Return of Medication Disposal event called a success

The last medication collection day was held a year ago, but from the dozens of expressions of gratitude, Marion County citizens were happy that local officials brought it back again for 2015. Mother Nature helped by providing a blanket of sunshine as a combination of eight deputies and officers collected medication from the 226 cars […]

Marion businesses report receiving counterfeit money

Officers from the Marion Police Department have responded to at least eight incidents of local businesses reporting counterfeit twenty dollar bills since September 12, 2015. The Marion Police Department has contacted area businesses to warn them of these incidents and have also been in contact with the United States Secret Service. The Marion Police Department, […]

Police seeking tips about Marion gas station robbery

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:30 p.m., officers of the Marion Police Department responded to 885 East Center Street for a report of a robbery in progress. Upon arrival, officers said found that the gas station had been robbed by a male subject for an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk and witnesses were […]

Officials announce arrests in multi-county theft ring

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey announced Thursday that, for a second time this year, multiple law enforcement agencies had worked together to bring down a multi-county theft ring. The agencies involved included the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion Police Department, MARMET-METRICH Drug Task Force, Columbus Police Department, Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office and Ohio Organized Crime […]

Ohio FOP, led by Marion Major, speaks out against marijuana ballot issue

Law enforcement officials said Thursday that enforcing low-level marijuana law violations is not a priority, and a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana would create more problems for Ohio police, sheriffs, state troopers and prosecutors. Jay McDonald, president of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, said the drug crime task force he leads does […]

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day planned for Saturday

Organized by wives of officers from the Marion Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Ohio State Highway Patrol, Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, September 19, 2015. There will be a community cookout at Pure Function CrossFit, 202 South Main Street, at 1:00 with a craft show in the rear lot, and […]

Officials: Recent truancy blitz stresses importance of education

The Marion City Police Department partnered with the Marion County Juvenile Court and Marion City Schools Tuesday to conduct a blitz on truancy in the city. The blitz focused on visiting the homes of frequently absent students and educating them and parents or guardians about the need – and legal requirement – for them to […]

Over a dozens arrests made as part of “Operation Summer Clearance”

On September 9, 2015 over 20 law enforcement officers from Marion Municipal Probation, Marion County Adult Probation, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI&I), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) joined MARMET detectives is serving three search warrants and eight arrest warrants in Marion County. “This operation […]

Marion Police seek suspect in burglary

The Marion Police Department said they are seeking Richard Lewis Stansberry Jr. as part of their “Warrant of the Week” program. Stansberry is a 51 year-old white male. He is 5’9” tall weighing 150 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He is known to travel around Marion on a mountain bike. Stansberry has a felony […]

Robbery turns into standoff with Sheriff’s Office

On Saturday, August 8, 2015 at approximately 3:30am, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office investigated a robbery and assault that took place in the area of Campbell Road at Marion-Green Camp Road. Officials said the victim had non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. The suspects were tracked to a residence in the 900 […]