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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                     Possession and Delivery of Heroin                            

Location:                    I-5 North @ MP 192             

Case Number:           17-7466                      

Date/Time:                 August 14, 2017 @ 1950       

More Information:    P.I.O. Lt. Scott McKee

Completed By:           Sgt. Brian Humphreys

 

 

ARRESTED:             Antonio Carrasco-Castillo – Lake Elsinore CA

 

                                    Facundo Lizarraga - Lake Elsinore CA

                       

CHARGES:               Possession / Delivery of Heroin

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On 8-14-17, at approx. 1950 hours, Officer Sorby with the Springfield Police Department’s K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Tundra truck traveling north bound on I-5 near MP 192.  The driver, Antonio Carrasco-Castillo, was initially stopped for a minor traffic violation.   During the traffic stop the Officer Sorby noted multiple indicators of drug trafficking. 

 

The Officer obtained consent to search the truck from Carrasco-Castillo and retrieved his narcotic detection K9, K9 Danner. K9 Danner alerted to several industrial size tubes of caulking located in the truck.  Upon further investigation, Officer Sorby discovered the tubes of caulking had been filled with heroin. The driver of the truck, Carrasco-Castillo, and the passenger, Facundo Lizarraga, were taken into custody for Possession and Delivery of Heroin, a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance.  Both Lizarraga and Carrasco-Castillo were transported to the Lane county Jail where they were lodged.

 

Approximately 6 kilograms (13.2 pounds) of heroin were discovered during the search with an estimated street value approx. $900,000.

 

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Antonio Carrasco-Castillo

 

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Facundo Lizarraga

 

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                         Police investigate stab-wound at scene of domestic squabble                                       

Location:                        1914 5th Street Apartment 16, Springfield     

Case Number:              17-7519                          

Date/Time:                     12:02 p.m.        

More Information:       Lieutenant Scott McKee         

Completed By:             Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Springfield Police are investigating a stabbing that was reported shortly after noon today in a two story apartment complex off of 5th Street across from the Fred Meyer shopping center in Springfield.  

 

Police say the stabbing occurred during an argument between a man and woman who share an apartment together inside a ground level apartment at 1914 5th Street.  Neighbors phoned police when a forty year-old man ran into the parking lot and to a neighboring apartment calling for help while bleeding from a penetrating stab-wound to his upper thigh. 

 

A DHS worker in the area on other business was among those who rendered aid to the man while awaiting EMS response.  At the time of this report it is unclear if the stabbing resulted from an intentional criminal act or was the result of some other action during the dispute.

 

The man is undergoing surgery to repair what appears to be a non-life threatening serious stab injury. The 24 year-old female girlfriend of the man injured during the dispute is speaking with detectives about the incident in which children were present, but not witness to the event. 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                              DUII Accident Arrest

Location:                             600 block of Main St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   17-7510               

Date/Time:                         August 16th 2017 / 0128am

More Information:          Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Eiler, Noah Nelson           29 year old White male of Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           DUII

                                                Reckless Driving

                                                Hit and Run - Property

                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 8-16-17 at 1:28am Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a serious vehicle accident near 6th St and Main St.  Several callers reported the accident, and saw the driver flee Westbound on Main St on foot.  Officers arrived to find two pedestrian light posts and a fire hydrant spread across Main St.  The suspect vehicle left the roadway just prior to 7th St and drove through the light posts and fire hydrant (which were affixed to the sidewalk).  The vehicle was totaled, and abandoned in the middle of westbound lanes of Main St.  Officers searched the surrounding area, and located the suspect hiding at the Brickhouse strip club (136 4th St).  He suffered injuries from the accident to include a possible broken nose.  He was taken into custody at the scene, but transported by Officers to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital for an evaluation.  Officers applied for, and were granted, a search warrant for blood to determine Eiler’s blood alcohol content.  He was later lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail. 

