Life in Delaware County

Registration Open For Safety Town

5 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Ohio’s own award Safety Town, which has been providing young children safety education since it began in Mansfield in 1937, will have three locations and four dates this summer in Delaware County.

Those are:

  • Buckeye Valley Middle School – June 6-10
  • Olentangy Liberty Middle School – July 11-15 and July 18-22
  • Big Walnut General Rosecrans Elementary — July 25-29

The program will run from: 8 AM to 11 AM and from 12 Noon to 3 PM each day. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Sheriff Announces Arrest In Alum Creek Lake Homicide

4 Jul , 2021  

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has announced on social media that it has made an arrest in the Alum Creek Lake homicide case.

Six days after an Alum Creek Lake kayaker discovered the body of Timothy R. Marcum inside a storage tote, detectives with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office have charged the man they believe is responsible. Timothy P. Burney Baldrick, 43, of Columbus, was taken into custody without incident at 2:30 AM on Saturday, July 3, and has been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Additional charges will follow.

Columbus Police’s SWAT and Dublin Police assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the overnight arrest. More…

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Delaware County

Sheriff’s Office Introduces Community Engagement Volunteer Process

18 Apr , 2021  

On behalf of Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin, the Sheriff’s Office has introduced a new initiative aimed at deeper citizen involvement in local law enforcement operations.

The Community Engagement Volunteer Process will consist of resident volunteers who will contribute ideas, perspectives, and feedback to the Sheriff’s Office. The purpose is to learn about expectations from our community, strengthen partnerships with our residents, and continually improve as a law enforcement agency. As public servants, we understand that our community collectively sets the expectations of local law enforcement, governs our actions, and ultimately holds us accountable.

The Office is trying to get the word out to as many Delaware County residents as possible, and asks that you share the attached flier among your circles of influence at your convenience. More…


Delaware County

Do You Recognize This Person?

16 Apr , 2021  

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is in need of your help.

On Thursday, the office posted the photo below of an unidentified woman who is wanted for questioning in an alleged theft.

Contact information is included below.


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Sheriff Seeks Information On Two Teenagers

9 Jun , 2020  

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information relating to two Delaware County teenagers.

MISSING: If anyone has information on the whereabouts of 16-year-old Anyla Reinstein and/or 17-year-old Sierra Mowrey, last seen together in the Powell area, please contact Detective Pitts: or 740-833-2800.

No foul play is suspected, and based on recent communications, the teens are believed to be runaways. On behalf of the families, we would appreciate any information.

Source, Photo: Delaware County Sheriff’s Office


Life in Delaware County

County Sheriff Shares Info About Stay At Home Order

24 Mar , 2020  

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement on social media Monday in response to the State of Ohio “Stay at Home” Order:

“Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order goes into effect tonight, Monday, March 23 at 11:59PM, and while we cannot address specific questions or scenarios, we request all residents comply with the Ohio Department of Health’s Order, which specifically defines essential workers and businesses—in great detail.

Access the complete Order here:


Deputies will exercise broad discretion.

We will NOT intentionally seek out violators.

There are no planned checkpoints.

If deputies would encounter someone in response to a call for service, such as a traffic crash or a report of a suspicious person, etc. at that time we would inquire as to where they are headed and their reason for travel.

We will handle each incident on a case-by-case basis.

Our expectation is that if you are traveling for an essential need or work, you will be going from Point A to Point B. In other words, should a deputy have contact with someone, the reason they provide for their travel will comply with the Governor’s and ODH Order.

As our residents comply, deputies can direct their energy and services to where we’re needed. I.E.: responding to serious crimes, supporting victims, and assisting the elderly and fragile populations.

We ask residents to use caution in every decision related to their personal actions and the potential spread of COVID-19.

At the Sheriff’s Office, we want what every American surely wants at this time: to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and to help protect our loved ones, friends, neighbors, and vulnerable populations.


We are asking employers to assist law enforcement as much as possible.

EMPLOYERS: Providing your employees with an “Essential Worker” letter indicating they are required to work is a helpful tool for law enforcement should we come into contact with them during the normal course of our duties. The letter will help us to quickly verify employment and we would be able to expedite our contact.

The letter should include the following: printed on company letterhead, have employee’s name and work hours, address of work, employer contact name and 24/7 phone number, and be dated and signed.

EMPLOYEES: When traveling to and from work, please have in your possession your “Essential Worker” letter (if provided to you by your employer), driver’s license/government issued photo ID, and work ID. This will expedite any potential interaction we may have with you.

Delaware General Health District
Delaware County Emergency Management
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Delaware County

Three From Sheriff’s Office Among Officer Graduates

3 Feb , 2020  

Members of the 143rd Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy. The 39 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 23 Ohio agencies.

Included in those 39 were three from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. More…

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