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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Attempted Kidnapping

Location:                             300 blk of Main St, Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   15-6600               

Date/Time:                         7-29-15 / 1140hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

SUSPECT:             White female in her 20’s, 5’5”, thin build, wearing a white long sleeve shirt and blue skirt.  Suspect has a deformed or missing left arm below the elbow.

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 7-29-15 at approximately 1140am Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping of a 4 year old boy.  The complainant (grandmother of child) stated she and her 4 year old grandson were walking on the sidewalk in the 300 block of Main St when they were approached by the suspect.  The suspect began begging for money.  The complainant told her she did not have any money to give her.  The suspect began following them, and again asked for money.  After a second refusal, the suspect grabbed onto the 4 year olds arm and began trying to pull him free from the complainant.  The complainant struggled to hold onto her grandson.  The suspect then shoved her backward hard enough that she lost her balance and struck her head against a nearby wall.  Fortunately the complainant was able to maintain control of the child, although the suspect continued attempting to take the child.  An alert citizen observed the incident and came outside and yelled at the suspect.  It appears this action forced the suspect to depart the area without the money or child.  Officers flooded the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.  During routine follow up with nearby businesses, Officers learned that the suspect may frequent the downtown area, and has been trespassed by business for prior misbehavior.  No significant injuries were reported by the complainant at the time of the report.

 

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


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                     Unlawful Use of a Firearm Arrest

Location:                    700 blk of 6th St, Springfield Oregon

Case Number:           15-6529          

Date/Time:                 7-27-15 / 0932am

More Information:    Sgt Charboneau 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                       

ARRESTED:             15 year old White male of Springfield

 

CHARGES:               Unlawful Use of a weapon

                                    Menacing

                                    Tampering with evidence

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 7-27-15 at 09:32hrs Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a domestic dispute between a 15 year old boy and his mother.  During the dispute the boy pushed his mother several times over some money he felt she owed him.  After pushing his mother he retrieved a firearm he had acquired.  The mother left the residence and called Police. She advised that at some point, her son threatened to harm Police.  When Officers arrived they worked to evacuate the suspect’s brother (also a juvenile) who was with him inside.  Once the brother was out, Officers established a perimeter and notified nearby residents of the situation for their safety.  A Springfield Police negotiator attempted numerous times to establish communication with the suspect (both by phone and loud speaker).  The suspect refused to respond.  Officers made entry into the house and found the suspect sitting in the living room.  After determining that he was not a threat to Officers he was taken into custody without incident.  The boy hid the firearm prior to Officers making entry, but was located by Police.  He was lodged at the SERBU youth detention facility on the listed charges.

 

During the incident, no one was injured, and 7th St between F St and G St was closed (approximately 1 hour).  Springfield patrol Officers were assisted by a Springfield Police K9 and SPD Detectives.

 

http://psjsrvopctr.psj.net/opcenter/Mug.aspx?ID=62171.011

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

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Occupied Burglary Arrest

Location:                             500 Block of Harlow Rd Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   15-5992               

Date/Time:                         7-10-15 / 0154am

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

ARRESTED:                          Adams, Tyrone Perry     29 year old Black male of Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           Burglary I

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On July 10th 2015 Officers of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a report of an occupied burglary which just occurred in the 500 block of Harlow Rd.  The female victim advised she was with her baby watching TV, when she noticed a black male standing at her kitchen table going through a purse.  She instinctively began yelling at him to leave.  He tried to run out a backdoor, but turned around and fled out the front door.  The victim ran after him to see where he went.  She then returned to her family and called Police.  At the time of the burglary there were three children inside the house, and two other adults.

 

The victim provided an excellent suspect description, and 5 patrol Officers and a K9 began searching for the suspect.  Officer Brian Bragg located the suspect in the 1900 block of 5th St.  Stolen property from the burglary was located on Adams during the arrest.

 

http://psjsrvopctr.psj.net/opcenter/Mug.aspx?ID=62171.011ADAMS, TYRONE

 

 

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

 


SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

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INCIDENT: Arrest                                                         CASE # 15-5895

 

LOCATION: 146 South 15th Street, Springfield

 

DATE/TIME:                            July 9, 2015/1400 hrs.

 

VICTIM:  Coleman, Sarah Ann, 23 years old

 

ARRESTED:  Pfaff, Kyle Dean, 30 years old

 

CHARGES: Aggravated Murder, Burglary 1

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On the above listed date and time Kyle Pfaff was located on a property approximately 15 miles east of Sutherlin.  Law enforcement from Douglas County spotted the victim’s vehicle parked at the entrance to a rural property.  It was learned that the property owner was on vacation.  The residence was searched, but Pfaff was not found inside.  A subsequent search of the surrounding property was done, which resulted in the apprehension of Kyle Dean Pfaff, who appeared to be camping on the property.

