Click for a FREE quote from Delaware Insurance Advisors

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office needs your help

The unidentified man in this photo is believed to have burglarized Northgate Church in Sunbury, Ohio, this past Monday (June 16). He forced entry into the church, stole money from the office, and damaged a vending machine while removing its money. Please call the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 833-2830 if you have any information about this incident or may know who the suspect is. Thank you.

Northgate Church burglary ID help_Page_1

Source: Delaware County Sheriff press release

Delaware County Jail Director Named

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has named Ron Krueger as director of the Delaware County Jail. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Krueger brings more than 30 years of law enforcement experience to the Sheriff’s Office.

Krueger DCSO Jail Director (3)

Ron Krueger (Delaware County Sheriff Office Photo)

Originally from Michigan, Krueger began his law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer with the Macomb County (Michigan) Sheriff’s Office. He advanced to the position of Commander of Jail Operations. He has also served as the Chief of Police in three jurisdictions.

Krueger earned a Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University.

“We are very fortunate to land an executive with such varied law enforcement experience,” says Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin. “He comes to us with the unique perspective of having served the public as a street deputy as well as a corrections officer. His leadership skills and work values are very much in line with what I believe are critical to run a jail as efficiently as possible.”

Krueger is married with two grown sons, and two grandchildren.


Delaware County Sheriff press release


Delaware County Community A Little Bit Safer as ‘Operation Shield’ Yields 100+ Arrests

Delaware County, Ohio – June 9, 2014 – As part of a two-day targeted operation the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with 11 other agencies, made a significant impact cleaning up the criminal element and increasing road safety. The following illustrate this community success.

Arrested 33 persons who had outstanding warrants

Arrested another 27 on drug charges and 4 more on weapons violations

Arrested 9 for criminal sexual behavior

Arrested another 48 for various misdemeanor and felony crimes

Seized 146 units of heroin

Seized 4 grams of cocaine

Seized 43 grams of marijuana

Visited 48 establishments and cited/charged 3 with alcohol-related sales to minors

Arrested 8 minors for alcohol purchase, possession or consumption

Cited 538 motorists with traffic violations

Issued warnings to 588 motorists (nearly half of all stopped vehicles) for driving behavior

“Enforcing the law and making our community safe are what we do every day, but when we collaborate with other agencies and focus on targeted areas in our community, we have a much higher success rate,” explains Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin. “We want the community to know that public safety is always our number one priority, and we will continue partnering with others to be as effective as possible.”

Joining the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and the State Highway Patrol in this Operation Shield effort were: the City of Delaware Police, Powell Police, the Delaware County Drug Task Force, Delaware County Adult Court Services, Delaware County Juvenile Probation, City of Delaware and Delaware County Prosecutor’s Offices, Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Ohio State Parks, the Ohio Investigative Unit, and the U.S. Marshals.



Delaware County Sheriff press release

The Delaware Daily – Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The perfect morning - DelawareO and a cup of coffee

Anyone else want to call a moratorium on the snow and ice?

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting

OWU: Implementing Problem-Based Learning in the College Classroom

Central Ohio News

Norwalk Reflector: Data show brain gain for central Ohio

Ohio News

Mansfield News Journal: Ohio’s deep freeze threatens fruit

National News

NY Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear

International  Tepid Economic Growth in Japan


Yahoo News: Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold

Thought for the day

The word “sheriff” actually comes from the Old English words shire reeve, meaning an official who kept the king’s peace in the countryside. (From the Delaware County Sheriff’s site)

Word of the day

Estuary – where fresh and salt water mix

What Our Writers Wrote

Jason Campbell:  Let’s Take a Tour through my Tackle Box

Of Interest To Us

Gilligan’s Island Theme Song

Top 10 list!

Neatorama: The Top Ten Botched Escapes from Gilligan’s Island

Our readers love top 10 lists. Share your list with us so we can share with others!

