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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                         Missing / Endangered Person                                                                        

Location:                        Springfield Area

Missing:                          Merrill, Dusty Ray       DOB: 08/15/88

Case Number:              18-6177

Date/Time:                     July 15st, 2018

*****UPDATE******

Dusty has been located and the family wanted to thank all police for the assistance. On 07/16/18 around 3pm, he went to a Eugene Police substation and turned himself in.

 

The Springfield Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Dusty Merrill who has made self-harming statements/actions and departed a Springfield residence injured on 07/14/18.     

 

Dusty is described as a white male, 5’8”, 140lbs, brown hair and eyes. He has a tattoo on his upper arm of “Sed et si ambulavaro in valle mortis no timebo”.

 

No associated vehicles and travels by foot or city bus.  

 

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Lt. Scott McKee 726-3714.

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. Massey 726-3714

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Man faces additional charges following Monday morning

                                                        Rage incident on Gateway

Location:                                      3000 Gateway, Springfield

Case Number:                            18-6016

Date/Time:                                   07-13-18 @ 9 a.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Suspect:  Eric Jason Wourinen, age 45 of  Blachly, Oregon             

 

Charges: Originally charged with Disorderly Conduct, Wourinen is now charged with three counts of Menacing and a single count of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle.

             

A man arrested earlier this week during a traffic stop that closed a section of Randy Papé Beltline Highway near the Eugene Gilham overpass, was arrested again today after police were contacted by additional witnesses who had been aggressively confronted and threatened by the man during the  Monday morning incident.  During separate confrontations within the Chase Bank parking lot area on Gateway, witnesses told police Wourinen aggressively menaced them in an angry unprovoked outbursts police have characterized as “roid-rage,” an aggressive behavior that can occur after someone regularly takes unusual doses of steroids.

The Monday incident began at about 8 a.m. when Springfield police received reports of a man later identified as Erik Jason Wuorinen acting aggressively outside Chase Bank on Gateway Street . A woman reported she was in the bank drive-through with her children in the car, when she saw Wuorinen being aggressive with another bank customer in a vehicle. Wuorinen noticed the woman looking at him, and Wourinen, a muscular 6’02” and 280 pound man, aggressively moved toward her, flexing his muscles while cursing and threatening to harm her.

Out of fear, the woman abandoned her bank transaction and drove away, as she watched Wuorinen turn his anger toward a man entering a vehicle in the parking lot.   Police say Wourinen opened the passenger door of this vehicle, and yelled and threatened harm to both men in the car.  Police say the driver and passenger told them they feared for their immediate safety and the passenger was able to close the door while the driver sped away.  The new charges stem from these incidents.   

Police caught up with Wourinen at International Fitness, 3000 Gateway this morning and arrested him without incident.  Officers said Wourinen displayed some of the same aggressive, rage filled outbursts toward them following his arrest outside the gym this morning. 

Police are investigating reports that Wourinen had angrily confronted people inside International Fitness Monday morning during his workout prior to the Chase Bank incident.  According to initial reports, Wourinen initiated aggressive confrontations with other patrons inside the gym in a territorial claim over the use of equipment. 

Springfield police are asking that anyone with information concerning Wourinen contact Officer Eric Pardee at 541-726-3691

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

LOCAL AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

 

More than 1,000 law enforcement officers to run the Flame of Hope across the state

 

For Immediate Release

 

Springfield, OR. July 10, 2018 – Law enforcement officers from agencies throughout the Eugene-Springfield area will begin running at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13th, 2018 in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). Officers and SOOR athletes will be running through the streets of Springfield and Eugene carrying the torch with the Flame of Hope. The torch travels hundreds of miles throughout the state each year, normally culminating in lighting the cauldron at the Special Olympics Oregon Summer State Games in Corvallis.  This year the games have been cancelled, however, as a visible sign of support for Special Olympics, the run will carry on as scheduled.

