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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Homicide                                                                            Case #: 15-5479

 

Date/Time:         June 23, 2015  1:06PM

 

Location:             513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

 

On June 22nd at 10:01 AM the Springfield Police Department received a request to conduct a welfare check at 513 Nicholas.  An out of state family member advised he had not been able to contact the family living at that residence.  Springfield Officers arrived and attempted contact but there was no answer at the door.  A note on the door indicated the family was out of town.

 

On June 23rd at 1:01 PM a Springfield Officer returned to the residence to check it again.  While he was there knocking on the door a call from inside the residence was made to 911 by a male asking for a police negotiator.  Additional officers arrived at the residence and attempted to communicate with anyone inside the residence.  When there was no response, entry was made. An injured male was located inside and subsequently transported to the hospital by Paramedics.

 

A search warrant for the residence was obtained and served at midnight.  Located inside were two deceased persons.  No information about the involved can be released at this time due to the on-going investigation.  Assisting in the investigation is the Lane County District Attorney’s Office, Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Oregon State Police Crime lab.

 

Further information regarding this investigation will be released at noon today.  

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Homicide-Follow up                                                                      Case #: 15-5479

 

Date/Time:         June 23, 2015  1:06 PM

 

Location:             513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

 

INVOLVED:                         Ringquist, Jeremy Daniel                              5/16/77

                                                513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

The male contacted at the scene of the homicide has been identified as Jeremy Ringquist.  He is currently hospitalized and has not been charged with a crime. 

 

 

Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau   541 726-2326

 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Homicide-Follow up/Arrest                                                                       Case #: 15-5479

 

Date/Time:         June 23, 2015  1:06 PM

 

Location:             513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

 

MISSING:                            Ringquist, Karen Elaine                  9/2/49

                                                513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

                                                Ringquist, Randy Alan                    4/11/52

                                                513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

ARRESTED:                          Ringquist, Jeremy Daniel              5/16/77

                                                513 Nicholas Dr., Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           Aggravated Murder X 2

 

 

 

This morning, June 25th at 9:10 AM Jeremy Ringquist was taken into custody at the hospital and transported to the Lane County jail where he was lodged on the listed charges.

 

Springfield Police detectives believe the two bodies discovered inside the residence are those of Karen and Randy Ringquist but are awaiting confirmation of their identify by the Lane County Medical Examiner.

 


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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 19, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Tana Steers, Community Service Officer, Springfield Police Department, 541-726-3731.

 

Springfield Neighborhood Watch sponsors “National Night Out” kickoff party,

Saturday July 11 – 11am-4pm in conjunction with Springfield’s SummerFair.

 

The National Night out Kickoff Party, sponsored by the Springfield Neighborhood Watch, Willamalane Park and Recreation District and the Springfield Police Department, is scheduled for Saturday, July 11. This year combined with Springfield’s SummerFair. The free public event is set for 11am - 4 pm at Island Park in Springfield. A silent auction and raffle will be held in conjunction with the event to benefit the Springfield Neighborhood Watch. The funds raised will allow the Neighborhood Watch to operate and provide crime prevention programs and strategies.

 

The National Night Out promotes Police and community partnerships, crime and drug prevention awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. The kickoff is designed to encourage people to celebrate National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug. 4, in their own neighborhoods or at least by turning on their porch lights; going outside and meeting neighbors. Springfield Police Command Staff and McGruff the crime dog will be visiting various neighborhood parks on that day.

 

Activities at the kick-off will include free games for the children, public safety displays, police and fire vehicles, a police K-9 demonstration, and drug and crime prevention information – including free fingerprint kits. Bicycle helmet coupons will be available for children in need. Children will receive a free drawstring Backpack when they arrive and will be given a “scavenger hunt” type list shows them the different goodies/prizes they can receive at some of the Community booths.

 

Children and families are encouraged to visit each of the community/info booths. After visiting all of the community/info booths the children receive 10 carnival tickets, and a two for one Splash!, at Lively Park coupon. (First 500)

 

“National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in the fight for a safer nation,” said Tana Steers, a Community Service Officer and one of the event’s coordinators. “The benefits our community will derive from this activity will most certainly extend well beyond the kickoff and the Aug. 4 neighborhood events.”


