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Springfield Justice Center Open House


Saturday, September 20, 10am- 2pm

230 Fourth Street, Springfield, OR  97477


The Springfield Police Department invites the public to visit the Springfield Justice Center at 230 Fourth St, Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 2pm.  There will be tours of the Center, police canine demonstrations, S.W.A.T. Van, Police Motorcycles, Police Bicycles, and Patrol Cars.  The Springfield Police Association will be providing hot dogs that will be served by Citizen Police Academy Alumni Members. There will be activities for children, such as games, and coloring books. McGruff drawstring backpacks will be given to the first 500 children. Fingerprint kits and gun locks will be available at no cost. We invite you to meet the officers and other Department personnel.  Come and meet McGruff the Crime Dog, see the inner workings of your police department and learn more about how we can all work together to have safer and more connected neighborhoods.  For more information, contact Tana Steers at 541-726-3731 or visit our website at .


Displays, info booths, tours                                                                                  10am – 2 pm

Free Hot dogs                                                                                                    11am – 1:30pm

K9 Demo’s                                                                                                        Noon & 1:00pm



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Incident:                              Kidnap Arrest

Location:                             Safeway (5415 Main St) Springfield Oregon

Case Number:   14- 7887

Date/Time:                         9-13-14 / 1551hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By: Sergeant Kirkpatrick


ARRESTED:                          Trice, Tamela Mae  23 year old White Female

                                                4888 Daisy St Springfield Oregon


CHARGES:                           Kidnap 1 x 2

                                                Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

                                                Resisting Arrest

                                                Driving Under the Influence

                                                Reckless Endangering x 2



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 9-13-14 at 3:51pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle at the Safeway on Main St.  Officers learned that the suspect stole the vehicle with a 17 year old and 2 year old sleeping in the vehicle.  The suspect was a stranger to the victims.  The suspect fled the scene with the SUV in an unknown direction.  At one point, the 17 year old woke up and was startled to see someone other than his mother.  The 17 year old asked what she was doing.  She replied that she was stealing their car.  He asked her to let them out of the car.  She continued driving.  A short time later, Trice crashed into a fence in the Coin Laundry parking lot at 5126 Main St.  She exited the vehicle, but wiped the steering wheel attempting to remove fingerprints.  The 17 year old used his cell phone to take a quick picture of the suspect which Officers used later to confirm Trice was the suspect. He then quickly got into the driver’s seat and drove the SUV back to Safeway.  Two alert citizens observed Trice enter the SUV and thought something wasn’t right.  When Officers arrived they pointed out a green minivan that they believed belonged to the suspect.  Officers used that information to locate the suspect at 4888 Daisy St.  She was intoxicated a resisted their efforts to arrest her.  The citizens were driven to the scene and positively identified Trice as the suspect.  No one was injured during the incident.  A Springfield Police Detective responded to assist with the investigation.  A search warrant was obtained for blood evidence in regards to the DUII because Trice refused a breath test.  Trice was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.


This is yet another example of Springfield citizens playing a vital role in the apprehension of a dangerous criminal.




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





INCIDENT: Arrest                                                                     CASE:  14-7702


LOCATION:  4088 A Street, Springfield 


DATE/ TIME:                           September 7, 2014 at 1601 hrs.


Victim: Rigsby, Robert Anthony 29 of Springfield


Arrested: Bregg, Phillip Wayne 34 




NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On the above listed date and time Springfield Police Officers responded to the residence located at 4088 A Street, after receiving a call about a family dispute. As officers were arriving on scene they reported hearing several shots coming from the location.  The subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Rigsby had been shot while walking in the street in front of the residence. 


Officers were able to contact and detain Mr. Bregg, who lived at the residence.  He was subsequently arrested and transported the Springfield Police Department for further investigation. It was also determined that Mr. Bregg had been involved in a physical dispute with some of his family members prior to the shooting.


Phillip Wayne Bregg was charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree Assault, 2 counts of felony Assault 4 (domestic violence) and 2 counts of Strangulation (domestic violence).  He will be lodged at the Lane County Jail.


Robert Rigsby did suffer multiple gunshot wounds, but his injuries are not life threatening.

