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Lieutenant Dave Clark Retires

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Lieutenant Dave Clark Retires

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, was Lieutenant Dave Clark’s last day with Marion PD. He was hired on December 31, 1989 as a Police Officer for the City of Marion. He graduated from Bucyrus High School and attended Nazarene University College and North Central College, earning a degree in computer science. Dave also served in the Air Force National Guard from 1985 to 1992.

During his time at MPD, Dave was a field training officer, Operations Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, and K-9 supervisor. He was also involved with bike patrol, community policing, and computer operations. Dave received awards for Meritorious Service, Good Conduct, Marksmen, Educational Achievement, and Armed Forces.

“I enjoyed the time I spent helping the citizens of Marion and look forward to now giving all my time to my loving wife Tracy,” Lt Clark stated.

Congrats on your retirement, Dave, and thank you for your service!


Phone Scam Targets Marion Residents

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The Marion Police Department has received multiple calls today from area residents, who report receiving a suspicious phone calls. Each call has been largely similar, whereby the caller claims to be from Mastercard or Chase Bank. The caller claims that the person’s bank card has been lost or stolen and asks them to “Press 1” for the security department. Each of the reporting parties indicated that they did not proceed with the call.

The context of these calls appear to be that of a scam and by following the directions and pressing the button, the victim may be subject to unapproved charges to their account. Additionally, the callers may attempt to obtain personal information, including Social Security Number and banking information. If you have a call of this nature, it is advised that you not proceed with the phone call. If you believe that your account information may have been compromised or if you determine that your card may actually be lost or stolen, it is recommended that you contact the appropriate bank that issued to card.

Any questions regarding this matter may be directed to the Marion Police Department at 740-387-2525.


Major Randy Caryer Retires

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Major Randy Caryer Retires

March 12th, 2014, marked the last day for Major Caryer as he ended his law enforcement career. He graduated from River Valley High School 1976 and then attended and graduated from North Central Technical College with an AASD in Law Enforcement. On August 5, 1979, Major Caryer was hired as a police officer for the Marion Police Department and graduated from the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy Basic Class 43. He was assigned to the Investigation Division in 1986 and then promoted to Sergeant/Lieutenant in 1993. In 1998, Major Caryer was promoted to Major. As Major, he served as Commander for the Investigations, Support Services, and Operations Division. He was interim Chief from November 2, 2013 until February 24, 2014.

During his police career, Major Caryer was awarded the Combat Cross in 1997, attended the Police Executive Leadership College (Session XVI), and also graduated from the FBI National Academy Session 203 in 2000. He has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 36 years and has two daughters, Christina Caryer and Amy Logsdon. He also has three grandchildren: Finn, Copper, and Leo Logsdon.

Congratulations, Major Caryer!


***Update*** Double Shooting at Local Bar

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***Update***
03-04-14 @ 3:00pm

At approximately 2:30pm, Officers of the Marion Police Department and Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, acting on a tip, responded to a residence in the 500-block of E Church Street. Information was received that the shooting suspect from this morning’s incident at the Timeout Bar was present in the residence. Arrested at the residence and charged in connection with the shooting was William Lamarr Jackson, 32 years of age, from the Toledo, Ohio area.

Jackson was transported to the Multi-County Correctional Center pending arraignment on Felonious Assault charges stemming from the incident. The Marion Police Department would like to thank the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance during this investigation.

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At about 1:29am, Officers responded to the parking lot of the Timeout Bar on Davids Street for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found two males with gunshot wounds. The injuries were not life threatening and the two victims were transported to Columbus area hospitals.

Suspect Info:
Black male, early to mid 30’s, about 6’-6’2”, thin build, light goatee, wearing jeans with a white long-sleeve shirt with black lettering, and a black and white ball cap.

It was discovered during the investigation that the black male is known as “T” and is possibly from the Toledo area. It is believed that he has recently been staying in the Marion area. The suspect was accompanied by a white female. They left the area in a white, older model 4 door car with West Virginia license plates.

This subject should be considered armed and dangerous. If you encounter him, do not approach him and call 911. If you have any information, you can call the Investigative Bureau at 740-387-2222 or you can call the TIPS Line to remain anonymous at 740-375-TIPS.

Issuing Officer
Major Jeff Clewell


Double Shooting at Local Bar

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At about 1:29am, Officers responded to the parking lot of the Timeout Bar on Davids Street for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found two males with gunshot wounds. The injuries were not life threatening and the two victims were transported to Columbus area hospitals.

Suspect Info:
Black male, early to mid 30’s, about 6’-6’2”, thin build, light goatee, wearing jeans with a white long-sleeve shirt with black lettering, and a black and white ball cap.

It was discovered during the investigation that the black male is known as “T” and is possibly from the Toledo area. It is believed that he has recently been staying in the Marion area. The suspect was accompanied by a white female. They left the area in a white, older model 4 door car with West Virginia license plates.

This subject should be considered armed and dangerous. If you encounter him, do not approach him and call 911. If you have any information, you can call the Investigative Bureau at 740-387-2222 or you can call the TIPS Line to remain anonymous at 740-375-TIPS.

