Springfield Police Department News Releases

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Arrests made, charges filed in home burglary case caught on video

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At approximately 5 a.m. on Dec. 12, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1119 S....Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2014

SPD honors lateral academy graduates tomorrow

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A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for four police officers at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. ...Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2014

Springfield police investigate homicide

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At approximately 3:37 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, Springfield police officers responded to 1040 ...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

SPD joins national crackdown to reduce substance-impaired driving fatalities

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From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annu...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Police identify victim of fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash at 3909 S. Ca...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2014

Springfield police investigate homicide

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At approximately 1:19 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, Springfield police officers responded to 2126 N. ...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2014

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a crash at 10:49 a.m. today.

Two vehicl...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Police continue to seek public’s help in assault investigation

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The Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate an assault that occurred on Aug....Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Springfield police identify deceased involved in shooting

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At approximately 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, a Springfield police officer was near the area of Grant and...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Deceased woman found in parking lot identified

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Police have identified a 56-year-old woman who was found deceased in a parking lot at 1923 E. K...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Fourth victim in multiple homicide dies

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At approximately 7:46 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, Springfield police officers responded to the ...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

SPD confirms DJ traffic stop

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In response to numerous media inquiries, Springfield Police Department confirms that an officer...Read on...

Link to Police dash cam video
Posted on: November 7, 2014

Sobriety checkpoint results

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On Nov. 7, the Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2014

Springfield police investigate teen’s death

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating the death of 13-year-old, Ealiesha Tyler, af...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Police Department publishes third quarter safety report

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The third quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 9 percent. This is in comparison ...Read on...

Quarterly Public Safety Reports - Archive
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Homicide investigation underway

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Shortly after 5 a.m. today, the SPD responded to Mercy in reference to a subject with gunshot w...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least o...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

350 expected to attend second annual Stop the Violence Conference

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Verizon Wireless has awarded a $15,000 HopeLine grant to the Family Violence Task Force, a part of Comm...Read on...

Progress made by the Family Violence Task Force
Posted on: October 29, 2014

Traffic Advisory: Rountree Halloween Parade 5:30-7 p.m. Friday

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Rountree Special Events, LLC is hosting a Halloween parade 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. The City encourages drivers to avoid the area of the East Grand Street and South Weller Avenue intersection during this ti...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

UPDATE: Public's assistance in investigation is no longer needed

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UPDATE: It was discovered today that the situation witnessed on Monday was a family dispute, an...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-trea...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Graduates of Citizens Police Academy to be recognized tomorrow

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The Springfield Police Department will honor nine graduates of the 2014 Citizens Police Academy...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Nine to graduate from SPD’s Cadet Academy

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Nine members of the Springfield Police Department’s Cadet Academy will graduate from the 11-wee...Read on...

SPD Cadet Academy
Posted on: October 14, 2014

Fatality crash

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At 11:21 a.m. on Oct. 14, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle c...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Arrests made in homicide

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At 10:23p.m. on Oct. 6, Springfield police responded to the 1800 block of North Weller Avenue f...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Multiple agencies partner today for Operation Lifesaver

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This morning, the Springfield Police Department partnered with BNSF Railroad officers, the Gree...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Homicide victim identified

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At 10:23p.m. on Oct. 6, Springfield Police responded to the 1800 block of North Weller Avenue f...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Homicide investigation underway

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At 10:23 p.m. on Oct. 6, Springfield Police responded to the 1800 block of North Weller Avenue ...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Police promotions celebrated with ceremony tomorrow

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The Springfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at t...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

City reaches resolution in Police-involved shooting litigation

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The City of Springfield reached a resolution of a pre-suit settlement demand made by attorney Joshua Roberts on behalf of Eric David Butts. Butts was shot by former Springfield police officer Jason Shuck after h...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

City outlines plans for additional police

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On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams announces that two of the 10 additional police positions to be added to the force will be domestic violence investigators. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

City to receive federal grant to help hire 10 additional police officers

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The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 10 additional officer positions under the 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2014

Family Violence Task Force receives grant to support community domestic violence training

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WHAT:
News conference announcing details of grant and community training conference a...Read on...

Family Violence Task Force
Posted on: September 27, 2014

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a fatality crash that occurred in ...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2014

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2014

New “COPS” episodes feature Springfield Police Department

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Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set t...Read on...

View the promo for the episode airing Saturday.
Posted on: September 11, 2014

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a fatality crash that occurred nea...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2014

Missing person alert

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking f...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

Death investigation ruled homicide, arrest made

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At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Springfield police officers responded to 1619 ...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Neighborhood Watch training session scheduled

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The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session on T...Read on...

