Location: Springfield, OR
Case Number: 24-2310
Date/Time: 04.02.2024
More Information: spdpi@springfield-or.gov
Completed By: Zak Gosa-Lewis, Public Information Coordinator

Harway, Matthew Peter 56 Year-Old Male | Eugene, OR

On April 2nd, 2024, shortly before 8:00 pm, a Springfield Police Department officer responded to a report of theft from the Gateway Target. The officer learned that 56-year-old Matthew Harway, of Eugene, had departed the store earlier that day with over $500 worth of electronics and small appliances. The officer, who is a member of SPD’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), recognized Harway from a previous retail theft operation.

The officer worked with another member of CRU to locate Harway at a Eugene address. Officers were able to apprehend Harway and upon entry into the home located a substantial amount of stolen goods, with an estimated value of over $2,000, from multiple retail locations in Eugene and Cottage Grove. Harway admitted to the thefts and also had outstanding warrants from both Lane & Marion County.

The stolen retail items were returned to the businesses and Harway was charged with Theft II then lodged at the Lane County Jail for his outstanding warrants.

Theft II – Shoplift
Multiple Warrants