Springfield, Ore. – Curious about SPD’s activities? Here’s another snapshot of a week at SPD.
Springfield staff responded to 462 calls for service. These calls for service resulted in 25 custodies, and SPD collaborated with their CAHOOTS team to provide non-enforcement services for 51 people.
SPD is still collecting essential items for the “Month of Charity”. All items will be donated to Maple Elementary School and Catholic Community Services at the end of the month.
On the morning of February 24th, a woman called 911 to report that her vehicle had been stolen out of her driveway while she ran inside her house to grab something. Within minutes, responding officers were able to locate the vehicle and the possible suspect a few blocks from the victim’s house. The victim was able to reclaim her vehicle and personal belongings and still make it to work.
Another Springfield resident woke to find a strange man in her bedroom, approximately 2 feet from where she was sleeping. The suspect fled the scene with the victim’s credit cards but was unable to be located by officers. SPD CHETT funds were offered to help the victim secure her house. CHETT funds were also extended to a disabled individual to fix a damaged ignition on his motorized wheelchair (that was damaged in a robbery) and to a woman who had a propane tank thrown through her window by a burglar. SPD detectives are hard at work tracking down the perpetrators of all of these incidents.
Three new SPD Police Officers headed to the 16 week DPSST Academy in Salem to become certified and will then return to Springfield to complete their Field Training processes and eventually go solo.
After over a year of training, logistics, presentations and legal considerations, SPD’s Drone Team consisting of a Sergeant and a Patrol Officer has gone live this week and will provide a great resource to our officers and community in many different situations.
(information directly from SPD)