February 19, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
State, county and local police assisted by Oregon State Police SWAT team members searched the property outside of the Santiam Correctional Institution in Salem late Monday night following a report of suspicious circumstances including a gunshot heard by a corrections officer patrolling the perimeter of the secured facility.
On February 18, 2013 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP), Marion County Sheriff's Office and Salem Police Department responded to the Department of Corrections (DOC) facility on Aumsville highway after the reported hearing of a gunshot near an outer building outside the fenced secured facility. OSP SWAT team members responded and officers search numerous areas and buildings but failed to find anyone, clearing the area and re-opening Aumsville Highway around 2:00 a.m.