3 Juveniles On Large After Escaping Juvenile Correction Facility in Oregon

Woodburn, OR: Three teenagers from Oregon have fled a youth correctional facility on Sunday night, according to authorities.

On Monday, the Oregon Youth Authority announced that the teens fled from MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn around 9:12 p.m. The facility is currently under lockdown as officials work to locate them

The three individuals who escaped were Angel Diaz-Barrera, Julian Diaz-Navarro, and Xavier Swimm, each 19 years old. Oregon State Police are currently seeking the individuals and have issued warrants for their apprehension.

Diaz-Barrera and Diaz-Navarro, residents of Salem, were found guilty in Marion County. Diaz-Barrera was at the facility for robbery 1 and carry/use of a dangerous weapon while Diaz-Navarro was there for attempt assault 1 and carry/use of a dangerous weapon.

Swim, a resident of Portland, was convicted in Multnomah County for attempted assault 2 and aggravated harassment.

The state’s juvenile justice agency cited security concerns at the facility and the safety of youth and staff for not disclosing any information about the escape.

Following a previous incident in 2021, three teenagers assaulted a staff member, cut a hole in the perimeter fence, and escaped from the facility. Three days later, the trio was apprehended in Lebanon, approximately 53 miles south of Woodburn.

If anyone has information about the escaped teens, authorities urge them to contact Oregon State Police.

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