 

Main St from 8th St to 6th St was closed for approximately one hour and twenty minutes while crews cleared the roadway.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:  Pedestrian Safety Education Operation     

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time August 18th, 2017

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                            

 

The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Education Operation on Friday August 18th, 2017.  The safety operation will occur utilizing the marked and lighted crosswalks on 19th St. near Otto St. and Gateway St near Gateway Lp.  The hours will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

 

In 2016 72 pedestrians lost their lives to fatal traffic crashes on Oregon roadways.  5 of these deaths occurred in Lane County.    

 

The focus of this week’s operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness and to educate the public of pedestrian safety laws.  With the use of a decoy pedestrian, the department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians alike through education.  The focus will be education and not enforcement, therefore officers will be handing out educational material rather than citations for pedestrian safety and crosswalk violations. 

                                                      

Warning signs will be posted conspicuously warning drivers and pedestrians that they are entering the safety education zones.

 

Funding for pedestrian safety education operations is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  For more information contact the Springfield Police Department Traffic Team at 541-726-3714.  Lt. Scott McKee will be available for media inquiries during the event, please attempt to make arrangements beforehand if possible.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Incident:                     Bank Robbery            

Location:                    650 Q Street   

Case Number:           17-7273                                  

Date/Time:                 August 9th, 2017 @ 1701     

More Information:    P.I.O. Lieutenant Scott Mckee

Completed By:           Sgt. Brian Humphreys

 

 

SUSPECT:    Witnesses described the suspect as white male adult; 

Approx. 5’03” tall

Blue and white flannel button up shirt

                        Blue jeans tucked into boots

                        Backwards baseball cap and dark sunglasses

                        Band-aid near the left eye                

 

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On 080917 at approx. 1701 Officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to 650 ‘Q’ Street, Chase Bank, regarding a robbery.  The suspect male entered the Chase Bank located within the Fred Myers store through the east entrance.  The suspect approached the teller and brandished a note demanding money from both tills. After supplying the note, he reportedly made small talk with the teller while she complied with his demands.  The male departed from Chase Bank to the east, the same direction he had entered from. The male departed with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.  An area check was conducted by police officers and a K9 unit; however, the suspect could not be located.  

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              Drive by Shooting Arrest

Location:                             6400 block of A St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   17-7243               

Date/Time:                         August 8th 2017 / 1024pm

More Information:          Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:                  Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Gannon, Whitney Bly     18 year old White male of Springfield

 

                                                Landry, India Faye           18 year old White Female of Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           Unlawful Use of a Weapon          Gannon

                                                Reckless Endangering x3               Gannon

                                                Theft I (Gun)                                      Gannon

 

                                                Obstructing Police                           Landry

                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 8-8-17 at 1024pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a drive-by shooting in the 6400blk of A St.  Witnesses described seeing a dark colored vehicle fire 2-3 rounds from the vehicle near a group who were standing off the roadway.  At this point it does not appear anyone was struck by gunfire.  Witnesses at the scene described the car as belonging to Whitney Gannon.  Officers responded to the 5400 block of J St in Springfield, where he lives with his mom and dad.  The investigation revealed Gannon stole a key to the gun safe, and then stole his father’s handgun.  A short time later, Gannon was arrested while trying to make his way back into that residence.  The suspect vehicle was located at Riverbend Elementary school (320 51st St).  The car contained evidence of the shooting and was towed pending a search warrant.

 

When Officers first arrived at the scene, India Landry was contacted.  She intentionally misled Police and hindered the investigation.  After contacting witnesses, it turned out she is currently dating Whitney.  She was arrested for Obstructing Police and lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail.  Gannon was transported to the Springfield Municipal Jail for further questioning.  Additional charges are possible.  He will be lodged at the Lane County Jail at the conclusion of the investigation.

