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 […]

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 […]