Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety arrests two men for burglary

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety arrested two men for burglary this morning.

Police say they responded to NE Spalding Avenue for a burglary in progress at 9:30 a.m.

Police say the suspects were taking items from a hemp drying facility valued at over $20,000.

GPDPS says a victim confronted the burglars, who then drove their car towards the victim in an attempt to escape with the stolen property.

Police say 59-year-old Jeffrey Charles Waegner was arrested for aggravated theft and burglary.

His accomplice, 41-year-old Michael James Ellis, was arrested on a parole violation.

Both Waegner and Ellis were taken to Josephine County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police at 541-450-6260.

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Mariah Mills
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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