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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Shooting victim recovering from wound

inflicted by pellet-gun

Location:                                      14th Street and Main Street      

Case Number:                            18-5213

Date/Time:                                   06/15/18 at 1:25 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield police continue their investigation into an alleged drive-by shooting incident occurring last Thursday afternoon and are still asking for public help in corroborating the events as reported by David Almada, age 45 of Mount Angel, who said he was shot while walking near the 7-11 Store at 14th & Main Street.   

 

Almada has told police he was shot following a hostile verbal exchange with three men inside a black compact four door sedan with tinted windows.  The victim told police the men instigated the encounter and that they had pulled to the curb to confront him.  The investigation has failed to identify any witnesses to the alleged shooting incident and police are again renewing their request that anyone who may have seen a similarly described interaction last week to call police. 

 

Investigators believe the weapon used during the shooting to be a pellet-gun, which caused a deep penetrating superficial wound.  A pellet-gun, while not a firearm by definition, is still a dangerous weapon capable of causing serious physical injury.  Almada was treated and released after he was transported to the hospital by ambulance following the Thursday incident.

 

Springfield police are asking that anyone who has information about this shooting to call

Detective Justin Myers at the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.


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Incident:                                   Springfield Police Employee to Receive Special Olympics Oregon Unsung Hero Award

Location:                                      Springfield                     

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   6/15/18 @ 9:00

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

                           

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Executive Council announced that Tiffany Monroe, a Springfield Police Department Management Analyst assigned to the Investigations Division, has been voted 2018's Ken Davis Unsung Hero award recipient.    Each year, a special law enforcement volunteer is honored with the award.   The award is given annually to a member who exemplifies the standard set by the late Ken Davis for community service and dedication to the mission of Special Olympics Oregon.

 

Tiffany has been an incredible asset to the LETR Executive Council.   She is generous in her time, energy, and enthusiasm. Tiffany is a 20 year employee of SPD.

 

Tiffany will be presented the 2018 Ken Davis Unsung Hero award during the Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) Summer Games ceremony on Saturday, July 14 at OSU's Reser Stadium in Corvallis.    SPD is a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics and we are very proud of Tiffany Monroe and her tireless and sustained contributions to this very special cause.  

 

There will be an article about Tiffany featured in the Summer State Games program, in the e-news, on the LETR Facebook page and on the Special Olympics Oregon website (soor.org<http://soor.org/> with LETR link).

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Police investigating reported shooting

Location:                                      14th Street and Main Street      

Case Number:                            18-5213

Date/Time:                                   06/14/18 at 5:48 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield police are investigation the report of a gunshot wound victim who presented to the clerk at the 7-11 Store at 1396 Main Street in Springfield today at just before 4:00 p.m. 

 

The 45 year-old Mount Angel man, who was bleeding from a non-life threatening puncture wound to the right upper torso, reported he has been walking southbound on 14th Street just before the intersection with Main Street when he said he was shot by a passenger in a black late model sedan occupied by three men.  The victim said the man who shot him yelled at him prior to the shooting.

 

Police have yet to identify any witnesses to the alleged shooting, which reportedly occurred at a busy intersection during the afternoon commute. 

 

Springfield police are asking that anyone who has information about this shooting to call

the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

 


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Incident:          Springfield Police Department K9 Competition

 

Location:        Springfield High School Silke Field

                        908 10th St., Springfield                                                                      

 

Date/Time:      June 16, 2018  12:00 PM - 3:00PM 

 

The Springfield Police K-9 Unit is hosting our 23rd annual police dog competition Saturday, June 16th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Police dogs from around the state will be participating.  Dog teams scheduled to compete in this year’s events are from Roseburg, Washington County, Douglas County, Lane County, Eugene, Corvallis, Portland, and Springfield.  The Springfield Police Department’s narcotics detection dog will also conduct demonstrations during the event. 

 

The competition involves timed events that include both the dog and the handler.  Events include an agility course, area search, handler protection, fastest dog, and suspect apprehension.  Al Peterson from KVAL TV will be the Master of Ceremonies again this year.

 

The public is invited to attend free of charge.  T-shirts, hats and other Springfield K9 merchandise will be available for purchase and Addi’s Diner will be on site selling food.  All proceeds from food and clothing sales go toward the purchase of the Springfield K-9 Unit’s equipment and training.

 

Please come out and support our two and four legged officers that protect our communities!

