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 […]

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 […]

Two New Marion Officers Among Grads of Patrol Training Course

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Members of the 131st Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday morning at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. The 33 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 19 Ohio agencies, including the Marion Police Department. The 131st Basic Peace Officer Class utilized Ohio casino training funds to […]

Police Arrest Man for Public Indecency, Other Charges Following Foot Chase

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department says a man was arrested on Monday afternoon after repeatedly exposing himself to a convenience store clerk. Police say the man also had several arrest warrants, including one out of Cleveland. On June 19, 2014 and June 22, 2014, officers of the Marion Police Department responded to the Circle K convenience […]

Warnings Issued about Two Scams Circulating in Marion

The Marion Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are both warning residents and business about two scams that have been brought to their attention. The Marion Police Department said they are investigating a possible fraud targeting the fire victims from the arson that destroyed three homes on West Columbia Street earlier this week. […]

Police Made Quick Arrest in Fire that Destroyed Three Homes

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department reported they arrested a man on Tuesday for setting the fire that destroyed three homes on West Columbia Avenue earlier that morning. Police say the fire was started in retaliation following a fight. On June 18, 2014, detectives from the Marion Police Department and investigators from the Marion City Fire Department […]

School Resource Officer to Connect with Marion Kids this Summer

Officer Dave Dunaway

The Marion Police Department has assigned a school resource officer to spend the summer working with local children. Chief Bill Collins said the plan is part of the department’s new Community Policing Initiative for 2014. Officer Dave Dunaway, the School Resource Officer for Grant Middle School, has been assigned as the Safe Summer Kids & […]

Another Detroit Man Arrested for Allegedly Dealing Drugs in Marion


The MARMET Drug Task Force said they arrested a man from Detroit on Thursday for dealing drugs. The arrest came after detectives from MARMET executed a search warrant in relation to a month-long investigation into drug trafficking. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on May 29, 2014, MARMET detectives, with assistance of officers from the Marion Police […]

Four Arrested Following MARMET Raids on Two Houses

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MARMET Drug Task Force arrested four people for alleged drug trafficking following the execution of search warrants at two houses Friday morning. Three of the suspects hail from Detroit Michigan. The raids came as part of a two month long investigation into drug trafficking. Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on May 23, 2014, MARMET detectives with […]

Three Marion Police Officers Promoted to Lieutenant

Lt Promotions

The Marion Police Department promoted three of their officers to the rank of Lieutenant on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in a ceremony at City Hall. Long-time officers Jim Fitsko, Shane Gosnell, and Eric Marsh are now the department’s newest Lieutenants filling three vacancies. Lt. Fitsko is a 24-year veteran of the Marion Police Department. He […]