Springfield Police

Springfield Police Department

A person was shot and killed by Springfield Police after officers responded to reports of disorderly conduct in the parking lot of Best Buy on Gateway street at 3:36 on Saturday afternoon. The Register Guard reports the call was for a man who was damaging at least one vehicle in the lot.

City of Springfield

The Springfield City Council has given the go-ahead for its police to wear body cameras.

 

Lane County Sheriff

The Oregon Country Fair is this weekend in Veneta and Lane county sheriff’s office is mobilizing their traffic control to deal with the massive expected crowds.

Camilla Mortensen / Eugene Weekly

A clash between Trump supporters and counter-protesters shut down Harlow Road in Eugene Sunday afternoon. 

Springfield Police and EMS personnel have issued a public safety alert after responding to four suspected heroin overdoses in six hours on Saturday. An additional overdose was reported after a person was dropped off at the emergency room at McKenzie Willamette Hospital on Saturday evening.

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An ex-Springfield Police employee says she feels vindicated by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.

It states that the City of Springfield’s attempt to have Thelma Barone sign away her right to criticize the city, departments, or employees was unconstitutional.

Springfield Police Investigating Potential Hate Crime

Apr 10, 2018
Springfield Police Department

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a potential hate crime. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Springfield Police have arrested two men suspected in the armed robbery of Lucky Lou’s video lottery deli last week.

Springfield School District

Springfield Police say a sexual abuse case involving the late principal of the Academy of Arts and Academics and a now-former student is closed.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Documents show a decade-long pattern of sexual abuse, grooming, and stalking by the late principal of the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics towards a now-former student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Eduardo Woo / Flickr.com

A Thurston High School student’s idea of a joke has gotten him arrested. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the boy claimed via Snapchat to be a school shooter.

Angela Kellner/KLCC

In 2008, KLCC’s Angela Kellner reported on efforts to revitalize downtown Springfield. Business owners cited crime, parking and lighting as a few of the challenges impeding their success. Nine years later, Kellner follows up on efforts to fix those problems. 

Springfield Police

A Springfield man was arrested Thursday evening for disrupting a rally against hate speech.

Family's GoFundMe site

Springfield Police say the initial investigation into Sunday's accident that killed three children and injured their mother, may have been caused by the driver running a red light.

A makeshift memorial sits near the site of the accident at 54th and Main Street. Springfield Police Sergeant Rich Charboneau says the investigation indicates the children and their mother had the right of way and were in the marked crosswalk.

KEZI

In the wake of a police officer killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the militarization of local jurisdictions is under criticism. The federal government has financed and donated everything from Humvees and tactical equipment to night vision scopes. The Oregonian reports the Springfield Police Department received 238 surplus items between October 2012 and March of this year. Springfield Police Captain Rick Lewis was quoted saying:

Lane County

After a court decision earlier this month, Lane County has changed its policy on holding inmates at the request of federal immigration officials.
 

According to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, requests to hold, or detainers, are used to “identify and ultimately remove criminal aliens” that were taken into local custody.  ICE asks for holds up to 48 hours. This policy has been widely criticized by immigrant rights groups.