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Incident:  Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident

Location:  2500 block Gateway St.

Case Number: 15-874

Date/Time  1/26/15  0934 hrs.

More Information: Sergeant Rich Charboneau

Completed By: Sergeant Richard Jones                                            



PEDESTRIAN:        Moore, Michael Laverne  9/22/56

                                    Springfield, OR


DRIVER:                   Chance, Ashley Ann  12/2/91

                                    Springfield, OR




At 0934 hrs. Springfield Police and Eugene-Springfield Fire responded to a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident on Gateway St. at the southern entrance to the Gateway Mall.  Initial investigation determined that Ashley Chance was turning onto Gateway St. from an apartment complex in the 2500 block when she hit Michael Moore who was crossing the southbound lanes.


Moore was transported to Riverbend Hospital with life-threatening injuries.  The accident is being investigated by the Springfield Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor for the driver in the accident.

***Update*** January 27th, 2015 @ 1107 -

The pedestrian, Michael Moore, died from his injuries last night at Riverbend Hospital.  It is too early in the investigation by our Major Accident Investigation Team to determine if there will be any charges or citations for the driver.  We are still very interested in hearing from anyone who witnessed the accident.  They can call 541-726-3714.


Richard Jones, Sergeant

Springfield Police Department








Incident: Vehicle Crash 

Location: 400 block Hwy. 126 EB, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 15-832    

Date/Time:  January 24, 2015 / 1814 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Jeff Martin




On the above noted date and time approximately 6 vehicles were involved in a crash in the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 126 just west of the 5th street overpass.  The lead vehicle slowed to a pace that caused a chain reaction crash behind.  Three vehicles were towed from the scene and three occupants of those vehicles were transported via ambulance to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.  Two vehicles sustained significant damage.


Two drivers were issued citations for careless driving and following too close.



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INCIDENT:        Deceased Inmate - Springfield Municipal Jail                                    


DATE/ TIME:       January 19, 1607


LOCATION:       344 A Street, Springfield


SUBJECT:           23 year old male


     On January 19, 2015 at approximately 1600 hours an inmate of the Springfield Municipal Jail was found deceased inside of his cell.   He was located by Detention Officers conducting their hourly checks.  Officers immediately performed CPR and deployed an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Officers continued CPR until relived by Eugene/Springfield Fire Medics, but all attempts were unsuccessful. The inmate was a 23 year old male who was housed by himself, awaiting trial on a theft charge.  As standard protocol dictates the Oregon State Police and the Lane County Medical Examiners Office are conducting an investigation.  At this time there does not appear to be any foul play involved in this incident.



FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Captain Richard Lewis or Sgt. Richard                                                                                             Charboneau




Richard Lewis, Captain  



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Incident:              Armed Subject/Arrest                                                   Case #:  15-0298


Date/Time:         January 9, 2015  7:59 AM


Location:             Thurston High School

333 58th, Springfield



Arrested:             Brown, Jacob Craig                          DOB:  11/13/96

                              4860 Sedona Dr. Eugene


Charge:                Disorderly Conduct 2


Narrative of Incident: 


On the listed date and time a Eugene Police Captain Sam Kamkar was in the parking lot of Thurston High school when he observed two males exit a vehicle whose windows were tinted.  Captain Kamkar saw that one of the males was holding a military-style rifle that he was attempting to conceal. Captain Kamkar confronted the male at gunpoint and ordered him to drop the weapon, which was later found out to be a life-like replica, indistinguishable from a real one.  The male complied and Captain Kamkar made radio contact with Springfield Police dispatch to request assistance.  School Resource Officer Darin Vetter was on duty at the school and he responded along with other Springfield patrol officers.  The school was placed on immediate lock down. 


Upon officer’s arrival the male later identified as Jacob Brown, a Thurston High school student was detained and the weapon was seized.  The other male was identified as a 17 year old student.  Jacob Brown told officers the gun was going to be used after school and was not intended to be taken into the school.  Jacob Brown was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct 2 and lodged at the Springfield municipal jail.   


The Springfield and Eugene Police would like to use this incident as an opportunity to remind the public of the necessity of responsible and thoughtful weapons handling, whether actual firearms or plastic replicas. Recent intelligence reports have circulated throughout law enforcement circles involving real firearms having the ends of their barrels painted orange to appear as though they are only toys.  Officers responding to reports of armed individuals must treat every call as legitimate and view every gun as real.



