Police and Fire


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.

Preventing abuse is job of all

Monmouth Police Sgt. Kim Dorn doesn’t pay attention to every special “month,” but April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month is one she asks officers to honor.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

Investigation shows no proof of burglary

A Monmouth juvenile has been referred to the juvenile department for initiating a false report after Monmouth Police and officers from other agencies, including a canine team, were unable to find evidence to support his claim that he had confronted a burglar.

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Polk County burglary suspect arrested

Sheriff's deputy, Dallas officer stop in-progress crime

A Polk County Sheriff’s deputy and Dallas police officer stopped a burglary in progress Friday morning, arresting the suspect without incident.

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Police report March 9