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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

Incident:         Community Assistance Program realizes its first success        

 

Date:               January 27, 2016

 

Completed By:  Sgt. Rich Charboneau  541 726-2326

 

 

The Springfield police CHETT Program (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) realized its first success Monday, January 25th, when City of Springfield employees were contacted by a Bend area couple seeking assistance and referencing the program they had heard about via word of mouth while living in central Oregon.  The couple was traveling from Bend to Portland for a scheduled serious medical procedure.  The patient grew weary of travel, forcing an unscheduled stop in Springfield.  Having no financial means to accommodate the unexpected overnight stop, the couple contacted City of Springfield staff, who facilitated police involvement and implementation of CHETT funds.  

 

CHETT funds were utilized for overnight accommodations at an area hotel.  Once rested, the couple planned to complete their trip Tuesday.  

The CHETT Program 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 a critical incident (including innocent family members of perpetrators), or people in the community with little hope or few options.  

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 $750 start-up donation to the fund last month at the Springfield Justice Center.  Thanks to individual and group donations since that time, the fund has grown to over $3,000.  Donations to CHETT fund can be made in person at the Springfield Justice Center at 230 Fourth Street, Springfield. 

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              House fire/explosion

Location:                              2125 2nd St, Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   16-719

Date/Time:                         01-24-16/2042

More Information:          PIO Sgt. Charboneau  541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Jeff Martin

 

Victim:                                  Eisel, Jacob Donald          DOB: 10-31-80

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On the above noted date and time, Springfield Police Department and members of the Springfield/Eugene Fire Department responded to the above noted location in regard to a reported structure fire.  Many local residents reported hearing numerous explosions just prior to and after observing flames from the upstairs portion of the duplex.

 

Fire personnel quickly extinguished the blaze.  Jacob Donald Eisel was the sole occupant of the residence at the time of the incident and was transported to RiverBend Hospital with life threatening injuries/burns sustained from the fire.

 

At this point in the investigation criminal conduct has not been substantiated.  Deputy Fire Marshals of the Springfield/Eugene Fire Department were on scene and beginning the investigation regarding the cause.

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  ORPAT Practice Testing For Applicants 

Location:  National Guard Armory, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Springfield, OR

Date/Time:  1/27/16  and 2/24/16

More Information: Lieutenant Richard Jones  541-726-3718

Completed By: Lieutenant Richard Jones                                            

 

NARRATIVE:

 

The Springfield Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Officer and Detention Supervisor.  Testing for both those positions will include the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT), which is a physical abilities assessment process designed to evaluate candidates on the essential physical capacities required to satisfactory perform their job duties.

 

We will be hosting two ORPAT practice sessions for anyone wanting to practice and become familiar with the test prior to the official testing.  It is open to anyone who has applied, or may be considering applying for a Police Officer or Detention Supervisor position.  ORPAT instructors will be present to provide instruction.  

 

The practice sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th 5-8 PM and Wednesday, February 24th 5-8 PM at the National Guard Armory, 3106 Pierce Parkway in Springfield.  Parking and entrance to the practice sessions is on the south side of the armory building.

 

Below is a link to the video describing the ORPAT:  

 

http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/AT/PublishingImages/orpatsmall.wmv

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

INCIDENT: Arrest                                                         CASE # 16-0398

 

LOCATION:  Springfield Area

 

DATE/TIME:  January 15, 2016/1600 hrs.

 

ARRESTED:  Waldrip, Justin Richard  28 of Veneta            

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On the above listed date, Investigators from the Springfield Police Department arrested Justin Richard Waldrip on multiple charges stemming from an online sexual predator sting operation. A Springfield Police Detective posing as a 14 year old girl corresponded online with Mr. Waldrip over a two day period.  During those online conversations, Mr. Waldrip expressed his desire to engage in sexual contact with a known minor and arranged to meet her.

