The Megler Bridge is now open to traffic. Please exercise caution as traffic will be slow moving.
The Megler Bridge continues to be closed due to ongoing police activity. Please do not call 9-1-1 inquiring about the closure as that ties up both emergency lines and dispatchers. For updates, dial 5-1-1 or check www.tripcheck.com
The Megler Bridge is closed until further notice due to police activity. We will update when the bridge is open again.
On 07/24/2020 at about 10:35 hrs. Astoria Police were notified that Missing 81 year old John Loutzenhiser was located by a citizen on Jerome Street and returned to his residence.
On 07/24/2020 at 09:06 hrs. Astoria Police received a report from family members, that 81 year old John Loutzenhiser went missing from their residence in the 1100 Block of Harrison sometime between Midnight and 8:30 AM this morning. Mr. Loutzenhiser suffers from dementia and other medical conditions that put him at risk. Family checked areas of familiarity to Mr. Loutzenhiser but were unsuccessful in locating him.
Mr. Loutzenhiser is described as being 6 feet tall, weighing 145 pounds. He currently has a gray beard, brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black zippered polar fleece jacket, black pants , brown slip on shoes and a flat cap with a pin on the cap with the lettering FFRF. Mr.Loutzenhiser wears glasses and generally wears a wrist watch on the outside of his clothing.
Astoria Police Department is being assisted by the Clatsop County Search and Rescue Team.
Anyone who may have seen Mr. Loutzenhiser after midnight on 07/24/2020 is asked to contact Astoria Police Department at 503-325-4411
A copy of a missing person flyer can be found here: A20202148 APD Missing Person Flyer – Public