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- Sheriff Tim Bailey
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office along with several other pub safety agencies collaborated with River Valley Local School for active shooter training today. Sheriff Bailey and his staff were grateful to be part of this training for the safety of staff and students and to improve the efficiency and response of all the agencies collaborating and working together.
On April 3rd, 2017 at approximately 1200hrs The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Mt. Gilead Police Department that the suspect from two pharmacy robberies that occurred in both Morrow County and Marion City may be enroute to Marion County. Deputies located the vehicle described to them on Marion Mt. Gilead Rd and a traffic stop was made. Deputies located and arrested 44 year old Brian Weber of 3574 US Hwy 42 Cardington, Ohio. Weber was transported to the Multi County Correctional Center for charges of Improper Handling of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle and Carrying a Concealed Weapon both fourth degree felonies in reference to the traffic stop today.
Marion City Police are charging Weber with Aggravated Robbery, a first degree felony for the Rite Aid Pharmacy robbery that occurred February 6th, 2017 and Mt. Gilead Police Department will also be charging Weber with Aggravated Robbery as well for a robbery that occurred at the Mt. Gilead, Ohio Rite Aid Pharmacy on December 7th, 2016. Marion City Police Department assisted at the scene and with further investigation and the Mt. Gilead Police Department assisted today as well.
Sheriff Tim Bailey and Police Chief Bill Collins agreed it is very likely a third robbery was prevented today due to the collaborated efforts of all agencies and a violent criminal is no longer on the streets of our community or Morrow County where he had been committing crimes.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Taz’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Fanchon”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
K9 Taz joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 with K9 Handler Deputy DJ Barron after the retirement of Sig. Taz will be joined by K9 Nero who was added to the sheriff’s office K9 program with Handler Deputy Ryan Kelly in February of this year. Sheriff Bailey wants to thank Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. for making this vest possible for K9 Taz and for the communities continued support in our local law enforcement.
Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey is seeking the public’s help in identifying the skeletal remains of a female located in northeast Marion County on March 10th, 2007.
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