Suspected Drunk Driver Eludes, Crashes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  Springfield Police say a suspected drunk driver led officers on a short pursuit late Monday night before crashing. Police say an officer attempted to stop 20-year-old Armando Roman-Ramirez of Junction City at the 2600 block of Marcola Road around 11:30 p.m. Officers say after the stop was initiated, the vehicle accelerated, ran … Continue reading »

Man Leads Police on Chase

Springfield, Ore. – Springfield police say a man was in possession of meth when he led officers on a pursuit. Police say 21-year-old Richard Unatin led officers on a chase for more than 20 minutes on Highway 126 and I-5 Monday night, after an officer attempted to stop him for several traffic violations near Harlow … Continue reading »

Police Car Crashes Into Home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man is taken into custody, accused of leading officers on a chase that ended with a police officer’s car crashing into a Springfield home. By early Wednesday afternoon, it’s a much different scene at a home on the corner of 19th and Hayden Bridge Road than just a few hours earlier. … Continue reading »

Man Sentenced For Child Sex Abuse

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Springfield resident is sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for child sex abuse. A judge handed down the sentence to 44-year-old Jeffrey Woods Tuesday morning. Woods was convicted last month on several charges including sodomy. Springfield Police detectives say each of his victims was under the age of … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested in Springfield Chase

UPDATE: Police say they arrested 39-year-old William Carl Mann this afternoon near the Springfield Country Club. Mann is in the Lane County Jail on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding, reckless driving and kidnapping. SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police are searching for a man, possibly armed, in … Continue reading »

Former Officer Takes Department to Court

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The City of Springfield appears ready to take on a former police officer in court as he challenges his termination. John Umenhofer lost his job earlier in the year. He’s claiming the department let him go because of his efforts to bring to light various acts of misconduct by staff. Both the … Continue reading »

Safety Town Kicks Off In Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– A great summer program that teaches kindergartners life saving lessons starts Monday at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Springfield. The focus is on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Children will learn how to cross the street safely with the all important mantra, “Stop, look, and listen.” The program also covers poison safety, fire safety, … Continue reading »

National Night Out Seeks Volunteers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — National Night Out is on August 5, but Saturday volunteers with the Springfield Police Department were working to spread the word early. They set up several booths at the Springfield Summer Fair at Island Park for the National Night Out Kickoff event. Organizers say it’s all about developing relationships with your neighbors … Continue reading »

“No Refusal” DUII Patrols for July 4th

EUGENE, Ore. — If you get pulled over for drinking and driving on the Fourth of July and refuse to take a breathalyzer test, be prepared to give blood. This is a first for Eugene police. If you’re pulled over on the Fourth and appear impaired, you will first take the field sobriety test. If … Continue reading »

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 »

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