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:             Motor Vehicle Accident

Location:            3300 Blk Gateway St, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 18-4351          

Date/Time:         May 18, 2018 / 1711 hours

Additional Information: Lt. Scott McKee 

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy

 

 

DRIVER:         Ingeroi, E Kathleen   71 years of Eugene

VEHICLE:       1999 Honda Accord

 

DRIVER:         McNall, Michael Christopher   27 years of Eugene

VEHICLE:    2016 Yamaha YZF

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

              On May 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded to the intersection in the 3300 block of Gateway St for a motor vehicle accident between a vehicle and a motorcycle.  The intersection was mostly blocked and traffic was restricted to one lane for north bound and one lane for south bound traffic for next 2 hours.

 

              Preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcycle was traveling south bound in the number 1 lane of Gateway St.  The Passenger car was north bound on Gateway St and was attempting to turn left at the intersection into the Crossroads Center shopping center and the two vehicles collided.

 

              McNall was transported by ambulance to Riverbend Hospital where he is being treated for life threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.  The driver of the Honda Accord was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

             

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

 

 

 


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Incident:                                       Suspect Sought in Skimming Scheme

Location:                                      I-5 Corridor

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   May 15, 2018 at 5:45 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Suspect:                                    White male, 40’s with short black hair and mustache

 

Locate Vehicle:                        2018 KIA SPORTAGE SUV, Silver in color

bearing California license plate 7YLS610

                                                                                      

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield police are seeking a man driving a silver 2018 Kia Sportage whom they believe installed a skimming device at Northwest Community Credit Union on Main Street in Springfield last weekend, after the skimming device was found on the ATM Sunday.  The ATM is located at 5000 Main Street.

The suspect police believe to be responsible for the skimming scheme can be seen apparently installing the device from his open car window at the drive-thru ATM at 12:32 a.m. Friday night/Saturday Morning.  The device was discovered Sunday morning at 7:32 a.m.   Skimming devices capture identifying card information from the magnetic strip on a debit or credit card and store the information elsewhere.  A customer spotted the device Sunday, noticing that the ATM did not appear to look normal and called Springfield police.

Police are working closely with Northwest Community Credit Union security staff to identify the suspect and individuals who may have had their security information compromised during the weekend.  Those discovering they have been victimized should contact their bank or credit union immediately.   Anyone with suspect information is urged to call the Springfield police department and ask for Detective Brian Antone. 

Police and NWCCU security warn users to watch ATM machines for signs of fraudulent skimming devices, which can include a duplicate or tampered appearing keypad overlaying or adjacent to the factory or original keypad, or a duplicate or phony card reader. Stock card readers generally show signs of circulation or wear.  New or altered-looking card readers, signs of in-progress repair or modification should be scrutinized and may indicate in-progress or attempted skimming. 

The vehicle used by the suspect in this case was rented from a rental agency near the Seatac Airport in Seattle.  Police suspect the perpetrator may be headed south along the I-5 corridor conducting similar Skimming transactions.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                              Robbery                                              

Location:                             Lucky Lizard (1979 Mohawk Blvd.)                           

Case Number:                   18-4182                                               

Date/Time:                         May 14th, 2018/ 0222 hours                         

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Matt Neiwert

 

                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield Police responded to an armed robbery at Lucky Lizard, located at 1979 Mohawk Blvd. in Springfield at about 2:22AM.

 

Two males wearing black hooded sweatshirts/ jackets and dark colored bandanas over their faces entered the business several minutes before the business closed.  One suspect remained inside the front door of the business, while the other suspect, brandishing a handgun, robbed the female employee.

 

The suspect with the gun was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, with the hood up and a baseball cap with a red bill.  The suspect had a dark colored bandana covering his face.  The suspect was wearing light gray gloves, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes.

 

The suspect who remained inside the front door of the business was wearing a black North Face jacket with the hood up.  The suspect also had a dark colored bandana covering his face.  The suspect was wearing dark colored gloves, baggy dark colored jeans, and gray shoes.

 

Both suspects were described as being short, about 5’3” tall.

 

The suspects left the location with an undisclosed amount of cash.  It was unknown if the suspects left on foot or in a vehicle.  Multiple Police Officers and a K-9 unit searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.

 

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

(541) 726-3714.


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Incident:                                   Prompt reporting credited in arrest of man who threatened  Briggs Middle School student during morning commute.

 

Location:                                    Springfield

Case Number:                            18-4075

Date/Time:                                   May 10, 2018

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

A Briggs Middle School student is being credited for his prompt reporting of a threatening man’s behavior this morning in the man’s timely arrest. 