Issuing Officer
Major Jeff Clewell


Two Victims in Accidental Shooting

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On 02-27-14 at about 4:25 p.m. Officers of the Marion City Police Department responded
to the report of a shooting at 423 S. Prospect St. Upon arrival, officers located two
female victims with wounds. The first victim had wounds to her left cheek, right arm and
right leg. The second had a wound to her right leg. Both victims were transported to
Marion General Hospital by the Marion City Fire Department squad with non-life
threatening injuries.

It was learned that the victims had been meeting with three other people at this residence
for a prayer service when the neighbor in the upstairs apartment accidentally discharged a
shotgun into his floor. The buck shot from the shotgun came through the ceiling and
struck the two victims, causing the injuries. The other three subjects in the room were
not injured. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the
investigation.

Charged out of this incident:

Terry Thacker
Age 59
Marion, Ohio
Negligent Assault


Man files false report of being shot

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On 2-26-14, Officers responded to a call of a man being shot outside of MotoMart, 617 W. Center St. The victim told officers that as he was walking in the parking lot he heard a shot and felt something strike him in the right thigh. The victim did not see a suspect and security video from the store did not provide any further information.

The victim was transported to Marion General Hospital where he was treated and a high-powered rifle round was removed from his thigh.

Through the course of the investigation, officers discovered evidence that led them to believe that this incident may have been staged in an effort to obtain pain-killing medication.

The man was interviewed and confessed to removing the round from its casing with pliers and then using a hammer to insert it into his own thigh.

Charged with Falsification:
Kenneth Stapleton
Marion, Ohio
48 years old


New Era for Marion Police Department

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The Marion Police Department is proud to announce the promotions of three of its finest . Chief Bill Collins (center),  Major Jeff Clewell (left), and Major Jon Shaffer (right).

Chief Collins is officially the 14th chief of police for the Marion Police Department since 1903.  Adding his name to the wall of history beside some of Marion’s best leaders.

As part of our celebration into this new era in history  we are asking citizens for help remembering the past officers of our department. We are reaching out to the citizens of Marion and asking for any old photos or stories of past members of our department.   Maybe this is a family member or just an old family photo taken with one of Marion’s finest.  Our hope is to share these photos and stories on our website for everyone to see throughout the year.

We are also looking for any old memorabilia specific to our department that anyone would like to donate for our historical area.

If you have any items or stories to share please contact Communications Officer Matthew Cole at mcole@marionohio.org or call 740-387-2525.  


Bill Collins To Be Named Chief of Police

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Chief Bill Collins

On February 24, 2014, Major Bill Collins will be sworn in as the new Chief of Police for the Marion Police Department.

Chief Collins was hired as an Officer on May 26, 1989. Before he came to work for the Marion Police Department, he served as a US Army Reservist from 1983-1989 and also attended THE Ohio State University from 1983-1985. Chief Collins began his law enforcement career in 1985 at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as a Dispatcher, Jailer, and Deputy before starting with the Marion Police Department in 1989. He was promoted to Sergeant/Lieutenant in 1995 and then Major in 2000

Chief Collins has held supervisory positions within every facet of the Marion Police Department. He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the Chief’s position.

“I am very proud to be the 14th Chief of Police since 1903 for the City of Marion,” said Chief Collins. “As Chief, I will do my very best to continue the very proud heritage and history of the Marion City Police Department. To ‘Protect and Serve’ the citizens of Marion will continue to be our number one goal. We will continue to live and work by our Core Values: Loyalty, Integrity, Fairness and Trustworthy. We do this to maintain the most professional police agency possible. I look forward to the excitement of leading the Marion Police Department in the coming years.”

Jeff Clewell
Major
Clewell is a graduate of Marion Harding High School. After graduation, he enlisted with the U.S. Army as an Infantryman, receiving multiple military awards during his service. After leaving active duty, Jeff joined the Army Reserves and is currently a Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Clewell joined the Marion Police Department as a Patrolman in October 1995 and graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in April 1996. While serving as a patrolman, Jeff served in the patrol division, as well as the Community Policing Unit. Clewell co- developed the 1st Citizens Police Academy in 2001. Jeff was promoted to Lieutenant in November 2003. In his position as Major, Clewell will be assigned to the Operations Division

Jon Shaffer
Major
Shaffer is a 1996 graduate of Marion Harding High School where he played football and wrestled for the Presidents. From 1996-1998, he attended the Ohio State University at Marion and then transferred to Mount Vernon Nazarene College (now Mt Vernon Nazarene University) and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (Criminal Justice) and a Minor in Spanish in May of 2000.

In August of 2000, he was hired as a Police Officer for the City of Marion. After attending the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy, he joined the Operations function at the police department. In June of 2007, Shaffer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, serving mostly on second shift, with brief stops on first shift and third shift along the way. Shaffer has been assigned to the Administrative Division.

Mayor’s Office Press Release


$10,000 in Cash Stolen and Recovered

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On 2-10-14, Officers responded to the report that $10,000 in cash had been stolen from a home. The victim was able to provide likely suspects and Officers were able to locate them. Almost all of the money stolen was recovered and three persons were taken to jail.

Charges will be forwarded to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday for formal charges.

Arrested:
17-year-old male
Marion, Ohio
Charge: Felony Theft

David Dodson
20 years old
Marion, Ohio
Charge: Tampering with Evidence

Anthony Weisenberger
21 years old
Marion, Ohio
Charge: Felony Receiving Stolen Property, Warrant

Lt Jeff Clewell
Issuing Officer


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