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MEDIA RELEASE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                       Springfield police participating in national prescription drug take-back         

Location:                        230 4th Street – Springfield Justice Center

Case Number:             xx         

Date/Time:                     April 19, 2016

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

Completed By:             Lt Scott McKee

 

 

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On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Springfield Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to any of four area collections sites; Springfield Justice Center, LCC Downtown, Coburg City Hall, or LCC Campus building 19.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of pills. 

 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:         Burglary II (In-Progress)       

Location:        Value Village 555 W. Centennial Blvd., Springfield OR

Case Number: 16-3509                    

Date/Time:      04/20/16  12:11 am  

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

Completed By:           Sergeant Seanor

 

ARRESTED:  Steven Lee Davis       

                       

CHARGES:   Burglary II; Theft II; Numerous warrants.    

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  

Springfield Police responded to a internal motion business alarm inside the Value Village located at 555 W. Centennial Blvd., Springfield. Officers arriving in the area established a perimeter around the business and noted there was some movement inside. While waiting for an off-duty SPD K-9 Officer to respond and assist in the search, officers detained a male exiting the rear service door to the business. Steven Lee Davis was detained and found in possession of numerous stolen items from within the business. No other suspects were located.

 

Davis was arrested for Burglary II and Theft II. Davis also had several warrants issued for his arrest. Davis cooperated with the investigation and the stolen property was released back to the business. 

 

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Incident:         Large Donation to K9 Unit

 

Date/Time:     April 2, 2016

 

Location:        Springfield Elks Lodge

 

 

On April 2nd, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks held a 1st Responders appreciation meal for members of the Springfield Police department.  During the event medals of valor were presented to Springfield K9 Officer Tony DelCastillo and Marion County K9 Deputy Jerry "Wally" Wollenschlaeger, a Springfield native, both of whose police dogs had to be euthanized recently.  In addition, a check for $10,000 was presented to the K9 unit, the cost to replace a police dog.

 

Thanks go out to the Elks and Joyce Foster, Chairperson of the events committee, for their continued support of the Springfield Police department and our K9 Unit.

 

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Completed By:  Sergeant Rich Charboneau  541 726-2326

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Kidnapping II Arrest

Location:                             3000 Gateway St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-2744               

Date/Time:                         March 26th  2016  / 4:02pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Martin, Joshua Jourden 32 year old White Male of Junction City

                               

 

CHARGES:                           Kidnapping II x2

                                                Possession of Heroin

                                                Interfering with Police

                                                Trespass I

Possession of Oxycodone

                                                Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle

                                                Escape III

                                                Theft III

                                                Theft I (Warrant Arrest) Washington County Circuit Court

                                               

                                                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On March 26th 2016 Officers of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a report of a theft in progress from Kohl’s on Gateway St.  Loss prevention followed the suspect who fled to Cloverleaf Lp.  They observed Martin begin jumping fences and entering a residence.  Martin then quickly exited the residence and jumped in front of a vehicle on Gateway St and got in the passenger’s seat.  After a short time the vehicle left.  As the vehicle began to leave Officer Sorby got behind the car and initiated a traffic stop.  Martin immediately jumped out and a foot pursuit ensued.  Officer Sorby took the suspect into custody a short time later.  During the investigation it was learned that the suspect forced his way into a residence when he was confronted by the owner and his family (who did not know Martin).  Based on the owner’s show of force, the suspect fled the residence and continued running.  Officers then contacted the driver of the vehicle.  She was extremely emotional.  She told Officers that she did not know the suspect and had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting him when he jumped in front of her car.  He intentionally stopped her car to force her to drive him away from the scene.  When he jumped in the passenger’s seat he demanded that she drive him away.  She said no and that she would call the police.  This encounter was particularly frightening to her because her one year old son was in the backseat.  Based on his actions she felt compelled to follow his orders.  Soon after she began driving, Officers arrived and stopped her car.

