Around 7:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Walmart parking lot at 4550 West 11th Avenue for a dispute between a truck driver from Froggy’s Towing company and Timothy Arthur Manning, age 54. Manning took exception to his vehicle being towed and menaced the tow truck driver with a knife and then got into the tow truck and fled the scene with his vehicle in tow. The truck driver flagged down a witness and both driver and witness followed the tow truck east on West 13th Avenue. When Manning reached 13th Avenue and Interior Street, he stopped the tow truck and attempted to release his vehicle from the flat bed but was then confronted by the tow truck driver. The tow truck driver reached through the window of the truck to remove the keys from the ignition and was assaulted by Manning. When officers arrived, they arrested Manning for Robbery 3 – Business, Reckless Endangering – Aggravated Assault, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, and Reckless Driving.
Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, an officer responded to the Shell gas station at the 1000 Block of West 7th Avenue to assist another officer with a wanted suspect. The two officers observed the suspect, Steven Scott Braunschweiger, age 19, inside the gas station. When the officers approached the entrance to the gas station store, Braunschweiger ran out the door and attempted to run east on the sidewalk. The officers caught Braunschweiger, but he resisted arrest until the officers were able to place him in handcuffs. Braunschweiger was taken into custody for Warrants, Interfering with Police, Resisting Arrest, and Assault 4 due to the minor injury caused by the Resist.
At approximately 6:07 p.m., callers reported a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash at Goodpasture Island Road and Delta Highway. Contrary to initial reports of a vehicle in the water, the car stopped short of entering into water. The driver of that car, a silver 2002 Honda Civic, Maria Ventura Villademartinez, age 33, of Springfield was transported to the hospital and cited in lieu of custody for Reckless Endangering, Assault, and Reckless Driving. Her passenger, Ana Lilia Carlos, age 41, was also taken to the hospital. Villademartinez was southbound on Delta, near Goodpasture, behind a 2007 Chevy driven by Thomas Harold Murdoch, age 90. She moved into the fast lane, almost past Murdoch, but then moved back into his lane, pushing Murdoch’s vehicle into a guardrail. Villademartinez’s vehicle traveled an additional two hundred feet and catapulted over a guardrail and down an embankment, where it came to a resting point on its roof near the water. Thomas Harold Murdoch, age 90, of Springfield and his passenger, Beverlee Jean Gillis, age 75, of Eugene, were transported to the hospital. All injuries were non-life threatening.
At about 12:45 p.m. this morning, officers were dispatched to the Cow Fish regarding a dispute. Three suspects ran from the scene after fighting with two other subjects in the alley way to the north of the location. Centory Artego Christmas, age 19, and Andre Dupree Montgomery, age 25, were contacted two blocks to the west and police were unable to locate the third subject. After numerous interviews with witness and the involved subjects, neither party wanted to press charges and the combat was declared mutual. Montgomery and Christmas were arrested for Disorderly conduct, and Nicholas Dexter Knight, age 21, was Cited in Lieu of Custody for a Misdemeanor charge of Interfering with a Police Officer, after he interfered with officers during the initial contact and investigation.