Grants Pass Police report the arrest of a 19-year old male who allegedly stole a 2002 Ford Mustang. A witness called police last night at 7:32 when they saw a suspect trying to break into a car at the Rheinhart Volunteer Park. Codey James Shaffer fled in the Mustang-which had been reported stolen earlier in the day- after being confronted.
Another witness followed Shaffer and called police. The information provided additional valuable details to police. The empty Ford was later found on SW Greenwood Avenue. Shaffer was then arrested without further incident.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says information provided by witnesses, such as in this case, are often quite helpful to police- such as where a suspect is traveling, descriptions of the suspect, or any vehicle they may be driving.