 

Mr. Waldrip showed up at a predetermined location with the belief he was meeting the minor for the purpose of sexual contact.  He was instead met by Detectives from the Springfield Police Department and taken into custody.

 

Justin Richard Waldrip was charged with Online Sexual Corruption of a Child 1, Two counts of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child 2, Attempted Use of a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct and two counts of Luring a Minor.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail.

 

 

 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       

Location:  14th and Main Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:  16-0441       

Date/Time:  January 15, 2016 / 0858 hours

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

Completed By:  Sgt. Brian Humphreys

 

ARRESTED:

 

Fent, Christopher James - Dob: 03/05/1972 of Creswell

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

Officers with the Springfield Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near 14th and Main Street in Springfield.  The driver initially yielded, pulling into the parking lot of 1263 Main Street.  The suspect vehicle then fled east bound on South ‘A’ Street.  The driver was later identified as Christopher Fent who was being sought by a neighboring agency in connection to domestic assault, menacing, and numerous violation restraining order charges.  Fent continued east-bound on Main Street at which time he was involved in a motor vehicle crash at 32nd and Main Street. 

 

The vehicle operated by Fent came to a stop near South 34th and Main Street, at which time Fent ran from the vehicle, attempting to elude police on foot.  As Fent was running he had his hand in his coat pocket, was making furtive movements, and appeared to be attempting to access something.  The foot pursuit reached Pride Park (277 South 34th) at which time Fent jumped the fence on South 34th and continued running to the east across the park.  Fent continued through the park while holding something in his hand, asking to die.  Fent held something metal in his hand as he advanced toward the officer, repeatedly asking the officer to shoot him.  The pursuing officer attempted to deploy his Taser; however, it malfunctioned.  The officer used exceptional discretion and restraint while dealing with Fent who was reporting himself to be armed with a knife while repeatedly asking the officer to shoot him as he advanced.  Other Springfield police officers arrived in the area and the suspect, Christopher Fent, was taken into custody without further incident. 

 

Fent was later lodged at the Lane County Jail on the following charges:

 

Elude by Vehicle

Elude by Foot

Reckless Driving

Hit and Run

Possession of Methamphetamine.   

 

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


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:  Arrest

Location:  222 S. 5th St., Springfield – Dutch Bros Coffee

Case Number: 16-00438

Date/Time: January 15, 2016  1:14 am

More Information: Det. Sgt. David Lewis

Completed By: Det. Sgt. David Lewis                                            

 

Arrested:             Maxwell Killian Alexander Culver DOB: 12/23/89 of Springfield

                                Hall, Danika Kathleen DOB: 08/18/90 of Springfield

                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On the above listed date and time, Springfield Police patrol officers discovered an audible alarm at the Dutch Bros kiosk located at 222 S. 5th St in Springfield.  Officers found that someone had attempted to enter the business and immediately began searching the area.  Due to the recent string of Dutch Bros break-ins in the Eugene/Springfield area, officers had been made aware of some recent investigative leads that had a possible vehicle description. 

 

Officers located a vehicle a short distance away and contacted the driver and passenger, Culver and Hall.  In a subsequent investigation, evidence of the attempted break in was discovered and both were arrested.  The investigation lasted throughout the night and information was obtained that led to the arrest of the pair for seven Dutch Bros burglaries as well as one Robbery in the 2nd degree.

 

Culver was lodged at Lane County Jail on the following charges:

 

Robbery II

Burglary II x 7

Theft 1 x 2

Theft 2 x 4

Criminal Mischief II x 7

 

Hall was lodged at Lane County Jail on the following charges:

Burglary II x 7

Theft I x 2

Theft II x 4

Criminal Mischief x 7

 

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David Lewis, Sergeant

Springfield Police Department

541-726-3721


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Arrest

Location:                             230 4th St Springfield OR

Case Number:   15-11247             

Date/Time:                         011416 @ 1100

More Information:          Sgt. David Lewis 541-726-3721 

Completed By: David Lewis

 

                               

Arrested:  Reyes, Kevin Royce  23 years old        

                     Eugene Resident

 

On December 25th, 2015 SPD took a report of shots fired at 5195 E Street.  On January 14th, 2016, Springfield Police Investigators arrested Kevin Reyes in regards to that incident.  The shooting is believed to stem from a dispute over property.

