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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Springfield man arrested – charged in connection with

                                                        Randomly firing assault rifle from a moving vehicle

Location:                                      I 105 & I-5, Springfield

Case Number:                            17-05213          

Date/Time:                                   06/10/17 @ 8:51 p.m.

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Saturday night Springfield police received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of I-105 and Centennial/Prescott  Avenue.   The calls began at 8:50 p.m., with callers reporting rapid-succession gunfire.  One witness described the gunfire as being associated with a red Cadillac coupe, which had been last seen traveling east on I-105 near I-5.  The caller said the driver had fired shots from the moving vehicle.  Officers saturated the area and found a Cadillac matching the description provided parked outside the Sonny’s Tavern at 533 Q Street. 

 

Officers checked the vehicle and saw what was later confirmed to be a loaded SKS, 7.62 caliber assault rifle with hi-capacity magazine (clip) laying behind the front seat on the passenger floor in plain view.  The interior of the vehicle was also littered with spend 7.62 casings (shells). 

 

Officers contacted Mark Theodore Porth, age 37 of Springfield as he exited Sonny’s Tavern and detained him and another man without further incident.  Police said the second man was identified as the lone passenger in the vehicle at the time the shooting incident occurred. 

 

Porth was charged with two counts of Reckless Endangering, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Driving and DUII. 

 

SKS rifles are typically Soviet produced semi-automatic carbine rifles, which were mass produced and distributed as precision long-range rifles, which typically fire one round per trigger-pull. 

 

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, sustained property damage or are aware of injury to contact Springfield police.  Police believe the shooting incident was random at this point and do not believe the shooting to be the result of road-rage or similar dispute. 

 

 

 

Mark Theodore Porth, age 37 of Springfield

 

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Pedestrian Safety Education Operation   

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time June 15th, 2017

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                           

 

The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Education Operation on Thursday June 15th, 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 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 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:  Officer Involved Motor Vehicle Crash                            

Location: 42nd and Main Street, Springfield 

Case Number: 17-5190                                

Date/Time:     June 9th, 2017 @ 2338 hours             

More Information:     PIO Lt. Scott Mckee 541-726-3714

Completed By:  Sgt. Brian Humphreys        

 

           

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On 060917 at 2338 hours a Springfield Police Officer was traveling east bound on Main Street in Springfield when the patrol vehicle he was operating collided with another vehicle that had been traveling south bound on 42nd Street.  The crash occurred on Friday night, June 6th when, according to witnesses, a vehicle operated by Trevar White of Creswell entered the intersection against a red light.  The officer was unable to stop and the front of his patrol vehicle collided with the passenger side of the vehicle driven by White. Both vehicles obtained extensive damage and were ultimately towed from the scene. A third vehicle became involved in the crash after the initial impact.  The driver of that vehicle was examined by medics at the scene and was able to drive her vehicle away.

 

Officer Joseph Burke, a 7 year veteran of the Springfield Police Department, was treated and released from McKenzie Willamette Hospital.  White was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart River Bend where he was treated for minor injuries.   

 

Oregon State Police responded to the scene of the accident and conducted the investigation. 

 

Anyone with information is asked 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 17, 2017  12:00 PM - 3:00PM 

 

The Springfield Police K-9 Unit is hosting our 22nd annual police dog competition Saturday, June 17th 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, 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:                     Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash

Location:                    800 block Mohawk Blvd., Springfield, OR

Case Number:            17-5104

Date/Time:                 06/07/17   5:06 pm

More Information:     Sergeant Mike McCarthy at 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

 

PEDESTRIAN:          Kolek, Hanna Marie  72 years old

                       

DRIVER:                   Bigbee, Ruth  Margaret     39 years old

 

CHARGES:               None at this time.

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On June 7, 2017, Springfield Police Department responded to a single vehicle, pedestrian collision located in front of McKenzie-Willamette Hospital on Mohawk Blvd. The pedestrian identified as Hanna Kolek suffered a severe concussion, possible broken hip and arm. Kolek was transported to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital where she was treated for the non-life threatening injuries. Members of the Springfield Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to assist with the investigation.

