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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                   Victims in triple-shooting released from hospitals.

Location:                                    506 West Centennial Blvd. Apartment 92

Case Number:                            18-00397

Date/Time:                                   1/16/2018 @ 9:30 a.m.

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Springfield police have identified the victims of the Saturday night shooting at the Centennial Apartments that left one man dead and two men injured.  Both surviving victims have been released from area hospitals.   Springfield police arrested 25 year-old Jordan Wyatt Ledbetter following a struggle with police inside the apartment after police received 9-1-1 calls reporting the shooting.  He will be arraigned today.

 

When officers arrived Saturday, they encountered a chaotic scene with two victims suffering from gunshot wounds lying at the base of a staircase leading to the involved apartment.  These two victims had been shot in the chest and arm respectively. 

 

Dean Garrett Peterson, age 27 of Springfield was shot twice in the chest during the unprovoked attack that took place during a birthday party inside the apartment.  Peterson died Sunday morning while undergoing surgery to treat his injuries. 

 

Jesse Ray Able, who turned 22 earlier in the week, resided at the apartment with Jordan Ledbetter.  Able was being honored for his birthday by friends when the shooting took place.   He and Darin Ray Havens, 21 also of Springfield were among 7 friends attending the function when Ledbetter began shooting at those in attendance.  Able and Havens fled the apartment during the shooting.  Able, shot in the bicep and Havens in the throat.  Both men are recovering from their injuries and have been released from area hospitals. 

 

Police recovered the semi-automatic handgun at the scene and recovered other evidence relevant to the murder and assault investigation. 

 

Investigators learned that alcohol, marijuana and other illicit narcotics were being consumed by Ledbetter and others during birthday party.  Detectives say the shooting was not precipitated by any disruption or disagreement among the others at the party.  “This shooting appears to have been a random act of violence,” Detective George Crolly said.

 

A woman and two other men present during the shooting escaped injury and have been interviewed as witnesses to the shooting.  One of those men remained inside the apartment and struggled with Ledbetter until police arrived.

 

Ledbetter will be arraigned tomorrow in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene.

 

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

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                   Suspect in triple-shooting at Springfield apartment complex charged with Murder.                

Location:                                    506 West Centennial Blvd. Apartment 92

Case Number:                            18-00397

Date/Time:                                   1/13/2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

LIEUTENANT SCOTT MCKEE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA AT 2:30 PM TODAY AT THE SPRINGFIELD JUSTICE CENTER

 

Charges:

Murder, Assault I (x2), Assault II (x2), Unlawful Use of a Weapon

 

Springfield police charged a 23 year-old Springfield man with murder after an hours long investigation overnight, which began with a shooting inside an apartment on West Centennial Blvd. last night at about 6:30 p.m.  Police received 9-1-1 calls reporting gunfire and that people had been shot. 

 

Jordan Wyatt Ledbetter, age 23 of 506 West Centennial Blvd. Apartment 92 is charged with Murder and related assault and weapons charges and will be lodged at the Lane County Jail.  Police are withholding the relationships between the shooter and the victims names at this time until notification of next of kin can be accomplished.  But this information will be forthcoming.

 

When officers arrived on last night they encountered a chaotic scene with two victims suffering from gunshot wounds lying at the base of a staircase leading to the involved apartment.  These two victims had been shot in the chest and arm respectively, and while conscious and breathing, were in need of urgent medical care.  The man who died, was one of these two men who had been shot in the chest.  He had been immediately transported via EMS to Riverbend hospital.  He received emergency medical attention throughout the evening but ultimately died from the traumatic gunshot wound shortly after 1 a.m. 

 

Police worked through the night at the apartment complex and have seized evidence, including the gun used in the shooting, which was located outside the apartment.    

 

Two other victims, one shot in the arm and a third, who had been shot in the neck, are still recovering from their injuries and both underwent medical treatment yesterday evening. 

 

Police had initially responded to this incident as a potential “active-shooter” scenario, a call that typically creates widespread police response from surrounding jurisdictions to help in containing the shooter.  Such was the case in this instance, with spontaneous responses of officers from Eugene, Lane County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police.   

