A speed-chase through downtown Creswell on Saturday was a Springfield Police pursuit, said LCSO Sgt. Scott Denham said on Tuesday.
“The on-duty Creswell Deputy and a couple other responding LCSO units were in the area prepared to assist,” he said.
The Springfield Police Department was the lead agency, Denham said.
The pursuit of the motorcycle came off the freeway onto Oregon Ave., down to 5th St., north to Harvey, and back out onto Highway 99 traveling north toward Goshen.
“While our deputies were following and monitoring the pursuit, it is the policy of the Sheriff’s Office to allow other jurisdictions to remain primary and monitor the situation by assisting with traffic control and other methods of intervention,” Denham said.
Among the conditions agencies use to decide on pursuits are: Time of day, volume of traffic, location, weather, road conditions, speeds of vehicle, and nature of charges.
“Any involvement we have in another agency’s pursuit is at the direction of the on-duty shift supervisor,” Denham said.