Local agencies deal with spike in heroin overdoses, make 11 arrests

In the last three days, Marion safety forces say they have responded to twelve heroin-related overdose calls. One of which resulted in the death of a 55-year-old male Monday evening. While investigating six overdoses on October 29, 2016, MARMET investigators said they were able to pinpoint the source of heroin in all of the cases. […]

Six arrested for drug trafficking in Marion

On October 27, 2016, the METRICH / MARMET Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion Police Department, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested six men in Marion for drug related offenses. The arrests wrap up a three month investigation into the sales of illegals narcotics in Marion. The […]

Over 200 pounds of medications collected at 2016 Fall Drop Off

Once again, Marion County citizens lined up to drop off unused medication at the fall Medication Disposal Day. This year, sponsors added paper shredding to the event. This feature was sponsored by DKMM Solid Waste district and resulted in the collection of just under 1 ton of paper to be shredded. The Take Back Day […]

Pennsylvania fugitives arrested in Marion

On September 22, 2016, the Marion Police Department was alerted by authorities from Pennsylvania that two wanted fugitives might be in the area. Both fugitives were wanted on theft warrants and are suspects in a stranger kidnapping in Westmoreland County, PA. Marion police, with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, MARMET Drug Task […]

Morral man arrested for manufacturing meth

The MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion Police Department executed a search warrant on September 9, 2016 at 9:55am at 104 West Street in Morral. The search warrant was a result of a three month drug investigation conducted by The MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force. 41-year-old Larry […]

Marion police charge parents after toddler overdosed twice on painkillers

The Marion Police Department said Wednesday that they arrested the parents of a toddler after that child overdoes twice on painkillers. On July 24, 2016, officers and detectives responded to Marion General Hospital to investigate a report of an overdose of an 18-month-old female child. Investigators report that it appears the child had overdosed on […]

Marion Police Chief heading to White House

Marion Police Chief Bill Collins was recently invited by the Office Of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) through the Bureau of White House Affairs to participate in a White House 21st Century Policing Briefing to be held in the White House East Wing on July 22, 2016. “It is an honor anytime a citizen is […]

One arrested following struggle over gun

The Marion Police Department said that one man was arrested following a struggle over a gun Monday evening. The gun went off during the struggle. On July 4, 2016 at approximately 10:12 pm, officers of the Marion Police Department were flagged down about a possible shooting in the area of Park Street and Wallace Street […]

MARMET shuts down meth house on Irvin Shoots Road

On June 7, 2016, shortly after 5:00pm, the MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 7632 Irvin Shoots Road West located in Grand Township. The search warrant was a result of a drug investigation conducted by the MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force. Investigators said they located items used to manufacture methamphetamine which was being […]

Marion Police arrest three for violent home invasion

The Marion Police Department reports that on May 24, 2016, a resident in the 900 block of Merkle Avenue was the victim of a home invasion. The male senior citizen was assaulted and suffered numerous injuries, including a skull fracture. There was also a theft from the home as well during this incident. On May […]