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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                     Found-Unattended Child (Child Neglect)

Location:                    4300 block Main St., Springfield OR

Case Number:            16-6762          

Date/Time:                 July 24, 2016  9:30 am

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

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

 

ARRESTEE:   Kyle Ray Row DOB: 03/24/90          

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On July 24, 2016, at approximately 9:30 am, Springfield Police Officers responded to a found young male juvenile who was wearing no shirt or shoes. A previous press release indicated the child was in DHS custody.

 

On this date at approximately 4:30 pm, seven hours after the unidentified child was located, Springfield Police was contacted by the parents of the child. The intent was to report the child missing. Parents of the child made statements that indicated the child had gone “missing” for about 3 hours while Row was taking “a nap.”

 

Kyle Ray Row was identified as the step-father of the child and the responsible party who was left with the care of the children.

 

Row was arrested by Springfield Police Officers and lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail for Child Neglect II.  

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                     Found-Unattended Child (Child Neglect)

Location:                    4300 block Main St., Springfield OR

Case Number:            16-6762          

Date/Time:                 July 24, 2016  9:30 am

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

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

 

VICTIM:         Unidentified white male child, approximately 3-4 years of age.     

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On July 24, 2016, at approximately 9:30 am, Springfield Police Officers responded to a found young male juvenile who was wearing no shirt or shoes. Officers made contact with two Good Samaritans who were traveling on Main St. when they saw the unattended child. The two stopped and contacted the child, ultimately guiding him into the McKenzie Café located at 4265 Main St. The McKenzie Café owners provided pancakes and juice for the child while additional officers began to comb the area, searching for parents/guardians who may be looking for the child.

 

Approximately 1 ½ hours later, without any success in locating a responsible party for the child, a member of the Department of Human Services (DHS) responded and has since taken custody of the child. The child’s verbal skills are such that officers were unable to ascertain a name or any information deemed helpful in locating the parents.

 

As of 4:00 pm, this date, neither Springfield Police Department nor DHS has received any calls from parents in search of their child. DHS employees have since taken the child to have a medical evaluation performed as a precautionary measure. The child had no apparent injuries and seemed happy during the interaction with officers and DHS employees.   Below is a photograph of the unidentified child.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (541)  726-3714.

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                         CHETT Program Founder dies                         

Date/Time:                     July 22, 2016

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

Completed By:             Lt Scott McKee

 

 

 

 

 

The Springfield police department is mourning the loss of Springfield resident and retired United States Marine Corps and Coast Guard Veteran Chester Martin, who lost his battle with Cancer and quietly passed away July 17, 2016 at age 74.  Chester or Chet as he was known by his friends at SPD and his wife Carolyn are the Springfield couple who approached the Springfield police in 2015 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 CHETT Program (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) was established by Springfield police and named after Chester, Chet Martin

 

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 via individual and group donations to over $10,000.  The Martins were recognized in February by Springfield Mayor Lundburg and City Council when they were presented a citizen appreciation award for their work on the CHETT Program

 

The CHETT Program funds have since been used several times by officers to help citizen in immediate need of short-term assistance.  In February this year, CHETT funds were used to help Springfield resident and Viet Nam Veteran Dennis Miller, who had been wounded in battle and uses a motorized scooter for transportation.  Dennis Miller was struck by a drunken pizza delivery driver and his scooter destroyed.  The CHETT funds were used to purchase a new scooter at Gateway Medical Equipment and the Martins and Dennis Miller later met for the first time at the Springfield Justice Center after Miller received his replacement scooter and took it for a test ride.   

 

There will be a memorial service on Saturday at Major Family Funeral Home at 112 North A Street in Springfield.  Carolyn Martin has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the CHETT fund at the Springfield police department, who will honor Chet’s wishes and continue to help those in short-term need of assistance with the program in his name.   

