Teen escapes

At 4:47 p.m. Monday, Astoria Police responded to a report from the Oregon Youth Authority of a teenage male in custody who ran from authorities near 27th Street and Marine Drive. Officers arrived and chased the teenager, Preston Medjo, 17, of Hammond, to the 2800 block of Grand Avenue where he was taken into custody near the trail. Medjo was arrested and charged with second-degree escape. Police say he was last arrested in February for a disturbance.


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