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:           Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Elude Police                     

Location:          1000 block ‘Q’ Street, Springfield     

Case Number: 17-7106                                      

Date/Time:         080517 @ 0105 hours                         

More Information:        P.I.O. Lt. Scott McKee

Completed By:  Sgt. Brian Humphreys          

 

 

SUSPECT:

 

Bayer, Misty Necole  Dob: 01/27/1981                        

                           

CHARGES:                  

 

False Information to Police

Elude by Vehicle

Reckless Driving

Reckless Endangering

Assault on a Public Safety Officer

Escape II

Interfering with Police

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

The Springfield Police Department is requesting assistance locating Misty Bayer following an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, August 5th.  While checking the area for a suspect vehicle on an unrelated call, a Springfield Police Officer stopped Bayer regarding a traffic violation.  During the course of the stop the officer determined Bayer had provided a false name and was driving impaired.  Upon attempting to arrest Bayer, she locked the vehicle doors and began attempting to start the vehicle to flee.  The officer broke the driver’s side window and continued with his efforts to arrest Bayer.  Bayer was able to start the vehicle and depart as the officer was attempting to arrest her.  The officer sustained injures due to Bayer’s actions and was later treated at the emergency room and released.

 

The vehicle Bayer was driving was located a short time later, parked in a nearby apartment complex parking lot.  Police later learned that Bayer had run to a nearby apartment where she cut off her hair with a kitchen knife and changed her clothing; therefore, her appearance may be different than the attached photo.  Her whereabouts are unknown and police are requesting assistance in locating Bayer.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident or knowledge of Bayer’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.

 

 

Bayer, Misty Necole

 

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                       Citizens help free dog from hot car                  

Location:                                      Riverbend Hospital Parking lot

Case Number:                            17-7083            

Date/Time:                                   08-03-2017

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Rhonda Dow of Eugene was visiting family at Riverbend Hospital in Springfield today at about 1:00 p.m. today and went outside to check on her car when she heard faint barking in the parking lot area outside the Emergency Room receiving area.  She investigated and found the source of the barking was a six week-old puppy inside a late model black Hummer SUV.  All four windows were cracked two inches and the puppy appeared to have food and water, but she seemed nonetheless to be in distress. 

 

Dow notified hospital security staff who called Springfield police.  Dow returned to the scene, but now the puppy was lying on the floor in a lethargic state.  Enlisting the assistance of a passerby, Dow and the woman sprayed water on the puppy through the window and Dow said she began considering breaking the window when a Springfield police officer arrived on scene.  The officer agreed with the urgency of the circumstances and broke the passenger window to the Hummer, allowing access to the puppy.  The officer reported stifling temperatures inside the car and that the puppy was warm to the touch.  Dow cradled the puppy, while the other woman poured water on her and helped her drink. 

 

Officers arriving on scene 10 minutes later measured the temperature inside the hummer at 127 degrees even after the window had been broken out allowing some cooling.  At the same time, six week old, pitbull/border collie mix, Lucy was recovering and panting but her body temperature still measured 105 degrees after 10 minutes of cooling. 

 

Eventually Lucy’s owner arrived nearly 50 minutes after having parked the SUV and entering the hospital for a medical appointment.  79 year-old Carl Ostberg of Riddle, Oregon had cracked the windows and placed food and water in the vehicle, but this is simply not adequate care for an animal inside a black car under direct sunlight.  Ostberg had been visiting the hospital for a medical procedure and investigators learned he had been away from the car for nearly 50 minutes.  Ostberg was cited in lieu of arrest for Animal Neglect in the Second Degree. 

 

The asphalt temperature outside the parked SUV measured at 145 degrees and the surface of the car, 137 degrees.  The ambient temperature outside was 93 degrees. 

 

Lucy had recovered fully by 1:45 p.m. and she was approved to leave with Mr. Ostberg for the remainder of his appointment, but this time, Carl took Lucy with him inside. 

 

The skin temperature for an animal within a hot car under shaded conditions can be expected to be 90 to 95 degrees under circumstances with good ventilation and water.  Animals left in these circumstances should be checked upon frequently but officials urge it is never advisable to leave animals inside unattended vehicles under the extreme heat we are currently experiencing in our region. 

