Inmate walks away from work camp at Stouts Creek Fire

Authorities are looking for an inmate who walked away from a mobile camp at the Stouts Creek Fire in Douglas County.

The Register-Guard reports that 26-year-old Kenneth Curtis Polchowski, a Warner Creek Correctional Facility inmate, was discovered missing Sunday morning by Oregon Department of Corrections staff. He had been housed at the camp since July 31.

Polchowski was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue T-shirt with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled into the clothing.

Polchowski was placed in state custody in January for identity theft and other charges in Lane County. His earliest release date is in October 2017.