MARMET Makes “Major” Drug Seizure

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The MARMET Drug Task Force said they made a “major” drug seizure on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 when detectives made a traffic stop on State Route 4, just south of Barks Road. During the stop at about 11:30 a.m., a passenger in the vehicle, Anthony T. Washington was arrested on multiple charges. Washington, 19 from […]

Police: Shots Fired into Two Marion Apartments

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department is investigating an incident where several shots were fired at two apartments on Sunday evening. At 10:46 p.m. on August 17, 2014, City dispatchers received the call reporting shots being fired into a residence at 967 Paula Drive. Officers responded to the area and said they discovered several rounds had been […]

Marion Police Department Says Goodbye to 25-Year Veteran

Tim Rowe

The Marion Police Department said that Friday, August 1, 2014 was Officer Tim Rowe’s last day with their organization, capping off a 25-year career. Originally hired as a police officers on July 2, 1989, he served in many different capacities at the police department during his career. Rowe was a Field Training Officer from 1992 […]

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 & […]