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Incident:         Vehicle / Pedestrian Accident

Location:         Pioneer Parkway West and ‘F’ Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 15-3377        

Date/Time:       April 17, 2015 / 2210 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Brian Humphreys 



INVOLVED VEHICLE: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero


DRIVER: EBANIZ, Kainoa Akani  Dob: 03/18/1995


PEDESTRIAN: Unknown white male adult, approx. 30 years of age. 





On 041715 at approx. 2210 officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to Pioneer Parkway West and ‘F’ Street to a reported vehicle versus pedestrian accident.  A vehicle traveling south bound on Pioneer Parkway West struck a pedestrian who was crossing Pioneer Parkway from east to west at ‘F’ Street.  The involved pedestrian was transported by paramedics to Sacred Heart Hospital River Bend where he is being treated for head trauma.  


Officers with the departments Major Accident Investigations Team are investigation the accident. 


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



The involved pedestrian has been identified as Benjamin Andrew Ruppert, 31 years old, of Springfield.  He remains in critical condition at Riverbend Hospital.


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Incident:                              Phone Scam

Location:                             Springfield Area

Case Number:                   15-2843               

Date/Time:                         3-31-15 / 2003hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick





NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  The Springfield Police Department has become aware of a phone scam where the suspect claims to be a Sergeant with the Springfield Police Department.  Several victims have notified SPD that the caller claims to be with the Warrant Division at the Springfield Police Department.  He goes on to say that they missed jury duty and he has a bench warrant for their arrest.  He says he wants $250.00 to lift the warrant.  He goes on to say the person could appear personally at 220 5th St.  However the suspect is unaware that the old Central Lane Justice building (220 5th St), is no longer a courthouse.  In one report he asked the victim to obtain a $250 gift card from a local store (Albertson’s, Walmart etc) to obtain the gift card number over the phone.


The Springfield Police Department, like other agencies, DO NOT operate in this manner.  Anyone receiving a call similar to this is asked to hang up and call SPD (541-726-3714), or the agency he claims to be associated with, to verify the legitimacy of the information.


If you have been the victim of this scam and have not reported it, you are asked to call SPD (541-726-3714).







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


News Release

City of Springfield, Police Department, 230 Fourth St., Springfield, OR  97477

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe, Police Department

(541) 726-3721       www.


October 25, 2011

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe

(541) 726-3721


SPD first in Oregon to offer SmartPhone App



The Springfield Police Department is pleased to announce the availability of a new Police iPhone and Android application for the citizens of Springfield.  The app named “My Police Department” or “MyPD” is available now for free in the iTunes & Android marketplace.


This app includes features for checking on the latest news, social media postings, directions, department contacts, submitting feedback, questions, department surveys, crime tips and more.


The app is available to the public free of charge.  The app is also free of any advertisements or pop ups.


All of the forms can be sent anonymously to the department, though we encourage an email address or phone number if you would like a response.  Users also have the ability to upload photos and GPS information with the app forms (for example a parking issue, graffiti complaint, etc).


As is the case with our other emails, tip line and social media sites, this app is not for any type of emergency situation.  SPD will attempt to review all messages in a timely fashion but do not always actively monitor all messages at all times.


The app was developed by Detective Peter Olson of Peabody, Massachusetts who founded the company WiredBlue LLC.  WiredBlue has more features planned for future releases.  Any suggestions can be directed to the department by emailing SPD at or the app developer at


More information can be found on our website at  and the MyPD app website


City of Springfield, Oregon