 

Reyes was located at his residence in Eugene where he was taken into custody without incident.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the following charges:

 

Unlawful Use of Weapon (firearm)

Menacing

Reckless Endangering

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:          Death of Police Dog                                                               

 

Date/Time:      January 13, 2016 

 

 

The Springfield Police Department sadly announces the death of one of our five police dogs, K9 Dago.  In November Dago was diagnosed with pancreatic problems.  While under the care of our veterinarian the issue appeared to be resolved however in late December Dago had additional stomach issues.  Those issues culminated in Dago being rushed to the emergency vet over the weekend and then being transferred to the Oregon State University Small Animal Veterinary Hospital on Monday.  Dago’s condition deteriorated rapidly and he passed away the following day, January 12th.

K9 Dago was a 6 year old German shepherd from Austria who served the citizens of Springfield with his handler Officer Tony DelCastillo for over three years.  K9 Dago had 56 captures during his career involving the recovery of almost $11,000 in property.

K9 Dago was purchased with money donated by Springfield residents Rose and Bob Zehner.

Dago & Tony Trading Card

Officer Tony DelCastillo & K9 Dago

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident: Robbery II  164.405

Location: 222 S. A St. Springfield (Dutch Bros. Coffee)

Case Number: 16-00309

Date/Time January 11, 2016  4:16 am

More Information: Duty Watch Commander

Completed By: Sergeant Keith Seanor                                            

 

SUSPECTS: Unidentified.

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On January 11, 2016 at 4:16 am, a Dutch Bros Coffee employee arrived to work at the drive-thru coffee kiosk located at 222 S. A St., Springfield. As the employee approached the business, he interrupted a burglary in progress. The employee startled the suspect who was inside the business building. The suspect in turn made a threatening gesture with an undisclosed object placing the employee in fear of serious physical injury. The suspect fled the business and ran to a vehicle waiting approximately 1 block south. The suspect is described only as a white male, 30-40s wearing a black “hoodie” sweatshirt. The vehicle he fled in is described as a grey compact sedan similar to a Ford Focus. The male stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

This is the fourth Dutch Bros. Coffee burglary in Springfield since December (2015). In the previous 5 weeks, the Thurston area Dutch Bros. has been burglarized on December 10th ; December 16th and December 23rd, 2015.

 

Residents having information pertinent to this investigation can leave information by calling the Springfield Police Department Investigations Bureau at (541) 726-3721.  


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Vehicle Pursuit Arrest

Location:                             Gateway St & Gamefarm Rd, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   16-13    

Date/Time:                         1-1-16 / 0926am

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

ARRESTED:                          Maxfield, Eric Ryan 29 year old White male of Albany

 

                                                Voepel, Leola Nulene 26 year old White Homeless

 

CHARGES:                           -Maxfield-

 

                                                Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

                                                Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

Elude by vehicle

                                                Possession of Burglary Tools

                                                Reckless Driving

                                                DUII-Controlled substance

                                                Parole warrant (UUV)

 

                                                Voepel- UUV

                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  Just before 930am I observed a stolen vehicle near Game Farm Rd and Gateway St.  SPD had been looking for this stolen vehicle since yesterday when it was observed in the area of a car break in (in Glenwood).  The vehicle pulled into a trailer park where I activated my overhead lights.  A female removed a young child from the car, and the driver fled.  A vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit went northbound through the city of Coburg, and then on county roads west of I5.  Speeds reached 100mph.  Deputies from the Linn County Sheriff’s office, and Benton County Sheriff’s office along with OSP assisted by laying down spike strips near Hwy34 and Peoria Rd (Corvallis).  As the tires deflated, the suspect stopped the car.  After a brief struggle, Maxfield was taken into custody.  He was transported to the Lane County Jail.  Other Officers located the female near where the pursuit began.  After an investigation, she was charged with UUV.  The child is now in the custody of DHS.

