Around the state

Published Jul 9, 2014 at 12:01AM

Salem Hospital threat — Salem police said they’re investigating phone threats directed against Salem Hospital and its staff. The threats led to increased security measures. Police Lt. Dave Okada said a man called the police dispatch center early Tuesday morning, threatening to bring a firearm to the hospital and use it against the staff. Okada said more than one threatening call was made but he did not have a precise count. He refused to discuss any information police learned from the calls. The spokesman said police had made no arrests by Tuesday evening, but the investigation continues. The hospital remained open, with additional security procedures in place.

Hells Canyon missing person — Officers from agencies in Idaho and Oregon are looking for a woman who went missing from a campsite along the Snake River in Hells Canyon, leaving behind her shoes and dog. On the Oregon side of the river, Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers said officers from several agencies were conducting a search, and boats were on the water Tuesday in the canyon. The canyon is harsh terrain with sparse, unreliable communications links, and Rogers said information is sketchy. The woman has been missing since Sunday and is described as in her 60s.

Marion County drowning — A Marion County sheriff’s spokesman said a man drowned Tuesday evening while swimming at Scotts Mills Park. It’s the second drowning in two days in the county. Sgt. Chris Baldridge said deputies learned that the man was swimming with a friend when he began to struggle against a current at a popular swimming hole on Butte Creek. Emergency crews performed CPR, but the man could not be revived. The man was not identified as the sheriff’s office worked to notify relatives.

Missing Keizer man — A reward of up to $500 has been offered for information that helps authorities find a 54-year-old Keizer man who disappeared a month ago. Robert Allen Knupp was reported missing June 8 after his car was found at a rest area off Interstate 5 south of Salem. He was last seen the day before in Albany. Knupp is 5-foot-11, 215 pounds. He has salt-and-pepper hair and a short beard. Anyone with information is asked to contact Oregon State Police.