The investigation is continuing.





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





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Incident: Dog Attack

Location: Olympic St., Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 14-7484 

Date/Time:         August 31, 2014/ 1748 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. J. Martin



VICTIM: 2 year old female; 28 year old male



On the above date, Springfield Police responded to the 1100 block of Olympic Street in regard to the above noted incident.  A two year old child was attacked by a family dog, a large, adult male Pit Bull. While attempting to rescue his daughter from the dog, the child’s father was bitten in the face.  A second dog was present and menaced the child by growling but did not bite either subject.


The child was taken to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital and ultimately was transported via Life Flight to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, OR in critical condition.

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Incident:                                      Officer Involved Shooting           

Location:                                      Linn County Oregon       

                        Date:                                            082814

                       Additional Information:               Captain Eric Carter, Albany Police Department

                       Completed By:                             Chief Tim Doney



On 082814, a Springfield Police Department Officer was involved in a shooting in Linn County Oregon at the conclusion of a vehicle pursuit involving a stolen auto.

The officer is currently on routine paid administrative leave at this time while the case is being investigated.   The officer’s name is not being released to the public at this time.

The case is being investigated by a multi-jurisdictional team of detectives (Linn County Major Crime Team).   The lead agency is the Albany Police Department.


At this time, no further information is being released by Springfield Police.  Please refer to the Albany Police Department for further information/media inquiries.



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


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Albany Police Department

Mario Lattanzio, Chief of Police

1117 Jackson Street SE

Albany, OR  97322

(541) 917-7680



Date:  August 28, 2014


Contact: Captain Eric Carter, Public Information Officer. Office 541-917-3234.



Linn County Major Crime Team Activated Following Officer Involved Shooting



The Linn County Major Crime Team, in conjunction with the Linn County District Attorney’s Office, has been activated to investigate an officer involved shooting by a Springfield Police Officer. The shooting took place at the Jackson’s Chevron station located at 33157 Highway 34 in Linn County on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at about 1:30 a.m. following a vehicle pursuit.


Springfield Police pursued a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara northbound on I-5 from Springfield. The Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit during which spike strips and P.I.T. (pursuit intervention technique) were used.  


The vehicle exited I-5 and headed west on Highway 34 before it stopped at the entrance to the Chevron station. The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, got out and ran towards the store entrance. The driver was shot after she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers. A replica of a 1911 semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene. Store surveillance video is aiding this investigation.


The driver, identified as 44-year-old Springfield resident Amanda Lynn Gatewood was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis in critical condition.


The Linn County Major Crime Team is comprised of members of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department and the Oregon State Police.


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Incident:                              Fugitive Arrest / Vehicle Pursuit

Location:                             Pioneer Parkway East / Centennial Blvd Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   14- 6814

Date/Time:                         8-9-14 / 2359 hrs.

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick


ARRESTED:                          McClain, James Lee 39 year old Black Male



CHARGES:                           Elude-Vehicle

                                                Reckless Driving

                                                Reckless Endangering

                                                Hit and Run – Property Damage

                                                Fugitive from Justice (Burglary warrant out of Arkansas)



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 8-9-14 Officers of the Springfield Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle which was driving the wrong way on Pioneer Parkway.  The driver turned around to continue in the correct direction.  The Officer activated his overhead lights, but the driver failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The suspect turned onto Hwy 126 westbound.  Speeds ranged from 35mph to 100mph.  Near the Valley River exit on I-105, the driver lost control and slid into a guardrail.  Officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, but he continued to W 6th Ave.  Speeds slowed to 45mph.  After making it to Hwy 99, the suspect continued at lower speeds to Irving Rd where it pulled over and stopped.  The driver was taken into custody without incident.  Officers learned that McClain was a wanted fugitive out of Arkansas.  He was not injured during the pursuit, and was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.  The female passenger was visibly upset, and said she continually pled for the driver to pull over, but he refused.  She was released without charges.  The Eugene Police Department assisted SPD by stopping traffic on Hwy 99 for a short period of time during the high risk stop.




Anyone with additional information is asked to contact 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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