 

The boy was riding his scooter behind the Albertson’s store at 19th & Marcola Road on his way to school at 7:45 a.m. this morning when he encountered a vulgar, disheveled man who engaged him and threatening to kill him before the boy fled.  The boy immediately reported his encounter to school officials on his arrival to school.  A Springfield Police Department, School Resource Officer was summoned from Springfield High School and the description of the man was shared with officers in the area.  

 

Police immediately recognized the description as that of Justin Offill, a man police had unwittingly encountered near 28th & Olympic Street at 8 a.m. prior to hearing about the boy’s encounter.  Offill (pronounced Awful), is no stranger to Springfield police and has a history of angry, aggressive and combative encounters with citizens and police. 

 

Officers found Justin Offill, age 38 at noon near the intersection of S. 48th Street and Main Street and arrested him without further incident.  Offill was lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail, charged with Harassment and Disorderly Conduct.  Offill, who has no permanent address and lives on the street, told police the boy got in his way. 

 

Police are crediting the boy for making proper assessments of the threat he encountered with Offill, for taking prompt action to escape the angry and frightening man, and for immediately reporting these behaviors to authorities. 

 

“We couldn’t have scripted his response any better ourselves,” Lieutenant Scott McKee said of the boy’s responses to this situation.  “We rehearse these scenarios with our children hoping they will never encounter them, and this kid did exactly what we all would hope,” he said. 

 

Springfield school officials notified families of the situation and outcome at the close of school today. 

 

Anyone with information concerning this situation is asked to contact Springfield police at (541) 727-3714

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                   Motorist & Pedestrian Safety Awareness Patrols Contribute to Statewide recognition.

Location:                                    Springfield

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   May 7, 2018

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

The Springfield Police Department will place additional focus on enforcement and awareness of DUII, safety belt, speed and distracted driving laws throughout the month of May. The additional patrols and safety awareness efforts are made possible in part by grant funding and by the SPD traffic team.

 

Impaired driving, speed, improper installation and application of safety belts and distracted driving contribute to traffic crash fatalities annually.  Springfield police emphasize driver safety during daily enforcement, education and awareness efforts. 

 

Recently, the Springfield police department was recognized by the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force as the 2017 DUII Enforcement Agency of the Year Award recipient.  Also, two Springfield police officers were recognized for their individual efforts; Officer Joe Burke was awarded the 2017 DUII Officer of the Year and Officer Ryan Stone as the 2017 DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) of the Year. 

 

Springfield Police are proud of the work we do with our community in keeping Springfield  safe and continue to take part in safety awareness events throughout the year to educate the public, and prevent tragedy.  Our citizens are among the best in the state at routinely reporting suspected impaired or distracted drivers. 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                         DUII

Location:                        I-105 Westbound on-ramp from Mohawk Blvd.                      

Case Number:              18-03956

Date/Time:                     May 7th, 2018 / 0214 Hours

More Information:       Lieutenant Scott McKee at (541) 726-3714

Completed By:             Sergeant Matt Neiwert

 

 

DRIVER:                       Jelley, John Nate;  61-years-old of Eugene

 

VEHICLE:                     2005 Toyota Prius:  Oregon Taxi compact sedan

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  

              On May 7th at 2:14 am, Springfield Police conducted a traffic stop on an Oregon Taxi vehicle.  The taxi driver was driving northbound on Mohawk Blvd. without headlights or tail lights.  He was transporting a customer from the Sweet Illusions strip club located at 1836 S. A St.

 

              While speaking with the Springfield Police Officer, who initiated the traffic stop, the driver of the taxi exhibited a number of indicators of impairment.  There was a distinct odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the car.  The taxi driver was asked to submit to standardized field sobriety tests and voluntarily elected to perform the tests.  At the conclusion of the tests, it was determined that the driver of the taxi was impaired. 

 

              Both the driver and the vehicle were searched for implements of the crime.  Numerous items of marijuana paraphernalia, including marijuana bud and concentrated marijuana oil were discovered.  Although alcohol was not a factor, it did appear that marijuana was a factor.  A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) administered a drug influence evaluation.  The DRE confirmed the driver was impaired.  

 

Police ask drivers understand that marijuana and numerous other drugs can impair an operator’s ability to drive a vehicle safely.  Passengers should also be wary about entering a vehicle in which the operator is suspected of using marijuana.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                       Cougar sighting prompts safety advisory

Location:                                      S 28th Street and South F Street

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   May 1, 2018 at 430 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

A postal worker sighted a juvenile cougar in the area of South28th Street and South F Streets today at 1:30 p.m.

