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 […]

MARMET concludes several major drug investigations

The MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force concluded several drug-related investigations over the past week and arrested three individuals for trafficking. One of those arrests took place in Toledo. On May 15, 2016, MARMET and the Ohio State Highway Patrol concluded a several month investigation by arresting Najmuddeen Salaam of Marion. Salaam, age 46, was stopped in […]

Marion officer appointed to Attorney General advisory group on pursuits

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Wednesday the formation of the Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuits. The group will include Lt. James Fitsko of the Marion Police Department. Attorney General DeWine created the group to examine the issue of law enforcement pursuits and to identify or create a model vehicle pursuit […]

Local Modern Woodmen members honor Esterline as “Hometown Hero”

Local volunteer Detective Nick Esterline, Marion, was recently recognized for countless hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on February 24, 2016. Esterline was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for his volunteer efforts as an Upward Basketball Coach and Marion Merchants Baseball for Youth Coach, his […]