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Incident:              Police Dog Competition

 

Location:             Springfield High School Silke Field

                                800 18th St., Springfield                                                                                 

 

Date/Time:         June 18, 2016  12:00 PM-3:00PM 

 

 

 

The Springfield Police K-9 Unit is hosting our 21th annual police dog competition this Saturday, June 18th 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 event are from Roseburg, Washington County, Douglas County, Lane County, Eugene, Portland and Springfield.  A demonstration will be given by the Springfield detection dog.  The competition involves timed events, including both the dog and handler.  Events include an agility course, area search, handler protection, fastest dog and suspect apprehension.  Al Peterson from KVAL TV will be Master of Ceremonies. The public is invited to attend free of charge.  T-shirts, hats and other Springfield K9 merchandise will be available for purchase. Addi’s Diner will be selling food.  All proceeds will go towards the purchase of Springfield K-9 equipment and training.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Sgt. Rich Charboneau 726-2326

 


 

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INCIDENT: Arrest                                             CASE # 16-5231

 

LOCATION:  Springfield

 

DATE/TIME:                            June 9, 2016/0211

 

ARRESTED:  Green, Anthony James 29yrs of Springfield

 

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On the above listed date, Officers from Springfield Police responded to an address in east Springfield after receiving a complaint that there was possibly child pornography located on an electronic device belonging to Anthony Green.  When Officers arrived, they reviewed a portion of the content stored on the device and determined that it depicted sexual photographs of a prepubescent child.

 

Investigators were called to the scene and subsequently arrested Anthony Green on numerous charges.  The investigation also revealed the identity of at least one child victim, who was under the age of 10.  Other electronic devices that belonged the Anthony Green were seized for further investigation. 

 

Anthony Green was lodged in the Lane County Jail on 10 counts of Use of a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, 10 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse II, Unlawful Sexual Penetration I and Sexual Abuse I.

 

This investigation is ongoing.

 

 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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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

Incident:                                 Possession of Dangerous Weapon in a Public Building

Location:                                333 58th Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:                       16-5200          

Date/Time:                             June 8th, 2016 / 0818 hours

Additional Information:       Sgt. Dave Lewis at 541-726-3721 

Completed By:                       Sgt. Brian Humphreys 

 

 

ARRESTED:  Craig, Joel David      18 year old white male of Springfield

 

 

CHARGES:   Possession of Dangerous Weapon in Public Building

                        Disorderly Conduct 1

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On listed date and time the Thurston High School Resource Officer was alerted to threats of violence being made against classmates.  Following the interviews of three Thurston High School students, the officer learned that threats had been made both verbally and via text message beginning in early March and continuing through April of 2016.  The officer learned that the involved student, Joel Craig, had been witnessed possessing firearms in his vehicle upon Thurston High School property.  One student reported seeing Craig in possession of a 45 caliber handgun multiple times, as recently as April, 2016. 

 

During the investigation, Craig admitted recollection of the text messages and verbal threats made toward other students, claiming he was “just venting.”  Craig further admitted to officers that he had “some blades” and guns in his vehicle, but claimed the guns were replica BB guns.  He made statements that he feared something bad was going to happen and he was going to lose control and carry out the threats he had made to harm people. 

 

Craig denied officers consent to search his vehicle which was parked on school grounds.  The vehicle was impounded and a search warrant was later obtained to search the contents of Craig’s vehicle.  Officers located 3 realistic BB guns along with multiple edged weapons to include survival knives, machetes, and two spring assisted knives. 

 

Craig was lodged at the Lane County Jail for the above listed charges. The case has been forwarded to the Lane County District Attorney’s Office for review.  

 

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

 

 

Joel Craig

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Click it or Ticket Safety Belt Enforcement Blitz Wrap Up         

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time May 16th – 29th, 2016

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                           

 

The Springfield Police Department Traffic Team participated in the 2016 ‘Click it or Ticket’ Traffic Safety Blitz.  With the assistance of funding from the USDOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the time period from May 16th to May 29th, the Springfield Police Department was able to increase traffic safety patrols in order to target risky driving behavior.  In addition to other citations issued and arrests made, the Springfield Police Department issued 27 seatbelt citations, 47 speeding citations, 51 driving while suspended citations, 24 mobile communication device (cell-phone) citations and made 19 DUII arrests.  The Springfield Police Department is happy to report 0 fatal traffic crashes within the City of Springfield during the blitz period.  For more information contact the Springfield Police Department Traffic Team at 541-726-3714.

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Incident:                                 Theft 1 from Vehicle

Location:                                919 Kruse Way, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:                       16-4990

Date/Time:                             June 2nd, 2016 / 0841 hours

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

Completed By:                       Sgt. Brian Humphreys 

 

 

SUSPECTS: 

 

No known suspects at this time.