Media is invited to cover all aspects of the event:

  • Torch will leave Springfield Justice Center at 10:30 am
  • EPD will meet SPD at approximately 11:00 am at the John Serbu Campus
  • July 13th, 2018, 11:30 am Valley River Center
  • Interviews available with law enforcement, Special Olympics Oregon athletes
  • EPD will then run the torch north to Junction City Police

Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is celebrating 32 years of supporting the participants of Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). LETR seeks to spread the word about Special Olympics world-wide, championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. As Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Oregon participants will carry the “Flame of Hope” across Oregon.

 

There will be six separate legs of the Torch Run that will take place with more than 1,000 law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Oregon athletes running throughout the state. 

 

Media Contact:

Tiffany Monroe, Springfield Police Department

tmonroe@springfield-or.gov | 541-726-3721

 

About Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants with intellectual disabilities, the largest disability population in the state, year-round through the organization's signature sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency and other life skills. They develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. For more info please visit www.soor.org and engage with us on Social Media: Twitter & Facebook @SOORstate | Instagram @SOORstate.

 

About Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run began in Wichita, Kansas, in 1981 when Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise awareness of and funds for Special Olympics. He conceived the idea of the Torch Run as a way to involve local law enforcement with Special Olympics and local communities by running the torch in intra-state relays that converge at Summer Games. Now a global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run. In Oregon, more than 1,500 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county, and local agencies participate in the year-round Torch Run campaign. 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                     Body of missing man discovered by search crews

Location:                                      Siuslaw National Forrest

Case Number:                            18-5406

Date/Time:                                   07/09/18 @ 6:00 p.m. 

More Information:                   Sergeant David Lewis, SPD Investigative Services Division

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Deceased:                              Poissonniez, Christopher Robert

                                               33 year old white male of Eugene

 

The body of a man reported missing June 20th was found in a wooded area across the river from where a Park Ranger had discovered a silver 2005 Mazda 3 four door sedan belonging to Christopher Robert Poissonneiz  (pronounced  “Poison-aise”) earlier in the week.  Poissinneiz had been reported missing by family who feared him suicidal -  Poissonneiz was 33.     

 

A crew comprised of volunteers from the Lane County Search & Rescue combed a wooded area of the Siskiyou National Forrest initially July 2 without success, but later renewed their search and found his body across the river a short distance from where his vehicle had been found.  Police believe Poissonneiz died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and have ruled out foul play.

Please note the body in this case was located in Lorane area within the Siuslaw National Forest (The previous Siskiyou reference in this reporting was erroneous). 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                                       Woman, 74 Died in fire

Location:                                      1932 E Street

Case Number:                            18-5921

Date/Time:                                   07/06/18 @ 1:25 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

The woman who died inside her Springfield home last night has been identified as Clara Baller, 74. 

 

The Eugene/Springfield Fire Marshal and Springfield police continue to investigate the fire, which damaged three homes near the corner of 19th Street and E Street last night.  Investigators believe the fire originated inside the garage attached to Baller’s home and traveled quickly.  The cause of the fire has yet to be determined according to The Eugene/Springfield Fire Marshal.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective James Wilson at the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714 or Deputy Eugene/Springfield Fire Marshal, Mark Dahl at 541.682.8361

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                       Officer restraint and tactics credited in 4th of July incident  involving armed disturbed man.

Location:                        International Court/International Way, Springfield, OR                      

Case Number:              18-5876

Date/Time:                     07-04-18/1832 hours

More Information:       Lt. Scott McKee

Completed By:             Lt. Scott McKee

 

 

ARRESTED:   

Loew, Jordan Michael  DOB: 07-19-1989

 

Charges:

Attempted Assault I – 163.185

Unlawful Use of Weapon X2 – 166.220

Menacing – 163.190

nterfering with Peace Officer – 162.247

Felon Poss. Restricted WPN X2 – 166.270

Resisting Arrest – 162.315

 

DATE/TIME OF ARREST

7-4-18 @ 6:32 p.m.