 

 

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February, 2016 - Dennis Miller waves from his new scooter

along with Lieutenant Scott McKee, Carolyn and Chet Martin

and dog Lucky.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                     Theft I (From a business)

Location:                    3022 Gateway Lp., Springfield OR  (All American Canopy)

Case Number:            16-6514                      

Date/Time:                 July 17, 2016  0527 hrs         

More Information:     Sgt. Rich Charboneau    541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sgt. Keith Seanor

 

 

ARRESTED:  Marc Branson Merrill DOB: 04/14/82         

                       

CHARGES:   Theft I

Criminal Trespass II

Possession Methamphetamine

Possession Heroin

Possession Burglar’s Tools   

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On July 17, 2016 at approximately 5:27 am, SPD officers responded to a report of a burglary of a business located at All American  Canopy. A citizen reported observing a male cut through the wire fence and attempting to remove a fiberglass truck canopy. Officers arrived and detained Marc Merrill who was leaving the business in his vehicle at that time. Merrill was identified by the witness as being the same person who was inside the business compound and he was subsequently taken into custody. The continued field investigation revealed Merrill to be in possession of a lock pick set (Burglar’s Tools) as well as being in possession of methamphetamine and heroin. Merrill was charged with the above listed crimes.

 

Later in the same morning, Michael’s Leather & Oak furniture store was found to have been burglarized as well. This business is located at 3194 Gateway Lp., Springfield which is approximately four (4) businesses to the north of All American Canopy. The two investigations are on-going.

 

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


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Residential Burglary Arrest

Location:                             600 Block of 12th ST, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-6297               

Date/Time:                         July 10th 2016 / 2:38pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Cordua, Daniel James 24 year old Homeless White Male

 

                                                Wood, Timothy Michael 28 year old White Male of Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           Burglary I

                                                Theft II

                                                Criminal Mischief

                                                Possession of a Burglary Tool

                                                Parole Warrant – Burglary (Wood)

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On July 10th 2016 at 2:38pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress.  Two observant neighbors noticed two men wearing masks break into a house, leave with backpacks, then return a short time later.  The witnesses did an excellent job of realizing a burglary was in progress, alerting SPD, notifying nearby residents of the situation, and maintaining observation of the suspects until Officers arrived.  Officers were provided with descriptions of the suspects and that they were still at the house.  Both Cordua and Wood fled on foot as Officers surrounded the residence.  However both were taken into custody a short time later.  Officers located stolen property, and requested assistance from Detectives of the Springfield Police Department.  Detective Wilson responded and was able to link Cordua to at least one additional residential burglary.  The investigation into both suspects is continuing.  Cordua and Wood will be lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.  Additional charges for Cordua are expected.

 

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Stalking Arrest

Location:                             Mt Vernon Rd and Bob Straub Parkway, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-6260               

Date/Time:                         July 8th 2016 / 8:17pm

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Sonza, Jeffrey Paul 24 year old White male of Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           Stalking

                                                Coercion

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On July 8th just after 8pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious subject in the area of Mountain Gate and S 57th Pl.  The 18 year old female victim indicated she had been stalked by a male who was not known to her.  She said the suspect initially drove by her, stopped, reversed and parked in front of her as she started to go for a run.  He started asking her for her phone number, where she lived and told her if she tried to run off he would catch her.  He began touching her hands and arm.  The victim was very emotional while speaking with responding Officers.  She said she did everything she could to not upset the suspect but when she had a chance, she ran off.  About a ½ mile down the road, she again saw the suspect vehicle.  It slowed as it neared.  She ran up Mountain Gate Dr. and was already on the phone with Police.  Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle. 

 

The suspect vehicle description was given to graveyard Officers during their briefing, and they continued looking for the suspect vehicle overnight.  At 3:22am Officer Bragg located a dark blue Scion which matched the suspect description parked in the 5700 block of Mineral Way.  SPD dispatchers used Facebook to identify the suspect. Officer Bragg found him inside a residence and questioned him about his actions.  Based on that questioning he was taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges. 

 

The Springfield Police Department commends the female victim for her unwillingness to become a victim of further crimes, and because of her recollection of the suspect and suspect vehicle, Officers were able to make an arrest.

 

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

INCIDENT: Assault 1/Attempted Murder                       CASE # 16-6082

 

LOCATION:  F Street and 1st Street, Springfield

 

DATE/TIME:                            July 4, 2016/0212 hrs.

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On the above listed date and time, officers from Springfield Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of E street.  When officers arrived in the area they found two victims with gunshot wounds.  Both were transported to Riverbend hospital for treatment of those wounds.  Officers were able to determine that the two victims were actually shot on F Street, near the intersection of 1st Street and had run to E Street to get away from their attackers.

