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Incident:                       Two men arrested in connection with robbery at Springfield video lottery deli

Location:                        4215 Main Street – Lucky Lou’s

Case Number:              18-2192                          

Date/Time:                     3/19/18             

More Information:       Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:             Lieutenant Scott McKee



ARRESTED:                  Waquas Ali “Vick” Bhatti, Age 32 of Eugene

                                          James Thomas Tkacs, Age 40 of Eugene


CHARGES:                   Robbery in the Second Degree, x5




Acting on a tip from an alert clerk at a business in the 5600 block of Main Street in Springfield, police have now charged two men in connection with the armed robbery of Lucky Lou’s video lottery Deli.


The two men are charged in connection with a robbery caught on video within Lucky Lou’s Deli at 4215 Main Street on March 12.  The robbery occurred just before 1 o’clock a.m. while customers were present inside the video lottery gaming area. 


The armed man ordered each of the men and women to hand over their belongings during the minutes long robbery, striking one woman in the head with the gun when she was slow to respond to his demands.  Police say the man fled on foot following the robbery.  He was tracked by a Springfield police K-9 to a parking lot at the 200 block of South 42nd Street where witnesses reported seeing a dark colored SUV leaving the area. 


The tipster Friday morning observed two men associated with a dark colored SUV at 7:30 a.m.  The tipster, a clerk at an area business, was aware of the Lucky Lou’s robbery earlier in the week as well as the series of robberies plaguing Eugene and payed close attention when the two men began acting peculiar outside the business complex, which is host to other small businesses. 

Springfield police dispatched undercover officers to the area, where they too monitored the suspicious men, who soon thereafter departed driving erratically.  Police stopped the SUV and later discovered evidence they believe link the men to the robbery at Lucky Lou’s; including a gun and clothing believed to have been worn by one of the men during the robbery. 


Detectives worked through the weekend to analyze evidence, including surveillance video to link the men to the robbery.  Springfield police have consulted with detectives from the Eugene police department in an effort to determine if the Lucky Lou’s robbery suspects may be linked to robberies in Eugene. 


Detectives are asking that anyone with information concerning this arrest and any linkage to the Eugene robberies to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

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Incident:                          Armed Robbery

Location:                         4215 Main St, Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                 18-2192               

Date/Time:                      March 12th 2018/ 0058hrs

More Information:          Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:                Sergeant Kirkpatrick


SUSPECT:                       White male 20’s – 30’s in age wearing a black jacket grey pants, and a black and white bandana over his face


NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On March 12th at 0058hrs Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Lucky Lou’s at 4215 Main St.  The suspect departed prior to Officers arrival.  He was reportedly armed with a black semiautomatic handgun.  While inside the business he demanded money from the employee.  He then focused on three patrons who were also inside the business.  One of the female patrons described being struck in the head by the gun, while trying to give him the money she had.  The suspect then stole several cartons of cigarettes and calmly departed the business on foot.  A Springfield Police K9 picked up a strong track from the business to the 200 block of S 42nd St where it ended in a parking lot indicating the suspect likely left in a vehicle.  Officers are comparing the description to recent robberies in Eugene to see if there is a connection.


The Springfield Police Department is encouraging anyone with any information to contact Detectives at 541-726-3714.


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Incident:                                       Motorist & Pedestrian Safety Awareness Patrols

Location:                                    Springfield

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   March 6, 2018

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee



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


The Springfield Police Department, Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) was deployed to two crashes during the month of February.  Alcohol played a role one of those crashes.  Springfield Police would like to remind both drivers and pedestrians of the importance of abiding by traffic laws for the safety of everyone on the road.


Springfield Police will continue to participate in safety awareness events throughout the year to keep our community and roads safe.


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Incident:                              Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian     Crash

Location:                             6300 block of Main St.                   

Case Number:                   18-01680

Date/Time:                         February 25th, 2018 / 0128 Hours

More Information:          Lieutenant Scott McKee at (541) 726-3691

Completed By:                 Sergeant Pete Kirkpatrick



PEDESTRIAN:                     Trice, Tamela Mae:   26 years of age of Springfield


DRIVER:                                Berry, Calina Janee ;  24 years of age of Springfield


VEHICLE:                              2003 Ford Taurus:  mid-size sedan



                On February 25th at 1:28 am, Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded to Main St. just east of the S. 63rd St. intersection to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.  The vehicle had been traveling east on Main St. when it struck the pedestrian.   Main St. traffic in both directions had the right of way.   The pedestrian was improperly positioned in the roadway and apparently stopped moving while in the right lane of eastbound Main St.  


                The driver of the vehicle stopped to render aid after the collision, and was cooperative throughout the investigation.  The pedestrian was non-communicative and was transported to Riverbend Hospital with life threatening injuries.  Eastbound Main St. east of S. 63rd St. was closed for two hours following the crash while investigators collected evidence and processed the scene of the crash.  


Neither speed or alcohol appear to be a contributing factor for the driver.  However, Alcohol does appear to be a contributing factor for the pedestrian.  Police ask that anyone with information call Sgt. Mike McCarthy with the Springfield Police Department MAIT (Major Accident Investigation Team) at 541.726.3714. 


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Incident:                     Possession of Meth Arrest

Location:                    1152 Main St, Springfield Oregon

Case Number:           18-1619          

Date/Time:                 February 22nd 2018/ 2228hrs

More Information:    Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:           Sergeant Kirkpatrick


SUSPECT: Baca, Kyle Jonathan 20 year old White male Homeless


CHARGES:    Possession of Meth (Felony)


Interfering with Police

                        Resisting Arrest

                        Criminal Mischief I


NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On February 22nd at 10:28pm Officers responded to a report of a disorderly subject breaking items at the Regency motel at 1152 Main St.  Upon arrival Officers observed Baca standing outside a motel room on the second floor.  He was violently swinging a wooden bat shaped object.  His arms were covered in blood, and he began threatening Officers with the object.  As additional Officers began responding, Baca challenged the Officers to shoot him using the bat as a weapon.  He suddenly threw the bat at a nearby motel room window causing it to shatter.  He then jumped onto a neighboring roof and fled eastbound on foot.  Officers surrounded him in a yard.  He charged the Officers with his fists clenched.  Despite numerous orders to stop and get on the ground, Baca continued his charge and was tazed.  As soon as the Tazer stopped, he jumped up and continued at the Officers in a deliberate attempt to assault them.  He was tazed a second time, and taken into custody before he was able to get up.  Baca was under the influence of meth, and treated at a local Hospital before being lodged at the Lane County Jail. 


Inside his motel room a bag of meth was located.  It was greater than the misdemeanor quantity, so he was charged with a felony.  Officers showed great poise during this potential deadly force encounter, with an offender who demonstrated he would not be taken into custody without risking his own life.


Inmate photo not yet available.


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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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December 28, 2015

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe

(541) 726-3721


SPD to use


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