 

Springfield police had contained the incident and arrested the suspect by the time this outside agency response had occurred but Lieutenant Scott McKee said, “Jurisdiction is no obstacle when there is the threat of an active shooter.  This rapid multi-agency response should be comforting to the citizens of Lane County, knowing there will be a prompt coordinated response if such an incident should arise.”  

 

Ultimately, Springfield police have confirmed last night all victims were shot while inside the apartment. 

 

Illicit narcotics played a role in the shooting.  Ledbetter will be formally arraigned on Monday. 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                   Suspect arrested in triple-shooting at Springfield apartment complex.                        

Location:                                    506 West Centennial Blvd. Apartment 92

Case Number:                            18-00397

Date/Time:                                   1/13/2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Springfield police arrested a 25 year-old man after shooting erupted inside an apartment on West Centennial Blvd. tonight at about 6:30 p.m.  Police received 9-1-1 calls reporting gunfire and that people had been shot. 

 

When officers arrived on scene they encountered a chaotic scene with two victims suffering from gunshot wounds lying at the base of a staircase leading to the involved apartment.  These two victims had been shot in the chest and arm respectively, and while conscious and breathing, were in need of urgent medical care. 

 

Officers heard what was described as a physical struggle ongoing inside apartment 92 and heard urgent calls for help.  Officers ascended the staircase and forcibly entered the apartment, where they encountered the suspect and another man inside the apartment.  Police detained the suspect after a significant physical struggle wherein the suspect resisted arrest.  Police later learned the suspect had lost control of his semi-automatic handgun at some point after the initial shooting inside the apartment, and just prior to police arrival.   Police later found the gun outside the apartment. 

 

A third victim, who had been shot in the neck, fled the apartment following the shooting and summoned help from residents on West M Street, who phoned police.  This geographic separation of victims may have contributed to reports describing an “active-shooter” scenario, but police have confirmed all victims were shot while inside the apartment. 

 

Two of the victims were transported to Riverbend Hospital and the third to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield.  Police are not identifying the injured, who were characterized as suffering from serious to life-threatening injuries on transport. 

 

The suspect is a 25 year-old male from Springfield, who is believed to have resided in the involved apartment. 

 

The apartment complex remains secured as a crime scene and detectives are searching and processing the apartment for evidence.  Additional details will be released tomorrow regarding identification of the suspect and charges. 

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                                       DUII High Visibility Enforcement Activity   

Location:                                    Springfield

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   January 3, 2018

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

The Springfield Police Department made 19 DUII arrests from December 23rd through January 1st. Four of the DUII arrests were made during high visibility enforcement events made possible by overtime grant funding.

 

Police want to thank citizens who celebrated the holidays responsibly and prevented impaired driving. Springfield Police Department’s increased participation in DUII High Visibility Enforcement activities are made possible by a DUII HVE Overtime grant administered by Oregon Impact.

 

The Springfield Police Department’s next DUII HVE event is scheduled for Super Bowl weekend.  Springfield police are reminding football fans, “Don’t miss the biggest game of the year by sitting in a jail cell because you made the decision to get behind the wheel impaired.”  Plan ahead and designate a driver.  Alcohol is a factor in one out of every four fatal crashes, and studies from around the nation show the odds of being involved in an alcohol or drug-impaired crash increase significantly on Super Bowl Sunday compared to other Sundays during January and February.

 

Springfield police ask that if as a motorist, you see a suspected impaired driver, call 911 and monitor the car from a safe distance until police arrive.  

 

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


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

Incident:                     Armed Robbery

Location:                    1166 S A St Springfield Oregon

Case Number:           17-11846        

Date/Time:                 December 24th 2017/ 0211hrs

More Information:    Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:           Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

SUSPECT: Unknown race male 5’5”-5’8” heavy build, with a “round” face wearing a dark blue bandanna over his face.  He wore a dark jacket, grey pants, and black shoes.

