Incident:                     Attempted Child Abduction

Location:                    Daisy Street and South 48th Street

Case Number:           22-04086

Date/Time:                 June 6th, 2022 @ 4:18 PM

More Information:    Public Information Coordinator,

Completed By:          Sergeant James Wilson



Hoover, Tanner | 28 Year Old Male | Ashland, Oregon | Deceased









Description:                 Silver 2011 Nissan Sentra

Not Actual Vehicle

Actual Vehicle

Actual Vehicle









On June 6th, 2022 at 4:18 PM an observant community member contacted the Springfield Police Department to report they were actively following a male suspect who unsuccessfully attempted to abduct a child in the area of South 48th Street near Daisy Street in Springfield. The involved child has been located and is safely at home with their family.

The community member was able to provide a vehicle description and the direction they were headed. Due to the quick reactions of the community member and their observations, officers from multiple surrounding agencies responded to locate the suspect and his vehicle.

The suspect attempted to flee the area near Camp Creek Road and Hwy 126. When law enforcement located and attempted to contact the suspect via a traffic stop, he immediately stopped his vehicle and took his own life.

The Springfield Police Department would like to thank the involved community member for the actions they took to help protect this child in our community.

At this time the investigation is ongoing to determine if there are any other individuals who may have information or have been affected and to obtain a clearer understanding of the events that took place. Springfield Police will provide an updated press release once more facts are obtained.

*UPDATE* Through the course of the ongoing investigation, SPD has learned that Hoover has been away from his residence in Ashland, Oregon for a period. If anyone has seen Mr. Hoover within the last 10 days or can provide information regarding his whereabouts during that period, please contact the Springfield Police Department: 541.726.3721 |