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield police were called to the Motel 6, located at 3752 International Court regarding a suspicious subject.  An arrival, an officer observed and reported to other officers on scene, a male bicyclist behaving in a bizarre manner and operating the bicycle unlawfully.  Then man had yelled words to the effect, “They’re going to kill me.”  The officer noted the man was carrying a compound hunting bow on his handlebars. 

 

Near Pioneer Pacific College an officer tried to conduct a traffic stop of the bicyclist, on Sports Way, the cyclist, later identified as Jordan Michael Loew sat up on the seat of his bicycle, and riding with no hands, loaded an arrow into the compound bow and turned it toward the officer, who had been traveling immediately left of Loew calling out his front passenger window for the man to stop.  Recognizing the lethality and close proximity of the threat, the officer used his vehicle to hastily knock Loew from the bike. 

 

Loew refused commands from officers and fled on foot into an adjacent orchard while brandishing a double-edged knife at the officers.  Loew continued to flea responding officers and alternately stopped and brandished and threatened officers with the knife even after being struck with a less-lethal shotgun launched beanbag projectile on four separate occasions throughout the chase in which he would turn and run and then stop and brandish the knife as officers approached him. 

 

The foot chase covered nearly ¾ mile across parking lots, orchards and roadways.  Medical personnel believe Loew may have been suffering from a medical condition known as excited delirium; a diagnosis typically reached by the elimination of other possible medical factors or explanations.    Excited delirium is often related to long-term narcotics use or mental illness.  In such cases the person presents with sweating, violence, and high body temperature.  In approximately 10% of such cases, sudden cardiac death can occur. 

 

Loew was transported by medic to the hospital, where he was treated and later transported to the Lane County Jail and lodged for the above noted charges.

 

“The officers involved in this rapidly evolving incident should be credited for their restraint in resolving this incident, which could have easily resulted in an officer involved shooting,” said Lieutenant Scott McKee.  “The surround tactics and deliberate tactical application of less than lethal weapons in this rapidly evolving situation brought a peaceful end to a potentially deadly encounter,” he said. 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                       Runaway Tortoise

Location:                                      5200 Block B Street, Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   July 3, 2018 at 10:30 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

The average speed of a 65 lb. male Tortoise is 0.13 mph.  No match for pursuing Springfield police who caught “Horatio” about 10 feet on the opposite side of his fenced backyard.  Horatio had been reported missing by his owner earlier in the evening.  “He was asleep when we found him,” said Officer Robert Rosales, who has no formal training in turtle-wrangling.  “He could have gotten another 20 or 30 feet if we hadn’t got there when we did,” Rosales said. 

 

The officers confirmed they had located the wanted Tortoise via a “2005” tattoo etched in Horatio’s shell. 

 

Reserve Officer Caitlin Gold and Officer Robert Rosales pose with Horatio.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                         Missing Person ***UPDATE***                                                                         

Location:                        Springfield Area

Missing:                          Webster, Jestyn Isabella           DOB: 05/13/2004

Case Number:              18-5765

Date/Time:                     July 2nd, 2018

 

 

The Springfield Police Department is no longer requesting the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Jestyn Webster.  SPD Detectives, following up on investigative leads, identified a possible location for Jestyn.  On the evening of July 2nd, with assistance from the Cottage Grove Police Department and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Jestyn was located at the residence of an acquaintance.  Jestyn was unharmed and had not been in danger.   

 

The Springfield Police Department would like to thank the Cottage Grove Police Department and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.   

 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Lt. Scott McKee 726-3714.

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. George Crolly 726-3714

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                     Vehicle recovered in Missing Person case

Location:                                      Siskiyou National Forrest

Case Number:                            18-5406

Date/Time:                                   07/02/18 @ 7:30 p.m. 

More Information:                   Sergeant David Lewis, SPD Investigative Services Division

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

MISSING:                              Poissonniez, Christopher Robert

                                               33 year old white male of Eugene

 

A Park Ranger discovered the silver 2005 Mazda 3 four door sedan (Oregon license plate 606 HHN) Springfield police  had been searching for concerning the welfare of Christopher Robert Poissonneiz  (pronounced  “Poison-aise”), a missing person reported by family and feared to be suicidal -  Poissonneiz is still missing.   