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 12-24-17 at 2:11am Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Exclusively Adult.  The suspect displayed a handgun and ordered the employee to the ground while he stole a minimal amount of cash from the register.  He fled in an unknown direction on foot.  There were no reported injuries during the robbery. 

 

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

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:          Menacing

Location:         1515 Main St., Springfield, Oregon

Case Number: 17-11831      

Date/Time:       December 23, 2017 /  3:15 pm

Additional Information: Lt. Scott McKee at 541-726-2326 

Completed By: Sgt. Keith Seanor

 

 

ARRESED:                Kennedy, Raymond Martin  32-yearold

 

CHARGES:               Menacing

                                    Unlawful Use of a Weapon

                                    Felon in Possession Firearm

                                    Resisting Arrest

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: The Springfield Police responded to an armed dispute at the Doubletree Apartments parking lot, 1515 Main St., Springfield. While officers were responding, SPD received an additional report that a shot had been fired from a handgun. Two groups of individuals had begun separating as officers arrived in the area. All participants were detained and a field investigation revealed there had been a confrontation between Kennedy and a group of males. The origin of the dispute is still under investigation. As the dispute escalated, Kennedy began to pull a handgun resulting in it discharging. The group fled the area and a SPD officer located Kennedy near apartment #4. Kennedy was still wearing a ski mask when the officer confronted him and began talking him into custody.

 

Kennedy resisted arrest and the officer began wrestling Kennedy to the ground. Kennedy was able to get back to his feet several times during the scuffle. In doing so, a loaded revolver fell out of Kennedy’s pocket.  Local resident, 26 year-old Michael Githens had heard the gunfire moments earlier and when he came to see what had happened, saw the officer struggling with Kennedy. Githens, a licensed security officer, helped the lone officer wrestle Kennedy which aided in getting the suspect handcuffed.         

    

Kennedy was transported to Lane County Jail where he was lodged for the above listed charges as well as a felony arrest warrant.

 

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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 after Water Rescue

Location:                             West D Boat Ramp Springfield Oregon

Case Number:                   17-11812             

Date/Time:                         December 22nd 2017 / 2217hrs

More Information:          Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:                  Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Bennett, Douglas Brian 52 year old Homeless White male

 

CHARGES:                           Reckless Burning

                                                Interfering with Police

                                                Parole Warrant (Possession of Meth)

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 12-22-17 at 10:17pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a subject pushing a shopping cart down the West D bike path which was fully engulfed in flames.  Officers arrived and found that the flames were roughly 12 feet in the air, and catching tree limbs on fire.  The suspect noticed police presence and fled toward the Willamette River.  With Officers close behind, Bennett jumped into the river and began swimming away from the river bank.  Officers immediately requested the assistance of the Eugene/Springfield Fire Department and their rescue boat.  Officers paralleled Bennett on both sides of the river.  Bennett slowly made his way across the River.  At times Officers lost visual contact with Bennett as he struggled to keep his head above the surface.  When he arrived at the south end of the river, he was immediately taken into custody.  Due to the precarious location of the arrest, Eugene/Springfield Fire transported several Officers across the river to retrieve Bennett.  He was then taken to Riverbend Hospital for symptoms of hypothermia.  In total, Bennett was in the water for 17 minutes.  Once Hospital staff were able to restore his body temperature, he was lodged at the Lane County Jail.  When questioned about the fire, Bennett said “I guess I was just a little too high”. 

 

Officers at the scene commended the Fire Department for their assistance and quick response time.  The rescue boat was in the water less than 10 minutes after SPD’s request.

Water Rescue                       Bennett              

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

INCIDENT: Arrest                                             CASE # 15-7927

 

LOCATION: West Eugene

 

DATE/ TIME:                           December 21, 2017/1930 hrs.

 

VICTIM: Johnson, Leonard Gordon 71 years old at the time of his death.  

 

ARRESTED:  Hughes, Edward Michael 50 years old

                        Transient.

