Salem — Scott Gabriel Spangler, 43, of Dallas was killed on Sept. 18 at the Goodwill in West Salem during a narcotics investigation.
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.
FALLS CITY — A Falls City man faces charges of menacing and resisting arrest after he reportedly caused a disturbance at Falls City City Hall on Thursday.
DALLAS — Four people and their pets were forced from their home on Clow Corner Road early Monday morning after a fire ignited in the attached garage of the house.
INDEPENDENCE — Eric Dale Hedrick, 47, of Independence, pleaded guilty on April 23 to six counts of identity theft and one count of aggravated identity theft. Dismissed were one count of first-degree forgery, one count of first-degree theft and 11 counts of identity theft.
INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Police Department received its second consecutive award of law enforcement accreditation at the recent Oregon Association Chiefs of Police annual conference.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Everybody needs a little help sometimes, even the people who normally do the helping.A chaplaincy program shared by Independence and Monmouth police departments and Polk County Fire District No. 1 now has five chaplains.
POLK COUNTY — After the 2013 public safety levy failed, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was cut to seven positions in patrol, and chances were slim that a minor property crime would be prosecuted.
DALLAS — A logger suffered serious injuries after being struck by a boulder while working 600 and 700 feet down a ravine at a remote logging site in Polk County.
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