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Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau  541 726-2326



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Incident:              Theft Arrest/Firearm Discharged at Dog                                                                Case #:  15-0205


Date/Time:         January 6, 2015  4:40 PM


Location:             171 S. 46th , Springfield



Arrested:             Putnam, Dakota Jaymes               12/11/95

                                171 S. 46th, Springfield


Charge:                Theft 3



Narrative of Incident:  On January 6th at 4:40 PM the police department was notified of a theft which had just occurred at St. Vincent De Paul, 4555 Main St.  Upon officers arrival they were advised a table was stolen from outside the store and the male suspect was observed taking it into a house across the street.  Officers responded to 171 S 46th and attempted to contact the occupants.  Noise was heard inside the house but there was no answer at the door.  A male matching the suspect description was observed inside walking towards the back of the residence so one of the officers walked into the backyard.  That officer knocked on a piece of wood that was a covering an open window and a male asked “who is it?”  The officer directed the male to come to the door.


A male came to the back door and the officer observed another male matching the suspect description inside the house walking past the open door.  The officer told that male to come outside and talk with him but instead the male turned towards the front of the house.  As the officer moved closer to the doorway he heard a dog bark.  A Pit Bull quickly ran out the door towards the officer.  The officer began retreating and assumed a bladed, non-aggressive posture.  The officer told the dog to “get back” but instead the dog continued to charge and grabbed the officer’s left hand which was being held out to protect himself.  The officer quickly drew his firearm and fired two shots which ended the attack.  The dog retreated back into the house.


The dog and its owner were transported to the emergency vet by officers and treated for a bullet wound to its thigh.  The dog is expected to make a full recovery.   The involved officer was wearing gloves at the time and he was not injured. The suspect in the theft was taken into custody at the residence and the stolen property was recovered. 



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Incident:  Cougar Located, Captured and Euthanized                                       Case #: None


Date/Time:  December 28th, 2014


Location:     Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. & S. 57th St.                 



On December, 28th, 2014, the Springfield Police Department was contacted by an Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Biologist who informed us that after several confirmed livestock kills in the area of Mt. Vernon Cemetery, just south of Springfield city limits, an adult male cougar was captured and euthanized by ODFW and federal wildlife officials. Due to the proximity to several recent sightings in the Mountaingate subdivision as well as Bob Straub area, we believe this is likely the same cougar but please continue to use caution, as it is uncertain if this was the only cougar in the area.


Completed By:  Sergeant Rich Charboneau  (541) 726-2326

More Information: Animal Control Officer Brian Austin (541)726-3634 

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Incident:                              New Year’s Eve DUII Arrests

Location:                             Springfield Oregon

Case Number:  

Date/Time:                         12-31-14

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  Springfield Police Officers arrested 10 DUII drivers on New Year’s Eve.  All came during a 5 hour period between 1045pm and 345am.  During the same time period last year, SPD arrested 5 DUII drivers.  The DUII enforcement included three Officers specifically responding to DUII calls for service.  With each DUII investigation taking between 2 and 3 hours, Officers stayed very busy during that period of time.


Officers investigated only one motor vehicle accident (non-injury).  That investigation led to one of the 10 DUII’s.


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INCIDENT: Arrest                          CASE:  14-11276


LOCATION: 3660 Gateway Blvd., Springfield 


DATE/ TIME: December 30, 2014/1200hrs


ARRESTED: Shorter, Jeremy Kenneth 33 years of Springfield


CHARGES:  Arson 2, Criminal Mischief 1 and 4 counts of Theft by Deception.




NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On December 29, 2014 at approximately 0609 hours Springfield Police were called to the Northwest Community Credit Union located at 3660 Gateway in regards to a possible Arson to the ATM machine located at the business.  Fire and Life personnel were already on scene and had extinguished the blaze.  Physical evidence of the crime was located at the scene. 


Working with additional evidence provided by Northwest Community Credit Union Security, investigators were able to locate and arrest Jeremy Kenneth Shorter, 33 of Springfield.  Further evidence of his criminal activity was located subsequent to his arrest. The arrest occurred December 30, 2014 at approximately 0945 hours.