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NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On the above listed date and time Springfield Police Detectives arrested Edward Hughes for the 2015 murder of Leonard Johnson of Springfield.  Johnson was found dead on September 7th, 2015 in his apartment located at 465 Mill Street in Springfield.

 

Police have been gathering evidence since that time that led to the arrest of Hughes, who was located in a public area in west Eugene.  He was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Lane County Jail of a single charge of Murder.

 

 

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:                                       Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club to Present

                                                        Everyday Hero Award to Springfield K-9 Falko                      

Location:                                    2700 Columbia Street, Eugene (Laurelwood Golf Club)

Case Number:                            17-10457

Date/Time:                                   12/21/17 @ 9:00 am

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

K-9 Falko and Officer Andy Hargis will be recognized today by the Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club at their noon club meeting at the Laurelwood Golf Club.  The Springfield police K-9 team gained the attention of the Kiwanis Club for their swift action and lifesaving intervention with a desperate car-thief, who had fled police in a Escalade stolen in Eugene.  After crashing in Coburg, the suspect rammed a police car and fled on foot before turning his gun on officers.  At this very moment,  K-9 Falco sprang into action, seized the suspect by the opposite wrist and took him to the ground. 

 

 

This instinctive response by K-9 Falko caused the suspect to divert his attention to the

K-9 and away from his apparent intended attack on the officers with this loaded handgun.   The popular K-9 Falko received accolades from the community immediately following his heroic action in this event and has been showered with treats from friends in Springfield.  Today he and his human-partner will be awarded the Everyday Hero Award from the Kiwanis Club, the first time they have presented the coveted award in five years.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:         Rape 1 – Strangulation (Abuse Prevention Act)                              

Location:        285 23rd St., Springfield, Oregon      

Case Number:            17-11646                                

Date/Time:                 December 18, 2017   9:00 pm                       

More Information:     On Duty Watch Commander  

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

 

ARRESTED:              Bivens, Jonathan Patrick Lee                         28 year-old

                       

CHARGES:               Rape 1

Strangulation APA    

                                   

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a domestic violence incident that took place in the early morning hours of December 18, 2017. An SPD Officer interviewed the victim who related that after a night of drinking alcohol, she (victim) and Bivens returned to their residence where they both live. The victim was experiencing nausea and felt incapacitated by the alcohol consumption. Bivens began assisting the victim but then initiated sexual relations with her, despite her level of intoxication. Only after the victim protested multiple times, Bivens discontinued having relations with her. The victim attempted to call a family member to come and help remove her from the residence but Bivens prevented her from doing so by wrestling the cell phone away from the victim. In doing so, Bivens placed her in a choke hold from behind. The victim reported not being able to breathe during the strangulation.

 

Officers responded to the residence and after conducting interviews with Bivens, he was arrested for Rape 1 and Strangulation (Domestic Violence) Abuse Prevention Act.

 

 

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

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                     Street Robbery

Location:                    Beltline Rd and Game Farm Rd., Springfield, Oregon

Case Number:            17-11660        

Date/Time:                 December 18th 2017 9:27 pm

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

Completed By:           Sergeant Keith Seanor

 

                       

SUSPECT:                 White Male 23-27 years of age, 5’9”-5’11”, 140-160 lbs.

Black hooded windbreaker style jacket, black or dark cap (Unknown hair color or length).

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On the listed date and time Springfield Police responded to a report of a street robbery which just occurred on the walking path near Beltline Rd. and Game Farm Rd. in Springfield. The victim was walking along designated walking paths in the area and noticed a male following him. After the victim changed directions several times, he (victim) noted the suspect also changed directions each time. The victim confronted the suspect at which time a handgun was brandished and the suspect robbed the victim of an undisclosed amount of property. The suspect fled the area.

 

An area check was conducting using five K-9 officers in addition to the five officers assisting with the search. The suspect was not located. Referenced investigation will be forwarded to the Springfield Police Investigation Services Bureau for follow up.

