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Incident:                     Unlawful Entry into Motor Vehicles (UEMV)

Location:                    72nd St. and B St. Springfield OR

Case Number:            16-8760          

Date/Time:                 10/22/16   0600 hrs (approximate)

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

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor




In the early morning hours of October 22, 2016, Springfield Police Officers patrolling the vicinity of 72nd St. and B St., began to locate numerous vehicles with unsecured doors. Based on the officers observations it was apparent that approximately 15 or more vehicles had been entered and rummaged through in this neighborhood. Some citizens were contacted and did not wish to be victims or could not establish if a theft had taken place. Many victims were unable to be contacted.


Within the same time period, SPD Officers arrested a 49th year old male in the general area. This male was riding a bicycle and carrying some belongings including a duffle bag. The bicycle he was riding was confirmed as being stolen and when asked about the duffle bag and contents, the individual only stated he had “found” the bag. The male was arrested for possession of the stolen bicycle but there is currently no direct evidence that the male is responsible for the string of UEMV cases. Because of this, the male’s name will not be release as part of this press release.    


Any citizens within referenced neighborhood are encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department with a description of any stolen property as a result of these UEMV cases. The property descriptions could assist SPD to establish if the arrested male may be involved. 


Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.


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Incident:                     Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

Location:                    200 block of Q St.  Springfield, Oregon                   

Case Number:            16-09964

Date/Time:                 October 21st, 2016 / 2051 Hours

More Information:     Sgt. Rich Charboneau at (541) 726-2326 

Completed By:           Officer Joe Burke



PEDESTRIAN:          Devilbiss, Steven Edward   56 years of age of Springfield


VEHICLE:                 2005 Chevrolet Impala:  4-Door sedan


ARRESTED:              Williams, Jevona Deruman ;  44 years of age of Springfield


CHARGES:               Hit & Run (Felony)  



            On October 21st, 2016 at 8:51 pm Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded to the 200 block of Q St. regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.  The vehicle had been traveling east on Q St. when it struck the pedestrian.  The vehicle continued eastbound on Q St. after the collision, failing to stop for the pedestrian.  The pedestrian was transported to River Bend Hospital in critical condition. 


            Witnesses on scene observed the license plate of the involved vehicle.  Police followed up and found the vehicle parked on Lindale Drive.  The driver was subsequently arrested for Hit and run.  The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the Major Accident Investigation Team. 


            If anyone witnessed the crash or has any additional information, they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (541) 726-3714.


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Incident:                         Wanted Subject                         

Location:                        Lane County Area

Case Number:              ##

Date/Time:                     10/19/16

Additional Information: Det. David Grice at 541-726-3721 

Completed By:             Tiffany Monroe



Wanted Subject:

              Edblom, Dustin Allen  DOB/12181983  White Male Adult



Detectives with the Springfield Police Department are actively looking for Dustin Allen Edblom who is currently wanted on a Parole Violation by the Oregon Parole Board.  Detectives would also like to question him on an unrelated case.


Edblom is a registered sex offender and may be associated with a White 2005 Saab 9.3, 4 door sedan with Oregon plates – 587JDT  (vehicle below is NOT the actual vehicle)



If you have any information on the whereabouts of Edblom, please contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.



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Incident:            ROBBERY

Location:           Jazzies Deli 1869 Pioneer Parkway East, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:  16-9752       

Date/Time:        October 14, 2016  /  2241 hours

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

Completed By: Sgt. McCarthy




White male adult, 5’10”, Stocky build, in his 30’s or 40’s.  He was wearing a dark rain jacket with a hood, and a bandana over his mouth.




The suspect walked into the business and up to the counter.  The suspect demanded money from the cash register as he displayed a handgun.  The suspect took the money and departed west from the business on foot.  The area was checked but the suspect was not located at this time. 


At the time of the robbery there were one employee and five customers in the business.  The customers were in the video poker room at the time.  No one was injured during the robbery.


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



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Incident:                       Springfield Police participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back     

Location:                        230 4th Street – Springfield Justice Center

Case Number:              xx         

Date/Time:                     October 22, 2016

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

Completed By:             Tiffany Monroe



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On October 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Springfield Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th 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, Creswell Bi-Mart, LCC Campus building 19, or Coburg 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 447 tons (over 893,000 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.  Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—more than 3,200 tons—of pills. 