 

The pursuit lasted 30 minutes, and covered roughly 40 miles.  The only damage to the stolen vehicle were the deflated tires.  Maxfield sustained minor abrasions to his face during the arrest.  Other than Maxfield there were no injuries.

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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: Elude Police by Vehicle

Location: 1400 block C St., Springfield

Case Number: 15-11254

Date/Time: 12/26/15   1:13 a.m.

More Information: On Duty Watch Commander

Completed By: Sergeant Keith Seanor                                             

 

SUSPECT: Julia Sue Ann Low DOB: 01/28/85

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On December 26, 2015 at approximately 1:13 a.m. Springfield Police Officer Brian Bragg conducted a traffic stop involving Julia Low who was the sole operator of the motor vehicle. This encounter took place in the 1400 block of C St., Springfield. Low verbally provided a false name to the officer. Using local law enforcement computer data base, Ofc. Bragg learned of Low’s true identity and that she had a confirmed felony warrant for her arrest.

 

Once Low realized she was about to be taken into custody, she fled the scene in the vehicle as Ofc. Bragg was trying to arrest her. Low drove to the dead end of 1500 block of C St., where she crashed, completely removing a traffic barricade as well as a panel of residential fence. Low fled on foot from the crash location and a perimeter was established. Eugene Police K-9 Officer Casey responded and assisted in the search for Low. Julia Low was taken into custody within an hour.

 

Low was lodged at Lane County Jail for her warrant along with additional charges of Elude by Vehicle, Elude on Foot, Reckless Driving, Interfering with a Police Officer, Hit and Run x2, Reckless Endangering, Criminal Trespass II, Disorderly Conduct II, Fail to Carry & Present a Drivers License and Possession of Methamphetamine.        

 

Sgt. K.D. Seanor

Springfield Police Department

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Shots Fired

Location:                             52nd St & E St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   15-11247             

Date/Time:                         12/25/15 1333pm

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On December 25th just after 1:30pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of shots fired near the intersection of 52nd St and E St.  As Officers were responding several additional 911 calls indicated at least one vehicle fled the scene.  Descriptions of the suspect vehicle ranged from a white sedan, to a black sedan, to a teal sedan.  During the investigation Officers located several spent shell casings from a small caliber handgun.  At this point there are no apparent injuries to anyone, and Officers are currently at the scene attempting to determine what happened.  So far, witness statements are conflicting, and no one is telling police what happened.  Anyone who witnessed the shooting is encouraged to contact Springfield Police.

 

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Foot Chase Arrest

Location:                             737 E St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   15-11116             

Date/Time:                         12/21/15 0959am

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

 

ARRESTED:                          Penselin, Travis Haven 21 year old Homeless White male             

 

CHARGES:                           Interfering with Police

                                                Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon

 

 

6 different warrants (Parole warrant, Fraudulent Use of a Credit

Card, Contempt of Court x3, Theft II)

 

                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On December 21st just before 10am Officer James Wilson attempted to stop a bicyclist near 7th St and E St.  A short pursuit ensued.  Penselin jumped off his bike and fled into a residence at 737 E St.  Officers followed him inside and found that he accessed a crawlspace above the garage.  Numerous Officers assisted Officer Wilson, and an off-duty K9 with Springfield Police was called to the scene.  While waiting for the police dog, Officers learned the identity of the suspect, and called to him by name hoping he would surrender without further incident.  He would not respond, but gave away his position by coughing.  When K9 Officer Daren Kendrick and his police dog Tjenco arrived, they entered the garage area.  Penselin immediately called out that he was giving up and was taken into custody without incident.  During the arrest, a restricted knife was located in a pocket.  Because Penselin is a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing certain weapons including the knife he had.