             

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

A postal worker observed a juvenile cougar walking down a gravel lane near S 28th Street and South F Street in Springfield and took the attached photograph and later shared the photo with a nearby Springfield police officer. 

 

Cougar sightings are not unusual for this time of season when juvenile cougars go out on their own.  But this sighting and its proximity to populated areas and schools has prompted Springfield police to issue safety warnings regarding the wild cats.

 

                                                        IF YOU SEE A COUGAR

 

  • STOP                            Never approach a cougar at any time for any reason

 

  • STAY CALM              Face the cougar and do not turn your back towards it.  Do not run. Running encourages it to chase. 

 

  • APPEAR LARGE       Make yourself look large.  Do not bend over or crouch down. Raise your hands. Hold your coat open. Hold small children.

 

  • FIGHT BACK             Fight back if attacked.

 

  • MAKE NOISE             Make noise while hiking or walking in areas of suspected habitat to reduce the chance of surprising a cougar.

 

  • KEEP CHILDREN CLOSE    Always keep children close by and in sight.

 

  • AVOID WALKING ALONE

 

Springfield police will report this sighting to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and encourage anyone seeing the large cats to report to local police or the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

 

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

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              Vehicle Pursuit Arrest

Location:                             2659 Olympic St, Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   18-3658               

Date/Time:                         April 28th 2018/ 0308hrs

More Information:          Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Rictor, Jesse David 30 year old Homeless White Male

 

                                                Shepard, Helen Marie 32 year old

                                                1473 W 4th  Ave Eugene OR 97402

 

CHARGES:                           Jesse Rictor

                                                Elude by Vehicle

                                                Elude by Foot

                                                Reckless Endangering x2

                                                Reckless Driving

                                                Parole Warrant for Robbery

 

                                                Helen Shepard

                                                Misuse of 911 (cited in lieu of custody)

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On April 28th at 0308hrs Officer Harbert initiated a traffic stop on a 1999 Chevy Malibu at Walmart.  While approaching the vehicle, the driver fled and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.  Rictor turned southbound on 28th St and then west on J St.  As he turned south on 25th St the vehicle began to weave all over the road, and then Rictor jumped out and fled on foot.  It was later determined, a passenger in the vehicle who was in fear for their life began trying to force Rictor to stop the vehicle using physical force which brought the pursuit to an end.  The male and female passengers were uninjured.

 

Rictor ran behind a house, and was able to access the roof, and began running northbound along the roof.  He then jumped to a neighboring roof and continued northbound.  Officers had a difficult time accessing the yard of that house after seeing Rictor jump down.  A perimeter was set up and the area was searched by a Springfield Police dog.  They began finding clothing, but ultimately were not able to locate Rictor.  Dispatchers advised that Rictor was also wanted for Robbery on a parole warrant.  Speeds during the pursuit reached 60mph.

 

The following evening information led Officers to 414 Almaden St in Eugene.  While conducting surveillance, Officers saw a subject matching the description of Rictor near the residence.  At this point, Shepard exited a residence and walked up to the Officer wanting to know what he was doing there, and that they did not feel safe because of his presence.  After being quietly ordered to return to their residence, Shepard called 911 from the front porch.  During this commotion, the male recognized Police may have found him and fled inside the house.  Officers surrounded and entered the residence and found Rictor hiding behind a bed.  He was taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County Jail.

 

Shepard was charged with misuse of 911 for using an emergency line to report Springfield Police in her neighborhood.

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Rictor                                                                                                                    Shepard

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

INCIDENT: Arrest                                                         CASE # 18-3334, 18-3450

 

LOCATION:  1500 block of Centennial, Springfield

 

ARRESTED: Moseley, Lori Ann  50 year old WF of Marcola.

 

DATE/TIME:                            April 27, 2018/ 2319 hours

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As part of an ongoing investigation into two recent armed robberies, Springfield Police were seeking a specific vehicle that was tied to both robberies.  Those recent robberies occurred at the Pacific Cascade Credit Union, located at 1190 Mohawk Blvd. and at Ashley’s Deli, located at 4027 Main Street.  Those robberies occurred three days apart and were believed to have been committed by the same suspect.

 

On the above listed date and time, Springfield Police patrol located the vehicle in the 1500 block of Centennial Blvd. and contacted the driver, Lori Ann Moseley. Ms. Moseley was arrested at the scene for Driving While Suspended. Springfield Police Investigations Bureau continued the investigation, gathering more information and evidence throughout the following day that led to arrest of  Ms. Moseley for two counts of Robbery 1 and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  She was lodged at the Lane County Jail on those charges.

