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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.

  Troll Brian Pic

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.

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Incident:                              Homicide Arrest                                                               Case #: 14-10173

Incident Date/Time:       November 23, 2014 @ 11:58AM

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

Completed By: Captain Richard Lewis



Victim:  Perry, Donna A,                                DOB: 7/10/66                     48 yrs old


Arrested:  Folks, Jonathan Paul,                DOB:  5/26/89                    25 yrs old

                     Hattiesburg, MS.


On the morning of November 23rd, Springfield Police responded to a deceased subject at the Village Inn Motel at 1875 Mohawk Blvd in Springfield.  Donna Perry’s body was discovered inside the room she and Jonathan Folks had been sharing.  The discovery was made by an employee of the Motel.  An autopsy determined that Donna Perry was the victim of a homicide.   It is believed that Jonathan Folks returned to Mississippi shortly after commission of the crime.  Springfield detectives traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and subsequently arrested Jonathan Folks on Saturday November 29th for the murder of Donna Perry.  Folks is still in Mississippi awaiting an extradition hearing.


Perry and Folks had originally traveled together to Oregon from Mississippi for temporary work at a local mill.

***Homicide (Additional Information)                                           Case #: 14-10173

Jonathan Folks was returned to Oregon by Springfield Detectives in the evening of December 2nd.  He is currently lodged at the Lane County Jail.  Mr. Folks has been charged with Murder.



        Jonathan Folks

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Incident:                            Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct II

Location:                            344 A St., Springfield, Oregon  (Springfield Municipal Jail)

Case Number:                   14-9978

Date/Time:                        11-16-14 / 1744 hours

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

Completed By:                Sergeant Richard A. Lewis




Knutson, Kelli M              DOB: 8-28-90                    of Eugene

Jackson, Logan P             DOB: 5-09-81                    of Eugene



Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct II



On Sunday, November 16, 2014 at approximately 5:44 PM, a complainant reported to the Springfield Police Department that two people were having sexual intercourse in their car directly in front of the Springfield Municipal Jail.  The complainant reported that motorists were slowing down to watch them as they passed by the jail.


Officers responded to the front of the jail and found the couple still actively engaged.  After Officers were able to stop the activity, both Kelli Knutson, and Logan Jackson were arrested for Indecent Exposure, and Disorderly Conduct II.  Jackson was walked into the Springfield Municipal Jail and lodged, and Knutson was transported to the Lane County Jail and lodged for the charges.


If anyone has additional information or witnessed the incident they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.  For media inquiries please contact Sgt. Charboneau – PIO.







Sgt. R.A. Lewis

Springfield Police Department



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Incident:                            Cougar Sightings

Location:                            Mountaingate Subdivision, Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   NA

Date/Time:                        November 14th, 2014

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

Completed By:                Animal Control Officer Brian Austin




On 11/12/14, at approximately 10:00am, Springfield Animal Control responded to a report of an adult cougar sighted near the 800 block of Mountaingate Road. The witness described the cougar’s direction of travel as being consistent with emerging from near the hiking path and Rob Adams Park, located at the southern end of the Mountaingate subdivision. Upon investigation, several other witnesses have also made consistent statements about recent daytime sightings in the same area. With multiple sightings occurring during daylight hours, there is a high probability that the cougar has young in the area, requiring even more caution. Because of the proximity to these high foot-traffic locations, it is important for the residents and visitors to remain aware while in the area. Signs will be posted in the vicinity soon. The following are guidelines for a cougar encounter:


- Avoid walking animals at night if at all possible.

- It is important to stay calm, and pick up any children or small animals, as their reactions could illicit an attack.

- Make loud noises, and be sure to provide an escape route for the animal.

- Never run or turn your back on a cougar.

- If a cougar does attack, fight back. Convincing the cougar you are a threat, and not prey, will often cause them to cease any attack.


ODFW has been notified as well and indicated they too have received reports of sightings in this area. We would ask that if sightings occur Law Enforcement officials be notified immediately as well as ODFW. For sightings where there is no immediate threat or danger, please call the Springfield Police non-emergency line at (541)726-3714 as well as ODFW’s local branch at (541)726-3515. If there are immediate threats or danger, please call 911.





Brian Austin

Animal Control Officer

Springfield Police Department







INCIDENT: Missing Person                                          


CASE # 13-4430


LOCATION: Springfield


DATE/ TIME: May 21, 2013


MISSING PERSON: Redmon, Rocky Evan 25 year old white male of Springfield




NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  The Springfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Rocky Evan Redmon.  Mr. Redmon is described as a white male 5’ 8” and approximately 140 pounds.  He has brown hair and blue eyes.  Mr. Redmon was reported missing on May 3rd, 2013 and has not been heard from since.  He has no motor vehicle, but his bicycle is unaccounted for.  Anyone with information in this case is urged to notify the Springfield Police Department.


The investigation is continuing.




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







INCIDENT: Missing Person                                                                  CASE:  13-4207


LOCATION: South 35th Street, Springfield


DATE/ TIME:  April 26, 2013. 2300 hrs.


Missing Person: Smith, Carl Lynn.  76 year old White Male.



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On the above listed date and time Carl Smith was reported missing from his residence on South 35th Street in Springfield.  He was reported missing by his wife, who told police that Mr. Smith is suffering from the onset of dementia.  Mr. Smith insisted on going for a walk and has not been seen since.  He does not have access to a vehicle and has no other relatives in the area.


Carl Lynn Smith is described as being a 76 year old white male, 5’10” 177 pounds with collar length gray hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans, blue and gray tennis shoes and a camouflage baseball hat.  According to his wife, Mr. Smith has a heart condition and takes regular medication for a thyroid issue.


Anyone who has information on the possible whereabouts for Mr. Smith is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department.   


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



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


News Release

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

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe, Police Department

(541) 726-3721       www.


October 25, 2011

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe

(541) 726-3721


SPD first in Oregon to offer SmartPhone App



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


City of Springfield, Oregon