 

During a search of Martin Officers located Heroin and Oxycodone.  He was ultimately lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.  He was also lodged on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Washington County for Theft I.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Barricaded subject arrest

Location:                             2005 Marcola Rd, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-2739               

Date/Time:                         March 26th  2016  / 0627hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Bressie, Shanna Dawn   36 year old White Female of Springfield

                               

 

CHARGES:                           Unlawful Use of a Weapon

                                                Menacing APA

                                                Coercion

                                               

                                                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On March 26th 2016 Officers of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a report of an armed subject where the caller/victim was unable to leave the apartment.  The caller reported that her wife was acting irrational, and had a handgun.  At one point during the incident, the firearm was directed at the victim.  The victim was able to move a dresser in front of a bedroom door and once Officers arrived she was evacuated through a window.  Several surrounding apartments were also evacuated.  Members of SPD’s SWAT team responded including two negotiators.  After over 4 hours of negotiations, SWAT Officers forced entry into the apartment and found the suspect near the front door.  A loaded handgun was located near the suspect.  Bressie was taken into custody without injury.  During the investigation, Officers learned that Bressie would not allow her wife to leave the apartment, and used the gun to threaten her.  Although Bressie has been lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges, the investigation is continuing.

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                         CHETT PROGRAM UPDATE ***  DUII Arrest Incident 2/24/16  

Location:                        100 block 58th St, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:             16-1722            

Date/Time:                     March 17, 2016

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

Completed By:             Lt Scott McKee

 

This is a follow up to the CHETT Program donation of funds to replace a motorized scooter damaged when an alleged DUII driver struck Springfield resident and disabled Vietnam veteran, Dennis Miller on February 24.  As you will recall the driver who struck Dennis on his motorized scooter was an on-duty pizza delivery driver employed by Round Table Pizza in Springfield.  At the time of the February incident, the local owners of the Round Table Pizza inquired with Springfield police about the CHETT Program in the interest of making a donation to the fund.

 

This week Springfield residents, Lesley and Len Nishiguchi (franchise owners, Springfield Round Table Pizza) made a cash donation to the fund in the amount equivalent to the scooter purchase price; effectively reimbursing the CHETT Program for the funds donated to reimburse the cost of the motorized scooter for Dennis.

 

Lieutenant Scott McKee is available for any follow up interest on this story.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                             Multi-agency DUII Saturation Patrols

Location:                                              Springfield/Eugene Area             

Date/Time:                                         March 17th – March 19th, 2016 

Additional Information:                 Ofc. Ryan Stone at 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                                  Sgt. Jeff Martin

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

This St Patrick’s Day weekend, the Springfield Police Department is partnering with the Oregon State Police to field extra patrols to enforce impaired driving laws. The extra patrols will be funded by State grant funds, and involved officers will be assigned specifically to follow up on traffic complaints and to aggressively seek out dangerous drivers. The Eugene Police Department will also be fielding extra officers, and OSP is supplementing the efforts of the local agencies.

 

SPD would like to remind citizens to always designate a sober driver who has not used any type of intoxicant prior to operating a motor vehicle. Intoxicants including alcohol, medications, and recreational drugs can enhance each other’s effects, and drivers should be especially wary of operating a vehicle after having used any such combination. Also, distractions such as cell phones and similar devices that divert attention from the road should be put away when driving.

 

Citizens who encounter possible impaired drivers are encouraged to call 911 if/when it is safe to do so. Many intoxicated drivers have been taken off the streets after having been reported by vigilant citizens, saving an innumerable number of crashes and their resultant devastation.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Incident: Strangulation (Abuse Prevention Act)      

Location: Goodpasture Rd. and Hwy 126, Vida, Lane County, Oregon

Case Number: 16-2266        

Date/Time: March 11, 2015 /  2300   hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Keith Seanor

 

 

SUSPECT: Christopher Cody Spanik 12/06/84

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On March 11, 2016, at approximately 11:00 pm, Springfield Police received a call from employees at the Albertsons’ gas station, 5733 Main St., Springfield about suspicious conditions that raised alarm. It was reported that a female had come into the business to use the restroom while a male subject that was accompanying her, seemed to monitor her movements. When the male was not attentive, the female passed a duress note to an employee, asking that they call 911 for police assistance. The employees described the female as visibly shaken and she drove away from that location.

 

A description of the vehicle including license plate was broadcast for area police units to respond, in an attempt to locate the female. Moments later, an SPD officer located the involved vehicle traveling westbound in downtown Springfileld on Main St. The officer noted that a male appeared to be in the vehicle as well. Assisting units responded and the vehicle was stopped. The field investigation revealed that the victim-girlfriend of Christopher Spanik had been choked while traveling in their car from Redmond Oregon to Lane County. The couple had two young children, ages 5 and 6 in the car. One child of which witnessed the choking of his mother. One additional incident of strangulation took place near the Goodpasture Bridge on Hwy 126, within Lane County.

