On December 26, 2021, at approximately 6:28 PM, the Grants Pass Police Department responded to the 200 block of NW Blossom Drive to find two victims suffering from the effects of bear spray.
One of the two victims had also been struck several times by rubber bullets during an attempted kidnapping and robbery. Due to the seriousness of the crime, Grants Pass Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation.
Neither of the victims required hospitalization for their injuries and were not randomly targeted by the suspects.
With the assistance of the Medford Police Department, the vehicle used by the suspects was located in Medford a few days later. Following the granting of a search warrant, Grants Pass Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team and Grants Pass K-9 Match, recovered approximately ¼ pound (estimated 1,400 pills) of suspected Fentanyl concealed within the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle at the time of the stop in Medford, identified as Bruno Chiquete-Reyes, a 35-year-old male from Richmond, CA., was subsequently arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for possession and attempted distribution of a controlled substance.
As the robbery investigation progressed, Grants Pass Police Detectives identified three primary suspects. On January 05, 2022, Grants Pass Detectives arrested Aliczander McClymonds, a 30-year-old male, and Anthony Jolly-Satyna, a 24-year-old male. On January 06, 2022, with the assistance of the Medford Police Department, Grants Pass Detectives arrested Joel Wurch, a 41-year-old male.
All three suspects were lodged at the Josephine County Jail for First-degree Robbery, Attempted First-degree Kidnapping, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Use of Mace (Bear Spray).
The Grants Pass Police Department thanked the community, R.A.D.E., and the Medford Police Department for their assistance.