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On 06/02/2016 at approx. 0841 a Community Service Officer with the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the Holiday Inn Hotel, 919 Kruse Way, regarding a theft from vehicle complaint.  An active duty member of the United States Army was en route from Georgia to Alaska, relocating due to military assignment.  He was traveling with his family when they stopped at the Gateway area hotel for the night prior to driving further north. 

 

Sometime during the night an unknown suspect(s) broke into the family suburban, stealing several suitcases containing the family’s clothing and personal belongings.  The victim and his wife were traveling with their six (6) children, ranging in ages one (1) through seventeen (17) and lost a majority of the family’s clothing, including military uniforms. 

 

The victimized family was provided assistance from “Bags of Love,” bags containing clothing, toiletries, and other emergency items, as well as a $100 gift card to assist in purchasing needed items for the remainder of their travel.  The $100 gift card was purchased with funds from the Springfield Police Department’s CHETT Program.  

 

The CHETT Program (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) was established by Springfield police and named after Springfield resident and United States Marine Corps and Coast Guard veteran (ret.) Chet Martin and his wife Carolyn.   The Martin's had approached Springfield police asking to donate funds to police for use as a benevolent community resource to help veterans and other community members at times of urgent need.

 

The Martins worked with police to establish the program and funded an initial cash donation of $700 to get the program started. Word of the CHETT Program quickly spread in Springfield and the fund has continued to grow and provide assistance to those in need within our community.  The Martins were recently recognized by Springfield Mayor Lundburg and City Council when they were presented a citizen appreciation award for their work on the CHETT Program.

 

Donations to the CHETT fund can be made in person at the Springfield Justice Center at 230 Fourth Street, Springfield. 

 

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

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Motor Vehicle Accident / Arrest

Location:                             Mohawk Blvd and M St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-4945               

Date/Time:                         May 31st 2016 / 8:11pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Ryker, Robin Joy               54 year old White Female of Jasper

 

CHARGES:                           Possession of Meth

                                                Reckless Driving

                                                Driving without a license (Citation)

                                               

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 5-31-16 at 8:11pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded with Springfield/Eugene Fire to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at the intersection of Mohawk Blvd and M St.  Witnesses reported a female driving a 1996 GMC Sierra struck two children who were crossing Mohawk (in a crosswalk). The 9 year old boy was bleeding from his head and was still in the roadway when Officers arrived.  The 15 year old female was also knocked to the ground.  Both children were transported to Riverbend Hospital.  At this time it does not appear the injuries to either child will be life threatening. 

 

Ryker remained on scene and after the investigation was taken into custody for the listed crimes.  A DUII investigation was conducted, and although there was evidence of drug use, Ryker was not impaired at the time of the accident.  She was not charged with DUII.  Ryker was turning southbound on Mohawk Blvd from the Bi-Mart parking lot after her light turned green.  Simultaneously the walk signal illuminated for the crosswalk which runs east/west.  According to witnesses, Ryker accelerated quickly when her light turned green, and turned directly into the pedestrians.  She was later lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.

 

Southbound Mohawk was completely shut down for about 30 minutes while medics evaluated the patients.  Southbound Mohawk was restricted to one lane for an hour and 20 minutes after that. 

 

The Springfield Police Department would like to remind drivers of the following:

 

  1. Do not drive after using methamphetamine
  2. Do not drive without a license
  3. If your light is a green circle, and you are turning left or right, be aware of the crosswalk signals because you may be required to yield the right of way.  A green arrow indicates you have the right of way, and pedestrians should not be in the crosswalk.

 

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                     Explosion

Location:                    1979 S. 58th St.,Springfield OR

Case Number:            16-4933          

Date/Time:                 May 31, 2016    2:07 pm

More Information:     INET Sgt. Eric Fisher   (541) 682-6252          

Completed By:           Sgt. Keith Seanor

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  

On May 31, 2016, Springfield Police along with Eugene-Springfield Fire were dispatched to an explosion of a private residence at 1979 S. 58th St. Upon arrival, emergency responders conducted a brief search for survivors and learned the residence was unoccupied at the time of the explosion. The blast force was of such magnitude that a portion of the home’s refrigerator was located in the front yard, close to the street. Structure damage was caused to the roof, walls and exterior load bearing wall. Virtually all windows were blown out from the blast.  

 

There was physical evidence at the scene consistent with the manufacture of hash which is a concentrated form of THC-derived from marijuana plants. Laboratories of this nature are described as BHO (Butane Hash Oil) Labs and are illegal. To understand the dangers associated with BHO labs, citizens can research these types of explosions using standard web site search engines. Labs similar to these can cause major injury or death if individuals are present when an explosion occurs. Two dogs were present during the blast and appear to be not injured.