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Suicidal Subject(s)

Location:                             1973 18th St / Glenwood Bridge Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   15-5397 / 15-5396            

Date/Time:                         6-20-15 @ 1802hrs / 6-20-15 @ 1844hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

INVOLVED:         15-5397  40 year old White Female           (incident at 1973 18th St)

 

                                15-5396  52 year old White Male                (incident on Glenwood Bridge)

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On June 20th, Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to two separate suicidal subject calls. 

 

The first incident began at 6:02pm at 1973 18th St.  Citizens called to alert SPD that a woman was threatening to jump out a second story window of the apartment complex.  When Officers arrived, the 40 year old female was partially hanging out of the window screaming.  Officers began negotiating with her, although she continued screaming.  Eugene Springfield Fire and Life Safety also responded and assessed the scene.  A ladder was positioned underneath the window and Captain Chris Paskett climbed up to where the female was.  He also attempted to coax her back inside.  She yelled to get the ladder away, and put her feet on the ladder.  It appeared she was going to try to push the ladder off the wall.  While holding onto a string attached to the blinds, she leaned out of the window.  While holding onto the ladder with one hand, Captain Paskett pushed the resistive female back into the apartment.  Captain Paskett held her down just inside the window while Officers made entry into the apartment.  After a struggle, she was detained and transported to the Johnson Unit for a psychological evaluation.  Because of the efforts of the Officers with SPD and Captain Paskett of Eugene Springfield Fire, the female was uninjured and is currently receiving treatment at a local Hospital.

 

About 40 minutes later Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a male preparing to jump off of the Glenwood Bridge.  Two citizens observed the male sitting over the railing and appeared distressed.  While one citizen began pleading for him to not jump, the other notified SPD.  After some conversation, the male agreed to climb off the railing.  At one point, the male (who was clearly emotional) said he would come back and do it later.  Officers arrived on scene along with Cahoots.  After some discussion, he was transported to the Johnson Unit for a mental evaluation.  SPD credits the action of the two citizens for the positive outcome of this potentially serious incident.  This is the second significant incident this year, where citizens in Springfield talked individuals down from jumping off bridges.

 

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


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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Local Citizens Recognized at Tonight’s City Council Meeting

 

Date/Time:           June 15th, 2015  7:00 pm

 

Location:             City Council Chambers

                                225 5th St., Springfield

 

 

Tonight at the Springfield City Council Session, the City of Springfield and Springfield Police Department will recognize 5 citizens who took action in our community making it a safer place.   Three (3) citizens will be recognized for stepping in and subduing a suspect during a bank robbery that occurred on 031115 at the US Bank Branch located in the Albertson’ Store at Main/58th Street.   Two (2) other citizens will be honored for their efforts on 041915 to stop a distraught female, who had scaled a fence on an I-5 overpass, from jumping.

 

The following citizens will be honored/recognized:  Clair Holland, Steven Wooley, Bradley Christopher, Italo Fortier and Kelli Fortier. 

 

 

Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau  541 726-2326

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Vehicle vs Pedestrian Accident / Arrest

Location:                             Pheasant Blvd & Lindale Dr Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   15-5108               

Date/Time:                         6-11-15 / 10:04pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

ARRESTED:                          Moore, Justin Ross  24 year old Male of Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           DUII

                                                Assault III     (Felony)

                                                Hit and Run (Felony)

                                                Reckless Driving

                                                Reckless Endangering

 

VICTIM:                                21 year old female of Springfield                                              

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On June 11th at 10:04pm Officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident near Pheasant Blvd and Lindale Dr.  Dispatch advised a female was on the ground screaming.  While Officers were responding, Dispatch advised that the suspect was running from the scene.  Several citizens began chasing the suspect who ran into the apartment complex of 475 Lindale Dr.  Officer Ryan Stone arrived and many bystanders began pointing him in the direction of the suspect.  He was able to locate the suspect in an apartment.  The suspect exited the apartment and was taken into custody.  Officer Stone, who is the Department’s DUII investigator, began a DUII investigation.  The victim was transported to a local Hospital where she received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.  Moore was transported to the Lane County Jail where he was lodged on the listed charges. 

 

The Officers on scene want to give credit to the many citizens who assisted them in apprehending the suspect, and staying with the victim until medics arrived.