 

Christopher Spanik was arrested for Strangulation (APA) and lodged at the Lane County Jail. This crime is classified as a felony based on the incident being witnessed by the child in the vehicle. The investigation into the crimes that occurred in Deschutes County will be conducted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.          

 

The couple was operating a white 2006 Ford Taurus bearing Oregon Lic # 715FVQ.

 

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

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident: Menacing   

Location: 1029 C St., Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 16-2215        

Date/Time: March 10, 2016 / 03:07    hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Keith Seanor

 

 

SUSPECT: Ethan Patrick Imholt DOB: 03/19/97

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On March 10, 2016 at approximately 3:07 am, Springfield Police responded to a report of a menacing. A 67 year-old white female woke up to a male acquaintance of her grandson’s, standing over her wielding a knife. The male threatened her and demanded to leave the residence. The victim was able to escape to a neighbor’s home, leaving her walker behind. The victim called Springfield Police for assistance. Responding officers, including Officer Daren Kendrick and his K-9 partner Tjenco set up a perimeter. Upon officers making entry through the front door, Ethan Imholt fled out the back of the residence and after failing to comply with Officer Kendrick’s orders, K-9 Tjenco and Ofc. Kendrick took Imholt into custody. Inholt suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

 

Imholt was later lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Interfering with a Police Animal, and Disorderly Conduct.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                            Bank Robbery  (Robbery II)

Location:                            3545 Gateway St, Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   16-2076

Date/Time:                        3-5-16 / 10:10am 

More Information:          PIO Sgt. Charboneau  541-726-2326 

Completed By:                Sergeant Richard A. Lewis

 

Arrested:             Thompson, Lorenna Maye                         DOB: 1-26-76

City:                      Tigard

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On 3-05-16 at approximately 10:10 am A/ Lorenna Maye Thompson entered the Chase Bank located at 3545 Gateway St. and was given an undisclosed amount of money after threatening the employee that she would return with a knife.

 

Thompson was immediately recognized by Springfield dispatch as the suspect as she had previously called from Gateway St. wanting gas money to travel out of the area and was upset when told we do not provide that service.  Thompson had provided her name and vehicle description to dispatch earlier, which matched witness information provided to police.

 

Officer Scott Akins went to the city of Coburg and found Thompson after she had purchased gas there.  Thompson was arrested for Robbery II, and lodged at the Lane County Jail.  The Eugene Police Department provided immediate support and offered assistance.

 

We ask that anyone who was a witness to the incident who has not been contacted to please call the Springfield Police Department and speak with Officer Brian Antone 541-726-3714.  For media inquiries please contact Sgt. Charboneau – PIO.

 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Safe Driving Advisory

 

Date/Time:         March 3, 2016

 

 

In the past two days two children have been struck by vehicles while crossing the road. As the weather warms up and the days get longer, the Springfield Police Department would like to remind motorists, to be extra aware of the increased traffic around schools. Students are walking, biking and skateboarding more and more as the sun returns and so pedestrian and vehicle traffic is increasing. The following are some tips to keep the morning commute safe for everyone:

 

