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Reserve Deputies Wanted - 01/26/16
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting Reserve Deputy Sheriff applications for the Reserve Academy that runs from early November 2016 until the end of May 2017. The application deadline is February 12th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must be 21 years of age and will be required at a minimum to pass a written test, interviews, criminal background check, psychological evaluation, physical fitness test and drug screening. Apply at http://www.co.polk.or.us/ms/volunteer-application and select the volunteer application.

Send or drop off the completed applications to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 850 Main St Dallas, OR 97338. For further information, contact Detective John Williams at 503-623-9251.
Four arrested in Falls City on Methamphetamine and related charges - 01/25/16
On Friday, January 22, 2016 at about 11:40 p.m., the Dallas Police Department responded to an address in their city where a 17-year old male was having seizures after using methamphetamine. It was reported that the juvenile obtained the methamphetamine from a Mr. Robert Peters who lived at 200 Church Street #7 in Falls City, Polk County.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office investigated this incident and obtained a search warrant to search Mr. Peters' residence, a motorhome, parked at the Greenhaven RV Park in Falls City, 200 Church Street.

The search warrant was executed on Sunday, January 24th at about 6:00 p.m. During the execution of that search warrant, Mr. Peters as well as three other adults were arrested. All four subjects were lodged at the Polk County Jail.

Mr. Peters was charged with the Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine X2, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and the Unlawful Possession of Hydrocodone.

Mr. Jerry Carmickle was charged with the Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Ms. Pamela Elliott was charged with the Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Child Neglect in the 2nd Degree for leaving her 6-year old daughter alone at her trailer space, as she was visiting at Mr. Peters' space. The Department of Human Services -- Child Welfare Investigators, responded to the scene of the search warrant, and arranged for safe placement for the 6-year old girl.

Mr. Shawn Russell was charged with the Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Child Neglect in the 2nd Degree, as he was Ms. Elliott's boyfriend and lived with her and her 6-year old daughter.
Attempt to Identify Burglary Suspect - 01/19/16
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying a subject caught on camera at the scene of a burglary that took place the weekend of 1-10-2016. Anyone with information on the subject in the attached photos is requested to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 503-623-9251 and refer to case number DAS16000070.
Attached Media Files: Suspect and vehicle
Polk County Sheriff's Office SALT unit looking for volunteers - 01/15/16
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for volunteers in the SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) program. Although the name implies that it is a seniors program, it is open to all qualified individuals who are 21 years of age or older. The minimum requirement for volunteer hours for unit members is 8 hours per month.

Activities include transporting of evidence to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab in Springfield, Oregon, Fingerprinting, Office and computer work, Court entrance scanning, County Road Patrol and Civil Document service.

If you are interested you are invited to attend a SALT Open Meeting on January 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Polk County Courthouse Conference Room. If you have questions about the unit or plan to attend the information meeting please contact Kathleen Noll at 503-851-9097