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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

INCIDENT: Arrest                                                         CASE # 18-9283

 

LOCATION:  Eugene area.

 

ARRESTED: Myers, Kristian Anthony  33years of Eugene

  

CHARGES:  Online Sexual Corruption 2

 

DATE/TIME:  November 30, 2018/ 1045 hrs.

 

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On the above listed date and time, Springfield Police arrested Kristian Anthony Myers in Eugene. Myers was the suspect in a case of Online Sexual Corruption filed with the Springfield Police Department in October of 2018.  In that case it was learned that the 15 year old victim had placed an ad for babysitting services on Craigslist.  Myers began corresponding with the victim initially about babysitting, but soon began to solicit her for sex, offering 50.00 per hour and eventually 5,000 dollars, all the while knowing her true age.

 

When Myers was arrested it was learned that he had no children.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charge.

 

This investigation is ongoing.

 

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

 

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

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

INCIDENT: Arrest                                                         CASE # 18-10025

 

LOCATION:  Springfield area.

 

ARRESTED: Delaunay, Anthony Lyle  WM 52 yrs.

                       Transient.

 

VICTIM:  Burtts, Tyler Ray 58 of Springfield.

 

DATE/TIME:                            November 26, 2018/ 1401 hrs.

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On the above listed date and time, Springfield Police located Anthony Delaunay at a residence in Springfield.  Delaunay was found sleeping on the couch inside the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

 

Anthony Delaunay was charged with Murder in the shooting death of Tyler Ray Burtts on November 23rd.

 

Anthony Delaunay will be lodged at the Lane County Jail, charged with Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

 

This investigation is ongoing.

 

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

 

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

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

INCIDENT: Homicide                                                    CASE # 18-10025

 

LOCATION:  1161 Water Street, Springfield

 

VICTIM:  Burtts, Tyler Ray 58 of Springfield.

 

PERSON OF INTEREST: Delaunay, Anthony Lyle  Transient 52 years

White male, 506, 200 lbs. with brown hair and eyes.

 

DATE/TIME:                            November 23, 2018/ 0150 hrs.

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On the above listed date and time, Springfield Police were called to the residence located at 1161 Water Street in regards to a gunshot wound.  Police located a single victim, Tyler Burtts, along with several other witnesses.  Burtts died at the scene.

 

The Springfield Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. They are currently seeking to contact Anthony Delaunay as a person of interest in this incident.  Anthony Delaunay should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Springfield Police Department.

 

This investigation is ongoing.

 

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

 

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

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                   Rocking chair created quite a stir

Location:                                      58th & Thurston Road – Roundabout

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   11/19/18 at 4:30  p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Springfield police closed traffic at the intersection at the roundabout on 58th Street and Thurston Road investigating a suspicious device located near a heavily traveled school area crosswalk adjacent to Thurston High School, which was placed on a modified lockdown while authorities responded to the scene.

 

A citizen reported suspicious observations regarding a slide-rocking chair situated near the crosswalk. On closer observation, police noticed the wood slide-rocking chair had a cylindrical metal device attached to its base with duct-tape and plastic and metal components attaching the motor to the moving parts of the chair.

 

In the end police believe the cylinder to be a motor and that it had been attached to the chair to motorize the rocker and that the invention may have fallen from a passing vehicle. 

 

Eugene Police Explosives Disposal Unit personnel quickly cleared the intersection after their analysis was completed. 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              Vehicle pursuit/ Crash                                  

Location:                             S. 41st & Virginia Ave.                     

Case Number:                   18-9915                                               

Date/Time:                         11-19-18/ 3:52am            

More Information:          Lt. Russ Boring

Completed By:                 Sgt. Matt Neiwert

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Hiram Samuel Cunningham         DOB: 10-21-1983                              

                               

CHARGES:                           Elude by Vehicle, Elude by Foot, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run X 5, Interfering with a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Criminal Trespass 2, and two outstanding warrants.

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:


A Springfield Police Officer attempted to stop a blue 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer for a minor traffic violation in the 5200 block of Main St.  The vehicle failed to yield to the Officer, and sped away south on 53rd St. and then west on Daisy St.  The Officer pursued the vehicle west on Daisy St., until the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Daisy St. and S. 42nd St.  The vehicle continued west through the intersection and crashed into five separate parked cars in the 4100 block of Virginia Ave.  The driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, fled on foot.

 

Additional Springfield Police Officers arrived in the area, including a K-9 unit.  The K-9 Officer and his K-9 partner quickly located the suspect, later identified as Hiram Samuel Cunningham, hiding in the bed of an area resident’s pickup truck.  Cunningham was not injured, and later lodged at the Lane County Jail.  