 

A crew comprised of volunteers from the Lane County Search & Rescue combed a wooded area of the Siskiyou National Forrest, near Lorane but failed to locate Christopher Poissonneiz, who has been missing since  June 20th when he was seen in the Gateway area of Springfield.  He was driving the Mazda 3 and is known to have purchased a handgun just prior to his disappearance and has made suicidal statements.  Poissonneiz is described as a white male 6’04” 180 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

 

Anyone with information in this case should contact the Springfield Police immediately.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sgt. David Lewis (541) 726-3721.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                         Missing Person                                                                                  

Location:                        Springfield Area

Missing:                          Webster, Jestyn Isabella           DOB: 05/13/2004

Case Number:              18-5765

Date/Time:                     July 1st, 2018

 

 

The Springfield Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Jestyn (pronounced Justine) Webster.  Jestyn was last seen in the early morning hours of July 1st, 2018 at Riverbend Hospital in Springfield. Jestyn had traveled to Springfield from the Roseburg area with family to visit her grandmother, who was a patient at the hospital.   It is not known if Webster is in any danger at this time.  Webster is not known to be traveling in a vehicle and it is unknown if she is accompanied by anyone.    

 

Webster is described as a white female, 5’01”, 135 pounds, with medium length brown hair, and blue eyes.

 

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Lt. Scott McKee 726-3714.

 

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. George Crolly 726-3714

 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

INCIDENT: Missing/Endangered person                                              CASE # 18-5406

 

LOCATION:  Gateway Blvd.  Springfield

 

MISSING: Poissonniez, Christopher Robert 33 year old white male of Eugene

 

DATE/TIME:                            June 29, 2018.

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Police are asking for public help in locating Christopher Robert Poissonneiz.  He was last seen on June 20, 2018 in the Gateway area of Springfield.  He was driving a silver 2005 Mazda 3 four door sedan bearing Oregon license 606 HHN. The vehicle is also unaccounted for at this time.

 

Mr. Poissonniez is known to have purchased a handgun just prior to his disappearance and has made suicidal statements.  He is described as a white male 6’04” 180 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

 

Anyone with information in this case should contact the Springfield Police immediately.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721.

 

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

 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       New Utility Scam Alert

Location:                                      Springfield

Case Number:                            18-5511

Date/Time:                                   06/24/18 @ 11:45 a.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

             

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

A Springfield businessman notified police of a new telephonic utility scam apparently targeting EWEB and SUB customers.  The male caller targets individuals by telephone representing he is an employee of EWEB and that their electricity is scheduled for disconnect due to non-payment.  The caller provides the victim a second number to call within 45 minutes in order to arrange immediate payment to stop the scheduled disconnect. 

 

This is a new twist on known scams designed to create a sense of urgency and extort funds.  Police and Public Utilities warn customers to be aware of these scams and notify police or the represented utility via published numbers to authenticate any such calls. 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                   Elmira man arrested after early morning after forcible kidnap of Springfield woman

Location:                                      200 block of 20th Street

Case Number:                            18-5507

Date/Time:                                   6/24/18 @ 1030                                       

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

Suspect:                                    Hayes Matthew Herbert (Last name), age 35

                                                  Elmira, Oregon

 

Charges:                                   Kidnap 1 (Misd), Burglary 1, Assault IV (APA),

Strangulation (APA), Resisting Arrest – Disorderly Conduct, Kidnapping 1 (Fel), Hit & Run – Property Damage

             

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

A quite Saturday morning turned suddenly violent when a 35 year-old Elmira man crashed his truck through a locked metal gate at a residence located at the 200 block of 20th Street.  Hayes Matthew Herbert then kicked the front door to the residence off the hinges and assaulted a female visitor, ultimately dragging her by the hair out of the residence and forcing her inside his truck before speeding away.

