Police increasing patrols around Caveman Bridge

Grants Pass, Ore. — Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is increasing night time patrols around Caveman Bridge.

The bridge is currently undergoing renovations.

According to police, the construction zone has been hit by vandals and thieves.

Signs have gone missing, items have been knocked down, and there was even a report of someone defecating in the area.

Operations Lieutenant Misty English says the increased patrols will include drive-bys and foot patrols.

“Checking around their secured fence area, checking underneath the bridge, looking to see if anybody is hanging out under the bridge or if there’s any new vandalism or signs that somebody has been in there,” Lt. English said.

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety hopes the more visible police presence is the less likely people will be to  hang out by the bridge.

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Elizabeth Ruiz was raised in Northern Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism and Media Communication. She also minored in Spanish and studied in Spain. While at Colorado State, she was an anchor and reporter for CTV Channel 11.

Elizabeth loves Zumba dancing, singing and spending time with her family.

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