 

The driver, identified as Ruth Bigbee cooperated with the investigation at the scene and there were no indications that intoxicants were a factor in the collision. The driver is an employee of McKenzie-Willamette Hospital and the victim was a volunteer, also working at the hospital. Both were coming from the hospital property at the time of the collision. The cause of the collision is still under investigation and currently no charges have been filed.     

        

Springfield Police would like to remind drivers and pedestrians alike that crossing without the protection of a crosswalk is extremely dangerous and should be avoided if possible. Drivers also should not assume that all pedestrians are using crosswalks and oftentimes wear clothing that makes them difficult to see especially in poor weather conditions.  

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

INCIDENT:   Kidnap 1 suspect sketch                                                  CASE # 17-4900

 

LOCATION:  600 block of West D Street, Springfield

 

VICTIM:  16 year old female.

 

SUSPECT: White Male 40-50 years of age, 509,  200, lbs. with straight disheveled hair and a short scruffy, full beard.  Last seen wearing an olive green baseball cap, gray long sleeved flannel shirt over a white tee shirt, dark gray cotton sweat pants and brown lace up style boots. 

 

 DATE/TIME: June 5, 2017

 

COMPLETED BY:  Lt. Scott McKee

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Springfield police have released a composite sketch in connection with a kidnap incident near the

600 block of D Street in Springfield last Thursday.  Working with the 16 year-old victim, a

police artist created the attached sketch and police are asking the public for help in identifying

the man. 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

INCIDENT: Kidnap 1                                                     CASE # 17-4900

 

LOCATION:  600 block of West D Street, Springfield

 

VICTIM:  16 year old female.

 

SUSPECT: White Male 40-50 years of age, 509,  200, lbs. with straight disheveled hair and a short scruffy, full beard.  Last seen wearing an olive green baseball cap, gray long sleeved flannel shirt over a white tee shirt, dark gray cotton sweat pants and brown lace up style boots. 

 

 DATE/TIME: June 1, 2017/1500 hrs.

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On the above listed date, the Springfield Department was called to the area of the 600 block of West D Street in regards to a missing juvenile. This area is along the bike path that follows the Willamette River.  The original caller was the victim’s mother, who was already on scene looking for her daughter.  The victim’s cell phone and backpack were located in the area, but she was still unaccounted for.

 

The police searched along the bike path as well was the river bank, but were unable to locate the victim.  At just after 2200 hours the victim returned home.  She was wet, dirty and suffering from the onset of hypothermia.  She was treated and released at the hospital a short time later.

 

The victim was able to tell the police that she was sitting near the river reading, when the above described suspect stopped at her location.  She said he stared at her, making her uncomfortable for her safety.  When she tried to leave, the suspect blocked her path.  He tackled her and took her to the ground a short time later, at which time she began actively fighting to get free.

 

The victim was able to get free long enough to get to her feet and try to escape, but the suspect pursued her.  The victim’s only avenue of escape was to jump into the river and try to swim downstream.  She swam a distance and then hid in a brushy area of the riverbank, still remaining in the water.  The victim stayed quiet in the water for several hours, fearing the suspect was still actively looking for her.  She got out of the river and walked home after darkness fell.

 

Police are asking anyone with information in this case to contact the Springfield Police Investigative Services Bureau at (541) 726-3721.


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Fake money - Beware  

Location:                                      Springfield

Case Number:                            various             

Date/Time:                                   05/31/17 @ 1000

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

In the past 11 days the Springfield police department has been inundated with calls involving fraudulent U.S. Currency.  Police have taken 17 police reports concerning forgery incidents wherein businesses have accepted or rejected fraudulent U.S. Currency in various amounts in the past 11 days.  Police are urging the public to carefully examine money before accepting it for payment. 

 

The current batch of fraudulent currency appears and feels much-like actual U.S. currency; however, close examination reveals the words “For Motion Picture Use Only” on the front and “The Money Production” on the reverse side of the bills.  Police have confiscated fraudulent 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills.  The bills which are being used to commit fraud can be lawfully purchased on-line and are intended for use as movie props. 

