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- Sheriff Tim Bailey
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.
At 1:30pm, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a level one snow advisory for Marion County. Some roadways have been plowed but many main and secondary roadways are still snow covered due to blowing and drifting snow due to high wind gusts. Crews from ODOT, the Marion County Garage and Marion City will be plowing and treating the roads throughout the day. Be alert for vehicles going into ditches and medians and vehicles traveling slowly. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and drive slowly. If possible, limit travel and only be on the roadways only if necessary.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of deputy sheriff. There are currently vacancies for full time deputy sheriff, contract (part-time) deputy sheriff and auxiliary deputy sheriff.
Applications can be picked up at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office or downloaded from the sheriff’s office website’s home page under the tab “Employment”.
Applicants must be 21 years old at the time of employment, have a high school diploma or equivalency and possess an active OPOTA Ohio peace officer certificate. Applicants must pass a stringent background check, physical and drug screen. Starting salary for full time deputy is $19.91 an hour and $19.00 for contract deputy sheriffs. Contract deputy sheriffs must be willing to work a variety of hours (up to 28 hours a week) including some nights and weekends. Contract deputy sheriffs are tasked with security for the probation department and also transporting prisoners to court and halfway houses. Contract deputy sheriffs also patrol the five villages that contract with the sheriff’s office for extra policing.
Applications for full time and contract deputy sheriff will be accepted until February 2nd, 2017 for this round of hiring. Auxiliary deputies are volunteers and applications are accepted all year long for the auxiliary unit.
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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