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Incident:           Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident

Location:          E/B Hwy 126 at 52nd Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 17-1452        

Date/Time:       February 17, 2017 / 0155 hours

Completed By: Sgt. Mike McCarthy



PEDESTRIAN:  48 year old male, Name withheld pending notification of next of kin


DRIVER:            Carey, Ashley Nicole   24 years of age of Springfield, Or.


VEHICLE:          1996 Ford Explorer





On February 17, 2017 at 1:55 am Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded to the E/B Hwy 126 at 52nd Street regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. 


The vehicle driven by Carey was traveling east bound on Hwy 126 in the #2 lane when a pedestrian appeared in her lane and was struck.  Carey drove home a short distance away and called 911.  Also in the vehicle was her 11 month old child.  Neither Carey of the child was injured.  Preliminary investigation shows that alcohol and speed are not a factor on the part of the driver.


The pedestrian had been crossing south bound when he was struck by the vehicle.  He was transport by medics to Riverbend Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  The pedestrian was intoxicated with a BAC of .328. 


The accident is being investigated by the Departments Major Accident Investigation Team. 


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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For immediate release:

Springfield Police Department Seeks Citizen Academy Applicants

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 10


Springfield, OR – Want to take a peek behind the scenes at the daily jobs of police officers and all the folks who work side-by-side with them?  The Springfield Police Department will hold its 2017 Citizen Police Academy from April 5 through June 7, 2017.


The no-cost, 30-hour training program, which consists of classroom and “hands-on” instruction, is open to anyone age 18 or older.  Preference will be given to Springfield residents and people doing business in Springfield.  Deadline to submit an application is March 10.


The Academy is designed to provide citizens with a better understanding of the nature of police work, and to give them an opportunity to interact with Springfield Police Department staff in a non-emergency setting.  It’s also an opportunity to provide input on police policy, practice and procedure. The course is designed for citizens from all backgrounds and occupations. 


The classes cover officer selection and training, the job of the uniformed patrol officer, investigation skills, tactical operation, canine unit, use of firearms, narcotics, communications, and crime scene evidence.  Students tour police facilities, use police equipment and fire police department-issued weapons.


Classes are held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with the exception of a couple of the classes.  To graduate, each student must attend at least eight of the ten classes.

Anyone interested in completing an application can obtain one from the Springfield Police Department at 230 Fourth Street or at the police department’s web-site at   The application must be returned prior to March 10.  All applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance to the academy by March 20.


For more information, contact the Springfield Police Department, Wendy Polen at 541-726-3729 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



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INCIDENT: Assault 1                                                    CASE # 17-1140


LOCATION:  51st and A Street, Springfield


VICTIM:  Juvenile male


DATE/TIME:                            February 7, 2017/1726 hrs.


On the above listed date and time Springfield Police were called to the 5300 block of Main Street to a report of a stabbing that just occurred.  When police arrived in the area they located the victim, a juvenile male, suffering from a stab wound.  He was treated at the scene and eventually transported to Riverbend Hospital by ambulance. 


The initial investigation into this incident revealed that there were to groups of young men on an LTD bus coming from the Thurston area.  Some sort of altercation between the two groups occurred on the bus, resulting in one group being made to leave the bus.  The remaining group got off the bus a very short distance later and a fight ensued, resulting in the victim being stabbed.


Witnesses described the suspect in the stabbing as a light skinned black male with dreadlocks.  He is in his late teens to early twenties with a medium build.  The suspect was accompanied by a white male of similar age and stature.


Police checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.


The victim in this case remains hospitalized, in stable condition.


This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information in this case 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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Incident:                                           Arrest   

Case Number:                                  17-990

Date:                                                 February 3, 2017 @ 1720             

Additional Information:                    Sgt. David Lewis 541-726-3723

Completed By:                                Sgt. David Lewis 541-726-3723


Arrested:                                           Woodford, Matthew McKinley DOB/02021983


Charges:                                            Online Sexual Corruption of a Child I

                                                            Online Sexual Corruption of a Child II

                                                            Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct x 5

                                                            Luring a Minor x 5

                                                            Sexual Abuse III x 3





On February 2, 2017 Springfield Police began a sexual abuse investigation involving a Thurston Middle School teacher.  A School Resource Officer and Springfield Police Detective conducted an investigation at the school as well as an off campus interview with the alleged perpetrator.   The investigation continued into the next day when Springfield Police Department served a search warrant at the home of Matthew Woodford.  Woodford was subsequently arrested on the listed charges and lodged at the Lane County Jail. 


