One Killed in McKenzie Motel Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police have not yet identified the body of an adult woman found at a structure fire at the McKenzie Motel at 1747 Main Street that happened just before 1 a.m. The fire was contained to just one room, but that room was fully involved. After the fire was put out, a … Continue reading »

Two Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two men were taken into custody for disorderly conduct after a young woman reported them for harassing her at work. Springfield Police officers took over The Sizzler parking lot on Gateway Friday morning just before 10:30 a.m. They spent more than an hour questioning three men about the incident and going through … Continue reading »

Father Accused of Child Abuse

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield father is in jail after being accused of abusing his six-month-old baby. Springfield police officers say they responded to McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Monday to investigate suspicious injuries to a baby. They say their investigation led them to the child’s own father. Brian Wynn, 20, was formally arraigned Wednesday afternoon at … Continue reading »

Police, Dispatchers Launch New System

EUGENE, Ore. — A new system for local police and dispatchers has officially launched, and project leaders say it’s helping make the public safer. Eugene and Springfield police and fire personnel are breaking ground for the state. They’re the first agencies in Oregon to use the SunGard Records and Dispatch System. “The push is to … Continue reading »

Police Busy on New Year’s Eve

EUGENE, Ore. — With people ringing in the New Year, police officers hit the streets to find drunk drivers. Both in Eugene and Springfield, each and every officer working had their hands full. “When you get to the point where you’re restricting officer response to only the highest priority calls and are reallocating resources that … Continue reading »

New Springfield Police Chief Announced

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The City of Springfield has named Tim Doney as the new Springfield chief of police. Tim Doney was one of four final candidates chosen for the position last month from the original pool of 50 applicants. Doney said the following in a note to the public Wednesday: “I look forward to serving … Continue reading »

Springfield Searches for Police Chief

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department will have its new leader at the end of October.  But first, the city has to narrow down a pretty competitive applicant pool. Fifty people applied for the position and in the next few weeks the city will narrow its options down to four to six. Then the … Continue reading »

Police Impersonator Arrested

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Junction City man is in the Lane County Jail, accused of impersonating a police officer. Police say they had been looking for the suspect since the alleged incident last month. The alleged incident happened July 18 at Gateway Mall in Springfield. That’s when police say 29-year-old Travis Lee Riley approached security … Continue reading »

Citizens Question Local Law Enforcement

EUGENE, Ore. — There have been several events the last few months in Eugene and Springfield that have people thinking twice about local law enforcement. After hearing about what’s been going on these last few months, most of the citizens KEZI 9 News spoke to Thursday were definitely a little less trusting of these civil … Continue reading »

National Night Out Kickoff Event

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department and local neighborhood watch groups spent Sunday afternoon informing families of various community resources, teaching safety and providing fun activities for kids. It’s all to kick off National Night Out, which highlights partnerships between police and community members throughout the country. Springfield’s Island Park was filled with families … Continue reading »

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