Sheriff’s Office arrests multi-county burglary suspects

On February 8, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm the Marion County Sheriff’s Office began investigating burglaries that occurred in the eastern portion of Marion County. After their investigation led to the identification of a suspect vehicle description, deputies and detectives with the assistance of the Marion Police Department apprehended both individuals allegedly involved in the burglaries. […]

Suspect sought following armed robbery at Rite Aid

On February 6, 2017 at 2:19 p.m., officers from the Marion Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at Rite Aid, 1081 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Marion. Investigators said that a white male, described as 6’ to 6’3 and medium to thin build, wearing a black zip up style hoodie and blue […]

Traffic stop leads to felony arrests

On February 2, 2017 at 2:46am, Officer Dylan Reese of the Marion Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that had no visible registration on it. During his investigation, Officer Reese said that it was determined that the vehicle he stopped had just been stolen from a breaking and entering of One Stop Auto […]

Federal magistrate rules against Ohio death penalty method

A federal magistrate judge on Thursday barred the use of a three-drug cocktail the state of Ohio planned to use to execute death-row inmates, declaring the method the state prefers to be unconstitutional. Magistrate Judge Michael Merz of Dayton also halted the executions of three inmates scheduled to be executed in the coming months, two […]

Ohio State Highway Patrol places priority on stopping human trafficking

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which criminals profit from the control and exploitation of others. The same Ohio roads that are used legitimately are also used by human traffickers and smugglers to transport their victims and further their operations. The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is committed to combating human trafficking […]

Ohio House approves legislation that would hold traffickers responsible for drug overdoses

State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) last week applauded the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 270. The legislation, which they jointly sponsored, provides additional judicial discretion when dealing with Ohio’s heroin epidemic. House Bill 270 would allow a judge to distinguish between a drug trafficker and a user. Under the legislation, […]

Man arrested for allegedly setting several fires

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey and Marion Township Fire Department Chief Ben Meddles have announced the Tuesday morning arrest of a male suspect for setting a fire Monday night in the 1300 block of State Route 309 East. Since September 21, 2016 the Marion Township Fire Department has responded to four reported fires in the […]

Local agencies deal with spike in heroin overdoses, make 11 arrests

In the last three days, Marion safety forces say they have responded to twelve heroin-related overdose calls. One of which resulted in the death of a 55-year-old male Monday evening. While investigating six overdoses on October 29, 2016, MARMET investigators said they were able to pinpoint the source of heroin in all of the cases. […]

Pennsylvania fugitives arrested in Marion

On September 22, 2016, the Marion Police Department was alerted by authorities from Pennsylvania that two wanted fugitives might be in the area. Both fugitives were wanted on theft warrants and are suspects in a stranger kidnapping in Westmoreland County, PA. Marion police, with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, MARMET Drug Task […]

Deputies arrest one burglary suspect, searching for second suspect

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred in the 9000 block of Harding Highway West early Thursday morning. The Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of both Hardin and Wyandot County Sheriff’s Offices, said they located the suspects just north of Marion County inside Wyandot County. When they stopped the suspects’ vehicle, […]