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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

INCIDENT:     MISSING PERSON     

 

LOCATION:   THURSTON AREA, SPRINGFIELD, OR.

 

DATE/ TIME:                             10-11-18 @ 1830 HRS

 

CASE#:  18-8905

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MISSING PERSON:    LARRY LEE WOMACK -  81 YEARS

                                      W/M  6’1/ 180 LBS

                                      GREY HAIR    BLUE EYES

                                   

 *  WEARS PRESCRITPTION GLASSES  - LEFT LENS DARKENED DUE TO BEING                 BLIND IN THAT EYE.

 

*  CURRENTLY CLEAN SHAVEN

 

INVOVLED VEHICLE:     2013 Chrysler 300; 4 door sedan, Silver in color

                                                  Oregon License:  CA52336

 

                                          ***SIMILULAR TYPE VEHICLE.  NOT ACTUAL***

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:   Larry Womack was last seen on 10-09-18 when he left his residence in Springfield driving the listed vehicle.  He took clothing and medication with him.   His family has not heard from him in 2 days which is highly unusual.   Womack has been showing early signs of dementia.    He is unfamiliar with the area and may have become lost.   Anyone who sees the vehicle or Womack is urged to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.       

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:   LT. SCOTT MCKEE

                                                                                      541-726-3714

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY:  SGT. JEFF MURKIN


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       DUII High Visibility Grant Enforcement Results

Location:                                    Springfield

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   October 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

 

The Springfield Police Department was awarded the DUII High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant and joined forces with other Oregon law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired driving over typically high-traffic or dangerous holidays. High visibility enforcement increases the number of officers on the streets aggressively seeking out drunk drivers during typically dangerous holidays.  The High Visibility DUII Grant is a September to September Event.

 

The Springfield Police Department participated in a number of high visibility enforcement campaigns over the year.  Distracted driving, improperly restrained child safety seats and speed are also factors contributing to crash fatalities and SPD participates in public education and enforcement campaigns throughout the year that emphasize public awareness about these factors. 

 

Springfield police ask that if as a motorist, you see a suspected impaired driver, call 911 and monitor the car from a safe distance until police arrive.  

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Springfield Police Department
Media Release

Re:                Tip a Cop

When:          Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 to 8 pm

Where:        Texas Roadhouse, Valley River Center, Eugene

Please join local law enforcement officers for this fundraiser benefiting the local Eugene/Springfield Special Olympics program.

The money raised will provide facilities, equipment and uniforms for the 350 local athletes competing in year-round activities such as bocce, golf, aquatics, track, softball, powerlifting, soccer, snow sports, bowling and basketball.

CONTACT:      Tiffany Monroe (SPD)                                Ro Ralstin (Special Olympics)

                        tmonroe@springfield-or.gov                   541-729-1589

                        541-726-3721                    

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Additional Cougar Sighting – this morning   

Location:                        Mount Vernon area

Incident Number:        

Date/Time:                     10-03-18 @ 10:20 am

More Information:       Lt. Scott McKee

Completed By:             Lt. Scott McKee

 

                           

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

A cougar sighting this morning has police renewing their alert for the Mount Vernon area near Mount Vernon Elementary, Douglas Gardens Elementary, Agnes Stewart Middle School and the Oregon Relief Nursery - all areas where children congregate.   A cougar was seen in a large field that separates Mt. Vernon Elementary and Agnes Stewart schools at 5:00 a.m.

 

A motorist, who is a bow-hunter and familiar with large cats, was traveling north on 42nd Street near Mount Vernon saw a cougar cross the road and enter a field toward Mt. Vernon Elementary School. 

 

Predatory cats can be attracted to the sounds of children at play and police are issuing a warning for parents and play area supervisors to be vigilant to the presence of cougar(s) in the area.

 

 

This sighting follows a cougar sighting last night at the 4300 block of Daisy Street when a resident let a dog outside the dog and the dog began barking at a cougar that was in the bed of the home owner’s pickup in their back yard.   The resident called his dog back and retreated back into his residence.  Responding officers arrived at the location but the cougar was already gone.  An area check was conducted (to include the utilization of a thermal imaging camera in the dense vegetation) but the cougar was not found.

 

A Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) (also known as reverse 911) alert was sent out to residents in the vicinity notifying them of the cougar sighting and precautions to take.  

 

Residents are urged to be cautious and observant and to supervise their children and/or pets while outside. Residents should contact the police department if they encounter the animal. 

 

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 .

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:           Cougar Sighting                        

Location:          4300 Blk Daisy Street             

Incident Number:         18243732

Date/Time:                     10-02-18 @ 2100 hrs

More Information:       Lt. Scott McKee

Completed By:             Sgt. Jeff Murkin

 

                           

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On 10-02-18 at approx. 2100 hrs a resident in the 4300 block of Daisy Street was alerted by his dog to something outside his house.   When the resident let the dog outside the dog began barking at a cougar that was in the bed of the home owner’s pickup in their back yard.   The resident called his dog back and retreated back into his residence.  Responding officers arrived at the location but the cougar was already gone.  An area check was conducted (to include the utilization of a thermal imaging camera in the dense vegetation) but the cougar was not found.

 

A Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) (also known as reverse 911) alert was sent out to residents in the vicinity notifying them of the cougar sighting and precautions to take.   

 

Residents are urged to be cautious and observant and to supervise their children and/or pets while outside. Residents should contact the police department if they encounter the animal. 

 

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.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                            Arrest/18-8162

Date/Time:                        092518/1317

More Information:          Sgt. David Lewis

Completed By:                Sgt. David Lewis

 

 

Arrested:             Miner, Kyle Clarke, 30 years old of Springfield

                              Unlawful Sexual Penetration 1

                              Rape 1

                              Sex Abuse 1

 

Springfield Police investigators were recently made aware of a sexual assault that occurred in June of 2018.  The ensuing investigation led to the arrest of 30 year old Kyle Miner of Springfield.  The adult victim in the case was known to Miner but not related.

