Police Shoot Man in Standoff

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man is in serious condition after being shot by a police officer late on Friday night. Springfield Police responded to a duplex on the 1600 block of 1st Street after neighbors called and reported a suicidal man with a loaded gun. Officers evacuated the neighboring home and surrounded the duplex. Then, … Continue reading »

Police Officer Impersonator Arrested

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police arrested a man accused of impersonating a police officer. Police located Travis Lee Riley, 29, of Junction City, on Wednesday. On July 18, Springfield Police responded to calls from Gateway Mall reporting that a man had approached at least one individual and displayed a badge and handgun. The suspect told the … Continue reading »

Vehicle Pursuit Ends At Gateway Mall

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police arrested a man Monday night after a vehicle pursuit that ended at the Gateway Mall. Around 7:30 p.m. a Springfield Police Sergeant noticed a recently stolen vehicle near the intersection of Oakdale Drive and Fiesta Street. When the officer tried to pull the car over, the driver sped off. The … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Setting House Fire

VIDA, Ore. — A 19-year-old man is behind bars for allegedly setting a fire in his home early Sunday morning. Oregon State Police arrived at a home on McKenzie Highway after receiving a call that one of the residents had set a fire in the bathroom.  One of the homeowners was able to extinguish the … Continue reading »

Springfield Police Buzz the Fuzz

  SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A number of Springfield police officers said goodbye to their heads of hair Monday, all in the name of a good cause. Some were definitely reluctant, but in the end about 12 Springfield Police officers shaved off their hair to raise money for the American Cancer Society. “It’s a good thing … Continue reading »

Interview: National Night Out

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — National Night Out, the finale to Springfield SummerFair, will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Island Park on Sunday. The event is free to the public. The event takes place in cities across the U.S., promoting police and community partnerships. The events hope to better local crime and drug … Continue reading »

Car Chase Ends in Woman’s Garage

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A car chase in Springfield came to a head in a woman’s garage, Monday night. Around 9:30 p.m. an officer first spotted a car that was acting suspicious on the 2000 block of Q Street. Police say the officer pulled behind the car near the Dari Mart at 19th and Q streets … Continue reading »

Three Arrested In Springfield Attack

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police tried to detain three suspects at an apartment Saturday morning after neighbors say they attacked a man. “The kick in team or entry team, they all went in about 12 or 15 of them. They went inside and were in there for probably at least an hour and a half … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Mail Thefts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police are investigating a pattern of mail theft on several streets, including Cloverfield Loop, West J Street, Rambling Drive and Lomond Avenue. On Wednesday, officers arrested 31-year-old Jacqueline Martinez for 50 counts of mail theft in four different Springfield neighborhoods. Police say Martinez is already on state probation for identity theft and … Continue reading »

Former SPD Chief’s Alleged Scandal

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — City mangers say former Police Chief Jerry Smith was pushed into early retirement after a photo surfaced of Smith kissing another city employee. City Manager Gino Grimaldi says the photo dates back to before Smith’s retirement. He says it’s against city policy for an employee to have a relationship with someone who … Continue reading »

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