Updated March 31, 2021, at 5:15 p.m.
ALBANY, Ore. — Oregon State Police located and arrested three Oregon Youth Authority youth in Albany on Wednesday afternoon, three and a half days after the youth escaped from MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn.
At about 2 p.m. today (March 31), Oregon State Police detectives located the three youth in a vehicle in Lebanon. The youth fled in the vehicle and were pursued by police.
Near Albany, law enforcement laid down stop sticks (devices that flatten a vehicle’s tires), which disabled the vehicle. One youth ran from the vehicle but was caught and arrested a short distance away. The other two youth stayed in the vehicle and were taken into custody. No one was injured during the chase or capture.
All three youth are currently in custody in Linn County. Their names are:
- Preston Andrizzi, age 19, of Albany
- Anthony Fitz-Henry, age 18, of Keizer
- Christian Goin, age 17, of Albany
Oregon State Police were assisted in this incident by the Lebanon and Albany police departments and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
The youth escaped from MacLaren at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday after assaulting a MacLaren staff member, stealing keys, and escaping through a hole cut in the facility’s perimeter fence.
The staff member went to the hospital, received medical attention, and was released. The hole in the perimeter fence has been repaired. “We are thankful to hear that the youth were located and that no one was injured in the process,” said Sarah Evans, deputy communications manager for OYA.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE FROM MARCH 28, 2021:
WOODBURN, Ore. — Three youth escaped from MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Warrants have been issued for their arrest, and law enforcement are actively searching for the youth.
The three young men are considered a safety risk to themselves and to others. The youth are:
- Preston Andrizzi, age 19, convicted of assault 2 in Marion County. Height: 6′ 1″. Weight: 158 pounds. Last address: Albany, Oregon. He has brown hair and brown eyes, and has multiple tattoos on his hands and arms, his left shin and his upper left ear.
- Anthony Fitz-Henry, age 18, adjudicated for burglary 2 in Marion County (Anthony currently has short hair, contrary to the photo below). Height: 5′ 7″. Weight: 141 pounds. Last address: Keizer, Oregon. He has hazel eyes and sandy-colored hair.
- Christian Goin, age 17, adjudicated for assault 4 in Linn County (Christian currently has a shaved head, contrary to this photo). Height: 5′ 10″. Weight: 141 pounds. Last address: Albany, Oregon. He has brown eyes and brown hair, and has multiple scars and tattoos on his arms and hands.
All three young men lived in the same living unit at MacLaren. They assaulted a MacLaren staff member, stole that person’s keys, and escaped through a hole in MacLaren’s perimeter fence.
The staff member went to the hospital, received medical attention, and was released. The hole in the perimeter fence has been repaired.
All three young men are from the Salem-Keizer or Albany areas. It is unknown if they are still together. If anyone sees these youth, please call 911. If someone has information about the youths’ whereabouts, they should call Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555 (reference case # SP21-078472).
MacLaren is on lockdown status while state police investigate this incident. Sunday visitation has been cancelled, and families who had visitation scheduled for today were notified.
Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is providing support to the other youth and staff who were impacted by this incident.
“Our number one concern is protecting the safety and security of our staff, the youth in our custody, and the community,” said Sarah Evans, deputy communications manager for OYA. “We will be assisting the police with their investigation and will be conducting an internal review to ensure that this type of incident does not happen again.”