 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with more information 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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Incident: Robbery
Location: Ashley’s Deli – 4027 Main St.
Case Number: 18-3450
Date/Time: 4/20/18/2203 hrs.
More Information: Lt. Scott McKee
Completed By: Sgt. George Crolly

SUSPECT:
Believed to be a white female adult with dark hair and glasses. The suspect was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt over a white shirt; a red & white hat; gray pants, and brown boots.
NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:
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On April 20 , 2018, at approximately 10:03 PM, Springfield Police responded to
Ashley’s Deli at 4027 Main St. in regards to a reported Robbery that just occurred. Employees reported that a subject entered the business, presented a note demanding money from business and displayed a knife. The suspect made verbal threats to the employee to comply with her demands. Upon receiving the money, the suspect fled out the main door and departed in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money.
Responding officers quickly arrived on scene and set up a perimeter around the business, utilizing a police K-9 to assist with the search for the suspect but officers were unsuccessful in locating the suspect. Officers processed the scene and spoke with witnesses as part of their investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.


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Incident:                                   Police & School District Officials Issue Warnings to Parents Following Edible-Marijuana Candy Incident at Middle School

Location:                                  Thurston Middle School

Case Number:                            18-3304

Date/Time:                                   4/19/2018

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

                                                       

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

A 7th Grade 12 year-old Thurston Middle School Student has been charged with three counts of Delivery of Marijuana within 1000 feet of a School for knowingly providing edible marijuana candy to three 8th Grade students during lunch break in the cafeteria. 

 

School officials first learned of the incident Monday when one of the 8th Grade girls reported to the office after lunch complaining of nausea and light-headedness.  On further inquiry, the girl described the cafeteria incident and identified the students involved in sharing the edible marijuana infused candy, described as a pineapple flavored chewable rope similar in appearance and texture to licorice.  The chewable rope center was described as being covered in brightly colored hard candy; similar to popular candy commercially produced and labeled “Nerds Rope.” 

 

The School Resource Officer assigned to the school learned through the course of his investigation that a 7th Grade girl brought the edible marijuana candy to school Monday and shared it with the other students after obtaining it from an unknown high school aged boy in Thurston Park during the preceding weekend. 

 

It is not clear that all of the three 8th graders knew the candy was edible marijuana, but some did and more than one of the students reported feeling ill following lunch. 

 

One of the children was taken to an area emergency room by her parents where analysis verified THC levels consistent with the consumption of the marijuana candy. 

 

Police and school officials are urging parents to be aware of the potential hazards of this look-alike candy to children and that the topic become a safety discussion for families, and that sharing of any food or candy item where the source is questionable or unknown should always be discouraged.   

 

Responsible adult marijuana users should keep marijuana based candies and products out of the reach of children.  Marijuana edibles could dangerously interact with pre-existing medical conditions in children who take medications.  Criminal charges could result even from accidental ingestion of edibles left within reach of children if carelessness contributes to the circumstances of the harmful exposure.   

 

Children exposed to edible marijuana candy should be taken to the nearest emergency medical facility for immediate medical assessment and treatment. 

 

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

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                       Police seeking leads in Tuesday bank robbery

Location:                                      Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union, 1190 Mohawk Blvd.

Case Number:                            18-3334            

Date/Time:                                   04/19/18

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Suspect:                                    Believed to be a white male in his late 40’s to early 50’s, he is described as clean shaven with feminine facial features.  The suspect wore black plastic square-framed glasses and appeared to have long blonde hair.  Police have not ruled out the possibility the robber may be a female.

 

LSW: Blue denim jeans, a black t-shirt and oversized hooded royal blue rain-jacket.  The suspect wore a camouflage boonie-style cap.

 

ARMED                                   The suspect displayed a handgun worn on the waist in a holster.   

                           

                                                       

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

Springfield police are seeking leads as they continue their search for a bank robbery suspect who has been described as having feminine facial features who robbed the Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union on Mohawk Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect entered Credit Union at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, presented a gun worn in a holster under a coat and demanded cash.

Officers arrived and quickly and established a perimeter around the credit union and used a police K-9 during a search that took place during a down-pouring rain storm, but were unable to find the robber.

Investigators believe the suspect may have used a getaway car and have not ruled out the possibility that the suspect may have been a woman.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.  Detective James Wilson is the lead investigator on this case. 

 

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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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    SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

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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