 

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

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

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INCIDENT:                           POLICE DOG COMPETITION                                                                                                        

DATE/ TIME:                       JUNE 13, 2015   12:00 PM – 2:30 PM        

 

LOCATION:                         SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL SILKE FIELD

                                                800 10TH ST.                        

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The Springfield Police K-9 Unit is hosting our 20th annual police dog competition this Saturday, June 13th from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM.  Police dogs from around the state will be participating.  Dog teams scheduled to compete in this year’s event are from Corvallis, Roseburg, Washington County, Douglas County and Springfield.  A demonstration will be given by the new Springfield detection dog.  The competition involves timed events, including both the dog and handler.  Events include an agility course, area search, handler protection, fastest dog and suspect apprehension.  Al Peterson from KVAL TV will be Master of Ceremonies. The public is invited to attend free of charge.  T-shirts, hats and other Springfield K9 merchandise will be available for purchase.  Addi’s Diner will be selling food.  All proceeds will go towards the purchase of Springfield K-9 equipment and training.

 

 

Rich Charboneau

Special Services Sergeant

Springfield Police Department

541 726-2326

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Menacing Arrest

Location:                             1496 E St Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   15-5000               

Date/Time:                         6-8-15 / 4:04pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

ARRESTED:                          Struthers, Crystal Rose  27 year old White Female

                                                Homeless

 

CHARGES:                           Menacing APA x2

                                                Disorderly Conduct

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On June 8th at approximately 4:00pm the Springfield Police Department received a call regarding a possible murder.  Family members received a text message from Struthers indicated her mother’s body could be located near a river.  She also threatened to shoot her brother in the face via text message.  Family members indicated she has posted pictures of herself holding a firearm to her facebook page in the past, and took her threats seriously.  Officers responded to the scene and investigated the call.  During interviews with neighbors, it was learned that the supposed victim was not deceased and actually left the residence with the suspect after a dispute, but shortly before Officers arrival.  When the suspect and mother returned to the address, Struthers was interviewed and ultimately arrested on the listed charges.  She was lodged at the Lane County Jail.  There were no apparent injuries to any of the involved, and the arrest was based in part on the guidelines set forth in the Abuse Prevention Act (APA), which protects victims of domestic violence.

 

 

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

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Incident:           Fatal Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

Location:          1700 Block Glenwood Blvd, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 15-4810        

Date/Time:       June 1, 2015 / 2337 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy

 

 

UPDATE:       The victim’s name is now being released as family has been notified.  Munroe is from Coquille, but has been in the Springfield area for the past three years.

 

VICTIM:        Munroe, Roschelle Diane Lee   35 years of age.

 

DRIVER:       Huang, Zishuo   22 years of age of Eugene

 

VEHICLE:     2012 Mercedes C63 AMG

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

            On June 1, 2015 at 11:37 pm CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) was driving in the 1700 block of Glenwood Blvd and observed the accident scene.  Each CAHOOTs team consists of at least one EMT.  They stopped and notified police and fire.  They began CPR on the victim until relieved by medics from the Eugene Springfield Fire Department at which time she was pronounce deceased. 

 

Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle had been traveling south bound when it struck the pedestrian.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor on the part of the driver.   The ongoing investigation being conducted by the 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

 

 

 

Incident:           Fatal Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

Location:          1700 Block Glenwood Blvd, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 15-4810        

Date/Time:       June 1, 2015 / 2337 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy

 

 

VICTIM:        White female 35 years of age. 

Name not released pending family notification.

 

DRIVER:       Huang, Zishuo   22 years of age of Eugene

 

VEHICLE:     2012 Mercedes C63 AMG

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

            On June 1, 2015 at 11:37 pm Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded to the 1700 block of Glenwood Blvd. regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.  The vehicle had been traveling south bound when it struck the pedestrian.  Upon arrival the pedestrian was found to be deceased.  The driver is cooperating with the investigation and alcohol does not appear to be a factor at this time.  The ongoing investigation being conducted by the 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.

 


 

   

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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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

 


News Release

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

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe, Police Department

(541) 726-3721       www. Springfield-or.gov

 

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 police@springfield-or.gov or the app developer at info@wiredblue.co

 

More information can be found on our website at www.springfield-or.gov/dept_pol.htm  and the MyPD app website http://wiredblue.co

 

City of Springfield, Oregon