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BURGLARY INVESTIGATION ARRESTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Major Jeff Cline   
Monday, 26 September 2011

On 09.21.2011 The Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives and deputies served a search warrant at 2273 Smeltzer Rd and at 570 Davids Street Marion, Ohio as a result of an ongoing burglary investigation from burglaries that happened in the 2200 block of Smeltzer Rd. Detectives seized marijuana, and drug paraphernalia from these locations. Detectives also recovered stolen firearms from a burglary that occurred in the 1600 block of Marion Waldo Rd and additional stolen property as a result of this investigation.

Arrested as a result of the burglary investigations was 29 year old Bradley Runyon of 2273 Smeltzer Rd Marion, Ohio for charges of burglary, breaking and entering, and felony theft. Also arrested was 40 year old Michael Barnard of 570 Davids Street Marion, Ohio for charges of burglary, breaking and entering, and felony theft.

A third search warrant as a result of this investigation was served on 09.23.2011 at 217 South High Street Marion, Ohio. Additional stolen property was recovered from this location as well as heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Arrested at this location was 25 year old Charda Grandberry on charges of possession of heroin, drug trafficking, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested from this location was a 17 year old female on charges of possession of heroin, drug trafficking, receiving stolen property and possession drug paraphernalia. All subjects arrested were taken to the Multi-County Correctional Center. The juvenile female was taken to the Marion juvenile detention center.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 October 2011 )
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SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVES LOCAL GRANT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Major Jeff Cline   
Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sheriff Tim Bailey is pleased to announce that his office received a grant from the Marion County Council on Aging. The 2011 Community Enrichment Grant was awarded to the sheriff’s office to continue their participation in Project Lifesaver. The $2400 grant has been used to purchase a new antenna, tracking receiver and four transmitter bracelets. The tracking equipment and transmitter bracelets will be used for elderly clients who enroll in the Project Lifesaver project through the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with the Marion County Council on Aging and Project Lifesaver International to further protect at risk citizens who have conditions or diseases that make those afflicted prone to wander from their homes or care facilities. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide a timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, Down syndrome and other related cognitive impairment diagnoses. Clients enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a wrist-watch sized radio transmitter on their wrist or ankle. The transmitter constantly emits a radio frequency signal, which can be tracked regardless of where the person has wandered; even into a densely wooded area, a marsh, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel. When a loved one goes missing, caregivers notify the sheriff’s office and trained deputies are dispatched to the wanderer’s area. The average rescue time remains around 30 minutes.

The Marion County Council on Aging is committed to improving the quality of life for older adults in Marion County by providing services that enrich, enhance, and promote independent living. The Council on Aging provides funding for home and community-based services for Marion County residents age 60 and older, regardless of income. Every year the council provides grant money to senior citizen groups and agencies that provide services to seniors. In 2011, the Council on Aging awarded contracts for home and community-based services for Marion County older adults totaling nearly $700,000.

“I am particularly pleased to offer Project Lifesaver to elderly citizens of Marion County who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other cognitive conditions. I want to thank the Marion Council on Aging for supporting our program and giving the sheriff’s office the funds to expand and sustain our attempts to keep Marion County seniors safe,” Sheriff Bailey said.

If you have any questions about Project Lifesaver or know of anyone for whom this program could be beneficial, please contact Major Jeff Cline at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 382-2844 or look at the Project Lifesaver page on the Marion County Sheriff’s Office website.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 October 2011 )
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BURGLARY SUSPECTS SOUGHT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Major Jeff Cline   
Friday, 09 September 2011

On September 8, 2011 at approximately 9:42am the sheriff’s office was notified of a burglary to a residence in the 2000 block of Holland Road.  The caller reported that a vacant house he owns in that area had been burglarized.  The victim stated that he observed a newer model maroon Dodge or Chrysler minivan parked in the driveway.  He said he observed a white male subject exit his house and then a few seconds later saw a second white male subject emerge from the house and get in the van.  Deputies were told both suspects appeared to be aged in their mid-20’s.  The victim advised that the van fled the area and he began to chase it at a high rate of speed in an attempt to get the license plate number or get the suspects to stop.  He told deputies that he caught up to the van on Holland Road south of State Route 309 and rammed the rear of the maroon minivan, which caused him to go into the ditch.  The victim managed to regain control of his vehicle but the suspect vehicle got away and a license plate number was not obtained.  The victim is not certain whether he caused damage to the rear of the suspect vehicle or not. 

It appears that the burglary was an attempt for the suspects to try to steal copper piping that was in the vacant house.  Several pipes had been cut in the residence but no pipe seemed to be missing.  Sheriff Bailey cautions that when confronted with a crime in progress to first call 9-1-1 and not to endanger yourself by attempting to apprehend the suspects.  Being a good witness is very important and staying on 9-1-1and updating deputies is the safest way to assist law enforcement in a case such as this. Sheriff Bailey is asking anyone who might have information about this incident to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (740)382-8244 or anonymously call the Marion Crime Tip Line at (740)387-TIPS.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 September 2011 )
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SHERIFF ENFORCES TRAFFIC SAFETY PDF Print E-mail
Written by Major Jeff Cline   
Friday, 02 September 2011

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey is announcing that deputies will be conducting a traffic enforcement blitz to correlate with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  Extra patrols will be conducted now through Labor Day weekend to ensure the safety of our community.  In an effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public, the sheriff’s office will be enforcing a zero tolerance policy on speeding, drunk driving, and seatbelt violations.  Marion County residents are urged to obey traffic laws and have a safe Labor Day weekend.

These extra patrol activities were made possible through a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.  The grant was awarded to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in a continued effort to lower traffic accidents related to alcohol, speed, and seatbelt violations.  Motorists are to expect to see deputies enforcing traffic safety countywide.  Sheriff Tim Bailey and his deputies are committed to keep Marion County roadways safe for all residents and visitors.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 September 2011 )
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