 

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

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       Armed Stand-off  Ends in Negotiated Arrest                           

Location:                                    4100 Block Forsythia Street

Case Number:                            17-11567

Date/Time:                                   12/15/17 at 7:45 pm

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Springfield Police responded to the 4100 block of Forsythia Street shortly after 4 PM today after receiving a report of an armed domestic disturbance. Officers learned the 67-year-old male resident had threatened other family members with a gun and made suicidal statements. Family evacuated, leaving the man barricaded inside his home with several firearms.

 

Negotiators persistently spoke with the disturbed man over several hours, as he continually hung up on them while threatening violence.

 

A swat team secured the perimeter and conducted evacuations within the neighborhood during the standoff that ended at 7:05 pm when the man was arrested in front of the home.

 

Gregory S Hall Sr., age 67 of Springfield is charged with Menacing and Unlawful Use of A Weapon in connection with the incident.

 

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

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              DUII Crash Arrest

Location:                             Hwy 126 Westbound at Mohawk Blvd Oregon

Case Number:                   17-11544             

Date/Time:                         December 15th 2017 / 0025hrs

More Information:          Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          Willits, Derek William 26 year old White male of Springfield

                                                DUII, Reckless Driving

 

                                                York, Matthew Chandler 26 year old White Male of Eugene

                                                Interfering with Police, Reckless Endangering

                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 12-15-17 just after midnight Springfield Police Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on the off-ramp of Hwy 126 Westbound at Mohawk Blvd.  The 2004 Honda Accord lost control as it exited the freeway and slid several hundred feet sideways until clipping a reflective shoulder marker.  That collision caused the Honda to spin backwards into the steel shoulder barrier.  The barrier collapsed the entire rear end of the car, punctured through the rear seat at an angle, and forced the rear passenger’s side door open.  The rear passenger was sitting behind the driver (likely saving his life).  He was later transported to a Hospital with a fractured back, and laceration to his head. 

 

The subjects then attempted to free the vehicle, but after close inspection from several angles determined that was unlikely.  At that point an Officer arrived and York fled despite orders to stop.  A short foot chase ensued and he was detained without incident.  After Officer interviews, they found that he was the front passenger at the time of the crash.  The investigation revealed that Willits was driving impaired.  He and York (front seat passenger) were taking turns pulling the emergency brake while on the freeway trying to cause momentary slides.

 

The off-ramp was closed for roughly 30 minutes while crews from multiple tow companies worked to free the car from the barrier.  Both Willits and York were lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail.  Additional charges are possible. 

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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              Armed Robbery Arrest

Location:                             Salem Oregon

Case Number:                   17-11198             

Date/Time:                         December 7th 2017

More Information:          Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

ARRESTED:                          17 year old Homeless White Male

 

CHARGES:                           Robbery 1 x3

                                               

Oregon Youth Authority warrant for felony Sex Offense

                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 12-5-17 Springfield Police Officers investigated an armed robbery at Dari Mart (220 B St).  The following morning Detective James Wilson, who is the Lead Investigator, developed a suspect in the case and began searching for him.  On 12-7-17 Detectives located the suspect at a motel in Salem.  As the Detectives entered the room, the suspect was seen running into a bathroom where he attempted to use the door as a barricade.  He was quickly taken into custody without further incident.  The gun used in the Robbery was located in the room.  It was loaded at the time of arrest. 

 

In addition to the Dari Mart robbery, the suspect was charged with two robberies which occurred in Eugene.  The suspect was transported to SERBU and lodged on a warrant, and Robbery.  Additional charges are expected.

 

Springfield Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Wilson at 541-726-3714

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:  Sex Abuse Arrest

Location:  Marion County, Oregon           

Case Number:  SPD #17-3828     

Date:  12-06-17 

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

 

 

ARRESTED:

Roy Jay Williams               white/ male        DOB: 02-24-1973

Aumsville, OR 97325

 

CHARGES:

Sexual Abuse 1 X 12

Unlawful Sexual Penetration 1 X 5

Unlawful Sexual Penetration 2

Rape 1

Sodomy 1 X 2

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

Springfield Police conducted an investigation over the past several months, regarding allegations Roy Williams sexually abused at least two female juveniles between the years of 2012 to 2014 when Roy Williams lived at 6005 “A” St. in Springfield, OR.  Both girls were under 14-years-old at the time of the abuse.