  • Budget extra time and be patient at intersections. Remember that students are learning to be good pedestrians and bicyclists and it is important to budget extra time to accommodate the increase in delays around intersections and crosswalks.
  • Watch out for pedestrians. Students are excited and may be distracted with friends and not always paying attention to traffic like they should. Drive defensively and be prepared to stop quickly should a child step out into traffic.
  • Obey crossing guards. Remember that crossing guards are in place to assist children with crossing the road in a safe manner. Drivers are required by law to stop and remained stopped any time a crossing guard indicates that children have entered or are about to enter a crosswalk. Drivers who fail to obey or fail to yield to a crossing guard are subject to a citation.
  • Know and follow the crosswalk law.  All intersections are considered crosswalks—even if there are no white lines marked? Drivers must yield to pedestrians in any crosswalk, whether it is marked or unmarked. Motorists must come to a complete stop and remain stopped until the pedestrian has cleared the motorist’s lane and the adjacent lane. (When making a turn at a traffic light, drivers may proceed after the pedestrian has advanced 6 feet into the adjacent lane.)
  • Drive the speed limit. The speed limit in school zones is 20 mph statewide. School speed zones on roadways adjacent to school grounds are defined and signed either as “7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on school days” or as zone with actuated flashing lights and warning signs.
  • Stop for school buses. Drivers must stop for a school bus when its red lights are flashing, even if it is on the other side of the street (unless there is a median or barrier dividing the opposing lanes of traffic).
  • Exercise caution if walking, bicycling or skateboarding. Parents and children are advised to select lower-traffic streets for their walk or bike ride to school when possible. Pedestrians should cross the street only at crosswalks, not between intersections and wait for a walk signal or green light if the intersection has a signal. Make eye contact with the drivers to ensure they see you. If riding a bus, always cross the street in front of the bus, not behind it. Those bicycling or skateboarding to school should always wear helmets (for those under 16, it’s required by law) and ride in the same direction of traffic. Remember that under most circumstances bicyclists must obey the same rules of the road as motorists.  Additionally, under Springfield city code 6.120 “No person upon roller or in-line skates, or riding in or by means of any coaster, sled, toy vehicle, or similar device, shall go upon any street except to cross at a crosswalk.”

 

 

Completed By:   Sgt. Rich Charboneau  541 726-2326


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Incident: Aggravated Theft I            

Location: 3443 Hutton Way, Springfield, Oregon (Courtyard by Marriott)

Case Number: 16-1974        

Date/Time: March 3, 2016 /  0205 hrs

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

Completed By: Sgt. Keith Seanor

 

 

SUSPECT: Unknown white male wearing a dark jacket.

 

VICTIM: U.S. Army

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield Police responded to a report of a theft of an Army working K-9 from the parking lot of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Tyler Stewart reported an unidentified person had taken the U.S. Army working K-9 “Diesel” out of an Army vehicle and was missing.  Shortly afterwards as Stagg Sergeant Browning was driving in the area looking for the missing K-9, he observed an unidentified male wearing a dark colored jacket, walking with the dog.  Staff Sergeant Browning confronted the suspect who let go of the K-9 and fled the area, running through the Hop Valley Brewery parking lot. 

 

The K-9 was found by Stewart walking lose in the area.  An area search by officers was conducted and the equipment that was originally on the K-9 had been removed, was located in nearby bushes in the Hop Valley parking lot. No suspect was found. The value of the working K-9 is in excess of $10,000. The suspect left behind a tan Electra Townie “beach cruiser” style bicycle.

 

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

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Shots Fired Arrest

Location:                             Mill St and B St Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-1949               

Date/Time:                         March 1st 2016  / 11:34pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Alcantar-Flores, George Anthony 19 year old Hispanic male of Eugene

                               

 

CHARGES:                           Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

                                                Unlawful Use of a Firearm

                                                Reckless Endangering

                                                Felon in Possession of a Firearm

                                                Interfering with Police

                                                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On March 1st just before midnight Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Meadow Park.  Callers reported hearing approximately 5 shots, and several subjects running from the scene.  Officer Douglas and Officer Jorgensen quickly located the suspect near Mill St and B St.  As they approached the suspect (who was hiding in a dark parking lot) he immediately reached for the gun which was near his front waistband.  Officers faced a potential Officer involved shooting situation.  The suspect then turned and ran toward a fence in the parking lot.  Officers engaged in a foot pursuit.  During the foot chase Officers continually gave verbal orders which he ignored.  Flores unknowingly ran northbound and into a fully fenced portion of a parking lot.  He raised his hands and gave up.  He was taken into custody without incident or injury.  While searching Flores, Officers located a loaded handgun.  Evidence at the scene of the shooting connected Flores to the incident.  At this time it does not appear anyone was injured in the shooting. 

 

 

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

 

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

Incident:                                      DUII Saturation Patrols

Location:                                    Springfield       

Date/Time:                                   February 27 and February 28, 2016  

Additional Information:         Ofc. Ryan Stone at 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                           Sgt. Jeff Martin

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

This weekend, the Springfield Police Department fielded extra officers for DUII enforcement, which resulted in a number of impaired driving and other arrests. The extra patrols were funded by state traffic safety grants. Officers arrested 10 DUII drivers, two of which were reported by concerned citizens. Officers obtained breath test results from all but two of the arrested drivers, and search warrants were successfully obtained and executed to collect blood samples from the other two arrestees. In addition to the impaired driving arrests, officers working the DUII assignment made arrests for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, criminal Driving While Suspended, and Interfering with Police, as well as one warrant arrest for DUII.

