160 People Charged with Alcohol Offenses During Weekend Ohio Concerts

Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit recently worked three high-profile music events in Ohio, arresting 160 people for various alcohol related offenses. From Thursday, July 17 – Sunday, July 20, 2014, agents charged 99 people with mostly underage alcohol violations during the annual Jamboree in the Hills music festival. Other charges during the […]

Police: Heroin Recovered from Henry Street Search Warrant


On July 22, 2014, shortly after 4:00pm, detectives from the MARMET Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in relation to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. The search warrant was executed at 870 Henry Street in Marion with the help of officers from the Marion Police Department, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and […]

State Adding 3D Scanners to Help with Crime Scene Reconstruction


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that crime scene agents with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have a new tool to assist in documenting complex crime scenes. Agents are now using a 3D laser scanner, which sits on a tripod and rotates 360 degrees, to take millions of precise laser measurements […]

Marion Rep. Appointed as Chair of Opiate Addiction and Law Enforcement Summer Study Committee

Dorothy Pelanda

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) has been appointed as chair of the Law Enforcement Perspectives on the Drug Epidemic & Its Impact on Families Study Committee. The committee is part of two bipartisan study committees, which will hold hearings regarding specific state issues throughout Ohio this summer. The special committee will continue the work completed […]

Lawmakers Want Ignition Interlock Devices Required for Every Convicted Drunk Driver

Every person convicted of drunken driving in Ohio would have to install a device that tests their sobriety every time they take the wheel, under legislation being pushed by lawmakers and traffic-safety advocates. Christopher Hart, the acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, joined other supporters of ignition interlock devices at a news conference […]

Marion Police Arrest Man for Arson, Auto Theft

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department said they arrested an 18-year-old male for allegedly setting fire to a garage that contained a vehicle he allegedly stole earlier. Officers responded on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:49 p.m. to assist the Marion Fire Department with a fire at 621 Ballentine Avenue. Officers said they found that a car […]

State Patrol Arrested 749 for OVI over July Fourth Weekend

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 749 arrests for impaired driving and 318 for drug-related charges over the 2014 Fourth of July holiday period, which began Thursday, July 3 and ended Sunday, July 6. During the reporting period, the Patrol made nearly 57,000 traffic contacts, which included assisting more than 4,700 motorists. Twelve people lost […]

New Sex Offender Reverse Lookup Database Unveiled

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association have unveiled a new reverse lookup feature accessible through the Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN) Database, which is maintained by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Now active, the new feature allows anyone to input unfamiliar phone numbers, email addresses, social media screen […]

Safety Urged When Using Novelty Fireworks


In an effort to reduce the number of fires and fireworks-related injuries, the Division of State Fire Marshal encourages Ohioans to attend public fireworks displays hosted by local municipalities and licensed exhibitors this July 4th holiday. “The best way for Ohioans to prevent fireworks injuries is to attend a licensed, professional fireworks exhibition,” said State […]

Shots Fired During Breaking and Entering in Prospect

Marion County Sheriff

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said shots were fired by a property owner in Prospect after several suspects allegedly broke into his building on early Monday morning. On June 23, 2014 at 5:14am, the deputies responded to a building in the 100 block of North Main Street in the Village of Prospect for a report […]