Incident: Vehicle Pursuit/ Arrest
Location: 2900 Block of Main St.
Case Number: 19-2163
Date/Time: 03-17-19/ 12:15pm
More Information: Lt. Russ Boring
Completed By: Sgt. Matt Neiwert

ARRESTED: Medina, Miguel DOB: 03-31-1989
CHARGES: Elude by Vehicle


A Springfield Police Officer attempted to stop a black 1990 Chevrolet pickup for traffic violations in the area of S. 42nd St. and Main St. The vehicle failed to yield to the Officer, and continued south on S. 42nd St. The driver, later identified as Miguel Medina, led Officers on a relatively low speed pursuit through neighborhoods north of Jasper Rd. The pursuit continued west on Jasper Rd. and then north on S. 32nd St. An Officer was able to effectively deploy “stop sticks” in the 800 block of S. 32nd St., flattening the right side tires on the fleeing pickup truck.

The driver continued north on S. 32nd St, and then west on Main St., finally stopping in the 2900 block of Main St. Miguel Medina exited the pickup truck and had a large fixed blade knife in a sheath on his belt. Miguel Medina was belligerent and refused to obey Officers commands. In order to safely take Miguel Medina into custody an Officer used a “less than lethal bean bag gun,” striking him with two bean bag rounds, and gaining his compliance so he could be safely handcuffed.

Miguel Medina received a medical evaluation at an area hospital and was then lodged at the Lane County Jail for the charge of Elude by Vehicle.