Police and Fire


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Late-night brawl leads to broken window

West Valley Taphouse was in clean-up mode Friday night after the business’ front window was smashed during a late-night fight involving a group of people.

Coons sentenced to seven years, five months

David Michael Coons of Independence was found guilty of assault in the first degree at the end of a bench trial in which he was charged with stabbing an acquaintance during an altercation.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

Most Wanted for March 2017

Dallas Fire, SW Polk reveal strategic plan

Plan identifies strengths, weaknesses and needed changes for both emergency agencies

Dallas Fire & EMS and Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District outlined objectives in the 2016 Fire and Emergency Services Master Plan written for both agencies.

Keep properties clean or pay fines

The city of Dallas code services is getting an increasing number of complaints about residents or business owners storing garbage at their properties, some causing a nuisance or health hazard.

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SW Polk board to discuss $5M bond

Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District’s board will discuss and decide whether to place a 15-year, $5 million bond on the May 2017 ballot at its meeting on Monday.

Sheriff’s Office responds to crash in Salem

On Feb. 22 at 3:34 p.m. the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 22 at 52nd Avenue Northwest, Salem.

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SW Fire to seek bond support

Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District’s board is considering placing a bond measure on the May ballot.

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Fire district holds swearing in ceremony

Polk County Fire District No. 1 Chief Ben Stange said it was an “Eye of the Tiger” kind of moment.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as “most wanted” for February.

Woman OK after heating pad fire

Dallas Fire & EMS responded to a house fire in the 500 block of Southwest Levens Street at about 6 a.m. on Feb. 1. Dallas Police Department was the first to arrive. Officers helped the female occupant out of her house.

Sheriff’s office investigates two shootings

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Salem police are investigating two shooting incidents that occurred on Friday night.

Polk No. 1 in good shape

Polk County Fire District No. 1 volunteers responded to more incidents with fewer volunteers in 2016.

Myrold pleads guilty in court

Sentenced to 30 days in jail, five years probation

Four months after his arrest on accusations of sex abuse involving a 17-year-old student at Dallas High School, former teacher and coach Kirk Myrold will be headed to the Polk County Jail.

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POINT targets meth network

Polk County Inter-agency Narcotics Team “deiced” a methamphetamine distribution network in the county following a four-month investigation.