 

Members of the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) responded to the area and assumed control of the investigation including interviews with the residents. As of the time of this press release, the investigation is continuing by INET and no additional information is available.     

 

Anyone with pertinent information is asked to call the INET Tip Line at (541) 682-6266 or the main INET line at (541) 682-6250 if anonymity is not important.


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:          Burglary I        

Location:         624 Granite Pl., Springfield OR

Case Number: 16-4869            

Date/Time:         May 29, 2016  11:20 am (approx.)      

More Information:       On duty Watch Commander at 541-726-3714 

Completed By:             Sergeant K.D. Seanor

 

 

SUSPECT:       Unidentified white male, early 20’s, short blonde hair, white T-shirt and blue jeans           

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  

On May 29, 2016, at approximately 11:05 am, the Springfield Police Department received a call pertaining to a burglary that had just occurred. The resident of 624 Granite Pl. reported the above described subject had knocked on their door however because of previous issues with solicitors, the resident did not to answer. Shortly afterwards the suspect had entered the residence through an unlocked rear door, likely believing the residence was unoccupied.

 

The home owner startled the suspect who fled the scene. A brief canvass of the immediate area was conducted and the investigating officer learned at least one other neighbor had an unidentified suspect knock on their door as well. Based on the field investigation, it is believed the suspect had been choosing to knock on doors where it appears the residents are away. This is in part because all vehicles were parked in the garage, rather than on the residential driveways.

 

The Springfield Police Department would like to inform the community that many daytime household burglaries are conduct because the offenders believe the residence is unoccupied.

 

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

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Menacing Arrest

Location:                             15th St and Q St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-4686               

Date/Time:                         May 23rd 2016 / 2325pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Handsaker, Jesse James     18 Year old White Male of Springfield

                                                Johnson, Dericc Thomas    21 Year old Black Male of Eugene

                                                17 Year old White Male Juvenile

 

CHARGES:                           Handsaker- Theft I (Stolen firearm), Menacing, Unlawful Possession of a firearm

                                               

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Juvenile-Menacing, Unlawful Possession of a firearm

                                               

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 5-23-16 just before midnight Officers of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a report of a menacing which just occurred.  The 21 year old victim reported that while he was walking on Mohawk Blvd near Q St a white Chevy Malibu occupied by three males passed by him, then suddenly turned back around and re-approached him.  He said the second time the car drove by the two passengers menaced him with guns.  He described them as a handgun, and a rifle.  He was able to safely make it home and notify police.  Numerous Officers responded to find the suspects.  A short while later Officer Jared Quinones found the suspect vehicle in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot.  The three males listed above were taken into custody.  Handsaker was in possession of a stolen 9mm handgun.  The investigation revealed that the three suspects did not know the victim.  No one was injured during the incident.  Handsaker and Johnson were lodged at the Lane County Jail.  The Juvenile was lodged at SERBU.  The Springfield Police Department is asking anyone with knowledge of the menacing to contact us at 541-726-3714.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Stabbing Arrest

Location:                             1062 Main St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-4601               

Date/Time:                         May 20th 2016  / 8:53pm

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Masters, Joseph Airon                   40 year old Homeless White Male

                               

 

CHARGES:                           Assault I (Measure 11)

                                                Unlawful Use of a Weapon

                                               

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 5-20-16 at 8:53pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at 1062 Main St.  Officers arrived to find the victim (a 44 year old White Male) with a significant stab wound to his chest.  He was rushed to the Hospital by medics with the Springfield Fire Department.  He is currently undergoing surgery, but is expected to survive.  The suspect was located a few blocks away on Main St.  He was taken into custody without incident.  The stabbing occurred after the two males apparently had an argument inside the apartment.  No one else was injured during the incident.  Detectives with the Springfield Police Department were summoned and are continuing the investigation.  Masters was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Click it or Ticket Safety Belt Enforcement Blitz   

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time May 16th – 29th, 2016

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                            

 

Local Law Enforcement agencies will be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement ‘blitz’ from May 16th through May 29th.  The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that in 2014 alone, 28 occupants of passenger vehicles were killed in crashes in Lane County.  Of these fatalities only 64.29% were restrained by safety belts.  With the assistance of funding from the USDOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Springfield Police Department and Eugene Police Department will have additional officers on duty in an effort to reduce injuries and fatalities related to improperly restrained and unrestrained drivers.  Authorities would like to remind you to please drive safe and sober.  Contact the Springfield Police Department Traffic Team at 541-726-3714 or the Eugene Police Department Public Information Officer at 541-682-5124.   

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MEDIA RELEASE

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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MEDIA RELEASE

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

 


 

   

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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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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

 

City of Springfield, Oregon