UPDATED: Three teens escape from MacLaren, considered a ‘safety risk’

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn. (Oregon Youth Authority photo)

This article was updated on March 30 to add a current description of Goin.

Three teenagers escaped from the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn overnight Saturday and they are considered “a safety risk to themselves and others,” according to a statement from the Oregon Youth Authority.

The state agency identified the three, who escaped at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, March 28:

*Preston Andrizzi, 19, convicted of second-degree assault in Marion County. Andrizzi, of Albany, arrived at MacLaren in June 2019 to begin a 70-month sentence.

*Christian Goin, 17, serving a sentence for fourth-degree assault in Linn County. He arrived at MacLaren

*Anthony Fitz-Henry, 18, serving a sentence for second-degree burglary in Marion County. He arrived at MacLaren last August.

The agency said they are from Salem and Albany and urged anyone who spots them to call 911. Anyone with other information about them is asked to call the Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555.

Sarah Evans, deputy communications manager for the Youth Authority, said the three lived in the same 25-bed dorm in one of the Valley units at the facility.

She said they injured a staff member, took keys, and escaped through a hole in the secure facility’s perimeter fence. She said the employee, who she wouldn’t identify, was treated at a hospital for injuries and released.

The fence hole has been repaired, she said. She said the fence was installed in about 2000 and the weekend’s escape was the first since then.

Evans said about 200 youth are currently at the juvenile facility. She said employees are on duty overnight in each of the living units and that is supplemented by overnight security employees. She said she couldn’t disclose the number for security reasons.

The Woodburn facility is under lockdown and Sunday visits have been canceled.

Christian Goin (Oregon Youth Authority photo). He has since shaved his head, authorities said.

Anthony Fitz-Henry. His hair is now short, authorities said. (Oregon Youth Authority photo)

Preston Andrizzi (Oregon Youth Authority photo)

This story will be updated.

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