Mr. Shorter will be lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.




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Incident:  UUV, Eluding, Kidnap 1

Location:  30th & Main St.

Case Number:  14-11234

Date/Time  12/27/14 1134 hrs.          

More Information:  Sergeant Rich Charboneau  541-726-2326

Completed By: Sergeant Richard Jones                                            


SUSPECTS:  Mann, William Carl   10/10/75

                        Dexter, OR


CHARGES:  UUV, Poss. Stolen Vehicle, Eluding, Reckless Driving, Kidnap 1 X2


NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 12/27/14 at 1134 hrs. an SPD officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic offense near 30th and Main Street.  The driver initially pulled into a parking lot, but then sped away.  A pursuit was initiated that travelled to 42nd St then onto Marcola Rd.  The suspect reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour on Marcola Rd. and the pursuit was terminated.  A moment later the vehicle was spotted turning onto Pico St. off Marcola Rd. which is a dead end.   The vehicle was found to be stopped at the dead end where the driver had fled, but two female passengers stayed and cooperated with officers.  It was learned the car was an unreported stolen vehicle taken from Eugene near the U of O campus.


With the assistance from the Lane County Sheriffs Office and Oregon State Police a perimeter was set up and the area was checked with an SPD K9.  Nearly three hours later the suspect driver, William Mann, was spotted by a Lane County Sheriffs Deputy as he came out onto Marcola Rd. near the Springfield Country Club.  Mann was taken into custody without incident.


Mann was taken to the Lane County Jail and lodged on the listed charges.   


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Incident:                              Robbery I Arrest

Location:                             30 E St Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   14- 11142

Date/Time:                         12-26-14 / 2030hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326  

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick


ARRESTED:                          Brink, Justin Ray                               20 year old Male of Springfield                                                  

Couturier, Nico Antonio                   15 year old Male of Springfield


CHARGES:                           Robbery I            (both)   Measure 11

                                                Assault III            (both)


NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 12-23-14 at approximately 10pm a robbery occurred near the Bungalow Market at 30 E St.  The victim was taken to a local Hospital where she received treatment for injuries to her face.  She reported that two teenage males (unknown to her) demanded cigarettes and alcohol.  When she refused and attempted to leave, the two males took her to the ground and she was kicked in the face leaving significant bruising/swelling to her left eye and surrounding area.  Officers working the case received information from a citizen that Brink was responsible, and had threatened her earlier in the night.  The victim notified Police on 12-26-14 that she figured out who the suspects were with help from area residents, and through Facebook.


Officers learned that Brink was arrested later in the night on 12-23-14 for head-butting an SPD Officer.  He was lodged that night at the Springfield Municipal Jail and was still being held at the Springfield Jail on 12-26-14.  Detective Akins was working the case and interviewed Brink.  At the conclusion of his investigation, Brink was charged with Robbery I and Assault III.  He also learned where Couturier was staying.  Officers, including a Springfield K9 responded to 615 W N St at 830pm on 12-26-14 and arrested him without incident.  He was also charged with Robbery I and Assault III.  He was lodged at SERBU due to his age. 


The arrests were a result of diligent work by the victim and area residents working together with SPD.


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Incident:  Unauthorized Use of Vehicle Arrest        

Location:  5415 Main St. Springfield, OR

Case Number: 14-10996      

Date/Time 12/19/14  1117 hrs.

More Information: On Duty Watch Commander  541-726-3714

Completed By: Sergeant Richard Jones                                            


SUSPECT:                Carey, Christian Andrew Lee  03/15/84

                                    950 Olympic St.

                                    Springfield, OR


CHARGES:               UUV, Possession Stolen Vehicle, Theft 3, Criminal Mischief 3, Criminal Trespass 2




On 12/19/14 at 1117 hrs. Springfield Police officers were called to the Safeway store at 5415 Main St. regarding a shoplifter who ran from employees.  The suspect was seen leaving in a vehicle.  An officer arriving in the area spotted the vehicle and began to follow.  The suspect pulled into a driveway in the 5300 block of A St. and ran.  Other officers arriving in the area set up a perimeter and the nearby Riverbend Elementary School went on lockdown.  A few minutes later school employees notified the police that a person matching the description of the suspect was on the school grounds. 


