Marion Police Department

  • Agency: Marion Police Department
  • Address: 14 Military Rd, Marion, 72364 AR
  • Chief: Gary Kelley (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-739-2101
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Marion Police Department is located at 14 Military Rd, Marion, 72364 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Gary Kelley. The Marion Police Department phone number is 870-739-2101.

Marion Police Department News

CONSUMER ALERT: Hackers are taking Hostages in Cyberspace LITTLE ROCK – Hackers are taking hostages in cyberspace and using new methods to extort money from individuals and businesses. Using methods called “ransomware,” they can capture and control access to prized photos, like wedding albums or pictures of children or grandchildren, or important documents, like taxes or legal documents. Using a virus, computer files are remotely encrypted and users can no longer view them, unless you pay the hackers for the “key” to unlock the files. Often these criminals demand payment in Bitcoin or some other untraceable form of payment. The Arkansas Attorney General’s office has been contacted about this growing form of malicious malware that can get installed on a computer or mobile phone without the user even knowing, until they try to access a file that has been locked. The FBI reports ransomware attacks hit an all-time high in 2016. This virus is masked as an attachment or hyperlink via email or social media messengers and could even come from people you may know. Once a consumer clicks on the attachment or hyperlink, the computer is infected and can spread the malware. “Hackers are taking control of computers and tools from cyberspace,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “These are sophisticated criminals from around the world, but there are simple steps individuals and businesses can take to stay protected from these hackers.” Attorney General Rutledge released the following steps consumers can take to prevent a ransomware computer attack. • Back up important files regularly. • Avoid opening attachments that look suspicious. • Do not open hyperlinks if you do not recognize the address or it looks suspicious. • Keep operating systems, antiviruses, browsers and other software up to date. • Make sure unused wireless connections are turned off. • If your computer or phone is acting suspicious, disconnect from the internet until it has been diagnosed. Many anti-virus and computer systems, along with computer technicians, can remove the virus if a computer does get infected. Ransomware attacks should also be reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center. For more information and tips to avoid scams and other consumer-related issues, contact the Arkansas Attorney General’s office at (800) 482-8982 or consumer@arkansasag.gov or visit ArkansasAG.gov or facebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge.

Aggravated Burglary warrants were issued on Dewaun Logan 19yr old male from Earle, Ar. and James Tobar 21yr male from Marion. Logan was arrested this past Friday 6-5-2015 by Marion officers without incident and transported to the Crittenden County Detention Center. Tobar voluntarily turned himself in at the Marion Police Department to the Criminal Investigation Division on Monday 6-8-2015. He was interviewed, arrested and transported to the Crittenden County Detention Center. The warrants issued are from a Residential Burglary on May 6th, 2015. Logan and Tobar forced entry into a house on Lackey road located in Marion. The individuals sustained gunshot wounds during the commission of the burglary. Both individuals were transported to the hospital where they were treated for their wounds. Both Logan and Tobar were recently released from the hospital and both served with these warrants and arrested. Logan appeared today (Monday) in West Memphis District for arraignment in front of Judge Fred Thorne. Tobar will appear in West Memphis District court on Wednesday for arraignment also in front of Judge Fred Thorne.

Marion Police Department recently promoted (4) officers to Corporal by Chief Gary Kelley and Assistant Chief Dennis Burns. They were recognized and promoted for (3) years of service to the Marion Police Department and the citizens of Marion. During the promotion, Chief Kelley expressed his thoughts of their dedication to the Marion Police Department and commended them for a job well done. He presented each officer with their Corporal collar pins and a certificate appointing them to the rank of Corporal. Pictured (L to R) Asst. Chief Dennis Burns, Corporal Jeff Shehan, Corporal Howard Tankersley, Corporal Will Collins, Corporal Paul Turney and Chief Gary Kelley.

COMMUNITY EVENT: On Friday April 24 & Saturday April 25th, 2015 Marion will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Sultana disaster! It is the worst maritime disaster in United States History. Go to www.sultana150.org for more history about this disaster.

Come out to Colton's Thursday Night 4-16-2015 and help support Special Olympics! All proceeds from sales goes to Special Olympics. 4:00pm - 9:00pm

COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Reminder today Wed 4-15-2015 thru Thursday 4-16-2015. The Mound City Road rail road tracks will be closed due to maintenance & repair which are located at the east end of Mound City Road closest to the New Bridge. Time frame of re-opening of this location is unknown at this time. Note: Military Rd @ Hwy 77 & Medel Marconi track crossings are not affected. These crossings are in full operation. Thanks! Stay Safe!