 

If you encounter bills like this, contact law enforcement:

 

 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:  Pedestrian Safety Education Operation   

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time May 25th, 2017

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                           

 

The Springfield Police Department conducted a Pedestrian Safety Education Operation on Thursday May 25th, 2017.  The safety operation took place on Harlow Rd. near the Pheasant Blvd intersection.  The event went from approximately 10:00am to 2:00pm.

 

During the event Springfield Police Officers stopped 40 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 6 pedestrian/cyclists were stopped for violating pedestrian safety laws.  These pedestrians were also offered roadside education and education material regarding the applicable laws.  SPD officers issued approximately 7 citations for other violations to include driving while suspended and using cellular phones while driving.  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 May 23rd, 2017

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                            

 

The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Education Operation on Thursday May 25th, 2017.  The safety operation will occur near the intersection of Harlow Rd. and Pheasant Ln.  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 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:                                       Homicide                                                   

Location:                                    1167 35th Street

Case Number:                            17-4423            

Date/Time:                                   05/19/2017 @1229

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Springfield police detectives continue to investigate a neighborhood disturbance that left one man dead and another man in custody in what police are calling a murder investigation. 

 

Police received several emergency calls at about 1230 this afternoon reporting yelling and shots fired in connection with a disturbance outside a residence at 1167 35th St. in east Springfield. 

 

The 36 year-old victim has been identified but police are withholding his name pending notification of next of kin. 

 

The two men knew one another, but the extent of their familiarity and relationship is still under investigation.  There were several people present outside the residence when the shooting occurred and those individuals are still being interviewed by Springfield police detectives. 

 

Members of the Oregon State Police, Forensic Evidence Unit arrived on scene late this afternoon and are assisting Springfield police with their investigation. 

 

The circumstances of the shooting, while still under investigation, are isolated to this incident and police are not looking for any outstanding persons.

 

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

UPDATE:

The Springfield Police Department identified the victim in Friday’s homicide investigation as 36 year old Steven Ray Burton.  Mr. Burton did not have a permanent address.

Timothy Green was lodged at the Lane County Jail for Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                            Former Beavers linebacker is still chasing and catching runners even though his last Division 1 tackle as a senior at Oregon State University occurred in 2012

Location:                            Safeway 1891 Pioneer Parkway, Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   17-4246 & 17-4247

Date/Time:                        5-13-17 / 1711 & 1730 hours

More Information:          PIO Lt. Scott McKee 

Completed By:                Sergeant Richard A. Lewis

 

Arrested 17-4246:             John Michael Shafer   4-15-77   Theft III

City:                                       Eugene resident

 

Arrested 17-4247:             Michael Lee Fletcher   9-5-87     Theft III

City:                                       Eugene transient

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  

 

Former Beavers linebacker, Keith Pankey is still chasing and catching runners even though his last Division 1 tackle as a senior at Oregon State University occurred in 2012.

 

On Saturday, a traditional Division 1 game day (5-13-17 at 5:10 p.m.),  Springfield Police Officer, Keith Pankey responded to a report of a theft at Safeway located at 1891 Pioneer Parkway in Springfield.  The suspect (John Schafer) had fled the store after being confronted by loss prevention officials.  Officer Pankey arrived and located Shafer nearby.  Shafer attempted to flee from Officer Pankey on foot, but Shafer could not outrun Pankey and was caught and taken into custody.

 

Officer Pankey returned to the Safeway store with Shafer at 5:30 p.m.  Upon getting out of his patrol car Officer Pankey was told by a Safeway employee that loss prevention was chasing another theft suspect.  Pankey gave chase and caught the second male (Fletcher) on Q St. west of 2nd St.  Fletcher was also taken into custody.

 

Shafer and Fletcher were both charged with Theft III, and shared a ride to the Springfield Municipal Jail where they were both lodged.  Both Shafer and Fletcher are registered sex offenders, and were currently out of compliance.  The two men and their thefts were unrelated.