The suspect jumped a fence into a neighboring residential area.  Officers in that area spotted the suspect and he was captured a short time later.  He was identified as Christian Carey.  It was learned that the vehicle Carey was driving was an unreported stolen vehicle.


Carey was lodged at the Lane County Jail for the listed charges.


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Incident:           Hit & Run Fatal Accident Arrest

Location:          24895 Dunham Avenue Veneta, Oregon

   Case Number: 14-10744   

   Date/Time:    December 13, 2014 /2100 hours

   Additional Information: Watch Commander 541-726-3714 



VICTIMS:      Ortiz-Reynaga, Daniel   67 years of Mexico  (Deceased)

                        Ortiz, Julio    39 years of Springfield  (Minor Injury)


ARRESTED: McDaniel, Isabel Gloria

                        DOB: 032984

                        24895Dunham Ave.

                        Veneta, Oregon


CHARGED:   McDaniel, Gary Louis


                        24895 Dunham Ave.

                        Veneta, Oregon


     Based upon information received from two separate sources, Springfield Police Officers located the driver & suspect vehicle responsible for the fatal accident where Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga was killed. The vehicle was discovered inside the garage at 24895 Dunham Avenue in Veneta. Isabel McDaniel was taken into custody at the same location without incident.  She will be lodged in the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.

     Gary Louis McDaniel who is the suspect’s husband was cited and released for Tampering with physical evidence.

     The Springfield Police Department would like to thank members of the public who assisted with this investigation as their information was instrumental in the apprehension of the suspect.



  •  Hit & Run Felony (Failure to perform duties of driver to injured persons

(ORS 811.705)

  • Tampering with physical evidence (ORS 162.295)







Incident:              Death of Springfield Police Dog                                                                                 


Date/Time:         December 11, 2014 



The Springfield Police Department sadly announces the death of one of our four police dogs, K9 Troll.  On December 10th Troll was rushed to his veterinarian after displaying signs of what is commonly referred to as Gastric Torsion or Bloat.  He was soon transferred to Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates (OVRA) who specialize in the treatment of animals with serious medical issues.  Surgery was performed and Troll appeared to be out of danger.  He was sent home with his handler Officer Brian Keetle for recovery.  However the following day, December 11th, his health took a sudden downturn and he was returned to OVRA.  Another surgery was performed and it was discovered that unforeseen complications had developed which ultimately led to Troll’s death later in the day.  K9 Troll was a 5 year old German shepherd who served the citizens of Springfield for two years.  K9 Troll had 34 captures during his career.

The K9 Unit would like to thanks McKenzie Animal Hospital, OVRA and Veterinary Surgeons Dr. Aimee Csiszer and Dr. Curt Daly for their tireless efforts over 36 hours in an attempt to save K9 Troll. K9 Troll was purchased with money donated to the K9 Unit by Dean and Rita Maxwell.

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The Maxwell’s with Troll & Ofc. Keetle


Completed By:                  Sgt. Rich Charboneau  726-2326   PIO/K9 Supervisor



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Incident:           Hit & Run Fatal Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle Accident

Location:          54th & Main St, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 14-10744      

Date/Time:       December 11, 2014 / 1816 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy



VICTIMS:      Ortiz, Reynaga   67 years of Mexico  (Deceased)

                        Ortiz, Julio    39 years of Springfield  (Minor Injury)


SUSPECT:     Unknown






            On December 11, 2014 at 1816 hours, officers responded to hit & run accident at the intersection of 54th & Main St.  Preliminary investigation shows that the victims were walking north across Main St. when they were struck by a vehicle traveling west on Main St.  Julio was sideswiped but as Reynaga was hit, he was flipped up onto the top of the car.  The vehicle continued west on Main St.  The vehicle then turned north onto 43rd Pl.

As the vehicle approached 42nd St. on Smith Way, the victim fell or was removed from the top of the car and left in the street.  Reynaga was transported to the hospital by medics where he was pronounced deceased.   The suspect has not been located at this time.  The accident is continuing by the department’s major accident team.


            The suspect vehicle is similar to a 1989 Honda Civic wagon white in color.  The vehicle was captured on video as it passed an LTD bus by their on board camera.  The video may be released at a later time.


If anyone has any additional information they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 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


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