 

The investigation led to a Lane County Circuit Court warrant being issued for Roy Williams’ arrest.

 

Springfield Police Detectives coordinated with Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who arrested Roy Williams during the early morning hours of 12-06-17 at his residence in Aumsville, OR.  Roy Williams was lodged at the Marion County Jail, and will later be transported to the Lane County Jail.

 

Anyone with additional information regarding Roy Williams is asked to contact Detective Matt Neiwert at 541-726-3721.

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              Armed Robber tackled by heroic citizen

Location:                             220 B St, Springfield OR (Dari-Mart)

Case Number:                   17-11198             

Date/Time:                         December 5th 2017 / 10:41pm

More Information:          Lt McKee 541-726-3691 

Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

 

SUSPECT:                             Unknown race Male, 20’s, 5’5”-5’10”, thin build wearing dark pants, black tank top, black mask

                                               

 

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On 12-5-17 at 10:41pm Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Dari Mart at 220 B St.  It was reported that a male suspect armed with a hand gun entered the store and demanded money.  The suspect was wearing a mask covering his face.  While employees began making movements to comply with his demands, a heroic citizen approached the suspect from behind and took the suspect to the ground using a chokehold.  There was a brief struggle between the two, before the suspect fled on foot.  Officers arrived within a minute of receiving the call, but were unable to locate the suspect who possibly ran westbound out of the store.  No one was injured, and nothing was stolen due to the intervention by the citizen.  While SPD does not encourage citizens to engage armed violent criminals, we commend this citizen for coming to the aide of store employees.

 

Springfield Police ask anyone with information to contact Detectives at 541-726-3714

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                                       DUII High Visibility Enforcement Activity   

Location:                                    Springfield

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   December 5, 2017

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

The Springfield Police Department made one DUII arrest and issued four traffic citations during the initial DUII High Visibility Enforcement event on November 25, 2017.

 

To crack down on drunk drivers, Springfield Police Department will continue to participate in a number of high visibility enforcement campaigns over the next year. Multiple DUII High Visibility Enforcement events are planned over the coming holiday, from December 15, 2017 through January 1, 2018.

 

Police remind holiday hosts to be vigilant about impaired guests and help keep them off the road, reminding that drivers don’t have to be falling down drunk to be impaired and that “buzzed” driving is drunk driving. 

 

Springfield police ask that if as a motorist, you see a suspected impaired driver, call 911 and monitor the car from a safe distance until police arrive.  

 

Springfield Police Department’s increased participation in DUII High Visibility Enforcement activities are made possible by a DUII HVE Overtime grant administered by Oregon Impact.

 

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

 


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SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              Recovered Stolen Vehicle                                           

Location:                             Norkenzie and Larkspur, Eugene                             

Case Number:                   17-10893                             

Date/Time:                         November 27th, 2017 @1648      

More Information:          P.I.O. Lt. Scott McKee

Completed By:                 Sgt. Brian Humphreys

 

 

ARRESTED:                                         

Blanton, Jessica Dawn 25 year old White Female of Eugene

 

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CHARGES:

Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

Possession of Stolen Vehicle

Reckless Driving

Elude by Vehicle

Elude by Foot

Reckless Endangering (x2)

Criminal Trespass 1

Criminal Trespass 2

Driving While Suspended

Arrest Warrants

                Unauthorized us of a Motor Vehicle

                Unauthorized Entry Motor Vehicle

                Theft 3

                Identity Theft

                Possession of Methamphetamine

 

ARRESTED:         

Martinez, Roberto 42 year old White Male of Eugene

 

Martinez

 

CHARGES:

Burglary 1

Trespass 2 (x 4)

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of Stolen Vehicle

Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

Obstructing Governmental Administration

Interfering with Police

Fail to Register as a Sex Offender (Felony)

Arrest Warrant:

Fail to Register as a Sex Offender

 

               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On November 27th at approx. 1648 a detective with the Springfield Police Department spotted a stolen vehicle traveling south-bound on I-5.  The detective followed the vehicle, occupied by four occupants, into Eugene on Beltline. Officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the area assist.

