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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                       Spingfield man arrested in racial intimidation case

Location:                                      6385 Main Street, Springfield

Case Number:                            18-6478

Date/Time:                                   8-11-18 @ 12:30 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Suspect: Felger, Sean Ryan DOB, 03/09/1988 WM

               Springfield

                        

CHARGES: Intimidation II, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct II

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield police officer, Justin Swint has been on a one-man crusade for the past 2 weeks.  He has been combing the Thurston area of east Springfield searching for an angry man caught on video during a fit of hateful rage police have said contains dialogue too  graphic to release to the public. 

 

It all began Tuesday afternoon, July 24th at 4 p.m. when three Latino men were leaving from a long day of roofing work.  As they pulled their loaded truck and trailer onto the street from the jobsite at 6385 Main Street, the trailer tongue dipped and became high centered upon the sidewalk.  They were stuck.  The men tried to free the rig, which was blocking the south sidewalk, the bike lane and part of an eastbound lane of Main Street.

 

One of the men began to video the circumstances to convey the dilemma to their boss when Sean Ryan Felger, age 30 of Springfield came into view pushing a baby stroller occupied by his 2 year-old daughter.  Felger had pushed the stroller into Main Street and around the stranded truck.  He parked the stroller feet away and lunged into his angry tirade, furiously shoving one of the men as he tried to calmly explain the dilemma.  Knocking the man backward, Felger challenged the men saying, “You’re (expletive) piece of (expletive) beaners!  Go back to Mexico (expletive).” 

 

The surprised men did not retaliate, and watched as Felger pushed the stroller westward. 

 

Police released still images of Felger derived from various stages of the video on August 8th and began receiving tips from the public immediately.  One of those leads led Officer Swint to an image posted on a Facebook account which was later confirmed to be that of Felger attending a social function.  This lead led Officer Swint to Felger’s home at the 6200 Block of Aster Street earlier this week, where he got no answer at the door.  The patrol officer began conducting surveillance as call-load permitted. 

 

This morning his persistence paid off as he watched Felger walk to a car parked outside his home on Aster Street and Felger was arrested without incident. 

 

Charged with Second Degree Intimidation, Disorderly Conduct II and Harassment,  Felger was walked into the Springfield Municipal Jail at 10:30 a.m.  Felger had shaved his head and beard in what police believe had been an effort to disguise his appearance following media attention to the case depicting his image. 

 

Intimidation in the Second Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor.  This law states in part…If a person “Intentionally subjects another (person) to offensive physical contact because of the person’s perception of the other’s race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.”

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714. Officer Justin Swint is the lead investigator on this case. 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                     Attentive life-guards credited with fast action in saving recreational swimmer

Location:                                    Willamalane Park Swim Center – 1276 G Street

Case Number:                           Event number 18191534

Date/Time:                                August 9, 2018 at 11:15 a.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Two young Willamalane Park and Recreation District adult lifeguards are being credited with their attentive fast-action in saving a man who appears to have suffered a cardiac arrest while lap-swimming in the pool. 

 

Police, Fire and EMS personnel responded to the Willamalane Park Swim Center this morning just before 9 a.m. after receiving a 911 call that CPR was in progress following an apparent drowning.  Police arrived first on scene and assisted life-guards in performing CPR on the man who had been pulled from the shallow end of the pool. 

 

Reportedly, Jared Knighten, an 18 year-old lifeguard and graduate of Thurston High School was monitoring the 73 year-old swimmer when he observed a change in the swimmer’s stride and then observed him appear to be in distress.  Knighten summoned the assistance of lifeguard Eleanna Soto, 18 and the man was pulled from the water. Soto recently graduated from Springfield H.S. last Spring.   Assisted by a third Willamalane employee, Paul Schnoor, age 46, the trio began performing life-saving CPR on the unresponsive man.  A Springfield police officer arrived and also assisted with CPR until EMS personnel arrived and took over care of the man who had begun to respond to the life-saving efforts of the first responder lifeguards. 

 

The 73 year-old Eugene man was accompanied by his wife at Willamalane Park Swim Center.  EMS personnel believe the man suffered a cardiac arrest while swimming.  The man was transported to Sacred Heart Riverbend Hospital.

 

“I am extremely proud of the heroic actions of the Willamalane staff,” said Michael Wargo, Superintendent of Willamalane. “Our aquatics team goes through extensive training and today that training paid off.  This, coupled with the efforts of our Police, Fire, and EMS personnel, made a huge difference and had a positive outcome.”

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Police seek leads in racially charged intimidation case

Location:                                      6385 Main Street, Springfield

Case Number:                            18-6478

Date/Time:                                   8-8-18 @ 8:30 a.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Suspect: WMA, 50-60, 5’7” -5’11”, 120 – 140 lbs,

LSW; a white t-shirt with the UnderArmour logo and the word “Baseball” in blue.                      

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Three Latino men were leaving a jobsite with a trailer full of roofing debris following a day of work when the trailer hitch became caught upon the sidewalk that separates the property at 6385 Main Street from the roadway.  Literally stuck, the men were working together attempting to free the truck and trailer which were blocking the bike lane, sidewalk and part of the roadway. 

