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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Multiple teenagers were taken into custody Monday night after Springfield police responded to reports of shots fired at Granada Park.
Residents said they saw 15 to 20 juveniles in the park drinking alcohol. One caller said they heard two shots being fired.
Police arrived to the Gateway area at about 7:45 p.m. and contacted the teen with the gun. They said he initially complied but resisted when an officer tried to take him into custody, and the gun fell out of the youth's waistband. Police said the gun was an airsoft gun that looked identical to a Glock semi auto handgun.
Six minors, ranging in age from 12 to 15, were taken into custody for disorderly conduct and minor in possession of alcohol. Another was taken into custody for minor in possession and released to a parent. An 11-year-old was taken into custody for burglary and criminal mischief in an unrelated case and for disorderly conduct and minor in possession.
Two 18-year-olds were arrested for disorderly conduct and for allegedly stealing beer from a local business the day before. Michael Mullens and Lyle Ordway were taken to the Springfield Jail.
Michael Mullens (L) and Lyle Ordway (R)
Five of the juveniles were lodged at the Serbu Juvenile Detention Facility on Monday, accused of stealing beer, and all had been released by the time of the incident. Police said several of them have a history with Serbu.
Mulitple residents said the group of juveniles frequent the Gateway area.
If you have any information, contact Springfield police at 541-726-3714.