 

Officers responded to the area and began searching for the suspect vehicle after residents at the 20th Street house called 9-1-1 reporting the kidnapping incident.  A short time later a witness called police with separate information that they had been flagged down by an injured woman, dressed in sleep-wear running down the street near the 400 Block of 21st Street.  Police arrived and found the frantic and injured woman, who reported Herbert had struck a car parked in the street in front of a house at 2685 G Street while driving and assaulting her within the vehicle.  Police followed a debris trail of car parts and leaking fluids around the corner to Whitworth Lane and 28th Street, where the suspect vehicle truck was located.  The truck had sustained a broken axle in the crash and was left unoccupied. 

The witness who had notified police of the injured woman told police he saw the woman fleeing from Herbert and intervened, chasing Herbert down the block, losing sight of him when he cut through a backyard and onto 22nd Street. 

 

Police established a search perimeter and deployed a Springfield police K-9 to search for Herbert.  At 7:58 a.m. an officer searching the area observed Herbert run into the Gridiron Tavern at 2816 Main Street.

 

Herbert had locked himself inside the bathroom inside the bar and fought with police when they attempted to arrest him.

 

Officers learned the victim had fled Herbert’s residence the night before in Elmira.  She had driven to a Springfield Wal-Mart, where she purchased a bicycle to travel to the home on 20th Street in an effort to thwart Herbert’s pursuit of her. 

 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

 

Herbert, Hayes Matthew

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Shooting victim recovering from wound

inflicted by pellet-gun

Location:                                      14th Street and Main Street      

Case Number:                            18-5213

Date/Time:                                   06/15/18 at 1:25 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield police continue their investigation into an alleged drive-by shooting incident occurring last Thursday afternoon and are still asking for public help in corroborating the events as reported by David Almada, age 45 of Mount Angel, who said he was shot while walking near the 7-11 Store at 14th & Main Street.   

 

Almada has told police he was shot following a hostile verbal exchange with three men inside a black compact four door sedan with tinted windows.  The victim told police the men instigated the encounter and that they had pulled to the curb to confront him.  The investigation has failed to identify any witnesses to the alleged shooting incident and police are again renewing their request that anyone who may have seen a similarly described interaction last week to call police. 

 

Investigators believe the weapon used during the shooting to be a pellet-gun, which caused a deep penetrating superficial wound.  A pellet-gun, while not a firearm by definition, is still a dangerous weapon capable of causing serious physical injury.  Almada was treated and released after he was transported to the hospital by ambulance following the Thursday incident.

 

Springfield police are asking that anyone who has information about this shooting to call

Detective Justin Myers at the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                   Springfield Police Employee to Receive Special Olympics Oregon Unsung Hero Award

Location:                                      Springfield                     

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   6/15/18 @ 9:00

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

                           

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Executive Council announced that Tiffany Monroe, a Springfield Police Department Management Analyst assigned to the Investigations Division, has been voted 2018's Ken Davis Unsung Hero award recipient.    Each year, a special law enforcement volunteer is honored with the award.   The award is given annually to a member who exemplifies the standard set by the late Ken Davis for community service and dedication to the mission of Special Olympics Oregon.

 

Tiffany has been an incredible asset to the LETR Executive Council.   She is generous in her time, energy, and enthusiasm. Tiffany is a 20 year employee of SPD.

 

Tiffany will be presented the 2018 Ken Davis Unsung Hero award during the Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) Summer Games ceremony on Saturday, July 14 at OSU's Reser Stadium in Corvallis.    SPD is a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics and we are very proud of Tiffany Monroe and her tireless and sustained contributions to this very special cause.  

 

There will be an article about Tiffany featured in the Summer State Games program, in the e-news, on the LETR Facebook page and on the Special Olympics Oregon website (soor.org<http://soor.org/> with LETR link).

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Police investigating reported shooting

Location:                                      14th Street and Main Street      

Case Number:                            18-5213

Date/Time:                                   06/14/18 at 5:48 p.m.

More Information:                   Lieutenant Scott McKee

Completed By:                         Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

                                         

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield police are investigation the report of a gunshot wound victim who presented to the clerk at the 7-11 Store at 1396 Main Street in Springfield today at just before 4:00 p.m. 