 

Cunningham was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine, Heroin, and packaging materials.  However, there was no indication Cunningham was under the influence of, or impaired by drugs/ alcohol.  It appears Cunningham fled in an attempt to avoid arrest on two outstanding warrants.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:             Threats of Violence Against Springfield Area Schools

Location:              Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:

Date/Time:           November 9th, 2018 - November 12th, 2018

Additional Information: Sgt. Brian Humphreys at 541-726-3714

Completed By: Sgt. Brian Humphreys

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

The Springfield Police Department investigated three separate threats of school violence over Veterans Day weekend.

 

The first call came to police Friday evening when a student waiting at the Briggs Middle School bus stop was overheard by other students threatening to “shoot up the school on Tuesday.” Officers with the Springfield Police Department contacted and interviewed a number of students, tracking down the original involved students and referring the case to the juvenile youth authority.  

The second report came when an off duty police officer was contacted by a friend whose son had received a Snapchat photo and message from a classmate at Thurston Middle School.  The suspect student sent out a photo of an AR-15 style rifle with an attached text saying, "Don't go to school tomorrow."  Officers from the Springfield Police Department investigated the complaint and subsequently arrested an 8th grade student for First Degree Disorderly Conduct.  The student admitted sending the message, but claimed it was “just a joke.” Officers located the gun involved in the photo and determined it to be an AirSoft rubber pellet rifle. 

The third incident came from a mother of a Hamlin Middle School student who called police after her son was told by someone over the video game platform “Fortnite” that a female student was coming to school the following day to “shoot up the school.”  Officers tracked down and interviewed several juveniles regarding the threat as they worked at backtracking and identifying where it originated.  After interviewing a number of students, police were unable to track down the original source of the threat or verify its authenticity.  The potential female suspect remains unknown; however, police and school district officials are taking extra precautions on the school campus.

 

While recent incidents around the country leave us all with a heightened sense of anxiety around school safety, the Springfield Police Department the Springfield School District wish to assure the public that we continue to make strides in increasing the safety of our schools. Our focus remains on creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all.  Circumstances such as these not only cause a disruption to the educational process, but can result in undue anxiety for students and parents alike.

 

The Springfield Police Department takes all threats of violence against our community seriously, especially those made against our schools.  It is a crime to verbally utter or imply threats of violence with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm. 

 

The Springfield Police Department requests that parents remind their children that making threats of violence is not a laughing matter and should students hear of such threats to continue reporting incidents to parents, school officials, and the police. 

 

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

 


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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:                     October 23, 2018

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

Completed By:             Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

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On Saturday, October 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Springfield Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 16th 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 five area collections sites: Springfield Justice Center, LCC Downtown, LCC Campus building 19, or Coburg Police Department - City Hall.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

Last April, Americans turned in 475 tons (over 950,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.   Last spring, residents of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington turned in over 40,096 pounds (20 tons) of expired and unwanted medications for safe and proper disposal at 190 take back sites in the Northwest.  

 

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 future Drug Take Back Day events, go to the DEA Diversion website

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                         CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund to help Springfield pets in need                               

Location:                        230 4th Street, Springfield

Case Number:                                         

Date/Time:                     06/23/17 @ 1230         

More Information:       Lieutenant Scott McKee         

Completed By:             Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Springfield police are going public today with their CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund for the emergency veterinary treatment of injured domestic pets in Springfield.  City of Springfield employees have contributed to a donation box for weeks to build an initial start-up donation to kick off the fund and now the fund has been established and the police department is ready to accept donations.

 

Last week at the Springfield police sponsored regional K-9 Competition, the McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers group of Springfield made a surprise donation to the fund after learning of the developing program and wanting to be among the first to donate.  The group presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Springfield police department CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund. 

 

Funds from the CHETT Pet Emergency Vet fund will be used by the Springfield police department to help meet the emergency veterinary treatment needs and costs of treatment for companion animal pets that are lost, found, abandoned or feral at the time of their injury in Springfield.

 

The fund will help enable police and Springfield Emergency veterinary staff to create humane treatment decisions for pets injured within the City of Springfield.   

 

The CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund was conceived in memory of the late Chester Martin, the namesake behind the CHETT (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) Program.  Chester Martin was a pet lover and had his own companion animal – Lucky, who was at his side when he died in 2016. 

 

Under the program, employees who identify a companion animal pet in need of emergency or critical veterinary treatment, they will notify the on-duty police watch commander, who will assess the proposed or contemplated treatment of the pet and consult with veterinary staff.   On agreement the watch commander will use their City of Springfield purchasing card to address the immediate expense.  Additional consideration will be given to any ongoing treatment costs as well as the amount of funds available within the fund at the time the request is made.   

 

Consideration will also be given to the likelihood of favorable outcomes.  These considerations may include the age of the pet, the expected quality of life for the pet, and the temperament of the pet with respect to suitability for adoption once medically stable.     

 

The Watch Commander will then complete an invoice for the services rendered and reconcile the purchase to the CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund.  Generally, individual applications of funds will not exceed $400 per incident.  But supervisors may exceed this limit if circumstances indicate the exception. 

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MEDIA RELEASE

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

 

redmon

 


    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

Smith

 

City of Springfield, Oregon