CBPD release – The Coos Bay Police Department (CBPD) arrested a Coos Bay man on attempted murder and kidnapping charges following an attack and stabbing near the area of John Topits Park (Empire Lakes) in Coos Bay. On Friday, October 27, 2023, at about 5:37 p.m., the Coos Bay Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call from a man reporting that he had been attacked and stabbed near the area of John Topits Park. Officers gathered additional information that the man had been attacked along with his girlfriend and that the suspect had tried to kidnap the woman prior to the stabbing. The victims identified the suspect as 40-year-old Brian Springer of Coos Bay, an estranged boyfriend of one of the victims. Officers from the CBPD, aided by officers from other local law enforcement agencies, responded to search the area. Officers set up a perimeter, and a Coos County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) K9 responded to aid tracking Mr. Springer. At about 5:55 p.m., a CCSO deputy helping with the search spotted Mr. Springer on the Southwestern Oregon Community College (SOCC) campus. Mr. Springer fled from the deputy, and the CBPD asked that the SOCC campus be placed on lockdown. At about 6:03 p.m., Mr. Springer was located and arrested by CBPD officers in a SOCC campus parking lot. Prior to this case, the CBPD was already searching for Mr. Springer and held probable cause for his arrest in relation to several other cases. Mr. Springer was transported to and lodged at the Coos County Jail on the below-listed charges and warrants: Assault 2, Attempted murder, Attempted kidnapping, Menacing, Coercion and Unlawful use of a weapon. Prior CBPD probable cause charges: Attempted burglary 1, Attempted criminal mischief 2, Burglary 2, Theft 2, Identity theft and Giving false information to a police officer. Warrants: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office warrant charging Failure to appear on original charge of Assault 4, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office warrant charging 3 counts of Telephonic harassment, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office warrant charging Failure to appear on original charge of Discarding refuse within 100 feet of state waters. The CBPD thanks the assistance provided by the Coos County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), North Bend Police Department (NBPD), SOCC Campus Security and Maintenance Personnel, the Coos Bay Fire Department (CBFD), and Bay Cities Ambulance (BCA).