Man arrested for menacing a Dutch Bros. with air-soft gun

Andrew Conduracki was arrested by the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety after he menaced a Dutch Brothers coffee stand on Williams Highway with what appeared to be a hand gun. (Booking photo provided by the GPDPS)

A man pointed a gun and threatened a barista at a Grants Pass Dutch Brothers coffee stand on Williams Highway Tuesday evening.

According to the initial report, the suspect threatened the employee after he had his coffee in hand. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officers responded to the scene, but were unsuccessful in finding the car or the suspect involved.

Wednesday morning, 911 Dispatch received another call from the same Dutch Bros. location just after 7 a.m. reporting that the suspect, in the same car, had returned. The employee who had been menaced by the suspect the first time recognized the man and called the police. The suspect again drove off before officers arrived on scene.

Later today, officers spotted the car and "conducted a traffic stop near the Bridge Street Market," according to the report released by the GPDPS.

The suspect was identified as Andrew Conduracki, 34, of Grants Pass. He was arrested without further incident for an outstanding warrant. He was taken to the police station where he was interviewed and later transported to the Josephine County Jail where he was lodged on charges of: Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and an Outstanding Warrant (DUII/Driving while Suspended-Revoked)

The subsequent investigation uncovered that the "gun" used to menace the Dutch Bros. employee was actually a "realistic-looking air-soft handgun." It was also discovered that there was a woman driving the car at the time of the initial incident. She was also interviewed, but was released after.

The case is currently under investigation, and anyone who has information on this matter is encouraged to contact the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Detective Division at (541) 450-6260.

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