 

Witnesses to the shooting said a group of 4-5 individuals approached the two victims in the street and at least one person from that group opened fire.  All parties ran in opposite directions after the shooting.  The suspects possibly got into a mid-90’s style SUV and drove away at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle was described by one witness as a 90’s Ford Explorer or Excursion with custom wheels.  The vehicle appeared to have been lowered and had large aftermarket rims, with low-profile tires.  The vehicle was light in color.

 

The suspects in this case were described as white or Hispanic males in their 20’s.

 

Both victims sustained serious injuries and are being treated at this time.

 

Police urge anyone with information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police.

 

 

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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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Incident:         House Fire / Arson

Location:         120 West J Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 16-5938        

Date/Time:       June 30, 2016 / 0130 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy

 

 

ARRESTED:  Blomquist, Elliott Jasper,   25 years of age,   transient

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On June 30, 2016 at 1:30 am, Springfield Police responded to a report of a disorderly subject near the intersection of Water and West J Street.  Blomquist was contacted out front of 120 West J Street.  When a second officer arrived he observed the flicker of a fire through the front window of the residence.  The officer requested that the Fire Department be dispatched to the location as he retrieved a fire extinguisher from his patrol car.  The front door was breached and an attempt was made to put the fire out.  A engine company from the Eugene Springfield Fire Department was returning to their station from another unrelated incident and just happened to be one block away when they were dispatched. 

 

The fire was contained to the unoccupied residence and was extinguished in about 5 minutes after the Fire Department arrived.  The fire was intentionally set by Blomquist.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail for Arson 1.

 

The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Springfield Police and the Eugene Springfield Fire Department.

 

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:              Barricaded Suicidal Subject                           

Location:             5500 block High Banks Road, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:  16-5822         

Date/Time:          June 27, 2016 / 0911 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Jeff Martin

 

 

ARRESTED:

Ramsey, Lee Michael  DOB: 07-08-1968

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On the above noted date, Springfield Police was contacted in regard to a barricaded, heavily armed, suicidal subject.  After a domestic violent incident at the residence which included Mr. Ramsey pointing his firearm at family members, Mr. Ramsey barricaded himself in the residence and threatened to harm himself.  He threatened to harm himself or make officers kill him via “Suicide by cop.” 

 

The Springfield Police Department, which included SWAT team members, responded to the location.  A perimeter of the residence was established and negotiations with Mr. Ramsey began to facilitate his safe removal from the house.

 

After approximately 2 hours of on-going negotiation, Mr. Ramsey was taken into custody without incident.  He was ultimately lodged in the Lane County Jail for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing APA, Pointing a Firearm at Another and Resist Arrest.  The investigation is on-going.  Refer inquiries to Investigation Bureau Sergeant David Lewis

 at 541-726-3721.


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                     Indecent Exposure Arrest

Location:                    1920 Olympic St, Springfield OR

Case Number:           16-5750          

Date/Time:                 June 24th 2016 / 9:14pm

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

Completed By:           Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:             Baxter, Anthony Wade 47 year old White Male of Eugene

 

CHARGES:               Indecent Exposure

                                   

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On Friday June 24th at 9:14pm Officer Todd responded to WINCO for a report of an indecent exposure.  Loss Prevention with WINCO began monitoring a suspicious male via security cameras within the store.  They noticed him searching for women who were alone on an aisle.  When he would find one, he would walk up behind them, remove his genitals from his pants, and follow behind the women.  The security footage showed that he would follow so close he was almost touching the women.  It does not appear the women were aware of Baxter’s actions.  Loss Prevention immediately notified SPD.  Officer Todd arrived shortly after the call and arrested Baxter outside WINCO. 

 

Officer Todd is looking to identify the two women Baxter targeted.  He was wearing a grey T-shirt that read “World’s Greatest Dad”, black running shorts with stripes, and a green fanny pack.  He was carrying a red shopping basket during his outing.  Officer Todd can be reached at 541-726-3714.

 

As the investigation progressed Baxter became physically ill and required medical treatment at a local hospital.  After being cleared for incarceration, he was lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail.

 

Description: Baxter

 

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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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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