 

The 45 year-old Mount Angel man, who was bleeding from a non-life threatening puncture wound to the right upper torso, reported he has been walking southbound on 14th Street just before the intersection with Main Street when he said he was shot by a passenger in a black late model sedan occupied by three men.  The victim said the man who shot him yelled at him prior to the shooting.

 

Police have yet to identify any witnesses to the alleged shooting, which reportedly occurred at a busy intersection during the afternoon commute. 

 

Springfield police are asking that anyone who has information about this shooting to call

the Springfield Police Department at 541.726.3714.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:          Springfield Police Department K9 Competition

 

Location:        Springfield High School Silke Field

                        908 10th St., Springfield                                                                      

 

Date/Time:      June 16, 2018  12:00 PM - 3:00PM 

 

The Springfield Police K-9 Unit is hosting our 23rd annual police dog competition Saturday, June 16th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Police dogs from around the state will be participating.  Dog teams scheduled to compete in this year’s events are from Roseburg, Washington County, Douglas County, Lane County, Eugene, Corvallis, Portland, and Springfield.  The Springfield Police Department’s narcotics detection dog will also conduct demonstrations during the event. 

 

The competition involves timed events that include both the dog and the handler.  Events include an agility course, area search, handler protection, fastest dog, and suspect apprehension.  Al Peterson from KVAL TV will be the Master of Ceremonies again this year.

 

The public is invited to attend free of charge.  T-shirts, hats and other Springfield K9 merchandise will be available for purchase and Addi’s Diner will be on site selling food.  All proceeds from food and clothing sales go toward the purchase of the Springfield K-9 Unit’s equipment and training.

 

Please come out and support our two and four legged officers that protect our communities!

 


 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                         CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund to help Springfield pets in need                               

Location:                        230 4th Street, Springfield

Case Number:                                         

Date/Time:                     06/23/17 @ 1230         

More Information:       Lieutenant Scott McKee         

Completed By:             Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Springfield police are going public today with their CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund for the emergency veterinary treatment of injured domestic pets in Springfield.  City of Springfield employees have contributed to a donation box for weeks to build an initial start-up donation to kick off the fund and now the fund has been established and the police department is ready to accept donations.

 

Last week at the Springfield police sponsored regional K-9 Competition, the McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers group of Springfield made a surprise donation to the fund after learning of the developing program and wanting to be among the first to donate.  The group presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Springfield police department CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund. 

 

Funds from the CHETT Pet Emergency Vet fund will be used by the Springfield police department to help meet the emergency veterinary treatment needs and costs of treatment for companion animal pets that are lost, found, abandoned or feral at the time of their injury in Springfield.

 

The fund will help enable police and Springfield Emergency veterinary staff to create humane treatment decisions for pets injured within the City of Springfield.   

 

The CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund was conceived in memory of the late Chester Martin, the namesake behind the CHETT (Community Help Easing Troubled Times) Program.  Chester Martin was a pet lover and had his own companion animal – Lucky, who was at his side when he died in 2016. 

 

Under the program, employees who identify a companion animal pet in need of emergency or critical veterinary treatment, they will notify the on-duty police watch commander, who will assess the proposed or contemplated treatment of the pet and consult with veterinary staff.   On agreement the watch commander will use their City of Springfield purchasing card to address the immediate expense.  Additional consideration will be given to any ongoing treatment costs as well as the amount of funds available within the fund at the time the request is made.   

 

Consideration will also be given to the likelihood of favorable outcomes.  These considerations may include the age of the pet, the expected quality of life for the pet, and the temperament of the pet with respect to suitability for adoption once medically stable.     

 

The Watch Commander will then complete an invoice for the services rendered and reconcile the purchase to the CHETT Pet Emergency Vet Fund.  Generally, individual applications of funds will not exceed $400 per incident.  But supervisors may exceed this limit if circumstances indicate the exception. 

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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

 


  

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

Smith

 

City of Springfield, Oregon