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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              Robbery Arrest

Location:                             5415 Main St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   17-502  

Date/Time:                         January 17th 2017 / 2305hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          BocanegraChagollan, Oscar 19 year old Hispanic male of Springfield

 

                                                Smith, Jacob Baily 19 year old White male of Springfield

 

                                                Rodriguez, Guadalupe Francisco Hispanic male of Springfield

 

CHARGES:                           Robbery I                                                                                                                           

                                                Theft III                                            

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On Tuesday January 17th 2017 at 11pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a robbery with a gun in the parking lot of Safeway (5415 Main St).  The 33 year old white male victim described being robbed of marijuana by two male suspects who were armed and wearing masks.  A short time later, Officer Douglas located the suspect vehicle leaving the area.  A high risk traffic stop was conducted near 14th St and Main St in Springfield.  The three above listed males were taken into custody.  During the investigation the stolen property was recovered, and two realistic looking guns were found in the suspect vehicle.  Officers were assisted by a Springfield Police Detective. 

 

No one was injured in the incident, and the suspects were all lodged at the Lane County Jail with charges of Robbery I (Measure 11), and Theft III.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:           Motor Vehicle vs. House

Location:          6848 block Main St, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 17-338          

Date/Time:       January 12, 2017 / 0551 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy

 

 

DRIVER:            Keppler, Brooke Eric   WMA, 40 years of age of Springfield

 

VEHICLE:          1999 Chevrolet 4x4 pick-up truck

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

            On January 12, 2017 at 5:51 am Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded to 6848 Main St. regarding a vehicle into the house.  The vehicle had been traveling east on Main St. when the driver fell asleep crossing over the west bound lanes.  The vehicle went through the front yard of the neighbor to the west, then crashing through the garage door and hitting a vehicle inside the garage of 6848 Main St. 

 

            The occupant of the residence was home and sleeping in the bedroom located at the opposite end of the house.  She was not injured.

 

The driver is cooperating with the investigation and alcohol is not a factor.  The driver was transported to River Bend Hospital by medics where he was treated and released.

 

The investigation is ongoing.  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:                              Vehicle Pursuit

Location:                             51st St and E St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   17-263  

Date/Time:                         January 10th 2016 / 0001hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Jamie Ross Callaway 37 year old Homeless male

 

CHARGES:                           Elude by Vehicle

                                                Elude by Foot

                                                Reckless Driving

                                                Reckless Endangering

                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On Tuesday January 10th just after midnight, Officer Kraig Akins conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation on a 2005 Dodge Durango.  The suspect, later identified as Jamie Callaway, refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The 20 minute pursuit began near 51st St and E St, took HWY 126 Westbound, and eventually went eastbound on Marcola Rd.  The suspect’s speeds ranged from 30mph to 90mph.  Officers were made aware by Dispatchers that Callaway armed with a handgun on a previous contact in that vehicle. 

 

The suspect turned onto Shotgun Creek Rd and travelled to the top of the mountain.  For a period of time the suspect was able to navigate the snowy roads, but near the top, left the roadway and was pinned in by pursuing Officers.  The suspect fled on foot from the vehicle.  A pregnant female passenger was detained, but later released with no charges.  A Springfield Police K9 Officer and his Police dog quickly began a track down the hillside.  SPD was assisted by several Deputies with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.  After a lengthy track through knee high snow, Officers located the suspect who had concealed himself in the brush in a creek bed.  It was unknown if the suspect was still in possession of a firearm.  The Police dog assisted Officers in taking the suspect into custody.  He was found to be unarmed, but did have a rifle in his vehicle during the pursuit. 

 

The suspect began exhibiting signs of hypothermia and became unable to walk on his own.  Officers had already requested a response from the Mohawk Valley Rural Fire District and began coordinating an exit strategy.  Together SPD, LCSO and Mohawk Valley Fire spent the next hour working to get the roughly 280lbs suspect back up the difficult terrain.  He was ultimately transported to Riverbend Hospital where he was treated for exposure and a dog bite.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.