 

At this point a pedestrian man, whose destination appeared to be somewhere west of the location, angrily confronted the three men after pushing an occupied baby-stroller around the obstacle.  A cell-phone video recorded by one of the workers during the brief incident shows a completely out of control angry man aggressively confronting the men yelling profanities and demanding the men move the vehicle.  Unresponsive to the men who tried to explain their dilemma, the man continued with his angry, profane outburst which was punctuated by racial epithets, finally shoving one of the men and telling them “go (back) to Mexico!”   The suspect then angrily departed, pushing the stroller westbound on Main Street.

 

Police have yet to identify the man, but believe he lives in the area and are now asking for public assistance in locating the man described above.  The still images attached were taken from cellphone video from the incident recorded on July 25th, but police are withholding the video due to the graphic and offensive nature of the content. 

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714. Officer Justin Swint is the lead investigator on this case. 

 

Intimidation in the Second Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor.  This law states in part…If a person “Intentionally subjects another (person) to offensive physical contact because of the person’s perception of the other’s race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.”

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                         Man arrested after taking wife on wild ride                 

Location:                        Bob Straub Parkway and Jasper Road

Case Number:              18-6657

Date/Time:                     August 1st, 2018 @ 12:34am

 

 

A man who led police on a high-speed chase Monday morning had a reluctant passenger; his wife.  According to the woman, she pleaded with her husband to stop throughout the 18 minute long pursuit that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph before the 1996 Acura Integra reached a dead end logging road in the Fall Creek Reservoir area and her husband ran from the car. 

 

Officers tried to stop the car near Bob Straub Parkway and Jasper Road for traffic infractions when the chase began and Kaleb Karl Crandall, age 31of Springfield failed to yield and fled.   

 

Lane County Sheriff’s deputies assisted in establishing a perimeter while Springfield Police K9 Falko searched a wooded area and located Crandall while he attempted to conceal himself in a thicket of blackberry bushes.  He was seized by K9 Falko. 

 

Crandall was treated at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital for a bite wound to the right leg.  He is currently lodged at the Lane County Jail for the following charges: Elude by Vehicle, Elude by Foot, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended (Misdemeanor), and Recklessly Endangering

(Mrs. Crandall).

 

Mrs. Crandall was given a safe ride home. 

 

Springfield Police Department (Non-emergency):  541-726-3714.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Lt. Scott McKee 726-3714.

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Lt. Scott McKee

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                         Cougar shot                                                             

Location:                        30th & Olympic

Incident Number:         18-174225

Date/Time:                     July 24th at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

A female cougar has been shot following three days of recent neighborhood sightings in east Springfield.  Today at approximately 1 pm a resident in the area of 30th and Olympic Street called to report children at play in a swimming pool were stalked by the large adult cougar while the children played in a pool during the heat of the day. 

 

Several additional calls from residents in the area caused police to enlist the assistance of  local tracker, Brandon  Nuniz with Cascade Adventures, who used a trained blood-hound to help police tree the cat, which after nearly four hours of significant human activity in the neighborhood, had remained in shrubbery just one house south of where it had been seen on a fence near the children in the swimming pool. 

 

Police consulted with ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife) in concluding the only safe and  timely option was to shoot and kill the 2 year-old, 70 lb female adult cougar.  The cougar was taken to ODFW, where a necropsy may reveal if the animal was driven to the area by ailment or in search of prey. 

 

Cougars are predatory animals and the daytime behavior of the cat created concern for experts, who worried the cougar may be feeding on pets and livestock.  Experts also worried the sounds of children at play had drawn the cat to the swimming pool.   

 

 

Springfield Police Department (Non-emergency):  541-726-3714.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Lt. Scott McKee 726-3714.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                         Cougar Sighting                                                                  

Location:                        10th St. & D St.

Incident Number:         18-174225

Date/Time:                     July 22nd, 2018 @ 4:14am

 

 

On the morning of Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, the Springfield Police Department was contacted by an alert newspaper carrier who reported seeing a cougar near 10th St. and D St.  Officers responded to the area and confirmed the presence of the cougar in the neighborhood.  The cougar jumped several fences and was last seen in the 1200-1400 block of the alley between E St. and F St.

 

Given the density of the population in this area of the city, and the relative proximity to Willamalane Park and schools, the Springfield Police Department contacted the Central Lane 911 Communications Center for assistance.  Central Lane 911 issued a Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) message advising area residents of the cougar’s presence. 

 

Residents are urged to be cautious and observant and to supervise their children and/or pets while outside. The cougar did not display any aggressive behaviors; however residents should contact the police department if they encounter the animal and feel endangered. 

 

Citizens who have not registered with the Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) are encouraged to do so.  Please visit the following website to complete your registration: http://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/public.aspx?regionid=1087 .

 

Springfield Police Department (Non-emergency):  541-726-3714.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Lt. Scott McKee 726-3714.

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Grice

 


 

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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

 

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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