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.
Polk County Fire District No. 1 swore in seven employees at their September board meeting. Information about each of them was provided by Polk Fire District No. 1 Chief Ben Stange.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 43, at the West Salem Goodwill on Sept. 18.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DALLAS — A Dallas man faces a felony of unlawful contact with a child and invasion of privacy charges in an incident that occurred in June at the Dallas Public Library.
POLK COUNTY — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two letters and three voicemails that contain threats against Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas).
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.
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.
DALLAS – A Polk County jury is deliberating charges against Salem resident Dennis Sarver, who is accused of murdering Falls City resident Earl Jambura.
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