 

 

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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:  Missing / Endangered Person       

Last Observed Location: 11th and ‘R’ Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 16-12241        

Last Observed Date/Time:  December 31st, 2016 / 0724 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Brian Humphreys

 

 

MISSING:

 

PARKER, JUDY ANN   DOB: 12/03/1944   72 YEARS OF AGE

 

 

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

Judy Ann Parker departed her care home near 11th and ‘R’ Street the morning of 12/31/2016 and has not been seen since.  The care home is an adult foster care facility where residents are free to come and go at their leisure.  Parker has previously departed the location to become lost in the Eugene / Springfield area.  According to family, Parker is not familiar with Eugene / Springfield and is only familiar with the Cottage Grove area.  

 

Family reports that Parker is in eminent danger as she cannot take care of herself.  She has recently lost a significant amount of weight and has health issues, making her vulnerable to the freezing temperatures.

 

According to employees at the care home, Parker has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, paranoia, and has recently been showing signs of dementia, although not formally diagnosed.  Family reports that Parker has psychosis, is delusional, and hears voices, but does not have dementia or Alzheimer’s.

 

Parker is described as a white female, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing approx. 120 pounds.  She has white hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark knitted cap.  She may be in possession of identification and has previously identified herself by the alias of Amy Parker. 

 

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:                     Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash

Location:                    6800 block Main St., Springfield OR

Case Number:            16-11984

Date/Time:                 12/23/16   7:24 am

More Information:     Sergeant Rich Charboneau at 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

 

PEDESTRIAN:          Jose Anthony Gonzales          26 years old

                       

DRIVER:                   Michael Reed Mathers           26 years old

 

CHARGES:               None at this time.

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On December 23, 2016 during morning traffic, Jose Gonzales a pedestrian restricted to a motor assisted wheelchair was crossing the 6800 block of Main Street when he was struck by a mini-van operated by Michael Mathers. Mathers immediately stopped and attempted to render aid as Springfield Police were being notified of the collision by witnesses.

 

Gonzales was transported to Sacred Heart Riverbend Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Pieces of the motorized wheelchair made up much of the debris field that spanned in excess of 100 feet from the impact location.

 

An operational traffic signal- protected crosswalk was available for use at the intersection of 69th Street and Main Street, about 700 feet east of the crash site.        

 

Springfield Police would like to remind drivers and pedestrians alike that crossing Main Street without the protection of a crosswalk is extremely dangerous and should be avoided. Drivers should not assume that all pedestrians are using crosswalks and oftentimes wear clothing that makes them difficult to see especially in poor weather conditions.  

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                              Encouraging Child Abuse Arrest

 

Location:                             5136 E St.

 

Case Number:                   16-2523 and 16-11860    

 

Date/Time:                         December 20, 2016

 

 

ARRESTED:          Fix,  Jonathan David   12/9/92  24 yrs.

                                  5136 E  St., Springfield

 

CHARGE:             Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On December 20th, 2016, Springfield detectives executed an additional residential search warrant and arrested Jonathan David Fix for violating his release agreement.  Fix’s release agreement had been in place since his initial arrests for Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree in March and April of 2016.  In March (2016) Springfield detectives partnered with the Oregon Internet Crimes Against Children (OR ICAC) task force and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to obtain search warrants for Fix’s residence and email account based on the content he was collecting and trading via the internet.  The content included graphic photos and videos of young children being sexually assaulted.  Fix was eventually released from the Lane County Jail prior to his criminal trial, but was given certain conditions to abide by until his criminal case was resolved.

 

In December of 2016, Springfield detectives obtained new evidence to indicate Fix had resumed his efforts to collect and trade child pornography.  Detectives contacted the Lane County Jail’s pre-trial services to advise them of the investigation and they immediately responded to offer their assistance, and promptly issued an arrest warrant to place Fix back in custody.  This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about Fix’s online activities is encouraged to contact Detective David Grice at 541 726-3714 to assist with the investigation.


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                              Purse Snatch / Robbery III

Location:                             Pioneer Parkway Bike path near Q St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-11927             

Date/Time:                         December 21st  2016 / 0506am

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

SUSPECT:                             White male 20’s 5’7” thin build wearing a Red hooded sweatshirt, black basketball shorts with white leggings underneath.  He is also described as having a cast on his right hand.

