Police and Fire


Fire board to seek inside chief options

New chief should be in place by Aug. 1.

The new chief should be in place by Aug. 1.

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Sheriff goes back to 24 hours

POLK COUNTY — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will return to 24-hour patrols on Sunday after a year of hiring to replace deputies lost to budget cuts.

Monmouth residents arrested in reported burglary

Three Monmouth residents were arrested in a reported burglary near Shedd Monday morning.

Dallas police report

Dallas police report for June 1

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Polk No. 1 burns to learn in Buena Vista

If you noticed smoke and flames near the corner of Buena Vista and Prather roads on May 25, don’t worry. It was just a training exercise.

Polk No. 1 joins forces with CERT

The Polk Fire District No. 1 board of directors decided Thursday to contribute to Polk County CERT (county emergency response team).

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Dallas EMS answers more calls

Response to incidents may increase by 20 percent in 2016

If call levels hold from the first three months of the year, Dallas’ Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is on track to respond to more than 4,000 incidents in 2016.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

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Fire responses need improvement

A master plan recently completed on Dallas Fire and Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District reveals that response times to fires for both agencies are far slower than established standards.

Oregon Department of Education’s guidelines regarding treatment of transgender students will not affect Dallas School District’s policy or plans to remodel its facilities.

Firefighters from Polk County Fire District No. 1 had a garage fire in the 9000 block of Helmick Road under control 15 minutes after arriving on Sunday afternoon.

Indy PD to spend extra time on seatbelt, DUII patrols

The Independence Police Department, along with other regional law enforcement agencies, will participate in extra DUII and seatbelt saturation patrols during the month of May, with special focus on the Memorial Day weekend.

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Dallas PD investigating Thursday night crash on W. Ellendale

Officers are looking for witnesses or property damage victims

The Dallas Police Department is looking for witnesses to a crash that occurred Thursday night in the 800 block of West Ellendale Avenue in Dallas.

Bus driver not at fault in ped crash

A young girl was injured on April 26 in an accident involving a school bus.

Drunk driver rolls into orchard field

Tiffany Garcia, 24, of Rickreall, had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit when she lost control of her vehicle and rolled it into an orchard.

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Fire destroys Dallas home

At 5:27 a.m. Thursday, Dallas Fire and EMS responded to the 1900 block of Southwest Fairview Avenue on a reported house fire.