The above described charges involve only one known victim at this time.  The investigation is continuing.


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



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Incident:                              Pursuit / DUII Arrest

Location:                             1700 S A St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   17-1008               

Date/Time:                         February 3rd 2017 / 0219hrs

More Information:          On Duty Watch Commander 541-726-3714 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick


ARRESTED:                          Castillo, Matthew James 29 year old Hispanic male of California


CHARGES:                           Elude by Vehicle

                                                Elude by Foot


                                                Reckless Driving

                                                Reckless Endangering



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On Friday February 3rd at 2:19am Officer Kraig Akins observed a vehicle driving the wrong way on S A St near 17th St.  This area of S A St is prone to wrong way DUII drivers.  He attempted to initiate a traffic stop with overhead lights.  It appeared the driver was stopping, but suddenly it steered around Officer Akins nearly hitting him while he was outside his vehicle.  Castillo rapidly accelerated the wrong way on S A St.  Fortunately additional Officers were nearby and activated their overhead lights to warn any vehicle traffic approaching Castillo. 


Castillo travelled 17 blocks the wrong way on S A St.  He then turned northbound on Pioneer Parkway West which is also a one way street.  He continued the wrong way on Pioneer Parkway West to Q St at speeds of roughly 60mph.  At Q St he turned eastbound and parked the car where a foot pursuit occurred.  Officers quickly caught him and attempted to take him into custody.  After a brief fight, he was placed in handcuffs.  The investigation revealed he was impaired and should not have been driving.  Castillo was not cooperative, and a search warrant was obtained to draw blood for a blood alcohol content as well as any narcotic use.  He was later lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.


During the pursuit, Castillo steered toward a vehicle going the correct way on Pioneer Parkway West between Centennial and Q St.  Officers would like to hear from that motorist, and ask that they call Officer Kraig Akins at 541-726-3714.





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Incident:                                 Robbery 2

Location:                                2750 Gateway, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:                       17-0559

Date/Time:                             January 19th, 2017 / 1835 hours

Additional Information:       Sgt. Rich Charboneau  

Completed By:                       Sgt. Brian Humphreys 




ARRESTED:            Millington,Warren Sengei, 31 year old black male of Springfield


CHARGES:               Robbery 2

                                    Theft 2

                                    Possession of Methamphetamine

                                    Possession of Heroin

                                    Possession of Forged Instrument 1

                                    Criminal Trespass 2

                                    Probation Violation warrants / Burglary





On January 19, 2017, at approx. 1835 hours the Springfield Police Department received a call of a robbery at the Target store on Gateway. 


Millington reportedly entered the Target store on Gateway, selected several clothing items valued at $236, and concealed them within his backpack.  Loss prevention (LP) officers observed Millington’s behavior and waited at the exit doors for Millington to depart.


Millington exited the Target store making no attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise.  Loss prevention confronted Millington, identified themselves, and requested he return to the loss prevention office to return the stolen property.  Millington refused at which time loss prevention threatened to handcuff him.  Millington replied that he was prepared to defend himself if they tried to do so.  


Millington attempted to run out the exit doors, running into a female customer leaving the store.  As Warrington exited, he tripped and fell down, affording LP the opportunity to catch up with him.  Out in the parking lot Millington turned back toward pursuing LP officers, approached them with his hand concealed in his jacket pocket, and stated “if you touch me again, I will shoot you with my pistol.” 


Loss prevention officers backed away and called for police assistance while Millington departed on foot to the south.  With the assistance of a Springfield Police K-9 team, the area was searched.  Millington was located entering the Dari Mart store at Harlow Road and Beverly after trespassing through neighborhood yards in attempt to make his escape.  Officers confronted Warrington inside the Dari Mart who was verbally hostile and uncooperative.  Millington was taken into custody without further incident. 


Officers recovered property stolen from Target. Additionally, Millington was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of two counterfeit $20 bills. Millington was not in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest. 


Millington was charged with the above listed crimes and lodged in the Lane County Jail. 


Millington,Warren Sengei  




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


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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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December 28, 2015

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe

(541) 726-3721


SPD to use


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