                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On Wednesday around 5:06am Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a street robbery on the Pioneer Parkway bike path near Q St.  The victim (a 57 year old female) said the suspect approached her and asked for a cigarette.  When he was denied, he ripped her blue colored purse away from her and left on foot.  She described him as limping as he left.  He was last seen hopping a fence eastbound toward Shadylane.  Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. 

 

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 funds help young family displaced by household violence.               

 

Date/Time:       December 15, 2016

 

Completed By:  Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

The Springfield police CHETT Program (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) funds helped provide a short term shelter solution for a young Lane County family displaced by household violence.  The young couple and their one year-old child contacted Springfield police this afternoon when a family violence situation left them homeless and facing a cold overnight in their car. 

 

With temperatures threatening to dip into the twenties tonight, police used CHETT Funds to provide overnight accommodations at a Springfield motel while a longer-term solution is developed with the help of CAHOOTS personnel.   

The CHETT Program 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 or people in the community with little hope and few options.  

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. 

After the Martins made their initial start-up donation to the fund last year the now popular benevolent fund has helped many in Springfield who have been displaced or impacted by crime or have otherwise fallen upon troubled times.   Donations to CHETT fund can be made in person at the Springfield Justice Center at 230 Fourth Street, Springfield. 

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                     Residential Fire

Location:                    4475 Daisy St., space # 7, Springfield OR

Case Number:            16-11455        

Date/Time:                 December 5, 2016  3:31pm

More Information:     Ofc. Justin Swint 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

 

INVOLVED PERSON:  Juan Andres Cisneros                age: 24

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On December 5, 2016 at approximately 3:31 pm, Springfield Police and Eugene/Springfield Fire were dispatched to a structural fire of a single-wide trailer at 4475 Daisy St. The fire burned quickly and the involved residence is considered a total loss.

 

Through interviews, officers at the scene learned the fire had started in the bedroom of Juan Cisneros while his younger brother and nephew, ages 7-years and 5-years respectively were in the home with his mother. The exact method of ignition is still uncertain at this time. The children and mother successfully escaped the fire but Cisneros received burns to his arms, face and leg. Cisneros was transported initially to Scared Heart Riverbend Hospital but was later transported to a Portland area hospital where resources for the treatment of serious burns are available.

 

Physical evidence seized at the scene is consistent with the manufacture of hash oil, a concentrated form of marijuana THC. This process is also known as a Butane Hash Oil or “BHO” lab in which butane is used to extract THC from marijuana plant material. This activity is illegal.

 

This investigation is on-going and ultimately will be reviewed by local prosecutors to establish any criminal conduct.      

 

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


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:           SPD Animal Control Service Interruption         

 

Date/Time:       December 6, 2016

 

Completed By:  Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

The Springfield Police Department, Animal Control Officer will be away from work on Medical Leave for 10-12 weeks beginning December 29, 2016.  SPD has been working with our community and law enforcement partners to minimize gaps in service during this time, but we are asking for the public’s assistance in triaging animal related calls for service. 

SPD Patrol and Community Service Officers are all cross-trained to respond to calls for service related to domestic and wild animals, including aggressive dogs and these calls will be dispatched via normal priority.  Additionally, the Eugene police department Animal Services Team is available to assist with such calls within the City of Springfield when their mutual aid is needed.  However, in order to triage and help prioritize service delivery, the SPD is asking that citizens who find pets attempt to find that pet’s home before calling police for assistance.  The following resources can aid in the home-finding process:

  • Craigslist, Lost & Found Pets
  • SPD Animal Control Facebook
  • SPD non-emergency number - many times we have current owner information concerning chronic escapee pets.  (541) 726-3714. 

Lastly, consider your own ability to transport found pets to the Lane County Animal Regulation Authority, located at 3970 West 1st Avenue in Eugene, as transportation resources will be limited during this time. 

Thank you for your assistance during this service gap (December 29 – March, 2017).

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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

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