 

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with additional information should contact Springfield Police Detectives at 541-726-3721.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                         Vehicle Pursuit                                                                    

Location:                        Bob Straub Parkway and Main Street

Case Number:              18-8342

Date/Time:                     September 25th, 2018 @ 01:29 am

 

 

On September 25th, 2018, at 1:29am, a Springfield Police Officer attempted to catch up to a speeding vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 126 near Mohawk Blvd.  The driver, later identified as Clifton Dale Selby (36 years), accelerated in an effort to elude the officer.  Selby drove at high speeds and took Interstate 5 North to Beltline westbound.  Selby exited Beltline at Barger Dr. and fled westbound to Greenhill Rd. Selby continued southbound through west Eugene and towards Crow.  Selby then led police units out to the Wolf Creek and Siuslaw Rd. areas. 

 

The chase ended after Selby lost control of his Audi sedan and became high-centered on a berm on the shoulder of a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) road.  Selby and his passenger were taken into custody; however the passenger was later released, without charges, after receiving a courtesy-ride back into the city. 

 

Selby had an outstanding felony warrant and said he ran because he was worried he would be going back to prison if caught.  Selby was also charged with Attempt to Elude a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.

 

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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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                        OPIOD ALERT – 4 Heroin overdoses within 6 hours

Location:                                      Springfield

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   09/22/18 @ 5:45 pm

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Springfield police and EMS personnel have issued a public safety alert after responding to four suspected heroin overdoses in six hours. 

 

Nasal Narcan administered by both police and EMS personnel is being credited for saving the lives of three of the individuals. The fourth patient was administered IV Narcan and is recovering as well. 

 

It all began this morning at about 11:30 a.m when Springfield police personnel responded to 18th and H Street, where two patients were reportedly suffering from the effects of heroin overdose.  Police administered nasal Narcan dosages to both, who quickly recovered.

 

At 3:15 p.m. a third heroin overdose was reported at the 2000 block of Marcola Road, where medics administered Narcan to a patient suffering from a suspected heroin overdose. 

 

At 5:22 p.m. police and EMS responded to another suspected heroin overdose at S 54th and Main Street.  A 30 year old female patient was in seizure and was having difficulty breathing but medics administered IV Narcan and saved her from what appeared to be the onset of death by heroin overdose.

 

Police are describing a black or white and brown mixed granular (heroin) powder substance discovered in two of the four cases and advise users to beware of the lethal substance which appears to be under circulation in the area. 

 

At 6:35 PM the fifth heroin overdose patient was “dropped” at the emergency receiving area of McKenzie Willamette Hospital. The Current medical status of this patient is unknown, however it is not uncommon for heroin overdose patient to be “dropped” in this manner by persons who do not want to become involved with law-enforcement. 

 

This volume is unusual and disturbing and public health officials urge caution for heroin users. 

CLARIFICATION :

 

Springfield police used nasal Narcan three times to save three overdose patients today. Two other patients received IV Narcan - administered by EMS and medical personnel. 

 

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

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT


Incident:                         Arrest/18-8216

Date/Time:                     092018/1600

More Information:       Sgt. David Lewis

Completed By:             Sgt. David Lewis

 

 

Arrested:           Christian, Mark Anthony, 40 years old of Springfield

                            Identity Theft

                            Forgery 1

                            Possession of a Forged Instrument 1

                            Possession of a Forgery Device

                            Computer Crime

                            Possession of Heroin

 

On September 20, 2018 Springfield Police Detectives served a search warrant at a residence on 8th Street in Springfield where they located numerous pieces of stolen mail, forged driver’s licenses, counterfeit checks, computers and printers used to manufacture both.  When police arrived they found Christian working at his computer in the process of developing a forged Oregon driver’s license.  Police also located a complete mailbox with mail still inside and a stolen U-Haul flatbed trailer at the location.

 

Police investigators are going through a large volume of mail to determine victims.  Victims will be contacted as part of the ongoing investigation.

 

More charges are expected as the investigation proceeds.

 

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with additional information should contact Springfield Police Detectives at 541-726-3721.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                            Arrest/18-8106

Date/Time:                        091818/1600

More Information:          Sgt. David Lewis

Completed By: Sgt. David Lewis

 

 

Arrested:             Shipton, Jacob Charles, 23 years old of Springfield

 

On September 18, 2018 Springfield Police responded to a report of an injured 4 year old child.  DHS alerted law enforcement to the injuries believing they were suspicious in nature.  Springfield Police detectives conducted an investigation which included a forensic interview of the child.   This led to the arrest of 23 year old Jacob Charles Shipton of Springfield.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the above listed charges.

 

The victim in this case is related to the suspect.

 

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with additional information should contact Springfield Police Detectives at 541-726-3721.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT


Incident:                         Arrest/18-8137

Date/Time:                     091818/2000

More Information:       Sgt. David Lewis

Completed By:             Sgt. David Lewis

 

 

Arrested:           Hernandez-Plascencia, Alejandro, 28 years old of Springfield

                            Sex Abuse 1

                            Sodomy 1 x 2

 

On September 18, 2018 Springfield Police responded to a report of a sexual abuse of a child under the age of 5.  Springfield Police detectives conducted an investigation which included a forensic interview of the child.   This led to the arrest of 28 year old Alejandro Hernandez-Plascencia of Springfield.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the above listed charges.

 

The victim in this case was known to the suspect but not related.

 

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with additional information should contact Springfield Police Detectives at 541-726-3721.

 


 

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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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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

 


  

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