 

Springfield police and Animal Control Officers have responded to several animal welfare calls the past two days in hopes.  If you would like further information about this topic, Animal Control Officer Brian Austin can be reached at (541) 726-3634.  Emergencies involving pets should be reported to police via 911, other related animal service calls can be reported to Springfield police at (541)726-3614. 

 

 

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                                     Heat related animal calls spike during heat   

Location:                                                  Springfield

Case Number:                                         

Date/Time:                                                 August 2, 2017 @ 3:53 p.m.

More Information:                                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                                     Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Springfield police received 7 heat related animal exposure calls today prompting an urgent reminder that heat can kill animals deprived of water and confined inside of a hot vehicle within minutes. 

 

Three of the seven vehicles were gone when animal control or police arrived on scene, but of the remaining four, one was deemed to be safe within a vehicle with adequate water, parked in shade with significant ventilation and wind to aid in cooling. 

 

Three other individuals were issues citations in lieu of arrest.  Those circumstances were as follows:

 

At 11:20 a.m. authorities responded to a report of a Yorkshire Terrier inside of a parked car with the windows up in the parking lot of the Grocery Outlet at 14th and Main Street.  Using a handheld infra-red skin temperature monitor, our animal control officer found the skin temperature of the Yorkie measured at 110 degrees Fahrenheit; this after a Samaritan had opened the car providing ventilation and water to the lethargic dog. 

 

At 1:56 p.m authorities responded to a report of a Shihtzu inside of a parked car with the windows cracked open in the area of 4th and B Street.  Using a handheld infra-red skin temperature monitor, the skin temperature of the Shihtzu was measured at 114 degrees Fahrenheit after being within the car in this condition for under an hour.

 

Later at the Shari’s Restaurant on Pioneer Parkway in Springfield, a passerby reported seeing a lethargic cat and dog inside a parked car in the parking lot outside the restaurant.  The animals had apparently been left within the vehicle during lunch and again were inside of a ventilated car for under an hour, but still their skin temperatures were 113 degrees respectively.  The domesticated medium hair cat and Dauchshund in this case were both lethargic and critically overheated. 

 

All of the animals appeared to recover today once intervention and treatment arrived.

 

None of those cited today intended to neglect these animals but underestimated the time it takes for temperatures inside the vehicles to reach critical stages and the animals conditions to become critically urgent.   Dependent upon the size, weight, and time of exposure without water, an animal can succumb to heat stroke, brain damage or death in minutes (40-90 minutes) dependent upon the outside temperature. 

 

The skin temperature for an animal within a hot car under normal conditions can be expected to be 90 to 95 degrees under circumstances with good ventilation and water.  Animals left in these circumstances should be checked upon frequently but officials urge it is never advisable to leave animals inside unattended vehicles under the extreme heat we are currently experiencing in our region. 

 

Springfield Animal Control Officer Brian Austin has been working long hours the past two days in hopes of educating the public about the risks associated with heat exposure to animals.  If you would like further information about this topic, Officer Austin can be reached at (541) 726-3634.  Emergencies involving pets should be reported to police via 911, other related animal service calls can be reported to Springfield police at (541)726-3614. 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Date/Time:         August 1, 2017  

Additional Information: Chief Richard Lewis 

Completed By: Chief Richard Lewis

 

 

     Effective August 1, 2017 The Lane County Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) will be dissolved due to funding and staffing issues.  Participating agencies in INET are LCSO, EPD, SPD, OSP and the Lane County District Attorney’s Office. The INET team was originally founded in 1987 and operated until 2005 when it was dissolved for budgetary reasons. The team was resurrected again in 2008 and has been in operation since that time.  The purpose of INET was to have a coordinated effort by Lane County area law enforcement agencies to detect and apprehend drug traffickers. The INET board which consists of the listed agencies voted to dissolve the agreement due to funding and staffing shortages.  Investigators assigned to INET are funded by their parent agencies.  Due to staffing shortages within the participating partners the team has not operated with a full complement of investigators which reduces  its effectiveness.

