Police and Fire


Polk deputy cleared in Salem shooting

A Marion County grand jury unanimously found on Monday that Polk County Deputy Sheriff Martin Watson was justified in using deadly force in the early morning of Sept. 30.

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Dallas man dies in car crash on Hwy 101

A Dallas man died when his car struck a tree on Highway 101 on Oct. 7.

Two sentenced to prison for drugs

Jeffrey Bledsoe, 48, and Adrienne Santrizos, 44, were sentenced on Sept. 25 to prison terms for their roles in selling large quantities of heroin, according to a press release from the Polk County District Attorney’s office.

Police report

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Police report for Sept. 27

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

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Polk, Dallas assist at wildfires

Polk Fire Capt. Mike Kissell and members of Dallas Fire & EMS, Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District, Sheridan Fire and McMinnville Fire worked all night battling the blaze at the Eagle Creek Fire on Monday, Sept. 4.

Bank robber arrested

Officers found suspect running down the street

A Dallas man is in Polk County Jail after being arrested Thursday on bank robbery charges.

Suspect arrested after pursuit

Car chase starts in Lincoln City, ends in crash in Grand Ronde

Eric Pullen, 27, was taken into custody on multiple warrants and on charges of eluding and reckless driving after a pursuit that started in Lincoln City and ended in Grand Ronde.

Arnett arrested on rape charges

Harol Ramos Arnett, 23, was arrested on Aug. 23 for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl between July 1 and Aug. 22.

OSP, Polk Sheriff seek information about woman’s death near Grand Ronde on Aug. 15

The Oregon State Police and local Polk County agencies are conducting a death investigation on Dayleen Kay Crowder, 52, from Grand Ronde.

Duck sentenced to 12 years

The man charged in fatal hit-and-run on Highway 22 in April will serve 12 years in prison.

Body of Grand Ronde woman found near Highway 18

Oregon State Police seeks information regarding a woman found dead near exit 25 on Highway 18 on Tuesday

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Police look for missing Dallas woman

Dallas Police are asking for help in finding a Dallas woman who was reported missing on Saturday who could be in the Florence area.

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Infant dies during house fire

An 11-month-old boy died in a Monmouth house fire on Aug. 9.


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