Convicted Sex Offender.

The suspect was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the warrant and for Disorderly Conduct. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 5/6/24 11:16AM by Sam Marsh