Troopers stop mobile meth lab on U.S. 23 just south of Marion

On March 3, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers stopped a vehicle traveling southbound on US 23 at mile post 20 in Delaware County for a speeding violation. The driver of the vehicle was allegedly found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and further investigation revealed chemicals commonly used to manufacture […]

Sheriff’s Office arrests multi-county burglary suspects

On February 8, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm the Marion County Sheriff’s Office began investigating burglaries that occurred in the eastern portion of Marion County. After their investigation led to the identification of a suspect vehicle description, deputies and detectives with the assistance of the Marion Police Department apprehended both individuals allegedly involved in the burglaries. […]

Officials release updated facial reconstruction of unidentified murder victim

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey have released the facial reconstruction of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in 2007. The clay model was created by a forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in an effort to help Marion County authorities identify the […]

Sheriff names Soice and DeWitt Deputy and Civilian of Year

Sheriff Tim Bailey has announced the 2016 employees of the year for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Jim Soice has been selected as the Deputy of the Year. Detective Soice joined the sheriff’s office in 2010 as an auxiliary deputy sheriff following his graduation from the Marion Technical College Basic Academy. Jim was hired […]

Man arrested for allegedly setting several fires

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey and Marion Township Fire Department Chief Ben Meddles have announced the Tuesday morning arrest of a male suspect for setting a fire Monday night in the 1300 block of State Route 309 East. Since September 21, 2016 the Marion Township Fire Department has responded to four reported fires in the […]

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. […]

Sheriff’s Office deploying additional deputies to enforce traffic safety for Halloween

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey announced his office will be participating in a countywide traffic detail targeting speed and alcohol related violations for Halloween. Deputies will be conducting extra traffic enforcement and patrol on October 31st for Trick-Or-Treat night. In an effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public, the sheriff’s office will be […]

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 […]

Marion law enforcement organization issues “no confidence” letter against Sheriff candidate

The Steve Young Memorial Lodge #24, Marion County Fraternal Order of Police issued a letter of “no confidence” Tuesday against a candidate for Marion County Sheriff. In the letter, the lodge said that multiple issues, including “associating with known criminals,” caused them to issue their stance against Ronald Scheiderer. Below is the full text of […]