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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Pedestrian Safety Education Operation     

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time March 22nd, 2017

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                            

 

The Springfield Police Department conducted a Pedestrian Safety Education Operation on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017.  The safety operation took place in the 3100blk of Gateway St.  The event went from approximately 10:30am to 2:00pm.

 

During the event Springfield Police Officers stopped 45 drivers for violations of crosswalk safety laws.  All of these drivers were warned of their respective infractions and provided roadside education along with the printed education materials provided by Springfield Public Works.  The majority of drivers were uncertain of Oregon’s crosswalk and pedestrian laws.  Additionally 5 pedestrians were stopped for violating pedestrian safety laws.  These pedestrians were also offered education roadside and provided education material regarding the applicable laws.  Springfield Police Officers were approached by several citizens passing by that were seeking education regarding the crosswalk and pedestrian laws.  SPD officers also issued warnings for other traffic safety violations including safety belt and cell phone usage.  One driver was cited for Driving While Suspended.

 

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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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:           Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident

Location:          E/B Beltline at Gateway Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 17-2431        

Date/Time:       March 18, 2017 / 2302 hours

Completed By: Sgt. Brian Humphreys

 

 

PEDESTRIAN:  31 year old male, name withheld pending notification of next of kin

 

DRIVER:            Snedker, Richard Kevin - 55 years of age of Springfield.

 

VEHICLE:         2006 Kawasaki Motorcycle

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On March 18th, 2017 at 2302 hours the Springfield Police Department and Eugene/Springfield Fire Department responded to the E/B lanes of Beltline, east of Gateway Street, regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. 

 

The vehicle, a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle operated by Snedker, was traveling east bound on Beltline when a pedestrian appeared in his lane and was struck.  The pedestrian was crossing Beltline from the north to the south approx. 30 yards east of the available crosswalk. Snedker sustained minor injuries. Preliminary investigation shows that alcohol was not a factor on the part of the driver.

 

The pedestrian was transported by medics to Riverbend Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.  Alcohol appears to be a factor on the part of the pedestrian.  

 

The accident is being investigated by the Springfield Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team.  

 

Anyone who witnessed the accident or who may any additional information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                            Theft II                                              

Location:                             East Springfield

Case Number:                   17-2058                                            

Date/Time:                        05-05-2017                       

More Information:          Lieutenant Scott McKee                

Completed By:                 Sergeant R.A. Lewis

 

On March, 5, 2017, Justin Harford was riding an LTD bus when he was targeted for theft by Michael Allen Jellison of Eugene.  Harford was carrying valuable Bose over the ear acoustic headphones and is legally blind.  He uses a cane as a mobility tool, making his disability obvious.  Michael Jellison followed Harford when he got off the bus at 58th and G Street in Springfield.  After following behind Harford as he used his cane to navigate away from the bus stop, Jellison contacted him, asking him to look at his headphones.  Harford handed the stranger his headphones and Jellison turned and walked away with them. 

 

On March 15, LTD security contacted Springfield Police after they observed Jellison at the Eugene Downtown LTD Station and recognized him as the suspect sought by Springfield police in the headphone theft.  Jellison had been captured on surveillance video as he walked away with the headphones following the March 5th theft in Springfield and LTD had been on the lookout for him.  Jellison was not initially located in Eugene, but later turned himself in at the Springfield Justice Center after learning he was being sought by SPD in connection with the theft.  Investigators believe Jellison stalked his victim after seeing the valuable headphones and sensing Harford’s vulnerability to theft and manipulation due to his disability. 

 

Jellison was lodged at the Springfield Jail for Theft II, and may also receive a citation for failing to register annually as a Registered Sex Offender.

 

The headphones were not in Jellison’s possession at the time of his arrest, so Springfield police officers utilized monies from the CHETT (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) Program to purchase replacement headphones for Harford today.  They surprise delivered them to Harford at his home today.  The CHETT Program is comprised of funds donated by Springfield community groups and individuals to be used by police to help crime victims in circumstances of immediate need.  The fund was established by Springfield police two years ago after Chester (CHETT) and Carolyn Martin of Springfield pitched the idea and provided an initial $750 donation.  The popular fund has grown since its inception and has been used many times to help crime victims or others in Springfield who have fallen on troubled times.   

 

Donations to the CHETT Program can be made in person at the Springfield Justice Center.   

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714. (Officer Keith Pankey)

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Pedestrian Safety Education Operation     

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time March 22nd, 2017

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                            

 

The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Education Operation on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017.  The safety operation will occur near the 3100blk of Gateway St. with possible backup locations of 19th and Otto St. and the 5100blk of Main St.  The hours will be from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

 

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 next 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 on-hand for media inquiries during the event, please attempt to make arrangements beforehand if possible.

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                     DUII & Possession Cocaine  

Location:                    3000 Gateway St., Springfield OR (Shoppes at Gateway)

Case Number:            17-1949                      

Date/Time:                 03/03/17  10:22 pm   

More Information:     On duty Watch Commander at 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

 

ARRESTED:              Jennifer Lee Crouch

                       

CHARGES:               DUII & Possession Cocaine

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: Springfield Police Officers responded to the Cinemark 17 Theatre located within the Shoppes at Gateway for a report of several intoxicated and disorderly subjects inside of the movie theatre. Officers contacted several individuals at the request of the theatre management, one of which was identified as Jennifer Crouch. The group was escorted from the business and provided warnings about not driving during the rest of the evening.

 

Despite being warned, Crouch was later observed driving from the location in a vehicle and a subsequent traffic stop was initiated. The field investigation revealed Crouch was operating the vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and arrested for DUII as well as Possession of Cocaine. Additional evidence seized at the scene also suggests Crouch may have been in possession of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD). Crouch was identified as a teacher at Briggs Middle School located in Springfield. Crouch was lodged at the Lane County Jail. An additional charge of Possession of LSD may apply, pending a laboratory analysis.     

 

CROUCH JENNIFER

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.

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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

 

redmon

 


    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

Smith

 

City of Springfield, Oregon