 

Officers with Springfield and Eugene Police Departments attempted to stop the stolen vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot off of Green Acres Road in Eugene.  The driver failed to yield, fleeing the area in attempt to elude officers.  The driver, Jessica Blanton, led Springfield Police Officers down several streets in the area before colliding with a curb in the intersection of Norkenzie and Larkspur Loop.  The collision with the curb disabled the vehicle at which time Blanton exited on foot, running to the east.  Martinez, the front passenger, fled the vehicle on foot to the west.  As Martinez fled on foot a Good Samaritan attempted to assist police with Martinez’s capture, attempting to tackle him.  The Good Samaritan was inadvertently bitten by a pursuing police dog during the struggle with Martinez, who was able to free himself and continue his flee.  The Good Samaritan was later treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

 

With the assistance of the Eugene Police Department, officers contained the area and began searching for the two outstanding suspects. Two Springfield Police Department K-9 units began searching the area.  The first K9 team led by K9 Falko tracked Blanton to the east, locating her in the back yard of residence to the north of a home she had unlawfully entered and hidden inside of during her flee from police. 

 

The second K-9 team led by K9 Flex tracked Martinez to the west.  After a prolonged search of the neighborhood K9 Flex located Martinez hiding underneath a house he had accessed through a small crawl access.  Martinez and Blanton both surrendered without further incident when located by Springfield Police Department K9’s.

 

A male and female passenger in the back seat of the stolen vehicle where detained, interviewed, and released without charges. 

 

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

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Incident:                                   Post Civil War Traffic Changes Aimed at Easing Post-Game Traffic Flows to Springfield.                            

Location:                                    Centennial Blvd. 

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   November 25, 2017 @ 1000

More Information:                   Brian Barnett, City of Springfield, City Traffic Engineer, Development and Public Works Department           

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

This week Springfield traffic engineers are unveiling a post-game traffic plan aimed at smoothing heavy traffic flows, enhancing traffic signal times, and eliminating police and public works personnel from street level direction in the interest of safety.

 

The new plan eliminates cones and traffic signage from the street where drivers have complained of post-game confusion and adds a left turn lane from Centennial to Pioneer Parkway northbound.  If successful, Springfield officials will fully implement the plan next football season, which should lower driver stress and post-event wait times since traffic should flow more efficiently over traditional manual or directed traffic control and lots of flashing lights. 

 

Public works Traffic Engineers encourage motorists to provide them feedback on the plan at 541-726-3761.

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                                       DUII High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant                  

Location:                                    Springfield

Case Number:                           

Date/Time:                                   November 21, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

 

The Springfield Police Department has been awarded a DUII High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant and will join forces with other Oregon law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired driving. High visibility enforcement, increasing the number of officers on the streets aggressively seeking out drunk drivers, is designed to deter people from driving after they’ve been drinking.  

 

To crack down on drunk drivers, Springfield Police Department will participate in a number of high visibility enforcement campaigns over the next year. The first Springfield Police Department high visibility enforcement operation will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

 

Police in Oregon make more than 20,000 arrests for driving under the influence of intoxicants each year.  Drug use is more often surfacing as a contributor to impaired driving.  Springfield police offer this reminder, “Any driver who is impaired, regardless of what the influence is, (be it drugs, marijuana or alcohol) face the same criminal penalties and are equally as dangerous on the road,” Lieutenant Scott McKee said. 

 

Police remind holiday hosts to be vigilant about impaired guests and help keep them off the road, reminding that drivers don’t have to be falling down drunk to be impaired and that “buzzed” driving is drunk driving. 

 

Springfield police ask that if as a motorist, you see a suspected impaired driver, call 911 and monitor the car from a safe distance until police arrive.  