     Operating funds such as drug buy money, equipment and general operating costs for INET were provided by asset forfeiture money.  Those funds have diminished over the past several years which created a budgetary shortfall.  

     We want to assure the public that there will still be narcotics enforcement efforts, but they will be the responsibility of the individual jurisdictions.   

 

Richard Lewis

INET Board Chair

541-726-3729

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:             Hit & Run Vehicle vs Pedestrian Accident

Location:            4100 block of Main St, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 17-6974          

Date/Time:         July 31, 2017 / 2304 hours

Additional Information: Lt. Scott McKee 

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy

 

 

PEDESTRIAN:  WMA, 56 yrs of age.   Name withheld pending family notification.

 

DRIVER:              Unknown

 

VEHICLE:            Dark colored SUV

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

              On July 31, 2017 at 11:04 pm Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded to the 4100 Block of Main St. regarding a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident.  The vehicle had been traveling west on Main St. when it struck a pedestrian pushing a baby stroller (No Baby). 

 

              According to witness statements, the vehicle continued west on Main St. north on 41st St, and stopping on C St.  The stroller had been caught up underneath the vehicle.  This caused a shower of sparks from under the vehicle as it drove down the street.  The stroller was then pulled out from under the vehicle.  After removing the stroller, the vehicle departed the area.

 

The pedestrian was transported to Riverbend Hospital by ambulance to be treated for a serious head injury.  His current status is unknown at this time.

 

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team.  If anyone witnessed the accident or has any additional information they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:  Pedestrian Safety Education Operation     

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time July 29th, 2017

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                            

 

The Springfield Police Department conducted a Pedestrian Safety Education Operation on Friday July 28th, 2017.  The safety operation took place on Main St. at the marked, rapid flashing beacon crosswalk near the 3500blk of Main St.  The event went from approximately 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

 

During the event Springfield Police Officers stopped approximately 41 drivers and pedestrians for violations of crosswalk safety laws.  Rather than receiving citations, they were warned of their respective infractions and provided roadside education along with printed education materials provided by Springfield Public Works.  Many drivers and pedestrians were uncertain of Oregon’s crosswalk and pedestrian laws.  SPD officers issued approximately 9 citations for other violations to include driving while suspended, speeding and using cellular phones while driving.  One driver was arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail for Felony level driving while suspended.  All crosswalk related violations resulted in warnings rather than citations. 

 

This was an education based event.

                                                      

Funding for pedestrian safety education operations is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  For more information contact the Springfield Police Department Traffic Team at 541-726-3714 or  Lt. Scott McKee.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:  Pedestrian Safety Education Operation     

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time July 28th, 2017

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                            

 

The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Education Operation on Friday July 28th, 2017.  The safety operation will occur utilizing the marked and lighted crosswalks on Main St. between 28th St. and 54th St.  The hours will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

 

In 2016 72 pedestrians lost their lives to fatal traffic crashes on Oregon roadways.  5 of these deaths occurred in Lane County.    

 

The focus of this week’s operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness and to educate the public of pedestrian safety laws.  With the use of a decoy pedestrian, the department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians alike through education.  The focus will be education and not enforcement, therefore officers will be handing out educational material rather than citations for pedestrian safety and crosswalk violations. 

                                                      

Warning signs will be posted conspicuously warning drivers and pedestrians that they are entering the safety education zones.