 

Pfaff was taken into custody and later lodged at the Lane County Jail on the above-listed charges.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721 or 729-2310

 

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

 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Suspicious Circumstances Death                              Case #: 15-5895

 

Date/Time:         July 9, 2015 @ 1546

 

Location:             Douglas County, Oregon

 

 

INVOLVED:  Pfaff, Kyle Dean, 30 years old

INVOLVED VEHICLE:  1997 Dodge Intrepid, White LIC/385HAE

 

The above listed subject & vehicle have been located and are no longer outstanding.

 

More information will be released at a later time.

 

Completed By:  Tiffany Monroe, 541-726-3721

 


 

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

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INCIDENT: Homicide                                               CASE # 15-5895

 

LOCATION: 146 South 15th Street, Springfield

 

DATE/TIME:  July 7, 2015/0158 hrs.

 

VICTIM:  Coleman, Sarah Ann, 23 years old

 

PERSON OF INTEREST:  Pfaff, Kyle Dean, 30 years old

 

STOLEN VEHICLE:  1997 Dodge Intrepid, White, LIC/385HAE

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A preliminary investigation into the death of Sarah Coleman indicates she died of homicidal violence.  We are currently looking for Kyle Pfaff and the above listed stolen vehicle.

 

Pfaff is described as a white male adult, 5 feet 9 inches, 200 pounds with brown eyes and hair.

 

If you have any information in regards to this case or the suspect/vehicle location please contact us immediately.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721 or 729-2310

 

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

 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Suspicious Circumstances Death                              Case #: 15-5895

 

Date/Time:         July 7, 2015  1:58 AM

 

Location:             146 S 15th, Springfield

 

 

INVOLVED:  Female in her 20’s

 

On July 7th at 1:58 AM Springfield Officers responded to report of a deceased female at 146 S. 15th.  Officers arrived and confirmed the death.  A preliminary investigation revealed the death occurred under suspicious circumstances and Detectives were called to the scene.  As of 2:00 PM Springfield Detectives with the assistance of the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and Medical Examiner’s Office are still at the residence conducting the investigation.  Next of kin of the deceased has been notified.

 

Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau   541 726-2326

 


 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Murder/Suicide                                                                               Case #: 15-5786

 

Date/Time:         July 3, 2015  12:09 PM

 

Location:             5236 Main St. #17, Springfield

 

 

VICTIM:                39 year old male, deceased

 

SUSPECT:             71 year old male, deceased

 

On July 3rd at 12:09 PM the 911 center received a call of a gunshot victim at the Village Park apartments, 5236 Main St.  Information was received indicating the victim had been shot by an apartment resident.  Officers of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched and upon their arrival they located a male in the parking lot with a gunshot wound.  The fire department responded and tactically entered the scene w/ officers to care for the victim.  The victim was transported to Peace Health Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. 

 

Springfield SWAT members responded to the location as police negotiators attempted to contact the involved resident by phone and loud hailer.  At 1401 hours after no response to repeated attempts to contact the resident, tear gas was shot into the apartment.  No sounds or movements were detected and at 1407 hours SWAT officers forcibly entered the apartment.  Inside they located the involved male suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Fire department personnel, who were on standby in the area, responded and transported the male to RiverBend.

 

Both of the involved males have been pronounced deceased.  The police department is notifying next of kin.  Springfield Detectives are conducting the follow-up investigation which will include a search warrant for the involved apartment.  Officer will be at the scene for several hours.

 

Further information, including the identities of the deceased males will be released tomorrow.

 

Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau   541 726-2326

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Murder/Suicide Follow-up                                                                         Case #: 15-5786

 

Date/Time:         July 3, 2015  12:09 PM

 

Location:             5236 Main St. #17, Springfield

 

 

VICTIM:                Newell, Shawn Thomas   9/2/75 

5236 Main St. Springfield

 

SUSPECT:             Cottle, Ronald F.   7/11/43

                                5236 Main St. #17, Springfield

 

On July 3rd at 12:09 PM the 911 center received a call of a gunshot victim at the Village Park apartments, 5236 Main St.  Information was received indicating the victim had been shot by an apartment resident.  The victim, identified as Shawn Newell the apartment manager, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  After numerous attempts to contact the suspect in apartment #17, SWAT officers made entry and found the occupant Ronald Cottle suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Mr. Cottle was also transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

 

Evidence indicates Ronald Cottle was being evicted from his apartment.  Shawn Newell, the apartment manager, walked to Cottle’s apartment to discuss the eviction with him.  During that contact Mr. Newell was shot at least one time by Cottle.

 

Springfield Detectives are still investigating the incident.

 

 

Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau   541 726-2326

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident: Recovery Stolen Vehicle

Location: 3800 block International Ct, Springfield

Case Number: #15-5654; EPD 15-10950

Date/Time June 29, 2015  1:35 pm

Completed By: Sergeant Keith Seanor                                             

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On June 29, 2015, Springfield Police Officers on patrol in the 3800 block of International Ct. observed several suspicious subjects associated with two parked vehicles. Upon the individuals making note of the officer’s presence, they began to disburse in separate directions. One male was detained and the officer’s field investigation revealed one of the two associated vehicles was consistent with the suspect vehicle of an EPD Robbery I, Burglary I and Menacing with a handgun that had just occurred approximately 30 minutes earlier. The second associated vehicle was a confirmed stolen car from a Springfield citizen. The owner of the stolen vehicle arrived at the scene to recover their vehicle and when removing contents not owned by the vehicle owner, a handgun was recovered. The individual detained by SPD has refused to identify himself and his identity is still unknown.  This is an active investigation.      

