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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

INCIDENT: Arrest                               CASE # 14-10754

 

LOCATION: Refugio Texas

 

DATE/ TIME:  January 28, 2015/1200hrs.

 

ARRESTED: LOPEZ, Jimmy Junior  37 years of Refugio Texas

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: Last month, Springfield Police started an investigation in which Jimmy Lopez was to have allegedly sexually abused a minor female while in Springfield. At the onset of the investigation it was learned that Mr. Lopez had fled the state. Springfield Police Detective Matt Neiwert presented the case to the Lane County District Attorney’s office and a nationwide arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Lopez, accusing him of two counts of Sexual Abuse 1 and two counts of Sexual Abuse 3.

 

Detective Neiwert was able to find a possible location for Jimmy Lopez in the town of Refugio Texas.  Officers in that city were provided information as to his whereabouts and were able to find him and take him into custody without incident.

 

Mr. Lopez will be held in Texas pending his extradition back to Oregon.

 

The investigation is continuing.

 

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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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

INCIDENT: Arrest                                                             CASE # 15-945

 

LOCATION: Springfield area.

 

DATE/ TIME:  January 28, 2015/1650hrs.

 

ARRESTED: Barrow, Johnny Richard 72years of Springfield

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: Within the last two weeks the Springfield Police were made aware of an allegation of sexual abuse that was said to have occurred more than 5 years ago.  This allegation came to the police via an individual who was a mandatory reporter.

 

Springfield Police Detective David Grice did the follow-up investigation into this allegation, which ended with the arrest of Johnny Richard Barrow on a charge of Sexual Abuse 1.  Mr. Barrow’s victim in this case was a female under the age of ten at the time of the offense.

 

Mr. Barrow was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the above mentioned charge.

 

The investigation is continuing.

 

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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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident

Location:  2500 block Gateway St.

Case Number: 15-874

Date/Time  1/26/15  0934 hrs.

More Information: Sergeant Rich Charboneau

Completed By: Sergeant Richard Jones                                            

 

 

PEDESTRIAN:        Moore, Michael Laverne  9/22/56

                                    Springfield, OR

 

DRIVER:                   Chance, Ashley Ann  12/2/91

                                    Springfield, OR

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

At 0934 hrs. Springfield Police and Eugene-Springfield Fire responded to a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident on Gateway St. at the southern entrance to the Gateway Mall.  Initial investigation determined that Ashley Chance was turning onto Gateway St. from an apartment complex in the 2500 block when she hit Michael Moore who was crossing the southbound lanes.

 

Moore was transported to Riverbend Hospital with life-threatening injuries.  The accident is being investigated by the Springfield Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor for the driver in the accident.

***Update*** January 27th, 2015 @ 1107 -

The pedestrian, Michael Moore, died from his injuries last night at Riverbend Hospital.  It is too early in the investigation by our Major Accident Investigation Team to determine if there will be any charges or citations for the driver.  We are still very interested in hearing from anyone who witnessed the accident.  They can call 541-726-3714.

 

Richard Jones, Sergeant

Springfield Police Department

(541)726-3714

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident: Vehicle Crash 

Location: 400 block Hwy. 126 EB, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 15-832    

Date/Time:  January 24, 2015 / 1814 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 approximately 6 vehicles were involved in a crash in the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 126 just west of the 5th street overpass.  The lead vehicle slowed to a pace that caused a chain reaction crash behind.  Three vehicles were towed from the scene and three occupants of those vehicles were transported via ambulance to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.  Two vehicles sustained significant damage.

 

Two drivers were issued citations for careless driving and following too close.

 


 

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INCIDENT:        Deceased Inmate - Springfield Municipal Jail                                    

 

DATE/ TIME:       January 19, 1607

 

LOCATION:       344 A Street, Springfield

 

SUBJECT:           23 year old male

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     On January 19, 2015 at approximately 1600 hours an inmate of the Springfield Municipal Jail was found deceased inside of his cell.   He was located by Detention Officers conducting their hourly checks.  Officers immediately performed CPR and deployed an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Officers continued CPR until relived by Eugene/Springfield Fire Medics, but all attempts were unsuccessful. The inmate was a 23 year old male who was housed by himself, awaiting trial on a theft charge.  As standard protocol dictates the Oregon State Police and the Lane County Medical Examiners Office are conducting an investigation.  At this time there does not appear to be any foul play involved in this incident.

 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Captain Richard Lewis or Sgt. Richard                                                                                             Charboneau

                                                                                     541-726-3721

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY:

Richard Lewis, Captain  


 


 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Armed Subject/Arrest                                                   Case #:  15-0298

 

Date/Time:         January 9, 2015  7:59 AM

 

Location:             Thurston High School

333 58th, Springfield

 

 

Arrested:             Brown, Jacob Craig                          DOB:  11/13/96

                              4860 Sedona Dr. Eugene

 

Charge:                Disorderly Conduct 2

 

Narrative of Incident: 

 

On the listed date and time a Eugene Police Captain Sam Kamkar was in the parking lot of Thurston High school when he observed two males exit a vehicle whose windows were tinted.  Captain Kamkar saw that one of the males was holding a military-style rifle that he was attempting to conceal. Captain Kamkar confronted the male at gunpoint and ordered him to drop the weapon, which was later found out to be a life-like replica, indistinguishable from a real one.  The male complied and Captain Kamkar made radio contact with Springfield Police dispatch to request assistance.  School Resource Officer Darin Vetter was on duty at the school and he responded along with other Springfield patrol officers.  The school was placed on immediate lock down. 