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 the October 22 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website


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Incident:                         Every 15 Minutes Program


Location:                        Springfield High School


Date:                                October 11th and 12th, 2016



On October 11th and 12th the Oregon State Police, Springfield Police Department, Springfield Fire Department in cooperation with the Springfield School District, along with community groups, and local businesses will be hosting a program called “Every 15 Minutes” at Springfield High School.


Every 15 Minutes is a two-day in school program involving high school students that encourages them to think about personal safety when alcohol is involved.  The program challenges them to make mature decisions and recognize that their actions affect others beside themselves.


The public is invited to be a part of this event.  In order to guarantee the success of this program we are soliciting participation from the local community to get the word out. The event will include a mock crash involving students on October 11th at 2:00 PM.  There will be an assembly on the following day, October 12th at 10:00 AM, which will include guest speakers and a video presentation.  The mock crash and assembly will be open to the public for viewing.  Those interested will need to check in with the school’s front office.


For additional information please contact Officer Ryan Stone at, or Trooper Michael Pelkey at



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National Coffee with a Cop

Friday, October 7th



The United States Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has partnered with the Hawthorne Police Department (CA) to conduct the first national Coffee with a Cop Day to be held this Friday, October 7th, 2016.


The program is simple:  officers invite their residents to join them for a cup of coffee and conversation.  This movement is part of a national movement focused on building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.


Springfield Police will join thousands of agencies participating in this event.  We will hold two Coffee with a Cop events from 9:00 am-10:30 am at these locations:


Fred Meyer (near deli area)

650 Q Street

Springfield, OR 97477


Safeway (inside front of store)

5415 Main Street

Springfield, OR  97478


Additional Information: Tiffany Monroe at 541-726-3721 

Completed By: Tiffany Monroe


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Incident:                                 Disorderly Conduct in the 2nd Degree

Location:                                1300 block of ‘G’ Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:                       16-9190          

Date/Time:                             September 29, 2016 / 1749 hours

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

Completed By:                       Sgt. Brian Humphreys 


ARRESTED:            Marr, James Larry 63 year old white male of Springfield


CHARGES:               Disorderly Conduct in the 2nd Degree





On September 29, 2016 at approximately 1749 hours, members of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a noise disturbance in the 1300 block of G Street.  Numerous citizens reported an amplified recording coming from a residence promoting "hatred."


During the listed date and time the “Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect” were lawfully assembled with permits at a nearby Willamalane Park, conducting a forum speaking out against hate activity and hate crime.  In retaliation to the gathering, Marr installed a very large amplified speaker on the rooftop of his area home.  Marr then played a pro-hatred message on a loop which repeated itself upon conclusion.  The amplified message of hate could be heard for several blocks, attracting approx. 30 people who were upset by the volume of the recording, including many of Marr’s neighbors and members of the assembly. 


Repeated attempts to contact Marr at his residence were made without success.  The Springfield Fire Department arrived to assist officers with the removal of the speaker from Marr’s roof.  Upon accessing the roof to remove the speaker, Marr exited his residence and was contacted by police.  Marr stated that he was “trying to get his message out to people.”  Marr was subsequently arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the 2nd Degree and lodged in the Springfield Municipal Jail.  

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Incident:                              Indecent Exposure Arrest

Location:                             1100 block J St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-9145               

Date/Time:                         September 28th 2016 / 5:33pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick


ARRESTED:                          Dawson, Rodney Leon 37 year old Black Male of Springfield


CHARGES:                           Public Indecency

Physical Harassment x2

                                                Unauthorized Entry into a vehicle

                                                Disorderly Conduct II


NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On Wednesday evening at 5:33pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a disorderly subject in the 1100 block of J St.  Several callers alerted police to Dawson and his behavior.  It was reported that Dawson was hitting and pushing a female while walking down the road.  Believing the female to be in trouble, the caller pulled over to ask her if she needed help.  Dawson charged the caller who had her young son in the car with her.  Dawson reached into the car and grabbed the child yelling “I’ll kill your son!”  The caller was able to roll the window up.  He then removed his genitals, placed them on her child’s window and made sexual movements.  The caller took control of the situation and verbally threatened him away from her car.  He departed on foot and proceeded to remove additional clothing while on the street.  While on the phone with 911, he jumped in front of a second vehicle and lunged at the female driver of that car.  The caller did an excellent job of safely following Dawson until he went out of sight into an apartment.  Upon their arrival Officers could hear screaming inside the apartment at 1101 J St.  Officers entered the apartment and attempted to take Dawson into custody.  After a very brief struggle he was placed in handcuffs.  No one was injured during the arrest.  Officers spoke with the female who Dawson was observed hitting.  She did not want to pursue any criminal charges.