Training Session Registration Form
Posted on: August 29, 2014

Search Warrant – 2210 N. Boonville

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On Aug. 28, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Springfield Police Department, with assistance fro...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2014

Chief Williams joins national effort to combat crimes of violence against women

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Alexandria, VA – Chief Paul Williams has been chosen as one of several law enforcement executiv...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Police release name of deceased child

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At 6:54 p.m. on Aug. 17, Springfield police were dispatched to 2305 E. Atlantic in reference to...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Police chief addresses personnel matter

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Following an incident on May 9, the Springfield Police Department conducted an internal investi...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2014

Springfield Citizen’s Police Academy kicks off tomorrow

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The Springfield Police Department will kick off the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) at 6 p....Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2014

"Coffee With the Chief" Aug. 14

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2014

Police Department publishes second quarter safety report

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The second quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 17 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June of 2013, and it is shown in the Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2014

DWI checkpoint results

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On Aug. 8, the Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Greene County Sheriff’s O...Read on...

MoDOT Division of Highway Safety
Posted on: August 4, 2014

Missing person alert

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking f...Read on...

View photo of Ashley C. Onescu.
Posted on: August 4, 2014

Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased ...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2014

Police warn public of telephone scam

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The Springfield Police Department has received a report from a citizen recently victimized by a...Read on...

Visit the FBI's Web site.
Posted on: July 25, 2014

64th Recruit Academy Graduation

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Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 64th Springfield Police Academy will be held at ...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

City to accept Flag of Freedom award

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The Springfield Police Department and the City of Springfield’s Human Resources Department will...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Police request public’s help in solving armed robbery case

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At 4:18 a.m. today, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an armed robbery at Fast Trip, 1472 E. Kearney. The suspect entered the business, pointed a silver large frame revolver at the clerk and de...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Fatality crash under investigation

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On July 26, 2014 at 10:36 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor veh...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

Police make changes to non-injury crash response

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When this status is in effect, citizens involved in motor vehicle crashes are instructed...Read on...

View a video from the Citizen Resource Center
Posted on: July 11, 2014

Victim identified in fatality crash

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At 6:56 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Springfield police were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestri...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Police seek escaped inmate

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An inmate who was in the being transported today from Strafford to Springfield escaped custody ...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Statement on officer-involved shooting

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As announced on May 9, two separate investigations would be conducted (as is SPD practice) afte...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2014

SPD presents awards, recognizes promotions

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On Feb. 18, Carlos and Michelle Edwards witnessed the abduction of Hailey Owens on West Lombard...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Operation Lifesaver results in 16 citations

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This morning, the Springfield Police Department partnered with BNSF Railroad officers and the G...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Garage burglaries trending upward

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One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and the Spr...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2014

Vehicle-pedestrian crash under investigation

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At 11:02 p.m. on June 21, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the intersection ...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2014

Fatality crash under investigation

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At 7:53 a.m. today, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash i...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2014

First annual Junior Police Academy today

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WHAT: This is a daylong academy that will teach youth aged 10-13 about the police department. T...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2014

Missing person alert

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking f...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

WANTED: Chance W. Parker

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The Springfield Police Department is requesting help locating fugitive Chance W. Parker, 25. He is wanted on the following Greene County warrant:

  • #1431-CR02786 – Bond, $150,000
  • First-degree assa...Read on...

  • Posted on: June 3, 2014

    "Coffee With the Chief" June 6

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    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2014

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in June

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    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2014

    SPD to participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

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    Springfield Police Department personnel will be participating in the statewide Law Enforcement ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2014

    SPD lieutenants graduate from Command College

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    Captains Greg Higdon and David Millsap standing with Lieutenants Robert Pitts and Kevin Grizzel...Read on...

    Posted on: May 25, 2014

    DWI checkpoint results

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    The Springfield Police Department and The Greene County Sheriff's Office conducted a sob...Read on...

    Posted on: May 22, 2014

    Business Watch training session next week

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    The Springfield Police Department (SPD) will be conducting a Business Watch training session fr...Read on...

    Posted on: May 15, 2014

    Video released from April downtown disturbance

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    Last week on social media, a short video clip surfaced of a portion of a downtown disturbance a...Read on...

    Posted on: May 14, 2014

    "Coffee With the Chief" May 15

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    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: May 13, 2014

    Police, deputies investigate officer-involved shooting

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    At 2:43 p.m. today, Springfield police and Greene County deputies were dispatched to 5431 W. Su...Read on...

    Posted on: May 6, 2014

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 2, 2014

    Police investigate double homicide

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    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a house in the 3200 block of S. Greenbrier ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 1, 2014

    Police promotions celebrated with ceremony Friday

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    The Springfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, May 2, at th...Read on...

    Posted on: May 1, 2014

    Police Department publishes first quarter safety report

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    The first quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 19 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

    Quarterly Public Safety Report