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Oregon Dept. of Corrections Missing Weapon at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections Missing Weapon at  Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Posted: January 13th, 2012 1:39 PM
 
Oregon Dept. of Corrections Missing Weapon at  Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
 
On November 11, 2011, while completing an inventory of the weapons at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF), a black Ranch Model Mini-14 was discovered missing. The weapon was last checked out on July 18, 2011 for training.
 
Department of Corrections (DOC) does not believe there is an immediate threat to the safety or security of staff or inmates and inmates did not have access to the weapon that is now missing.
 
An immediate search for the weapon was conducted. CCCF reviewed internal records, contacted the local range used for training, other DOC facilities with arsenals and contacted the vendor that provides maintenance for the weapons.
 
Oregon State Police were immediately notified and a detective met with DOC staff regarding the missing weapon. No active criminal investigation is being conducted at this time. The missing weapon was entered into the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) as a lost or stolen weapon to help facilitate return to DOC if it is located and reported to any law enforcement agency. The department's Special Investigations Unit is investigating and an internal audit of CCCF's procedures was conducted.
 
CCCF made immediate changes to the way staff check out and account for weapons. The internal investigation is ongoing and, if deemed appropriate, Human Resources action will be taken.
 
Anyone with information to help recover the firearm is asked to contact DOC Inspector General at (877) 678-4222.
 
Contact Info: Jennifer Black, Department of Corrections (503) 570-6416 Jana Wong, Department of Corrections (503) 570-6405