Residents Get Inside Look at SPD

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local residents are getting a chance to learn about the inner workings of the Springfield Police Department thanks to its Citizens Police Academy. The program has been going on for about 25 years now, and coordinators say each year the class just gets bigger and bigger. This year 35 students fill a … Continue reading »

Schools Warn of Stranger Danger

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two Springfield middle school students were offered soda if they agreed to get in a strangers car. SPD is now investigating the encounter. It says two 11 year olds were walking home from Agnus Stewart Middle School Wednesday when they say on Cherokee Drive they were approached by two males in a … Continue reading »

Mother Reacts to Bishop’s Re-Arrest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield mother whose daughter was allegedly videotaped by a neighbor is reacting to his re-arrest. The suspect, Dana Bishop, is back in jail facing 35 additional charges of invasion of personal privacy. The family asked that we shield their identity over the weekend, but now they agreed to go on camera … Continue reading »

New Interim Police Chief Chosen

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield police captain will step up to fill the void left when Chief Jerry Smith steps down. Richard Lewis has been with the department for nearly 30 years. He says he feels honored to have been chosen. “The first thought I had was probably a tremendous sense of responsibility. We have … Continue reading »

Springfield Names Interim Chief

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield’s city manager Tuesday named a new interim police chief to replace Jerry Smith once he retires at the end of the month. Sgt. Richard Lewis got the nod. He’s been part of the Springfield Police Department since 1983. Lewis will manage the department until the city hires a new chief. He … Continue reading »

Police Chief Announces Retirement

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After nearly half a century of service, Springfield’s police chief is retiring. Police Chief Jerry Smith says he’s thought about retirement for awhile and this seemed like the right time. Chief Smith says over the last 43 years he’s seen a lot of changes. He says when he started, the department was … Continue reading »

Police Seek Bank Robbery Suspect

SPRINGFIELD, Ore — Springfield Police have released images of a suspected bank robber. This photo is from surveillance footage at the Fred Meyer on Q Street on Wednesday evening. The picture shows a man in a dark hat and wearing flannel at the counter of the Chase bank located within the store. Officers say he … Continue reading »

Two Dead Bodies Found in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police officers are investigating two dead bodies found in a downtown building. Investigators have been at the scene near South A and 7th streets since noon Thursday. Police say these deaths are a result of illegal and suspicious activity at an old and vacant auto dealership building, which has proven to … Continue reading »

Walmart Helps Police Catch Suspects

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police enlisted the help of several businesses to track down three burglary suspects. Officers say someone broke into a home on l Street, taking more than $250 in change. Police asked neighboring retailers to be on lookout. Officers were waiting for the suspects when they allegedly showed up to the Walmart … Continue reading »

Springfield Robbery Attempt Thwarted

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is in jail after police say he attempted to rob a deli with a hatchet. Officers responded Sunday night to a 911 call of employees holding down a man with a hatchet at the Ashley’s Deli on Main Street, according to the Springfield Police Department. Units arrived and placed … Continue reading »

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