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Incident:                                      Officer Involved Shooting           

Location:                                      Linn County Oregon       

                        Date:                                            082814

                       Additional Information:               Captain Eric Carter, Albany Police Department

                       Completed By:                             Chief Tim Doney



On 082814, a Springfield Police Department Officer was involved in a shooting in Linn County Oregon at the conclusion of a vehicle pursuit involving a stolen auto.

The officer is currently on routine paid administrative leave at this time while the case is being investigated.   The officer’s name is not being released to the public at this time.

The case is being investigated by a multi-jurisdictional team of detectives (Linn County Major Crime Team).   The lead agency is the Albany Police Department.


At this time, no further information is being released by Springfield Police.  Please refer to the Albany Police Department for further information/media inquiries.



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


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Albany Police Department

Mario Lattanzio, Chief of Police

1117 Jackson Street SE

Albany, OR  97322

(541) 917-7680



Date:  August 28, 2014


Contact: Captain Eric Carter, Public Information Officer. Office 541-917-3234.



Linn County Major Crime Team Activated Following Officer Involved Shooting



The Linn County Major Crime Team, in conjunction with the Linn County District Attorney’s Office, has been activated to investigate an officer involved shooting by a Springfield Police Officer. The shooting took place at the Jackson’s Chevron station located at 33157 Highway 34 in Linn County on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at about 1:30 a.m. following a vehicle pursuit.


Springfield Police pursued a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara northbound on I-5 from Springfield. The Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit during which spike strips and P.I.T. (pursuit intervention technique) were used.  


The vehicle exited I-5 and headed west on Highway 34 before it stopped at the entrance to the Chevron station. The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, got out and ran towards the store entrance. The driver was shot after she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers. A replica of a 1911 semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene. Store surveillance video is aiding this investigation.


The driver, identified as 44-year-old Springfield resident Amanda Lynn Gatewood was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis in critical condition.


The Linn County Major Crime Team is comprised of members of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department and the Oregon State Police.


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Incident:                              Fugitive Arrest / Vehicle Pursuit

Location:                             Pioneer Parkway East / Centennial Blvd Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   14- 6814

Date/Time:                         8-9-14 / 2359 hrs.

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick


ARRESTED:                          McClain, James Lee 39 year old Black Male



CHARGES:                           Elude-Vehicle

                                                Reckless Driving

                                                Reckless Endangering

                                                Hit and Run – Property Damage

                                                Fugitive from Justice (Burglary warrant out of Arkansas)



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 8-9-14 Officers of the Springfield Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle which was driving the wrong way on Pioneer Parkway.  The driver turned around to continue in the correct direction.  The Officer activated his overhead lights, but the driver failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The suspect turned onto Hwy 126 westbound.  Speeds ranged from 35mph to 100mph.  Near the Valley River exit on I-105, the driver lost control and slid into a guardrail.  Officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, but he continued to W 6th Ave.  Speeds slowed to 45mph.  After making it to Hwy 99, the suspect continued at lower speeds to Irving Rd where it pulled over and stopped.  The driver was taken into custody without incident.  Officers learned that McClain was a wanted fugitive out of Arkansas.  He was not injured during the pursuit, and was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.  The female passenger was visibly upset, and said she continually pled for the driver to pull over, but he refused.  She was released without charges.  The Eugene Police Department assisted SPD by stopping traffic on Hwy 99 for a short period of time during the high risk stop.




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




Incident:  Armed Subject/ Warrant Arrest

Location:  Jasper’s Deli     5608 Main St. Spfld., OR

Case Number: 14-6623

Date/Time 8/3/14 0906 hrs.

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

Completed By: Sergeant Richard Jones                                            


SUSPECTS:  Minson Jr, Troy Joseph  3/26/88

                        289 SW C St.

                        Madras, OR


CHARGES:   Resisting Arrest

                        Interfering with Police

                        Escape 3

                        Assault on Police Officer x2

                        Felon Possession of Firearm

                        Possession Methamphetamine

                        Criminal Mischief 3

                        Trespass 2

                        Multiple arrest warrants




On 8/3/14 at 0906 hrs. Springfield Police received a call from a person at the Jasper’s Deli, 5608 Main St. who was reporting a male armed with a gun was inside the business.  The caller identified the person as Troy Minson.  Minson had multiple outstanding arrest warrants from Jefferson County and Deschutes County as well as an Attempt to Locate for local charges of Criminal Trespass 2 and Criminal Mischief 3 for another Springfield case.


Two police officers and a police K9 entered the Jasper’s Deli where the officers contacted Minson.  As officers tried to take him into custody Minson began fighting with the officers.  As he tried to vault a counter his coat was grabbed by the K9 and pulled off.  At this point the gun Minson was carrying fell onto the floor of the business.  Minson continued fighting with officers for several minutes while trying to escape until a third officer arrived and helped get him into custody.  Both officers and Minson went to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The semi-automatic pistol Minson had in his possession was loaded.  Minson was determined to be a convicted felon which makes it a crime to possess a firearm.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail. 




Incident:                              Vehicle vs Bicycle Accident Arrest

Location:                             51st St and Main St Springfield Oregon

Case Number:   14- 6618

Date/Time:                         8-2-14 / 2314 hrs.

More Information:          Sgt Charboneau 541-726-2326 

Completed By: Sergeant Kirkpatrick


ARRESTED:                          Walsh, Jake Jonathan 36 year old White male

                                                5495 A St #69 Springfield Oregon


CHARGES:                           DUII – Controlled Substance (Cannabis)



NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 8-2-14 Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a vehicle vs bicycle accident near the crosswalk at 51st St and Main St.  As Officers arrived, the 15 year old male victim was being transported to Riverbend Hospital by paramedics.  His injuries were minor.  The investigation revealed that the juvenile was riding his bike in circles on Main St.  The crosswalk warning flashers were not activated when the eastbound truck being driven by Walsh struck the bike.  Walsh remained on scene while emergency personnel responded.  Officer Speldrich who is assigned to the DUII enforcement team arrived and began a DUII investigation.  Walsh was later arrested for DUII.   Officer Speldrich believed Walsh was under the influence of a controlled substance.  A drug recognition expert was requested, and Officer Stone with the Eugene Police Department responded.  At the conclusion of the tests, the Officers found that Walsh was under the influence of marijuana.  He was lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail on one count of DUII.


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







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



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