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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.

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Fire crews respond to two blazes

An electrical fire in a 200-square-foot shed destroyed the structure on Gentle Court East on Sunday afternoon.

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Polk deputies, volunteers efforts recognized

Office given ‘Commander of the Year’ and ‘Lifesaving’ awards at banquet

Several members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a variety of state wide awards at the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association annual awards banquet.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

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Indy Rehab, Polk No. 1 team up for drill

Smoke poured from the Independence Health and Rehab facility on Nov. 30. The call came in at 6:55 p.m.: A fire had started in one of the resident’s room.

Crash claims life of Falls City woman

A Falls City woman was killed, and a Dallas woman suffered serious injuries in a two-car crash on Highway 99W near Monmouth on Saturday night.

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House fire leaves family displaced

A family of nine is displaced following a Tuesday morning house fire near Rock-n-Rogers at Farrol’s in Rickreall.

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Fatigue factor in fatal accident

Police say fatigue may have been a factor in an early morning crash that claimed the life of a Dallas man in Dallas on Nov. 16.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

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‘Real-life’ training helps prepare officers

A Polk County Sheriff’s deputy notices a tail light out on a passing vehicle.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

Missing Portland woman found in Falls City

Lesia Osiychuk was reported missing at 4:55 p.m. on Saturday, but was found Sunday morning at 9:20 a.m.

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Mental health joins officers on duty

Polk County Deputy Jacob LaCombe and crisis counselor Jennifer Leonard were off and running on their first day working as partners.

Myrold to face three charges

Kirk David Myrold, the Dallas High School teacher accused of having a relationship with a student, pleaded not guilty to three charges in Polk County Circuit Court Tuesday morning.

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Woman dies after rollover crash on Highway 22, milepost 14

On Saturday at about 10 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of single-vehicle crash on Highway 22 near milepost 14, just west of the Highway 99W interchange, according to a report by OSP.

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