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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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POLK COUNTY — Darin Edward Shaw, 50, was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison on charges related to the 2018 death of 31-year-old Joseph Sieg.

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DALLAS — Convicted of 30 counts of sex abuse and rape, Independence resident Quinlyn Harden will be sentenced on Nov. 18.

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POLK COUNTY — Jason Ryan Trower, 35, of Salem, was arraigned in Polk County Circuit on Friday on charges related to an Oct. 24 car theft and chase.

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DALLAS — Dyllan Michael David Coons, 20, of Dallas, pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 to two of five charges stemming from a fatal crash Sept. 7, 2018, in Monmouth.

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DALLAS — A Polk County jury found Independence resident Quinlyn Harden guilty on all sex abuse and rape charges following a trial that ended Oct. 14.

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WEST SALEM — Dallas detective Darren Buchholz tackled and tried to restrain Scott Spangler before fatally shooting him during an attempted drug arrest at the West Salem Goodwill in September, according to reports released by the Salem Police Department.

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DALLAS – A Polk County jury found Independence resident Quinlyn Harden guilty on all charges following a trial that ended Monday.

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Editor’s note: The Itemizer-Observer is referring to the minor victims in this case by their initials to protect their identity, at the request of Polk County Judge Monte Campbell.

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DALLAS – The process took most of the day, but the jury in the Quinlyn Harden trial was selected on Tuesday.

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POLK COUNTY — You may have noticed some extra workers behind the counter at the Dallas Starbucks last Wednesday. Polk County Sheriff’s deputies honed their barista skills while they participated in the national Coffee with a Cop day on Oct. 2.

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DALLAS — Dallas Fire & EMS used a $25,000 grant from Spirit Mountain Community Fund to help purchase four ventilators to replace the EMS service’s aging machines.

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DALLAS — Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton announced Thursday that a grand jury determined there should be no prosecution in the officer-involved shooting death of Scott Spangler at the West Salem Goodwill on Sept. 18.

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DALLAS — Heather Mounce, the former Dallas resident facing trial in a criminal mistreatment and identity theft case, is expected to plead guilty to charges on Thursday.

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Thou shalt not kill over T-Shirt

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MONMOUTH — Not all heroes wear capes, but Polk County Fire District No. 1 had one made for one young life saver.

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DALLAS – Heather Mounce will serve 75 months in prison on the charges she pleaded guilty to on Monday.

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INDEPENDENCE — The Polk County District Attorney’s Office is not pressing charges against a pilot who downed a power line at Riverview Park in Independence on July 21, but the pilot is facing charges in Linn County.

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DALLAS — Former Dallas resident Heather Mounce, indicted last year on 98 counts of identity theft, theft and criminal mistreatment, pleaded guilty to 15 charges on Monday.

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DALLAS — Heather Mounce, who is accused of 98 charges of theft, identify theft and criminal mistreatment, may have up to three trials, but they all will be in Polk County.

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RICKREALL — Southwestern Polk Fire District hired its first full-time employees to work out of the Rickreall Station and to provide 12-hour-per-day coverage at times when volunteer numbers are the lowest.

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POLK COUNTY — The Oregon State Fire Marshal encourages those celebrating the July Fourth to practice the four “Bs” of firework safety.

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INDEPENDENCE – Polk County Sheriff’s Office and State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a barn fire that started Monday afternoon on Morrow Road outside of Independence.

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DALLAS — A Polk County jury found Dennis Sarver guilty of first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and unlawful use of a weapon following three days of testimony last week.

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DALLAS — Thomas Aquinas Blount, 63, is charged with 19 theft- and identity theft-related crimes that are alleged to have occurred between 2010 and 2012.

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DALLAS — Retired Dallas Fire & EMS captain and chaplain Dave Pederson’s service with the department began with a compromise.