 

During the investigation, Officers learned that Penselin knew the homeowners at 737 E St.  Penselin was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident: Robbery III

Location: 3427 Gateway St. – IHOP restaurant

Case Number: 15-11094

Date/Time: December 20, 2015  3:31 a.m.

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

Completed By: Sergeant Keith Seanor                                            

 

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On December 20, 2015 at approximately 3:31 a.m., an IHOP (International House Of Pancakes) employee observed an unidentified male reach across the lobby cashier’s counter and open the cash register drawer, stealing an undisclosed amount of currency. The male turned to leave the restaurant and used physical force to push an employee who had attempted to block his exit. The male fled on foot, northbound on Gateway St.

 

A second unidentified male who was waiting in the lobby/reception area also exited the restaurant and entered a dark colored SUV and left the parking lot. The second suspect picked up the theft suspect on the side of the road and they left the area together.

 

The first male who committed the theft is described as a black male with a light complexion who was very tall, possibly between 6’6” to 7’0” and approximately 200 pounds. The witness described the male as having a “basketball player build”. The male is estimated to be in his 20’s wearing a white “hoodie” sweatshirt with unknown red writing on the back, jeans and an unknown style hat.

 

The second male was only described as being older than the first male.

 

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored, possibly dark blue, SUV similar to a Ford Explorer. The vehicle displayed a blue colored license plate with digits similar to 40WWJ. The witness could not determine for certain from which state the license plate is issued.

 

Anyone having information pertinent to this investigation is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at (541) 726-3714.

 

Sgt. K.D. Seanor

Springfield PD

(541) 726-3714     

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              DUII Arrest

Location:                             4000 block Main St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   15-11072             

Date/Time:                         12/19/15 1234hrs

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

 

ARRESTED:                          Mattheisen, Scott Joseph 48 year old male of Eugene    

 

CHARGES:                           DUII

                                                Reckless Driving

                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On December 19th at 1234pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 4000 block of Main St.  The crash involved a 2007 motorcycle, and a 2010 Chevy HHR (SUV).  The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Riverbend Hospital for a broken leg.  According to witness statements, the motorcyclist was headed eastbound on Main St near Papa’s Pizza.  He struck the rear bumper of a vehicle pulling out of a parking lot.  The bike slid approximately 173 feet where it came to rest near the sidewalk.  No one else was injured.  During the investigation Officers discovered that Mattheisen was under the influence of alcohol and was cited in lieu of custody for DUII and Reckless Driving.  Anyone who witnessed the motorcyclist’s driving prior to the accident is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department 541-726-3714.

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                              Motor Vehicle Crash

Location:                             28th St and Main St, Springfield OR

Case Number:                   15-11053             

Date/Time:                         12/19/15 0017hrs

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

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

                               

SUSPECT:             Hodge, Kayla Marie  19 year old female of Eugene

 

CHARGES:           Reckless Driving

                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On December 19th just after midnight Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash into several utility poles just east of 28th St on Main St.  It was reported that the vehicle lost control after accelerating away from a red light eastbound from 28th St.  The 1994 S10 pickup driven by Hodge did a 180 and crashed into at least two utility poles.  The impact downed the poles and electrical wire fell across Main St.  For safety and repairs, Main St was shut down shortly after midnight.  Crews from the Springfield Utility Board, and ODOT responded to assist.  Main St is currently closed with a detour to Olympic St.  It is anticipated that Main St will re-open between 1030am and 11am.

 

Officers arrested Hodge for reckless driving after completing their investigation.  It appears that wet road conditions and excessive speed caused the crash.  Alcohol does not appear to be involved.  Hodge was lodged at the Lane County Jail for the listed charges.

 

 

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


 

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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

 

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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