Happy St. Patricks Day! From the Marion Police Department Stay Safe!

CITIZEN INFORMATION: Scams are nothing new. Here are the top 10 scams listed so far in 2015. Some of theses scams listed are not new but are the most common scams so far this year. DONT fall for scams like this, if it seems to good to be true it most likely is a scam. NEVER give out personal information to anyone that contacts you by phone or email. Top 10 List of Scams of 2015 1. Internet merchandise scams You purchase something online, but it is either never delivered or it is not what they claimed it was, or is defective. 2. Phishing/Spoofing Emails Emails that pretend to be from a company, organization or government agency but ask you to enter or confirm your personal information 3. Fake Prizes, Sweepstakes, Free Gifts, Lottery Scams You receive an email claiming you won a prize, lottery or gift, and you only have to pay a "small fee" to claim it or cover "handling costs". These include scams which can go under the name of genuine lotteries like the UK National Lottery and the El Gordo Spanish lottery. Unsolicited email or telephone calls tell people they are being entered or have already been entered into a prize draw. Later, they receive a call congratulating them on winning a substantial prize in a national lottery. But before they can claim their prize, they are told they must send money to pay for administration fees and taxes. The prize, of course, does not exist. No genuine lottery asks for money to pay fees or notifies it's winners via email. 4. Fake check payments You sell something online or through Craig's List Consumers and you're paid with phony checks, and instructed to wire money back to buyer. The check looks real... but after you try to cash it, you find out it is a fake; and you're arrested for passing a counterfeit check! Read more about scam checks on this page and here about the EBay check scam. 5. Recovery/Refund Companies A scammer contacts and claims you owe money on a debt or the scammer offers to recover money lost in a previous scam 6. Loans Scams / Credit Fixers False promises of business or personal loans, even if credit is bad, for a fee upfront. Or a scam that promises to repair your credit for a fee. 7. Computer Performance Scams: Equipment and Software Scammers claim to offer technical support for computer problems and charge a fee to fix nonexistent problems. 8. Scholarship, Student Loan and Financial Aid scams For a fee, a research company offers to conduct a customized search for scholarships or grants for students to apply for. Scammers take the money and run or provide a worthless list 9. Online Dating Scams Fake profiles of scammers posing as attractive men and women, then claiming they need money to help in an emergency, typically when they claim to be out of the country on a business trip. 10. Facebook Fake Friend Scam - Did you ever get a Friend Request on Facebook from someone you already thought was your Friend? If you hit Accept, you may have just friended a scammer. Con artist nurtures an online relationship, builds trust, and convinces victim to send money.

Stop and Think before you act!

Stop and think before you act! Your kids depend on your guidance. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=837788146232036

CITIZEN AWARENESS:Just a reminder this holiday season: Please lock your vehicles and remove any valuables. Most property crimes are ones of opportunity. Items in plain sight are an easy target. And please report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods to us as soon as possible. Call the Marion PD @ 870-739-2101 about any strange activity! Stay Safe!

CITIZEN INFORMATION: TDOT's contractor will close the I-40 westbound entrance ramps from Riverside Drive and Front street this SUNDAY. They will be closed all day (6:00am - 11:59pm) to lift seismic bridge bearings. All traffic from downtown Memphis will be detoured to the Danny Thomas Blvd Interchange to access I-40 westbound. Drive careful Stay Safe!

__________________________________________ MARION CHRISTMAS PARADE WINNERS: Civic 1st Place - Lady Patriots 2nd Place - MJHS Band 3rd Place - MHS Cheer Squad Commercial 1st Place - Hino 2nd Place - Willowbend 3rd Place - Cheer City United ________________________________________

The Marion Animal Shelter is selling PATHWAY TO LIFE Luminaries to light up Marion on Christmas Eve. Contact Animal Control Officers Becky or Michelle at 870.739.5412 for more info.

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There has been questions about Arkansas seat belt laws. Check out this site Stay Safe! http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/dccece/classroom_docs/carseatsafety.pdf

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Be alert for solictors going door to door in neighbor hoods around Marion. Some are asking for money for field trips with their church. A concerned citizen called and advised me of this occurring in River Trace. He called the church to confirm and they advised it was a scam. Marion has an ordinance against solicting in neighborhoods of anykind. Like any scam check it out before taking any action. DONT GET SCAMMED! Stay Safe!

Flag Day ! Everyone Stay Safe!

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I agree !