 

Funding for pedestrian safety education operations is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  For more information contact the Springfield Police Department Traffic Team at 541-726-3714.  Lt. Scott McKee will be available for media inquiries during the event, please attempt to make arrangements beforehand if possible.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                     Child Neglect II; Reckless Endangering

Location:                    2659 Olympic St. Springfield OR (Wal-Mart parking lot)

Case Number:            17-6669          

Date/Time:                 July 23, 2017  / 3:19 pm

More Information:    Lt. Scott McKee 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

 

ARRESTED:              Nikia Angelique Modrell    39 year-old

                       

CHARGES:               Child Neglect II (2 counts)

                                    Reckless Endangering (2 counts)

                       

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On July 23, 2017, at approximately 3:19 pm, Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to the Wal-Mart parking lot for a report of unattended children inside of a hot vehicle. Officers arrived and located two young children ages 5 and 7 inside of a parked vehicle with no adult present. The vehicle was not running and all windows were closed. The outside temperatures documented at the time was 89 degrees and based on the time documented on store surveillance footage, a total of 25 minutes had elapsed by the time their mother, identified as Nikia Modrell arrived back to the vehicle.  

 

Medics were summoned to the scene to provide care and assess the children’s health at the scene. One child was crying and both children were visibly hot with flushed red skin and sweating profusely. Using the below heat index graph, the interior temperatures of the vehicle were estimated to be approximately 120 degrees conservatively.

 

Nikia Modrell was arrested and charged with two counts of Child Neglect II and Reckless Endangering. She was lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail without incident. The children were released to a DHS approved family member.   

 

The Springfield Police Department commends the citizen caller who notified authorities of the situation. Citizens of Springfield are encouraged to review the heat index chart below to understand the dangers of leaving children and pets in closed vehicles during hot weather.  

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If anyone has any additional information they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                              Mother / Father report assault/kidnapping of child, end up arrested for initiating false report and assault.

Location:                             1243 Rainbow Dr, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   17-6605               

Date/Time:                         July 21 2017 / 1043hrs

More Information:          On Duty Watch Commander 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          William Kyle Brady 23 year old male of Springfield

                                                Marlena Romona Brady 24 year old female of Springfield

                                                Connie Sue Howlett 39 year old female of Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           Initiating False Report

                                                Assault IV (William Brady)

                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 072117 Officers were dispatched to 1243 Rainbow Dr. (Dari-Mart), for a report of harassment/kidnapping.  William Brady and Marlena Brady reported a male grabbed their 3 year old daughter and was in the process of kidnapping her when Howlett took the child back.  The father (William Brady) stated he used force to keep the suspect away from his daughter.  The Brady’s enlisted the help of Connie Howlett to corroborate their story and act as a witness.  Officers contacted the suspect who stated he was attacked by Brady, and it was unprovoked.  The victim had injuries from the incident but did not require immediate medical attention.  Based on witness statements (including Howlett) the story seemed believable, however Officers were skeptical.  They searched nearby locations and found video surveillance of the area.  The video showed that William Brady walked up to the victim who was sitting outside Dari Mart and assaulted him by kicking him in the face.  There was no provocation, and the 3 year old was never close to the victim.  After interviewing the Brady’s, Officers learned the story was created after the assault occurred, and the motive was based on a previous incident between the involved.

 

The three complainants were arrested for initiating a false.  William Brady was also charged with Assault IV.  Officers take situations like this seriously and work very hard to ensure that innocent citizens are not arrested for crimes they did not commit.  Although rare, SPD does encounter elaborate schemes from time to time, and when false, work with the City Prosecutor to ensure offenders are held responsible.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Incident:                                   Man arrested charged with shooting outside Bungalow Market                           

Location:                                      30 E Street Springfield

Case Number:                            17-6547            

Date/Time:                                   07-20-2017      

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Springfield police received multiple reports of shots fired in the parking lot to the Bungalow Market at 30 E Street at about 8:04 p.m. last night.  According to these reports, a group of juvenile and young adults became engaged in a verbal altercation with a similar aged group of young men who had arrived at the store in a vehicle.  At some point one of the young men from the group associated with the vehicle, who had been carrying a baby inside the store, observed the ongoing altercation in the parking lot and passed the baby off to a young woman with the group and went outside to join in the developing melee.

