Police and Fire


Two evacuated during field fire

No major damage, no injuries in fire on Saturday

POLK COUNTY — Two residents were evacuated, but major damage and injury were avoided in a field fire Saturday on Zumalt Road.

Police report

July 20 Police report

Deputy involved in shooting

WEST SALEM — Polk County Deputy Casey Gibson shot a man on July 5 during an attempt to take him into custody on Highway 22.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

Dallas puts out fire quickly

Dallas Fire put out kitchen fire quickly

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.