The Springfield Police Department would like to commend the caller/victim in this case.  Her actions led SPD to arresting Dawson who posed an incredible threat to the public, and her authoritative demeanor prevented her and her child from becoming further victimized by Dawson. 


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Incident:                            Robbery 2  Arrest                           

Location:                           Veneta, Oregon

Case Number:                   16-8840 & 16-7455

Date/Time:                        09/25/16

Additional Information: Sgt. David Lewis at 541-726-3721 

Completed By: Tiffany Monroe




               Kesler, William John DOB/110676

               Veneta, Oregon



On 09-25-16, Detectives with the Springfield Police Department served a search warrant in Veneta, Oregon as a result of the investigation of two recent bank robberies that occurred in Springfield.


William Kesler was arrested for the robbery that occurred at Chase Bank on August 12th and the robbery at US Bank on September 20th.


Kesler was lodged at Lane County Jail on two counts of Robbery 2.


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Incident:                         Robbery 2                      

Location:                        US Bank

                                       1891Pioneer Parkway East, Springfield, OR

Case Number:              16-8840

Date/Time:                     09-20-16/1804 hours

Additional Information: Sgt. David Lewis at 541-726-3721 

Completed By:             Tiffany Monroe




On 09-20-16 at approximately 1804 hours, SPD responded to a Robbery at the US Bank located inside the Safeway at 1891 Pioneer Parkway East, Springfield, Oregon.  The suspect, a white male, wearing sunglasses, a camo baseball cap, a dark colored zip up hoody sweat shirt and jeans.  The suspect was further described as having a close cropped beard and of medium build.  He demanded cash via a note which reportedly indicated he was armed.  The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. 


Please see attachment for surveillance photograph of suspect.


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

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Incident:                     Assault II (Stabbing)

Location:                    4215 Main St., Springfield OR  (Lucky Lou’s)

Case Number:            16-08813        

Date/Time:                 09/19/16   8:20 pm

More Information:     Sgt. Charboneau 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor



VICTIM: Brown, Alex Amir



Springfield Police Department Officers responded to a reported dispute in front of Lucky Lou’s, 4215 Main St., Springfield. Upon arrival, officers contacted and interviewed several individuals in the area. Though circumstances were suspicious, officers were unable to substantiate a crime at the time and no victim was located.   


At approximately 9:25 pm, Springfield Police were notified that McKenzie-Willamette Hospital was treating a male patient with a small, non-life threatening stab wound. Officers made contact with Alex Brown who reported that he was in an altercation with another male earlier at the Lucky Lou’s business. During the course of that altercation, Brown related he had been stabbed. It is believed that Brown and the unidentified suspect may know each other.


No arrests have been made in this case and Law Enforcement considers this an active investigation.  No additional details are available at this time.  


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

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Incident:                              Oregon Police Canine Association Seminar


Location:                             Springfield, Oregon


Date:                                     September 18-22, 2016



The Springfield Police K9 Unit is hosting the Oregon Police Canine Association Fall Seminar from September 18th – September 22nd.  Approximately 120 patrol and detection K9 teams will be participating.  Therefore numerous out of town police cars will be observed by citizens.  The seminar will include classroom and field training for the officers and their K9 partners.  


To arrange for an interview or site visit during the training contact the President of the OPCA Springfield K9 Officer Daren Kendrick at the number listed below.


Completed By:                  Sgt. Rich Charboneau   541 726-2326


For Additional Info         Ofc. Daren Kendrick     541-517-9359

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December 28, 2015

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe

(541) 726-3721


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The Springfield Police Department is pleased to announce a way for you to view crime incidents in Springfield through, 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 )


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. 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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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






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




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.




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







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.



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



City of Springfield, Oregon