Police and Fire


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Local cold case featured on show

Detective John Williams thought the Polk County Sheriff’s Office had the Glenn Pennie disappearance case solved in 2013.

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Fire on Buena Vista Road destroys garage, sheds

Firefighters were able to save the home

Sharon Tebb gazed out a window of her home in the 8200 block of Buena Vista Road Monday evening and saw something unexpected -- and frightening.

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National Night Out

Event brings together neighbors, law enforcement

Tuesday is National Night Out, an annual campaign promoting relationships between communities and their police and fire agencies, and several neighborhoods and groups are hosting events around the county.

Two-vehicle crash claims life of Monmouth woman

A two-vehicle, head-on crash on Saturday claimed the life of Cherlyn Lewis, 57, of Monmouth, on Highway 99W at milepost 67 at about 3:54 a.m.

King arrested after citizen tips

Carl Wayne King was arrested on July 18 after citizens called in tips to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Three arrested after POINT search warrant

The Polk Interagency Narcotics Team arrested three people after serving a search warrant in West Salem Thursday.

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Fire near Falls City fully contained

The Oregon Department of Forestry said the Riley Central Fire, which began on July 9 just west of Falls City, has finished mop up duty.

Polk Fire District No. 1 to upgrade loaders

On Thursday, the Board of Directors for Polk County Fire District No. 1 approved Fire Chief Ben Stange’s request to purchase two E-Z Load systems and one new gurney to reduce the risk of injury for both patients and paramedics.

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Teens honored for rescue efforts

“Every job is a self-portrait of the one who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

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Four fires strike in two days

Dallas Fire & EMS respond to two fires caused by cars driving in fields

Two of four fires in two days from July Fourth through Thursday were sparked by cars driving on fields, said April Welsh, spokeswoman for Dallas Fire & EMS.

Fatal crash claims lives of Falls City man and boy

A three-vehicle accident on July 3 on Highway 99W just south of McMinnville claimed the lives of a Falls City man and boy.

Sheriff’s use of force policy approved

DALLAS — Polk County’s Intentional Use of Deadly Physical Force Planning Authority approved revisions to its response plan Thursday evening.

Bystander helps save youths from drowning

On Thursday, Polk County Fire District No.1 responded to Riverview Park on a report of a possible water rescue with multiple juveniles in the river, Fire Chief Ben Stange in a press release.

Man charged with sex abuse of child

Salem Police suspect Johnson may have additional victims

Salem Police Detectives arrested a suspect on numerous sexual charges against a female minor, according to a press release from the Salem Police Department.


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