 

For Additional Information, contact Sergeant Rich Charboneau (541) 726-3714.


 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Homicide                                                                            Case #: 15-5479

 

Date/Time:         June 23, 2015  1:06PM

 

Location:             513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

 

On June 22nd at 10:01 AM the Springfield Police Department received a request to conduct a welfare check at 513 Nicholas.  An out of state family member advised he had not been able to contact the family living at that residence.  Springfield Officers arrived and attempted contact but there was no answer at the door.  A note on the door indicated the family was out of town.

 

On June 23rd at 1:01 PM a Springfield Officer returned to the residence to check it again.  While he was there knocking on the door a call from inside the residence was made to 911 by a male asking for a police negotiator.  Additional officers arrived at the residence and attempted to communicate with anyone inside the residence.  When there was no response, entry was made. An injured male was located inside and subsequently transported to the hospital by Paramedics.

 

A search warrant for the residence was obtained and served at midnight.  Located inside were two deceased persons.  No information about the involved can be released at this time due to the on-going investigation.  Assisting in the investigation is the Lane County District Attorney’s Office, Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Oregon State Police Crime lab.

 

Further information regarding this investigation will be released at noon today.  

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Homicide-Follow up                                                                      Case #: 15-5479

 

Date/Time:         June 23, 2015  1:06 PM

 

Location:             513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

 

INVOLVED:                         Ringquist, Jeremy Daniel                              5/16/77

                                                513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

The male contacted at the scene of the homicide has been identified as Jeremy Ringquist.  He is currently hospitalized and has not been charged with a crime. 

 

 

Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau   541 726-2326

 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Homicide-Follow up/Arrest                                                                       Case #: 15-5479

 

Date/Time:         June 23, 2015  1:06 PM

 

Location:             513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

 

MISSING:                            Ringquist, Karen Elaine                  9/2/49

                                                513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

                                                Ringquist, Randy Alan                    4/11/52

                                                513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

ARRESTED:                          Ringquist, Jeremy Daniel              5/16/77

                                                513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           Aggravated Murder X 2

 

 

 

This morning, June 25th at 9:10 AM Jeremy Ringquist was taken into custody at the hospital and transported to the Lane County jail where he was lodged on the listed charges.

 

Springfield Police detectives believe the two bodies discovered inside the residence are those of Karen and Randy Ringquist but are awaiting confirmation of their identify by the Lane County Medical Examiner.

 


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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 19, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Tana Steers, Community Service Officer, Springfield Police Department, 541-726-3731.

 

Springfield Neighborhood Watch sponsors “National Night Out” kickoff party,

Saturday July 11 – 11am-4pm in conjunction with Springfield’s SummerFair.

 

The National Night out Kickoff Party, sponsored by the Springfield Neighborhood Watch, Willamalane Park and Recreation District and the Springfield Police Department, is scheduled for Saturday, July 11. This year combined with Springfield’s SummerFair. The free public event is set for 11am - 4 pm at Island Park in Springfield. A silent auction and raffle will be held in conjunction with the event to benefit the Springfield Neighborhood Watch. The funds raised will allow the Neighborhood Watch to operate and provide crime prevention programs and strategies.

 

The National Night Out promotes Police and community partnerships, crime and drug prevention awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. The kickoff is designed to encourage people to celebrate National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug. 4, in their own neighborhoods or at least by turning on their porch lights; going outside and meeting neighbors. Springfield Police Command Staff and McGruff the crime dog will be visiting various neighborhood parks on that day.

 

Activities at the kick-off will include free games for the children, public safety displays, police and fire vehicles, a police K-9 demonstration, and drug and crime prevention information – including free fingerprint kits. Bicycle helmet coupons will be available for children in need. Children will receive a free drawstring Backpack when they arrive and will be given a “scavenger hunt” type list shows them the different goodies/prizes they can receive at some of the Community booths.

 

Children and families are encouraged to visit each of the community/info booths. After visiting all of the community/info booths the children receive 10 carnival tickets, and a two for one Splash!, at Lively Park coupon. (First 500)

 

“National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in the fight for a safer nation,” said Tana Steers, a Community Service Officer and one of the event’s coordinators. “The benefits our community will derive from this activity will most certainly extend well beyond the kickoff and the Aug. 4 neighborhood events.”


 

   

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

 

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    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

 


News Release

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

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe, Police Department

(541) 726-3721       www. Springfield-or.gov

 

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 police@springfield-or.gov or the app developer at info@wiredblue.co

 

More information can be found on our website at www.springfield-or.gov/dept_pol.htm  and the MyPD app website http://wiredblue.co

 

City of Springfield, Oregon