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Incident:                     Residential Fire

Location:                    4475 Daisy St., space # 7, Springfield OR

Case Number:            16-11455        

Date/Time:                 December 5, 2016  3:31pm

More Information:     Ofc. Justin Swint 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor



INVOLVED PERSON:  Juan Andres Cisneros                age: 24


NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On December 5, 2016 at approximately 3:31 pm, Springfield Police and Eugene/Springfield Fire were dispatched to a structural fire of a single-wide trailer at 4475 Daisy St. The fire burned quickly and the involved residence is considered a total loss.


Through interviews, officers at the scene learned the fire had started in the bedroom of Juan Cisneros while his younger brother and nephew, ages 7-years and 5-years respectively were in the home with his mother. The exact method of ignition is still uncertain at this time. The children and mother successfully escaped the fire but Cisneros received burns to his arms, face and leg. Cisneros was transported initially to Scared Heart Riverbend Hospital but was later transported to a Portland area hospital where resources for the treatment of serious burns are available.


Physical evidence seized at the scene is consistent with the manufacture of hash oil, a concentrated form of marijuana THC. This process is also known as a Butane Hash Oil or “BHO” lab in which butane is used to extract THC from marijuana plant material. This activity is illegal.


This investigation is on-going and ultimately will be reviewed by local prosecutors to establish any criminal conduct.      


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


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Incident:           SPD Animal Control Service Interruption         


Date/Time:       December 6, 2016


Completed By:  Lieutenant Scott McKee



The Springfield Police Department, Animal Control Officer will be away from work on Medical Leave for 10-12 weeks beginning December 29, 2016.  SPD has been working with our community and law enforcement partners to minimize gaps in service during this time, but we are asking for the public’s assistance in triaging animal related calls for service. 

SPD Patrol and Community Service Officers are all cross-trained to respond to calls for service related to domestic and wild animals, including aggressive dogs and these calls will be dispatched via normal priority.  Additionally, the Eugene police department Animal Services Team is available to assist with such calls within the City of Springfield when their mutual aid is needed.  However, in order to triage and help prioritize service delivery, the SPD is asking that citizens who find pets attempt to find that pet’s home before calling police for assistance.  The following resources can aid in the home-finding process:

  • Craigslist, Lost & Found Pets
  • SPD Animal Control Facebook
  • SPD non-emergency number - many times we have current owner information concerning chronic escapee pets.  (541) 726-3714. 

Lastly, consider your own ability to transport found pets to the Lane County Animal Regulation Authority, located at 3970 West 1st Avenue in Eugene, as transportation resources will be limited during this time. 

Thank you for your assistance during this service gap (December 29 – March, 2017).



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Incident:                                 Theft 1 from Vehicle / Attempt to Elude Police

Location:                                5000 block of Daisy Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:                       16-11088        

Date/Time:                             November 23rd, 2016 / 1603 hours

Additional Information:       Sgt. Rich Charboneau at 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                       Sgt. Brian Humphreys 


ARRESTED:            Smith, Justin Matthew 27 year old white male of Springfield













On November 23rd, 2016 Officers with the Springfield Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 5000 block of Daisy Street.  After initially stopping for the initiating officer, the driver sharply accelerated west bound on Daisy, then south bound on S. 49th Place onto a dead end street.  The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area.  A Springfield Police Department K-9 team responded to assist a short time later, tracking the suspect to the backyard of an area residence where he was found hiding behind some lattice and overgrown brush.  The suspect was identified as Justin Smith of Springfield.       


During the investigation Smith was found to be in possession of stolen property, including firearms that had been reported stolen earlier in the month.  He was charged with the above listed crimes and lodged in the Lane County Jail.  The investigation is continuing.


Smith, Justin Matthew




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



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Incident:                            Shot Fired

Location:                            1100 blk of T st, Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   16-10625

Date/Time:                        11-08-16 / 2142 hours

More Information:          PIO Sgt. Charboneau  541-726-2326 

Completed By:                Richard A. Lewis


Arrested: Mitchell Grant Bratton                              DOB: 3-6-61

City:       Springfield         



On 11-08-16 / 2142 hours the Springfield Police received a complaint that an intoxicated man had gone into the street in the 1100 blk of T St. and had fired a rifle or shotgun.  The Springfield Police responded and were able to contact the male, Bratton, who came out and was taken into custody without further incident.


Bratton allegedly was celebrating the presidential polls and decided to celebrate in the street by firing a shot in the street.  The suspected gun used was a shotgun, but a handgun was also recovered.  Bratton was arrested for Disorderly Conduct II, and Unlawful use of a Firearm and lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail.  From the information we have at this time no one was injured during this event.


If you were a witness or have information regarding this incident please contact Officer Pankey at the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.

Media inquiries please call PIO Sgt. Charboneau at 541-726-2326.



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Incident:                            Abuse of a Memorial to the Dead

Location:                            54th and Main St, Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   16-10297

Date/Time:                        10-30-16 / 10:56 hours AM

More Information:          PIO Sgt. Charboneau  541-726-2326 

Completed By:                Sergeant Richard A. Lewis


Arrested: Classen, Travis Joseph                                              DOB: 9-27-81

City:       Homeless, Springfield    

Charges:  Abuse of a Memorial to the Dead X2/ Menacing / Theft III X2/ Disorderly Conduct II



On 10-30-16 at 10:56 AM, Springfield Police Officer Ron Bates responded to 54th and Main St. regarding a disorderly person complaint.  It was reported that the male was running into traffic at the location, and had stolen money and a teddy bear from the memorial at the location.  The memorial is for 3 young children that were hit and killed by a vehicle at the intersection on 2-22-15.  The memorial has been in place and maintained by the family of the children and watched over by area residents since the accident.


Responding officers spoke to witnesses who positively identified A/ Classen as the suspect.  Classen had been confronted by citizens when they witnessed him stealing items and throwing rocks at the memorial.


Classen was located a short time later by additional responding officers and was taken into custody.  During the course of the investigation officers discovered that Classen had also been seen the day before both stealing a teddy bear from the memorial, and throwing rocks at the memorial.  When confronted by a female witness, Classen reportedly threatened and Menaced the woman.


Classen, who has an extensive local criminal history, has previously been arrested for Disorderly Conduct at the memorial when he disrupted a candlelight vigil in 2015.


Classen was lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail on the above listed charges.


If you were a witness to the incident and have not spoken to police, please contact Officer Ron Bates at 541-726-3714.  Media requests please contact PIO Sgt. Rich Charboneau at 541-726-2326.

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December 28, 2015

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe

(541) 726-3721


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The Springfield Police Department is pleased to announce a way for you to view crime incidents in Springfield through, 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 )


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. 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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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






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




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.




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







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.



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



City of Springfield, Oregon