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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                            Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct II

Location:                            344 A St., Springfield, Oregon  (Springfield Municipal Jail)

Case Number:                   14-9978

Date/Time:                        11-16-14 / 1744 hours

More Information:          PIO Sgt. Charboneau  541-726-2326 

Completed By:                Sergeant Richard A. Lewis

 

 

SUSPECTS: 

Knutson, Kelli M              DOB: 8-28-90                    of Eugene

Jackson, Logan P             DOB: 5-09-81                    of Eugene

 

CHARGES FOR BOTH:

Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct II

              

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On Sunday, November 16, 2014 at approximately 5:44 PM, a complainant reported to the Springfield Police Department that two people were having sexual intercourse in their car directly in front of the Springfield Municipal Jail.  The complainant reported that motorists were slowing down to watch them as they passed by the jail.

 

Officers responded to the front of the jail and found the couple still actively engaged.  After Officers were able to stop the activity, both Kelli Knutson, and Logan Jackson were arrested for Indecent Exposure, and Disorderly Conduct II.  Jackson was walked into the Springfield Municipal Jail and lodged, and Knutson was transported to the Lane County Jail and lodged for the charges.

 

If anyone has additional information or witnessed the incident they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.  For media inquiries please contact Sgt. Charboneau – PIO.

 

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Sgt. R.A. Lewis

Springfield Police Department

541-726-3714

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                            Cougar Sightings

Location:                            Mountaingate Subdivision, Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   NA

Date/Time:                        November 14th, 2014

More Information:          PIO Sgt. Charboneau  541-726-2326 

Completed By:                Animal Control Officer Brian Austin

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On 11/12/14, at approximately 10:00am, Springfield Animal Control responded to a report of an adult cougar sighted near the 800 block of Mountaingate Road. The witness described the cougar’s direction of travel as being consistent with emerging from near the hiking path and Rob Adams Park, located at the southern end of the Mountaingate subdivision. Upon investigation, several other witnesses have also made consistent statements about recent daytime sightings in the same area. With multiple sightings occurring during daylight hours, there is a high probability that the cougar has young in the area, requiring even more caution. Because of the proximity to these high foot-traffic locations, it is important for the residents and visitors to remain aware while in the area. Signs will be posted in the vicinity soon. The following are guidelines for a cougar encounter:

 

- Avoid walking animals at night if at all possible.

- It is important to stay calm, and pick up any children or small animals, as their reactions could illicit an attack.

- Make loud noises, and be sure to provide an escape route for the animal.

- Never run or turn your back on a cougar.

- If a cougar does attack, fight back. Convincing the cougar you are a threat, and not prey, will often cause them to cease any attack.

 

ODFW has been notified as well and indicated they too have received reports of sightings in this area. We would ask that if sightings occur Law Enforcement officials be notified immediately as well as ODFW. For sightings where there is no immediate threat or danger, please call the Springfield Police non-emergency line at (541)726-3714 as well as ODFW’s local branch at (541)726-3515. If there are immediate threats or danger, please call 911.

 

 

 

 

Brian Austin

Animal Control Officer

Springfield Police Department

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                            Theft/ Hit & Run/Reckless Endangering

Location:                            4100 Commercial Ave., Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   14-9692

Date/Time:                        11-07-14 / 1126 hours

More Information:          PIO Sgt. Charboneau  541-726-2326 

Completed By:                Sergeant Richard A. Lewis

 

 

SUSPECT:  Blodgett, Timothy Cecil           DOB: 11-19-67                  of  Veneta, OR

              

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On the listed date and time an employee at a warehouse located at 41st and Commercial street noticed a red pickup pull into the businesses fenced storage yard.  The employee did not recognize the pickup and went out and confronted the male, A/Timothy Blodgett, as to why he was there and discovered Blodgett was stealing property from the yard.

 

When the employee told Blodgett he was calling police Blodgett fled in his pickup hitting the employees truck as he fled, which resulted in significant side damage to Blodgett’s own vehicle.  Blodgett then rammed through a closed 37 foot wide fence gate as he fled the property.  The gate wrapped around the front of Blodgett’s pickup, but he continued to flee making it to 41st and Main St. where he stopped with the fence gate still wrapped around the front of his pickup.  Pedestrians, an adult and children, on 41st St. had to flee from the pickup, narrowly avoiding being hit by the 37 foot wide gate wrapped around Blodgett’s pickup.

 

The employee had chased after Blodgett in his own vehicle, and upon stopping the employee confronted Blodgett at gun point and held him at the location until police arrived and took Blodgett into custody.  Surprisingly no one was injured during Blodgett’s crime spree.

 

Blodgett, who is currently on a Federal Work Release Program, was arrested and lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail for Hit & Run, Reckless Endangering X4, Reckless Driving, Theft II, and Criminal Mischief II.

 

 

If anyone has additional information or witnessed the incident they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.  For inquiries please contact Sgt. Charboneau – PIO.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Kidnap / Rape I Arrest

Location:                             2120 S A St Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   14- 9513

Date/Time:                         11-1-14 / 0504hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Ortiz, Jose Alfredo 42 year old Hispanic Male

                                                2120 S A St Springfield Oregon

 

CHARGES:                           Kidnap 1

                                                Rape I x 2

                                                Coercion

                                                Assault IV (Domestic Violence)

                                                Strangulation

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 11-1-14 at 0504am Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of an assault.  The victim stated her estranged husband was waiting at her house on 10th St in Springfield as she arrived home.  When she arrived home, he forced her into the passenger seat of her car and drove her to his house at 2120 S A St.  He physically assaulted her and brandished a semi-automatic handgun.  He threatened her life and sexually assaulted her while inside the residence.  At one point, she fled out of the house and into the street.  Ortiz grabbed her and dragged her back into the house and sexually assaulted her a second time.  The victim was able to convince him to take her to work where she notified authorities. 

 

Officers responded to the suspects address and located the victim’s car.  The victim stated he still had the handgun and she was not sure what he would do with it.  After surrounding the house, Officers were able to convince Ortiz to exit the residence where he was taken into custody without incident.  He later told Detectives that thought about forcing a suicide by cop.  The firearm and other evidence were located inside the residence. 

 

The victim was treated at a local Hospital for her injuries.  Ortiz was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Incident:         Suicidal Subject

Location:        I-105 at Mohawk, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 14-9306        

Date/Time:       October 25, 2014 / 1528 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. Jeff Martin

 

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On the above noted date and time, Springfield Police responded to the overpass located at I-105 and Mohawk in regard to a suicidal subject.  Upon arrival, a 26 year old male was observed sitting on the protective fencing threatening to jump into on-coming traffic.  As a result, traffic in both directions was diverted.

 

After 3 hours of negotiation with the subject, he voluntarily surrendered to officers at the scene.  He was transported to University District Hospital for evaluation without further incident.

 


 

   

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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    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

 


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