Police and Fire


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.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

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Fire causes damage to home

A lawn debris fire got out of hand Monday night, damaging a house in Perrydale.

Dallas man arrested after crash

Polk County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Dallas man following a two-vehicle accident on Friday on East Ellendale Avenue near Fir Villa Road.

POINT investigation results in arrests

Starting in the month of March, the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team began an investigation which lasted more than a month involving the trafficking of heroin in the Polk and Marion county areas by Samantha Gaines, Levi McCleskey and others.

Fire destroys Indy home

A juvenile male suffered minor burns and possible smoke inhalation after an accidental fire burned the home at 462 B St. in Independence on Thursday.

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

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

Man charged with assault

Dallas Police officers arrested a Dallas man Thursday on attempted assault and menacing charges after he allegedly tried to run over a man and threw an ax at a woman following an argument.

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Independence crash totals car, occupants injured but OK

Three people were injured in a single-car crash into a light pole at the intersection of Gun Club Road and Monmouth Street on May 10.

Man charged with menacing

The man arrested after threatening customers at a gas station last week is due in Polk County Circuit Court Thursday.

Duck faces charge of manslaughter

The man arrested last week in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 22 will face manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, along with five other felonies.

Two men arrested on assault

Police arrested two men in Dallas Thursday on assault and menacing charges following an early morning fight.


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