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OSP Trooper Arrests Intoxicated 18-Year Old in Stolen Marion County Patrol Car
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
Don Thomson
Public Information Officer
Marion County Sheriff's Office
(503) 576-7125

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An Oregon State Police trooper arrested an 18-year old Silverton-area teenager Saturday night found passed out in what was later determined-to-be a stolen Marion County Sheriff's Office patrol car north of Mt. Angel.
On April 10, 2010 at approximately 11:00 p.m. OSP Trooper Jason Perrizo was patrolling in the Mt. Angel area when he was told by a Mt. Angel police officer that they had a report of a recklessly driven white Ford Mustang on Highway 214. About twenty minutes later, Trooper Perrizo was driving north on Highway 214 near Bonney Road when he spotted a parked white marked Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Team Ford Mustang. Thinking he was going to contact a deputy in the patrol car, he drove along side it and saw a lone male passed out in the driver's seat.
Subsequent investigation determined the person inside, NIKITA N. EFIMOV JR., age 18, from Silverton, had stolen the patrol car from an off-duty deputy's Silverton-area residence. EFIMOV was arrested and lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
Marion County Sheriff's Office retrieved their vehicle from the arrest scene. Questions related to the sheriff's office should be directed to their department.