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Drunken Teen Found Passed Out in Stolen Police CarSalem-News.com
The suspect reportedly stole a Marion County Mustang patrol car.
(SALEM, Ore.) - 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.
According to reports, OSP Trooper Jason Perrizo was patrolling Saturday at approximately 11:00 p.m. 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, 18-year old Nikita N. Efimov Jr. of 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:
Marion County Sheriff's Office retrieved their vehicle from the arrest scene.
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