Psychiatric patient missing from Oregon State Hospital

By Mark Baker | Local News | |

A psychiatric patient, who was found guilty of attempted murder except for insanity in Lane County in 1994, was reported missing on Saturday from Oregon State Hospital.

Gregory A. Page, 60, was reported missing about 7:30 a.m., according to the Oregon Health Authority. He is not considered dangerous to himself or others, the health authority said in a press release.

Oregon State Police are trying to locate Page and safely return him to the hospital. Anyone who sees him should call OSP at 1-800-452-7888.

Page was first admitted to the hospital on Oct. 14, 1994, and most recently on March 27, 2012, as a forensic commitment from Lane County.

According to Register-Guard archives, Page was arrested on July 2, 1994 in Florence. He was charged with attempted murder, reckless endangerment, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Page shot a man he had been harassing in a phone booth on Bay Street on the night of July 2, 1994, according to a July 4, 1994 story in The Register-Guard. The incident began when Page began hitting the phone booth with a stick and got into a yelling match and scuffle with a 33-year-old Florence man.

Page then pulled out a revolver and fired two rounds at the victim. He received a 20-year sentence under the jurisdiction of the state Psychiatric Security Review Board.

Page was last seen about 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Denny’s restaurant on Market Street in Salem.

He is described as 5 feet 7 inches and 215 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a flannel shirt and blue jeans. He may also be wearing a bright blue coat and silver-rimmed glasses.

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