 

It was this young man who pulled out a concealed 9mm handgun and began firing at the opposing group of young men.  The group scattered and there was more shooting behind the market.  The shooter pursued the group to the area of Meadow Park nearby, where police began receiving more reports concerning a physical fight in the park. 

 

According to police investigators, an adult Samaritan, who had been coaching a little league baseball game in the park attempted to break up the fight and he was punched by the shooter.  The shooter and the young men with him fled the park, entered a vehicle and sped away from the scene. Images of the suspect and his accomplices taken by a witness at the park have been posted to social media and display the suspect in the passenger seat of the fleeing vehicle.  Police used these images to locate and arrest the shooter.

 

The shooter is a seventeen year-old Springfield resident.  He is charged with first degree assault related to the shooting.  At 8:40 p.m. a 23year-old man presented at McKenzie Willamette Hospital with a through and through gunshot wound to the upper thigh.  Police say this is the man who was shot within or near the parking lot to the Bungalow Market.

 

Police are still investigating this incident, which they believe to be gang related.    

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective George Crolly the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                         CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund to help Springfield pets in need                               

Location:                        230 4th Street, Springfield

Case Number:                                         

Date/Time:                     06/23/17 @ 1230         

More Information:       Lieutenant Scott McKee         

Completed By:             Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Springfield police are going public today with their CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund for the emergency veterinary treatment of injured domestic pets in Springfield.  City of Springfield employees have contributed to a donation box for weeks to build an initial start-up donation to kick off the fund and now the fund has been established and the police department is ready to accept donations.

 

Last week at the Springfield police sponsored regional K-9 Competition, the McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers group of Springfield made a surprise donation to the fund after learning of the developing program and wanting to be among the first to donate.  The group presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Springfield police department CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund. 

 

Funds from the CHETT Pet Emergency Vet fund will be used by the Springfield police department to help meet the emergency veterinary treatment needs and costs of treatment for companion animal pets that are lost, found, abandoned or feral at the time of their injury in Springfield.

 

The fund will help enable police and Springfield Emergency veterinary staff to create humane treatment decisions for pets injured within the City of Springfield.   

 

The CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund was conceived in memory of the late Chester Martin, the namesake behind the CHETT (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) Program.  Chester Martin was a pet lover and had his own companion animal – Lucky, who was at his side when he died in 2016. 

 

Under the program, employees who identify a companion animal pet in need of emergency or critical veterinary treatment, they will notify the on-duty police watch commander, who will assess the proposed or contemplated treatment of the pet and consult with veterinary staff.   On agreement the watch commander will use their City of Springfield purchasing card to address the immediate expense.  Additional consideration will be given to any ongoing treatment costs as well as the amount of funds available within the fund at the time the request is made.   

 

Consideration will also be given to the likelihood of favorable outcomes.  These considerations may include the age of the pet, the expected quality of life for the pet, and the temperament of the pet with respect to suitability for adoption once medically stable.     

 

The Watch Commander will then complete an invoice for the services rendered and reconcile the purchase to the CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund.  Generally, individual applications of funds will not exceed $400 per incident.  But supervisors may exceed this limit if circumstances indicate the exception. 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

December 28, 2015

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe

(541) 726-3721

 

SPD to use CrimeReports.com

 

The Springfield Police Department is pleased to announce a way for you to view crime incidents in Springfield through CrimeReports.com, a crime mapping service.

 

The map is updated daily to show the block location of incidents that have been reported to our agency.  It does not include the exact address, sensitive crimes, traffic stops, information calls, welfare checks, outside agency assists, etc.

 

Citizens can search the site by address, date or type of crime they want to know about.  Data can be searched for up to 6 months prior.  Victim identification is removed as part of the data publishing process but incident descriptions and case numbers are available should a citizen want to request a copy of a report.  Additionally, integrated mapping also allows users to view sex offender information. (This information is from the State of Oregon Sex Offender Inquiry System – only Level 3 offenders or sexually violent dangerous offenders are listed – for more info see http://sexoffenders.oregon.gov/ )

 

The site is free to the public and user may keep up with reported crime in their area by signing up for email crime alerts.

