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INDEPENDENCE — Eric Dale Hedrick, 47, of Independence, was arrested on Feb. 13 for first-degree theft, six counts of second-degree theft, 10 counts of aggravated identity theft, five counts of identity theft, first-degree forgery, and 64 counts of second-degree forgery.

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POLK COUNTY — Jodi Whiting still loves the job she got by “happenstance” about 15 years ago.

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INDEPENDENCE — Not all calls Polk Fire District No. 1 responds to are emergencies. Though, to Barbara Tuohy, calling the department was the only answer she could think of a few weeks ago when she had a problem.

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DALLAS — Dallas Fire & EMS awarded Ken Waller Officer of the Year and Zach Leigh Firefighter of the Year at its annual Sweethearts Awards Banquet at Pressed Coffee Roasters Café in Dallas on Feb. 9.

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LEBANON — Brenton Wade Richmond, 48, of Lebanon, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder on Feb. 11.

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DALLAS — Investigators have located and charged the suspect in a hit-and-run crash that resulted in a damaged power pole and brief outage in Dallas on Feb. 3.

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State seeks volunteers to help vets

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Police logs are entries from the daily reports from Dallas Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s office. Not all calls are included. The status of incidents reported may change after investigation.

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There were no injuries on Jan. 2 at the Central School District Office in a fire that destroyed a modular used by Central Youth Sports.

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Disaster team members with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at 10 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2018, in the 500 block of Southwest Pioneer Drive in Willamina.

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Marty Steven Lupoli, 56, of Dallas was sentenced on Wednesday in Polk County Circuit Court to serve a total of 75 months in prison for dealing methamphetamine in the Dallas area.

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Police logs are entries from the daily reports from Dallas Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s office. Not all calls are included. The status of incidents reported may change after investigation.

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Members of the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team (POINT) arrested a Salem man and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine on Monday following an investigation of a suspected wholesale distribution operation.

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Trial is set for May 13 to May 17 for Darin E. Shaw, 49, who is facing charges stemming from a shooting incident on Oct. 11 that occurred in the 9000 block of Corvallis Road, south of Independence.

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

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A trial in the case against Heather Mounce, the former Dallas woman accused of multiple counts of identity theft and criminal mistreatment, is set for September 2019.

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Polk County Circuit Court Judge Rafael Caso denied a change of venue motion for Dyllan Coons trial, if there is one, calling the request premature.

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Three people were arrested following a Polk Interagency Narcotic Team investigation into distribution of counterfeit Oxycodone pills.

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The driver who led Polk County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase from Dallas to Suver Road on Oct. 24 died from what police said is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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The driver who led Polk County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase from Dallas to Suver Road on Wednesday is in critical condition, suffering from what police said is self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Kyle Douglas Prock, 31, of Dallas, was arrested Tuesday evening after a pursuit. Dallas Police officers responded to a call about suspicious activity in the 100-200 block West Ellendale Avenue on Oct. 23 at 6:22 p.m.

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At approximately 8:29 p.m. on Thursday, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and emergency personnel responded to a report of single-vehicle crash on Maxfield Creek Road near Storey Road, approximately 13 miles south of Dallas near the county line, according to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office press release.

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Darin E. Shaw, 49, on the charges of murder and manslaughter stemming from the shooting last Thursday that occurred in the 9000 block of Corvallis Road, just south Independence.

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David Jacob Collins, 21, was arraigned in Polk County Circuit Court on Oct. 2 on charges related to a crash last month.

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Heather Mounce, the woman accused of 98 felony identify theft and criminal mistreatment charges, next appears in court in November, but she will be traveling from Idaho for the appearance.

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Dyllan D. Coons, 19, of Dallas, pleaded not guilty to three charges stemming from a fatal Sept. 7 crash in the 1100 block of Main Street East, in Monmouth.