 

 

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

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Incident:                              Attempt to Elude Police by Vehicle                         

Location:                             Main Street at 6th Street, Springfield     

Case Number:   17-10698                             

Date/Time:                         November 20th, 2017 @ 1914     

More Information:          P.I.O. Lt. Scott Mckee

Completed By: Sgt. Brian Humphreys

 

 

ARRESTED:                          Moreno, Damon Rhudell, 53 years

                               

CHARGES:                           Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants

Reckless Driving

Attempt to Elude by Vehicle

Felony Warrants Pending out of California

                                                                                                               

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

 

On November 20th, 2017 at approx. 1914 a police officer with the Springfield Police Department was working patrol in Downtown Springfield when he observed a vehicle conduct an improper lane change.  The officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop on the vehicle when the driver, Damon Moreno, accelerated heavily at the sight of the overhead police lights.  Moreno disregarded a red traffic light on Main Street at Mill Street and accelerated west bound over the Springfield Bridge at a high rate of speed, pulling away from the officer.  

 

On the west side of the Springfield Bridge the driver, Moreno, failed to negotiate the curve of the roundabout and crashed through the construction barrier.  As the vehicle exited the roadway it rolled over onto its side.  Officers where quickly on scene and took Moreno into custody.  West bound traffic was blocked for a short time while the scene was investigated.  There were no passengers in Moreno’s vehicle and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

 

 

Moreno was transported to McKenzie Willamette Hospital as a precaution and soon cleared for jail.  Moreno was lodged in the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.  At the time of this release there are felony warrants out of California for Moreno’s arrest.  Those warrants are pending extradition to California.

 

 

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

 


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Incident:                                   Police seeking to reunite animal cruelty victim dog with family.                           

Location:                                    2500 block D Street Springfield

Case Number:                            17-10593

Date/Time:                                   11/17/17 @ 2:00 p.m.

More Information:                     Lieutenant Scott McKee        

Completed By:                           Lieutenant Scott McKee

 

Police are trying to reunite a female Terrier mix dog with her owner following her rescue today after a neighbor reported a man beating the dog with a baseball bat.  The incident unfolded this morning shortly before 10:00 a.m. when a neighbor called police to report he saw a man chasing and hitting a dog with a baseball bat.

 

Police arrested Ryan Christopher Kastrava, age 38 of Springfield following their investigation, which revealed Kastrava chased and pursued the fleeing dog into blackberry bushes in an alley behind his home in what appears to be an anger driven attack on the animal.  Kastrava alleged the small female dog attacked his chickens after allegedly digging into his chicken coup.  Kastrava told police the dog had killed two of his chickens, motivating his rage, but the police investigation revealed all of the five caged chickens appeared free from injury. 

 

An Animal Control Officer found the terrier lying in the alley suffering from a large bleeding laceration on her skull.  The officer scooped the suffering dog and emergency transported her to Springfield Emergency Veterinary Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries and monitored for any brain or other internal injuries.  Police and veterinary staff described the terrier as a gentle and friendly dog despite her injuries.

 

Meanwhile, Kastrava is charged with Second Degree Animal Abuse in connection with the attack.  These charges could change if the terrier’s condition takes a turn for the worse, but veterinary staff are optimistic for full recovery.   “Being reunited with her people would help her condition,” said Officer Brian Austin – The Springfield Animal Control officer who responded to the call. 

 

Kastrava told police he struck the dog when she turned on him and bit him, however their investigation determined the only injuries on Kastrava were those created by blackberry thorns scratches he sustained while pursuing the fleeing dog deep into blackberry bushes in the alley around the corner from his home.  Police believe Kastrava struck the dog with an aluminum baseball bat after the dog came out of hiding after he chased her into deep into the blackberry bushes. 

 

Springfield police are using funds from their citizen created CHETT Pet Fund to pay for the treatment of the terrier.  These funds are intended for police to utilize under such circumstances.  Donations to the CHETT Pet Fund can be made in person at the Springfield Justice Center.

 

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

 


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MEDIA RELEASE

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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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

 

redmon

 


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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