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GP Police Incarcerated Sex Offender Found Sleeping Face-Down near Skate Park

Grants Pass Police arrested an out-of-compliance sex offender after he was found sleeping face-down near the Skate Park yesterday.

According to the Police Department, officers were dispatched to perform a welfare check on the 37-year-old man in the 500-block of SE Mill Street on Monday at 2:12 p.m..

Police said a passerby called 9-1-1 to report a male subject with his face in the dirt and a can of beer next to him. The caller said the man was not moving and they were concerned for his safety because he had a bunch of clothes on in the heat.

Officers responded, contacted the man and recognized him as a convicted sex offender. He was found to be out-of-compliance with registration requirements and placed into custody. He said he had no good reason for sleeping face-down.

The suspect was subsequently lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Felony Failure to Report as a Sex Offender. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 6/11/24 11:27AM by Sam Marsh