Police arrest man for Thursday robbery of Marion restaurant

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department says they arrested a man for robbing a restaurant early Thursday morning by knife-point. On December 18, 2014 at about 8:00am, officers responded to the Subway on Delaware Avenue for the report of an armed robbery where the suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspect took the entire cash […]

New Ohio law would include pets in protection orders

A bill allowing animals to be included in domestic violence, stalking and other protection orders is on its way to the governor. The Ohio Senate last week voted 32-0 to agree with House changes to Senate Bill 177, sending the bill to Gov. John Kasich who is expected to sign it into law. Nearly half […]

Man arrested in connection with two Marion robberies

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department said they arrested a man on Friday and charged him in connection with two robberies in Marion. On December 5, 2014, members of the Marion Police Department, with the assistance of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies, arrested Shane Jones, 22, of Marion, for robberies at the Colonial Coin Laundry Mat on September […]

Patrol reports 19 deaths over Thanksgiving weekend

2014 Thanksgiving Traffic Report

Provisional numbers released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday than in recent years. During the five day reporting period, from Wednesday, November 26, at 12 a.m. until Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., 19 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways. This is an […]

Ohio Investigative Unit Warns Vendors to Obey Liquor Laws

The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) and the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Liquor Control (DLC) have teamed up to remind liquor permit holders to help keep this holiday season safe. “Ohio retail businesses that sell alcohol must be extra vigilant during this holiday season and practice safe and responsible […]

Police Arrest Two Men Accused of Stealing Storm Sewer Grates

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department said Wednesday that they had arrested two men accused of stealing numerous storm catch basin grates around the City of Marion. The investigation began on November 6, 2014 after police discovered the thefts. 10 or more grates had been stolen in the last week with an estimated loss to the City […]

Thomas Wanted in Connection with Mary Street Shooting


The Marion Police Department said Tuesday that a warrant has been issued for Walter D. Thomas in connection to the Sunday shooting at 389 Mary Street. The warrant is for felonious assault. 33-year-old Thomas is a black male, 6’1 and 210lbs. He has black hair (last known to be in dreadlocks) and brown eyes. If […]

Police Investigating Shooting on Mary Street

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department is investigating a shooting on Mary Street that sent one person to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. On Sunday, November 9, 2014 at about 2:57am, police received a call of shots fired at 389 Mary Street. Responding officers said they located one male victim with a gunshot wound. The 24-year-old […]

Marion Man Arrested for Breaking into Home

Marion County Sheriff

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a man on Tuesday for breaking into a residence in the same area as the suspect’s own home. On November 4, 2014 at 11:47am, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspect who had been seen crawling into a window of a residence in the 1000 […]

Marion Police Arrest Kentucky Man for Rape

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department has arrested a man from Kentucky for the alleged rape of a Marion women over the weekend. On Saturday, November 1, 2014, an adult female reported to police that she had been raped in her home at knife point by an unknown black male in the Northeast section of Marion around […]