Police and Fire


Complaint leads to meth bust

A citizen complaint led to the discovery of a large quantity of methamphetamine on Sunday afternoon.

Citizen helps restrain suspect

A citizen helped Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins restrain Hunter Merkel until further assistance arrived on Friday.

Police report

Police report for Jan. 17

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

Police report

Police report for Jan. 10

Uaiyue, McDaniel plead not guilty

Michu Uaiyue and Matthew McDaniel, both of Falls City, pleaded not guilty in Polk County Circuit Court to charges listed in new indictments.

Police report

Police report for Dec. 27

Oregon FBI offers tips on digital defense against toys

The Oregon FBI warns consumers about digital defense against internet-connected toys.

Scammers impersonate deputies

On Dec. 15, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office took two reports of people being victimized by scam artists.

Four arrested in POINT operation

On Dec. 14, detectives from the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team concluded a five-month long investigation into the illegal distribution of heroin and methamphetamine.

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Toy gun found at LaCreole

A juvenile was referred for disorderly conduct after bringing a fake gun to LaCreole Middle School on Dec. 12.

Oregon State Police warn drivers about using GPS

Oregon State Police warns people to take care when using GPS units when traveling this winter.

Police report

Police report for Dec. 13

Seven displaced after fire

No injuries, but three family pets die in garage blaze

No one was hurt in an early-morning fire in Falls City on Sunday, but three family pets died as a result of the smoke and flames.

Akha farm owners arrested last week

The owners of the Akha Farm in Falls City, Matthew McDaniel and Michu Uaiyue, were arrested last week on assault, mistreatment, and sexual abuse charges involving a teen girl.



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