 

Upon officer’s arrival the male later identified as Jacob Brown, a Thurston High school student was detained and the weapon was seized.  The other male was identified as a 17 year old student.  Jacob Brown told officers the gun was going to be used after school and was not intended to be taken into the school.  Jacob Brown was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct 2 and lodged at the Springfield municipal jail.   

 

The Springfield and Eugene Police would like to use this incident as an opportunity to remind the public of the necessity of responsible and thoughtful weapons handling, whether actual firearms or plastic replicas. Recent intelligence reports have circulated throughout law enforcement circles involving real firearms having the ends of their barrels painted orange to appear as though they are only toys.  Officers responding to reports of armed individuals must treat every call as legitimate and view every gun as real.

 

 

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Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau  541 726-2326

 


 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:              Theft Arrest/Firearm Discharged at Dog                                                                Case #:  15-0205

 

Date/Time:         January 6, 2015  4:40 PM

 

Location:             171 S. 46th , Springfield

 

 

Arrested:             Putnam, Dakota Jaymes               12/11/95

                                171 S. 46th, Springfield

 

Charge:                Theft 3

 

 

Narrative of Incident:  On January 6th at 4:40 PM the police department was notified of a theft which had just occurred at St. Vincent De Paul, 4555 Main St.  Upon officers arrival they were advised a table was stolen from outside the store and the male suspect was observed taking it into a house across the street.  Officers responded to 171 S 46th and attempted to contact the occupants.  Noise was heard inside the house but there was no answer at the door.  A male matching the suspect description was observed inside walking towards the back of the residence so one of the officers walked into the backyard.  That officer knocked on a piece of wood that was a covering an open window and a male asked “who is it?”  The officer directed the male to come to the door.

 

A male came to the back door and the officer observed another male matching the suspect description inside the house walking past the open door.  The officer told that male to come outside and talk with him but instead the male turned towards the front of the house.  As the officer moved closer to the doorway he heard a dog bark.  A Pit Bull quickly ran out the door towards the officer.  The officer began retreating and assumed a bladed, non-aggressive posture.  The officer told the dog to “get back” but instead the dog continued to charge and grabbed the officer’s left hand which was being held out to protect himself.  The officer quickly drew his firearm and fired two shots which ended the attack.  The dog retreated back into the house.

 

The dog and its owner were transported to the emergency vet by officers and treated for a bullet wound to its thigh.  The dog is expected to make a full recovery.   The involved officer was wearing gloves at the time and he was not injured. The suspect in the theft was taken into custody at the residence and the stolen property was recovered. 

 


 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:  Cougar Located, Captured and Euthanized                                       Case #: None

 

Date/Time:  December 28th, 2014

 

Location:     Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. & S. 57th St.                 

 

 

On December, 28th, 2014, the Springfield Police Department was contacted by an Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Biologist who informed us that after several confirmed livestock kills in the area of Mt. Vernon Cemetery, just south of Springfield city limits, an adult male cougar was captured and euthanized by ODFW and federal wildlife officials. Due to the proximity to several recent sightings in the Mountaingate subdivision as well as Bob Straub area, we believe this is likely the same cougar but please continue to use caution, as it is uncertain if this was the only cougar in the area.

 

Completed By:  Sergeant Rich Charboneau  (541) 726-2326

More Information: Animal Control Officer Brian Austin (541)726-3634 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Citizen's Police Academy now accepting applications - Application Packet - due by March 2nd.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              New Year’s Eve DUII Arrests

Location:                             Springfield Oregon

Case Number:  

Date/Time:                         12-31-14

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  Springfield Police Officers arrested 10 DUII drivers on New Year’s Eve.  All came during a 5 hour period between 1045pm and 345am.  During the same time period last year, SPD arrested 5 DUII drivers.  The DUII enforcement included three Officers specifically responding to DUII calls for service.  With each DUII investigation taking between 2 and 3 hours, Officers stayed very busy during that period of time.

 

Officers investigated only one motor vehicle accident (non-injury).  That investigation led to one of the 10 DUII’s.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

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INCIDENT: Arrest                          CASE:  14-11276

 

LOCATION: 3660 Gateway Blvd., Springfield 

 

DATE/ TIME: December 30, 2014/1200hrs

 

ARRESTED: Shorter, Jeremy Kenneth 33 years of Springfield

 

CHARGES:  Arson 2, Criminal Mischief 1 and 4 counts of Theft by Deception.

 

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On December 29, 2014 at approximately 0609 hours Springfield Police were called to the Northwest Community Credit Union located at 3660 Gateway in regards to a possible Arson to the ATM machine located at the business.  Fire and Life personnel were already on scene and had extinguished the blaze.  Physical evidence of the crime was located at the scene. 

 

Working with additional evidence provided by Northwest Community Credit Union Security, investigators were able to locate and arrest Jeremy Kenneth Shorter, 33 of Springfield.  Further evidence of his criminal activity was located subsequent to his arrest. The arrest occurred December 30, 2014 at approximately 0945 hours.

 

Mr. Shorter will be lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.

  

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721


 

   

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

 


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