 

SPD wants to remind citizens to designate a sober driver, and to have a back-up plan, such as a taxi company programmed into their phones if they plan to be out drinking. We applaud the concerned citizens who reported dangerous driving, and we encourage anyone who thinks they observed an impaired driver to dial 911.

 

There were no serious injury or fatality crashes during the period when extra patrols were on the road.

 


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Incident:                     DUII Arrest   

Location:                    100 block 58th St, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:           16-1722          

Date/Time:                 February 24th, 2016 / 2:33pm

More Information:    Sergeant Rich Charboneau, (541) 726-2326 

Completed By:           Lt Scott McKee

 

 

ARRESTED:             Chandler, Rachel Mariah 24 year old White female of Eugene

 

CHARGES:               DUII

                                    Hit and Run

                                    Reckless Driving

                                    Resisting Arrest

                                    Harassment x 2

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:33pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a hit and run in the 100 block of 58th St.  The victim (Dennis Miller) was the caller.  He indicated a female driving a Honda Accord drove into a curb, crashed into him, destroying his motorized scooter and then continued driving. 

 

Miller, miraculously uninjured from the crash, was able to see where the suspect parked after leaving the scene and directed police to the driver.   Police found the driver (Rachel Chandler, who was on-duty and working as a pizza delivery driver for Round Table Pizza of Springfield the time of the hit & run) under the influence of intoxicantsChandler resisted arrest, attempted to bite an officer and was charged for kicking two officers during her arrestChandler was ultimately transported to the Lane County Jail for processing, where she was lodged on the listed charges.

 

Officers on scene found that the motorized scooter was a total loss, leaving Miller, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, wounded in battle, without any means of transportation.  Officers on scene arranged to get Miller home after the accident and collaborated with dispatch personnel to identify a local vendor with a replacement scooter available.

 

The next morning, police arranged to drive Miller to Gateway Medical Equipment in Springfield, where following a brief test-drive, officers purchased a new scooter for Martin using funds donated by Springfield community individuals and business groups under their newly established 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 now grown to over $5,000.  The Martins were recognized earlier this month by Springfield Mayor Lundburg and City Council when they were presented a citizen appreciation award for their work on the CHETT Program

 

The Martins and Dennis Miller met for the first time at the Springfield Justice Center Thursday afternoon when Miller received his replacement scooter.   

 

Dennis Miller is willing to speak with members of the media, but would like to arrange meetings via PIO, Sergeant Rich Chardoneau.

 

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

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                     Motor Vehicle vs Pedestrian Accident          

Location:                    700 block of W/B Hwy 126, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:           16-1392          

Date/Time:                 February 14th, 2016 / 0649hrs

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

Completed By:           Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

The Springfield Police Department was able to locate and notify next of kin for the deceased pedestrian.  We are now releasing the name of the deceased.  At this time Officers are continuing their investigation.  The driver continues to cooperate with investigators.  No further information is available for release.

 

DECEASED:             Anderson, Todd Joseph  61 year old White male

                                    Transient

 

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

 

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Incident:           Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident

Location:          700 block of W/B Hwy 126, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 16-1392        

Date/Time:       February 14, 2016  / 0649 hours

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy

 

 

PEDESTRIAN:  Unknown White Male approximately 50 years of age

 

DRIVER:            Lovelace, Timothy Wayne  42 years of age of Troutdale, Or.

 

VEHICLE:          2009 Lincoln MKS 4 door

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

            On February 14, 2016 at 6:49 am Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded to the 700 block of W/B Hwy 126 regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. 

 

The vehicle driven by Lovelace was traveling west bound on Hwy 126 in the #2 lane when a pedestrian appeared in his lane and was struck.  Lovelace stopped and called 911.  He performed CPR until relieved by medics.  Medics pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene.

 

            Preliminary investigation shows that alcohol and speed are not a factor on the part of the driver.

 

            The pedestrians’ identity is unknown at this time.  The accident is being investigated by the Departments Major Accident Investigation Team. 

 

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

 


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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

 


 

   

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

 

City of Springfield, Oregon