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Missing Special Needs Juvenile         

Location:          Thurston High School,, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:  14-8491         

Date/Time:          October 1, 2014 / 1726 hours

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

Completed By:  Sgt. Jeff Martin, Springfield Police Dept.




On the above noted date and time, Springfield Police Department was requested to assist in the location of a child with special needs.  The high school aged child also suffers from medical conditions which includes seizures that require daily medication.  The child did not have his medication at the time of his departure from Thurston High School.


Initial information documented the child had become interested in survival skills and camping due to a recent outing he and his father recently experienced.  Springfield Police Officers, K-9 Tjenco and a Life Flight helicopter were deployed to the area to assist in the search.  The 14 year old child was located approximately 5 miles away by a motorist who was aware of the incident after an extensive search of the area.


Springfield Police is grateful for the assistance by Thurston High School personnel, Lifeflight and our citizens for the return of the young man.





INCIDENT: Gunshot wound                                                                 CASE:  14-14-8126


LOCATION:  3255 Gateway Blvd, Springfield 


DATE/ TIME:  September 21, 2014 at 0151 hrs.


Victim: 27 year old Springfield resident.



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On the above listed date and time Springfield Police Officers responded to Riverbend Hospital in regards to a victim of gunshot wounds who had arrived there for treatment.  Officers determined that the victim was a 27 year old male resident of Springfield. The victim was admitted to the hospital and his injuries are not considered to be life threatening.


Police were able to determine that the shooting took place in the parking lot of 3255 Gateway Blvd.  The suspected weapon and other evidence was located there and seized.  Police have also talked with potential witnesses and the alleged person who fired the weapon.


No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is continuing.   






NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721



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Incident:                            Vehicle Pursuit

Location:                            600 Blk S. 34th  St., Springfield, Oregon 

Case Number:                   14-8063

Date/Time:                        9-18-14 / 2207 hours

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

Completed By:                Sergeant Richard A. Lewis



SUSPECT:  Moreno, Gustabo Arango 10-06-81



On 9-18-14 at 2207 Springfield Officer Justin Swint tried to initiate a traffic stop on a suspected intoxicated driver in the 2900 block of Main St.  The vehicle, a 1995 Chevy Camaro, fled and Officer Swint initiated a pursuit.  The pursuit lasted for approximately three to four minutes reaching speeds of up to 60 MPH before ending at 625 S. 34th St. when the Camaro crashed into the cement porch of this address after the driver had jumped from the still moving vehicle. 


Two Officers gave chase, but one of the officers injured their foot and the driver was able to temporarily get away.  Officers surrounded the area and with the help of two Eugene Police K9 handlers a search was conducted and Moreno was taken into custody a short time later, after fleeing again, and was captured by one of the K9’s.  Moreno was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries from the capture. 


Due to Moreno’s injuries he was released with citations for; DUII, Reckless Driving, and Hit & Run (Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver).  Additional charges of Reckless Endangering, Elude by Vehicle, Elude by Foot, Interfering, Escape III, and Criminal Trespass I are pending.


If anyone has additional information or witnessed the incident they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.  For inquiries please contact Sgt. Charboneau – PIO.



Springfield Justice Center Open House


Saturday, September 20, 10am- 2pm

230 Fourth Street, Springfield, OR  97477


The Springfield Police Department invites the public to visit the Springfield Justice Center at 230 Fourth St, Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 2pm.  There will be tours of the Center, police canine demonstrations, S.W.A.T. Van, Police Motorcycles, Police Bicycles, and Patrol Cars.  The Springfield Police Association will be providing hot dogs that will be served by Citizen Police Academy Alumni Members. There will be activities for children, such as games, and coloring books. McGruff drawstring backpacks will be given to the first 500 children. Fingerprint kits and gun locks will be available at no cost. We invite you to meet the officers and other Department personnel.  Come and meet McGruff the Crime Dog, see the inner workings of your police department and learn more about how we can all work together to have safer and more connected neighborhoods.  For more information, contact Tana Steers at 541-726-3731 or visit our website at .


Displays, info booths, tours                                                                                  10am – 2 pm

Free Hot dogs                                                                                                    11am – 1:30pm

K9 Demo’s                                                                                                        Noon & 1:00pm



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Incident:                              Kidnap Arrest

Location:                             Safeway (5415 Main St) Springfield Oregon

Case Number:   14- 7887

Date/Time:                         9-13-14 / 1551hrs

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By: Sergeant Kirkpatrick


ARRESTED:                          Trice, Tamela Mae  23 year old White Female

                                                4888 Daisy St Springfield Oregon


CHARGES:                           Kidnap 1 x 2

                                                Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

                                                Resisting Arrest

                                                Driving Under the Influence

                                                Reckless Endangering x 2



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 9-13-14 at 3:51pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle at the Safeway on Main St.  Officers learned that the suspect stole the vehicle with a 17 year old and 2 year old sleeping in the vehicle.  The suspect was a stranger to the victims.  The suspect fled the scene with the SUV in an unknown direction.  At one point, the 17 year old woke up and was startled to see someone other than his mother.  The 17 year old asked what she was doing.  She replied that she was stealing their car.  He asked her to let them out of the car.  She continued driving.  A short time later, Trice crashed into a fence in the Coin Laundry parking lot at 5126 Main St.  She exited the vehicle, but wiped the steering wheel attempting to remove fingerprints.  The 17 year old used his cell phone to take a quick picture of the suspect which Officers used later to confirm Trice was the suspect. He then quickly got into the driver’s seat and drove the SUV back to Safeway.  Two alert citizens observed Trice enter the SUV and thought something wasn’t right.  When Officers arrived they pointed out a green minivan that they believed belonged to the suspect.  Officers used that information to locate the suspect at 4888 Daisy St.  She was intoxicated a resisted their efforts to arrest her.  The citizens were driven to the scene and positively identified Trice as the suspect.  No one was injured during the incident.  A Springfield Police Detective responded to assist with the investigation.  A search warrant was obtained for blood evidence in regards to the DUII because Trice refused a breath test.  Trice was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.


This is yet another example of Springfield citizens playing a vital role in the apprehension of a dangerous criminal.




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





INCIDENT: Arrest                                                                     CASE:  14-7702


LOCATION:  4088 A Street, Springfield 


DATE/ TIME:                           September 7, 2014 at 1601 hrs.


Victim: Rigsby, Robert Anthony 29 of Springfield


Arrested: Bregg, Phillip Wayne 34 




NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On the above listed date and time Springfield Police Officers responded to the residence located at 4088 A Street, after receiving a call about a family dispute. As officers were arriving on scene they reported hearing several shots coming from the location.  The subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Rigsby had been shot while walking in the street in front of the residence. 


Officers were able to contact and detain Mr. Bregg, who lived at the residence.  He was subsequently arrested and transported the Springfield Police Department for further investigation. It was also determined that Mr. Bregg had been involved in a physical dispute with some of his family members prior to the shooting.


Phillip Wayne Bregg was charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree Assault, 2 counts of felony Assault 4 (domestic violence) and 2 counts of Strangulation (domestic violence).  He will be lodged at the Lane County Jail.


Robert Rigsby did suffer multiple gunshot wounds, but his injuries are not life threatening.

The investigation is continuing.





NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721







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


News Release

City of Springfield, Police Department, 230 Fourth St., Springfield, OR  97477

Contact:  Tiffany Monroe, Police Department

(541) 726-3721       www.


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 or the app developer at


More information can be found on our website at  and the MyPD app website


City of Springfield, Oregon