 

Other local jurisdictions reporting through this service include Eugene, Junction City, Cottage Grove, Lebanon, Albany, Corvallis, and Salem.

 

CrimeReports.com is a web-based service and is not part of the City of Springfield or the Springfield Police Department.

 

We hope you find this service useful.


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident:              New Community Assistance Program      

 

Date/Time:         December 16, 2015

 

Completed By: Lieutenant Scott McKee   726-3691

 

 

Springfield police, acting on the suggestion of a Springfield citizen and retired veteran of the United States Coast Guard have established a fund for citizens to contribute money to help ease troubled times for those in temporary need of assistance. 

The CHETT Program (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) is a funding stream consisting of monies donated by the community intended to provide resources to meet the short-term emergency needs of the most vulnerable in Springfield.  Funds from the account are to be used for victims of crime, those displaced by crime or critical incident (including innocent family members of perpetrators), or people in the community with little hope or few options.   Examples of uses could include, but are not limited to; meals, lodging, transportation, crime scene damage repair, and/or other immediate short term emergency assistance. 

The CHETT program is the result of a citizen inquiry from Chester (Chet, wife Carolyn) Martin, a retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran and Springfield resident, who contacted the Springfield police wanting to contribute funds to the Springfield Police Department to be used by officers to help VETS and others in need of temporary assistance in circumstances of crisis or critical need. 

Chet and Carolyn Martin made their initial $700 donation today at the Springfield Justice Center and encourage others to give what they can so police can provide short term assistance at times of critical need to those who may have little hope or few options.  

Officers are now encouraged to consider these funds as a benevolent resource to be used to assist those in critical or emergent temporary need. 

Officers/employees who identify a person in need of short-term emergency or critical assistance will notify the watch commander, who will assess the proposed or contemplated usage of funds and on approval will use their City of Springfield purchasing card to address the immediate expense.  The expense will then be reconciled to the CHETT program fund.  

 

For further information contact Lieutenant Scott McKee at 541-726-3691

 


  

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

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INCIDENT: Missing Person                                          

 

CASE # 13-4430

 

LOCATION: Springfield

 

DATE/ TIME: May 21, 2013

 

MISSING PERSON: Redmon, Rocky Evan 25 year old white male of Springfield

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  The Springfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Rocky Evan Redmon.  Mr. Redmon is described as a white male 5’ 8” and approximately 140 pounds.  He has brown hair and blue eyes.  Mr. Redmon was reported missing on May 3rd, 2013 and has not been heard from since.  He has no motor vehicle, but his bicycle is unaccounted for.  Anyone with information in this case is urged to notify the Springfield Police Department.

 

The investigation is continuing.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721

 

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INCIDENT: Missing Person                                                                  CASE:  13-4207

 

LOCATION: South 35th Street, Springfield

 

DATE/ TIME:  April 26, 2013. 2300 hrs.

 

Missing Person: Smith, Carl Lynn.  76 year old White Male.

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On the above listed date and time Carl Smith was reported missing from his residence on South 35th Street in Springfield.  He was reported missing by his wife, who told police that Mr. Smith is suffering from the onset of dementia.  Mr. Smith insisted on going for a walk and has not been seen since.  He does not have access to a vehicle and has no other relatives in the area.

 

Carl Lynn Smith is described as being a 76 year old white male, 5’10” 177 pounds with collar length gray hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans, blue and gray tennis shoes and a camouflage baseball hat.  According to his wife, Mr. Smith has a heart condition and takes regular medication for a thyroid issue.

 

Anyone who has information on the possible whereabouts for Mr. Smith is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department.   

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721 or 729-2310

 

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721

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City of Springfield, Oregon