Arrest made in Big Island armed robbery

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports they have made an arrest in the robbery that occurred at Al’s Country Market, 3249 Harding Highway West in Big Island on Friday afternoon. On July 22, 35-year-old Matthew Thomas, of 545 Cherry Street in Marion, was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and remains incarcerated at the Multi-County […]

One arrested following struggle over gun

The Marion Police Department said that one man was arrested following a struggle over a gun Monday evening. The gun went off during the struggle. On July 4, 2016 at approximately 10:12 pm, officers of the Marion Police Department were flagged down about a possible shooting in the area of Park Street and Wallace Street […]

Ohio Auditor release SNAP fraud report

An audit of Ohio’s $2.5 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has found system weaknesses which allow for benefits of the dead to be claimed, accounts to build excessive balances, questionable out-of-state transactions and other instances of potential fraud. The audit of SNAP, commonly known as the food stamp program, found areas of vulnerability for fraud, […]

Marion woman charged in death of six month old child

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that a six month old died on Sunday after allegedly being assaulted by his mother on Friday. On June 17, 2016 at 2:34pm, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call requesting a medical squad at 1571 Southland Parkway in Marion. The caller reported that the subject was […]

Sheriff’s office seeks suspects following second Marion bank robbery – UPDATE

UPDATE: The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ronald Myles was taken into custody Friday evening in Dayton, Ohio. This investigation was a collaborative effort between detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion Police Department, MARMET, the FBI, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Dayton Police Department. Both bank robberies will continued to […]

Law provides “Good Samaritan” protection for reporting overdose, but with conditions

A person who calls 911 to save a friend who is overdosing won’t be arrested or punished for minor drug offenses under a new Ohio law. Ohio joined 37 states and the District of Columbia with so-called 911 Good Samaritan laws on Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 110 into law. But Ohio’s […]

OIU agents urge summer concert attendees to be responsible

Throughout Ohio, outdoor concert venues are gearing up for a busy concert season and several multi-day music festivals. If you’re heading to one or more of these events, agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit want all concert-goers to remember to drink responsibly, don’t drink if you haven’t turned 21, and do not furnish alcohol to […]

MARMET shuts down meth house on Irvin Shoots Road

On June 7, 2016, shortly after 5:00pm, the MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 7632 Irvin Shoots Road West located in Grand Township. The search warrant was a result of a drug investigation conducted by the MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force. Investigators said they located items used to manufacture methamphetamine which was being […]

Marion Police arrest three for violent home invasion

The Marion Police Department reports that on May 24, 2016, a resident in the 900 block of Merkle Avenue was the victim of a home invasion. The male senior citizen was assaulted and suffered numerous injuries, including a skull fracture. There was also a theft from the home as well during this incident. On May […]

OIU agents remind parents and graduates of Ohio’s alcohol laws

In high schools all across Ohio, graduates and their families are celebrating the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another. Those celebrations often include alcohol. In an effort to make this a safe graduation season, agents with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) remind parents and graduates to make the […]