 

This all before the end of the “first quarter” of Pankey’s shift.  The remainder of the shift was less eventful. 

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                            Hit & Run Felony - Vehicle vs Bicyclist

Location:                            12th and E St, Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   17-4166

Date/Time:                        5-10-17 / 1618 hours

More Information:          PIO Lt. McKee  

Completed By:                Sergeant Richard A. Lewis

 

Driver: Trisdale, Kenny Lee                         DOB: 5-26-89                   

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On the listed date and time Springfield Police responded to a vehicle vs bicyclist accident at 12th and E St.  The suspect vehicle had failed to stop and fled the accident scene leaving the bicyclist in the roadway.  Witnesses reported the vehicle, a white pickup, was observed possibly racing another pickup prior to the accident.  Speed appears to be a factor in the accident, however it was later determined that alcohol was not a factor.

 

The victim was transported to a local area hospital by ambulance with severe but non-life threatening injuries.  Witnesses provided a general description of the suspect vehicle, which was located a short time later by a Springfield patrol officer.  As a result of the continued investigation, Kenny Lee Trisdale was arrested for Felony Hit and Run.  Both vehicles and their drivers have been located.

 

The investigation continues.  If you have any information, or were a witness that has not spoken with Police, please contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Bucket-list birthday ride-along                         

Location:                                      Springfield

Case Number:                                         

Date/Time:                                   05/05/2017 @ 1100

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

In planning for her 85th Birthday, Leota Emery of Springfield contacted the Springfield police department for help.  She asked they help her check off an item on her bucket-list:

 

  • Do a ride-along with a Springfield police officer 

 

At 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 5 Leota can check that box.  Her first stop after she is picked up at her home tomorrow morning will be the Springfield Justice Center at 230 4th Street.  She will be available for a few questions before she hits the street. 

 


 

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Incident:                                       Nuisance home closed down                 

Location:                                      5195 E Street, Springfield

Case Number:                            17-02463          

Date/Time:                                   5/2/2017 @ 2:15 p.m.

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee         

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Neighbors on E Street in Springfield are sharing a collective sigh of relief now that the thorn in their side, a house that has been the constant source of chronic disorderly activities to include theft, dogs at large, disputes, warrant arrests, narcotics crimes, illegal camping, noise complaints and even shots fired Christmas Day 2015 has been closed and secured by order of the Springfield Municipal Court.  As of 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2017, the property will remain secured and closed to occupancy for a period of one year.    

 

Police records document a lengthy history of disorderly activities at the dwelling, owned and controlled by Daniel Manwarren, who lists 5195 E Street in Springfield as his home address.  As the owner of the property, Manwarren is the defendant in this case, and has failed to abate the prohibited activities under Springfield Municipal Code 5.704, which designates a residential property as a “Chronic Disorderly Property” once three or more acts prohibited by ordinance occur upon or within 200 feet of the property in a 60 day period. 

 

Court documents describe an extensive series of events occurring over several months and falling within the 60 day ordinance window on more than one occasion before court action was successful in obtaining the abatement order. 

 

Among those events were loud noise, theft and narcotics related complaints and investigations, including a shots fired event occurring on Christmas Day, 2015

 

The property will remain closed to occupancy for one year and City of Springfield officials are working with financial institutions with interest in the property to create a sustained solution for the otherwise quiet neighborhood in east Springfield.


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                         Springfield Chief of Police Swearing in Ceremony                               

Location:                        Springfield Justice Center, Courtroom 2

Case Number:                                         

Date/Time:                     5/1/2017 @ 2:30 p.m.              

More Information:       Wendy Polen, Chief’s Secretary, (541) 726-3729      

Completed By:             Lt. Scott McKee

 

Chief Richard Lewis will be sworn in as the Springfield Police Chief on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. 

 

This is a public event but seating is limited so please plan to arrive early to be seated inside the courtroom at 3:00 p.m. 

 

Where:  Springfield Justice Center, 230 Fourth Street, Springfield

             Courtroom #2, Second floor. 

 

           

                Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Chief Lewis.  

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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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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