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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Menacing Arrest

Location:                             15th St and Q St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-4686               

Date/Time:                         May 23rd 2016 / 2325pm

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Handsaker, Jesse James     18 Year old White Male of Springfield

                                                Johnson, Dericc Thomas    21 Year old Black Male of Eugene

                                                17 Year old White Male Juvenile

 

CHARGES:                           Handsaker- Theft I (Stolen firearm), Menacing, Unlawful Possession of a firearm

                                               

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 5-23-16 just before midnight Officers of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a report of a menacing which just occurred.  The 21 year old victim reported that while he was walking on Mohawk Blvd near Q St a white Chevy Malibu occupied by three males passed by him, then suddenly turned back around and re-approached him.  He said the second time the car drove by the two passengers menaced him with guns.  He described them as a handgun, and a rifle.  He was able to safely make it home and notify police.  Numerous Officers responded to find the suspects.  A short while later Officer Jared Quinones found the suspect vehicle in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot.  The three males listed above were taken into custody.  Handsaker was in possession of a stolen 9mm handgun.  The investigation revealed that the three suspects did not know the victim.  No one was injured during the incident.  Handsaker and Johnson were lodged at the Lane County Jail.  The Juvenile was lodged at SERBU.  The Springfield Police Department is asking anyone with knowledge of the menacing to contact us at 541-726-3714.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Stabbing Arrest

Location:                             1062 Main St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-4601               

Date/Time:                         May 20th 2016  / 8:53pm

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Masters, Joseph Airon                   40 year old Homeless White Male

                               

 

CHARGES:                           Assault I (Measure 11)

                                                Unlawful Use of a Weapon

                                               

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 5-20-16 at 8:53pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at 1062 Main St.  Officers arrived to find the victim (a 44 year old White Male) with a significant stab wound to his chest.  He was rushed to the Hospital by medics with the Springfield Fire Department.  He is currently undergoing surgery, but is expected to survive.  The suspect was located a few blocks away on Main St.  He was taken into custody without incident.  The stabbing occurred after the two males apparently had an argument inside the apartment.  No one else was injured during the incident.  Detectives with the Springfield Police Department were summoned and are continuing the investigation.  Masters was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Click it or Ticket Safety Belt Enforcement Blitz   

Location: Springfield / Eugene

Case Number: N / A

Date/Time May 16th – 29th, 2016

Completed By: Officer Tom Speldrich – Springfield PD                                            

 

Local Law Enforcement agencies will be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement ‘blitz’ from May 16th through May 29th.  The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that in 2014 alone, 28 occupants of passenger vehicles were killed in crashes in Lane County.  Of these fatalities only 64.29% were restrained by safety belts.  With the assistance of funding from the USDOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Springfield Police Department and Eugene Police Department will have additional officers on duty in an effort to reduce injuries and fatalities related to improperly restrained and unrestrained drivers.  Authorities would like to remind you to please drive safe and sober.  Contact the Springfield Police Department Traffic Team at 541-726-3714 or the Eugene Police Department Public Information Officer at 541-682-5124.   

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Attempted Suicide / Water Rescue        

Location:  200 West B Street / Island Park, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:  16-3869       

Date/Time:  April 30, 2016 / 0045 hours

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

Completed By:  Sgt. Humphreys

 

 

INVOLVED:  Cass, Jason Alan  Dob:12/30/1969

 

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On 04/30/16 at 0045 a Springfield Police Officer Patrolling Island Park heard a voice yelling for help.  The officer was able to identify where the voice was coming from, locating a male in the river approx. 75 yards downstream from the Springfield Bridge.  The officer was able to access a small island to the west of the park where verbal contact was established with the involved male who was identified as Jason Cass.

 

Cass had jumped from the Springfield Bridge in attempt to kill himself.  Cass floated downstream where he was able to get footing on a sand bar in the middle of the rivers heavy current.  Officers remained in verbal contact with Cass, keeping him calm until the Springfield Fire Department was able to launch their water rescue boat.  Cass was safely retrieved from the river by Fire Department personnel, was treated by paramedics, and was transported to the hospital for physical and mental health treatment.  

 

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

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                       Springfield police participating in national prescription drug take-back         

Location:                        230 4th Street – Springfield Justice Center

Case Number:             xx         

Date/Time:                     April 19, 2016

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

Completed By:             Lt Scott McKee

 

 

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On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Springfield Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th 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 four area collections sites; Springfield Justice Center, LCC Downtown, Coburg City Hall, or LCC Campus building 19.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 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 April 30 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website


 

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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:         Burglary II (In-Progress)       

Location:        Value Village 555 W. Centennial Blvd., Springfield OR

Case Number: 16-3509                    

Date/Time:      04/20/16  12:11 am  

More Information:     On duty Watch Commander at 541-726-3714 

Completed By:           Sergeant Seanor

 

ARRESTED:  Steven Lee Davis       

                       

CHARGES:   Burglary II; Theft II; Numerous warrants.    

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  

Springfield Police responded to a internal motion business alarm inside the Value Village located at 555 W. Centennial Blvd., Springfield. Officers arriving in the area established a perimeter around the business and noted there was some movement inside. While waiting for an off-duty SPD K-9 Officer to respond and assist in the search, officers detained a male exiting the rear service door to the business. Steven Lee Davis was detained and found in possession of numerous stolen items from within the business. No other suspects were located.

 

Davis was arrested for Burglary II and Theft II. Davis also had several warrants issued for his arrest. Davis cooperated with the investigation and the stolen property was released back to the business. 

 

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                     SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:         Large Donation to K9 Unit

 

Date/Time:     April 2, 2016

 

Location:        Springfield Elks Lodge

 

 

On April 2nd, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks held a 1st Responders appreciation meal for members of the Springfield Police department.  During the event medals of valor were presented to Springfield K9 Officer Tony DelCastillo and Marion County K9 Deputy Jerry "Wally" Wollenschlaeger, a Springfield native, both of whose police dogs had to be euthanized recently.  In addition, a check for $10,000 was presented to the K9 unit, the cost to replace a police dog.

 

Thanks go out to the Elks and Joyce Foster, Chairperson of the events committee, for their continued support of the Springfield Police department and our K9 Unit.

 

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Completed By:  Sergeant Rich Charboneau  541 726-2326

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MEDIA RELEASE

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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MEDIA RELEASE

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

 


 

   

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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

 

City of Springfield, Oregon