Salem schools placed on lockdown as police searched for prowler

Sprague High School (KPTV file image)

Three Salem schools were briefly placed on lockdown Monday afternoon due to the search for a home prowler.

Sprague High School, Crossler Middle School and Liberty Elementary were all locked down while police tried to find the suspect.

The incident began just after 2 p.m. Monday when officers responded to reports of a suspicious person running through yards and jumping fences on the 300 block of Khartoum Street Southeast.

A stolen vehicle connected to the suspect was recovered on the 400 block of LaCresta Drive Southeast.

A K-9 team was deployed, but the suspect got away. He is described as a white man in his 20s, standing 5'9" or 5'10" and wearing a bright blue T-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Salem Police Department.

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