Gun found in student’s bag, police say parent takes responsibility

The Marion Police Department is investigating after a handgun was found in a student’s backpack at Benjamin Harrison Elementary Wednesday afternoon. At the end of this school day, staff at Benjamin Harrison Elementary on Brightwood Drive were advised of the possible presence of a weapon inside a student’s backpack. According to police, staff members took […]

Required safety drill at Grant and Harding included police sweep, no drugs found

Grant Middle School and Harding High School conducted lockdown safety drills this morning, complying with state requirements. The district also invited local law enforcement to sweep the school with canine units in a search for drugs and contraband while on lockdown. No drugs were found in either school during the searches. State law requires schools […]

Marion man indicted for August bank robbery

The Marion Police Department says that a Marion man was recently indicted for his alleged involvement in a bank robbery in August. The Union Bank Co., 220 Richland Road, was robbed on August 17, 2017. Following the robbery, the Marion Police Department said they received several tips and followed many leads. Through this investigation, 40-year-old […]

Marion bank robbed, suspect sought

The Marion Combined Dispatch Center received a report of a bank robbery at the Union Bank on Richland Road at noon on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Witnesses said the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and left a package behind which he claimed contained an explosive device. The suspect is described […]

Marion man sentenced to 18 years for two bank robberies

A Marion man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for robbing two banks in Marion last summer. A jury convicted Ronald R. Myles, Jr., 35, earlier this year of robbing two Commercial Savings Bank branches in June 2016. U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary sentenced Myles to 222 months in prison. Myles wore […]

Police investigating suspected weekend murder/suicide

The Marion Police Department said their preliminary investigation into the discovery of two bodies over the weekend has led to a determination that this tragic situation appears to be a murder/suicide. On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at around 6:00pm, officers from the Marion Police Department responded to a house in the 300 block of Brentwood […]

Marion woman arrested for alleged homicide

The Marion Police Department said they have arrested a woman and charged her with murder after the discovery of a victim on Wednesday evening. At 7:03pm on June 7, 2017, the Marion Combined Dispatch Center received a 911 call from 303 Uncapher Avenue. The caller reported that they discovered a family member who was covered […]

Marion Police Department honors officers for work in 2016

The Marion Police Department presented its officers with awards at a ceremony following the annual Marion County Law Enforcement Memorial Service for achievements accomplished in 2016. “The awards given out today are our way of saying thank you to the men and women of the Marion Police Department and to say how proud we are […]

Columbus teen drown at Quarry Park

The Marion Police Department reports that a 15-year-old from Columbus drowned on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Quarry Park. At 3:11pm, a 9-1-1 call was received about a juvenile male drowning in Quarry Park. Police said that a group of juveniles had been jumping off the cliffs when one of the juveniles began to experience […]

McKenzie wanted by Marion Police

The Marion Police Department is looking for Paul McKenzie and is seeking tips as to his whereabouts. There is currently a warrant for his arrest through the Adult Parole Authority. Paul McKenzie is a white male, 35 years old, 6’2, 180 lbs, with green eyes. If you see McKenzie, you are urged to call the […]