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 […]

MARMET arrests 6 for drug trafficking, seeks 4 more suspects

On Friday, February 19, 2016, detectives from the METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force, assisted by Marion County Adult Probation, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion Police Department and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office concluded several drug trafficking investigations by making six arrests. Arrested were: Leon Plummer, Age 36 of Marion Cedrick Riley, Age 31 of Marion (detectives […]

Marion man wanted following search warrant in narcotics investigation

METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force and local law enforcement agencies are looking for a suspect wanted following the execution of a search warrant on Monday, February 15, 2016. Shon Maniaci, 21, of Marion, has a warrant for his arrest out of Marion Municipal Court for possession of cocaine and heroin. Maniaci is described as a white […]

MARMET busts drug operations in Marion

The METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force executed three search warrants this week that resulted in several arrests and the elimination of a meth lab operating out of a local home. On February 9, 2016, two warrants were served inside the City of Marion as part of a month long investigation into the sale of illegal drugs. […]

Marion man arrested, again, for drug charges

On February 4, 2016, detectives with the METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force, assisted by the Marion Police Department, executed a search warrant 364 Olney Ave in the City of Marion as part of an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics. Arrested in this investigation was Dusty Maag, age 34 of Marion. Maag was charged with […]

Escaped juvenile offender arrested in Marion

Authorities have arrested a Marion juvenile who walked away from a Cleveland juvenile facility Wednesday evening. 17-year-old Ashley Smith had left the Applewoods Center in Cleveland where she was being held for her participation in the 2012 slaying of her stepfather. At approximately 5:00pm Thursday evening, employees from McDonalds at 1600 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road in […]

Police arrest two for manufacturing meth in Marion

On January 19, 2016, Detectives with the METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force, assisted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI) and the Marion Police Department, executed a search warrant 634 Pearl Street in the City of Marion as part of an investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Arrested in this investigation were the […]

Man arrested after Marion stabbing on New Year’s Eve

On January 31, 2015 at 8:43 PM, the Marion Police Department said they responded to the 230 block of Owens St. for a report of a man that had been stabbed. When officers arrived, they said they located a 45-year-old Marion man who had received a single stab wound to the upper chest. The man […]

Police make 10 arrests, seize drugs and cash as part of Operation Grinch Round-Up

On December 23, 2015 beginning at 7:00 a.m., Detectives from the METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI&I) began a year end operation to round up drug traffickers and others with warrants in the Marion area. In addition to warrant […]

New Marion officers among 26 graduating from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class

Members of the 134th Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. The 24 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 15 Ohio agencies, including two with the Marion Police Department. The 19-week basic course began in February. The course was […]