Police and Fire


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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.

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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.