Readers Picks Have something you would like to see in the “Delaware Daily?” Email us at with a link, why it interest you, and how you would like to see your name credited for finding the link. We may publish it under our “Readers Picks.”

Tune of The Day

U2 – Beautiful Day

Advertiser of the day

Amato’s Wood Fired Pizza – 12 S Sandusky St., Delaware OH 43015   (740) – 369-8797

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect



The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in the Saturday morning (Feb. 15) robbery of the Huntington National Bank at 8671 Owenfield Drive in Lewis Center. At 10:40 a.m. the bank was robbed by a white male, approximately 5’10” tall, and weighing 185 lbs. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie and dark grey jeans or possibly sweatpants.

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

The bank teller stated that the suspect is clean-shaven and possibly has acne scars on his cheeks. He wore black gloves and presented a note to the teller demanding money with no dye packs. He appeared unarmed. After receiving money, the suspect fled to the Chipotle business next door where he was observed entering the right rear passenger side of a late 1990’s/early 2000’s white, four-door Honda Accord. The direction of travel of the suspect vehicle is unknown.

The teller was not physically harmed.

Please contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 740-833-2800 with any information regarding the robbery, the suspect, or the vehicle. Thank you.

Source – Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

021514 Robbery 1

021514 Robbery 2

021514 Robbery 3021514 Robbery 6021514 Robbery 7

Suspect Vehicle Side View

Suspect Vehicle Side View

Lou Ferrigno is sworn in as Delaware County’s newest Special Deputy

 “The Deputy Sheriff is the backbone of law enforcement”

Delaware County has a new special deputy, but you might not want to make him angry. Lou Ferrigno, best known as The Hulk from the late 70s TV show The Incredible Hulk, was sworn in as special deputy at 11:30am by Sheriff Russell Martin.

Lou Ferrigno, TV's The Incredible Hulk, being sworn in as Delaware County Special Deputy Sheriff on September 20, 2013.

Lou Ferrigno, TV’s The Incredible Hulk, being sworn in as Delaware County Special Deputy Sheriff on September 20, 2013.

Ferrigno’s main focus as a special deputy will be health and wellness, particularly that of fellow deputies. “It’s important to combine the mind and body as a team. It’s [the body’s] fitness is huge. I talk to deputies about working out and keeping in shape… It’s all about eating properly, training properly and sleeping properly,” he said. Ferrigno speaks frequently around the country on fitness and health, as well as his personal story of hearing loss and determination to get where he is today.

Ferrigno approached the Delaware County Sheriff’s office about joining forces after conversations with his friend, Morrow County Deputy Kim Denty. “We felt it would be the ideal sheriff’s department [to partner with] because of the integrity and the leadership here.” Throughout his remarks, Ferrigno emphasized the need for trust between deputies as well as in the community.

Nearly 10 years ago, he spent 6 months to complete the law enforcement academy and now serves as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer in two Southern California departments where he participates in search and rescue operations, motivational speaking in the academy, as well as other special tasks.

Sheriff Martin said that from his first phone call with Ferrigno, “genuineness and integrity came

Ferrigno and Sheriff Russell Martin share a laugh with reporters.

Ferrigno and Sheriff Russell Martin share a laugh with reporters.

through there. We’re grateful he chose this office to partner with. We’re looking for a long term relationship to hopefully impact some people down the road.” There are a variety of possibilities for how Ferrigno can continue his relationship with the Department. He says he intends to join the deputies whenever he comes back through the area, possibly speaking in local prisons and jails to motivate inmates to change their life in addition to his work with deputies.

Man wanted on felony menacing arrested

Delaware City police served a warrent on Joseph Glenn Hiles, 47, of Delaware last night that ended in his arrest after a standoff with law enforcement. At 11:47 pm Tuesday September, 17 2013, members of the Delaware Tactical Units and Negotiators were dispatched by the Delaware County Sheriffs to a home on Hills Miller Road near Troy Road and Smith.

Hiles was wanted by the Delaware City Police Department regarding a felony menacing by stalking warrant.

According to Delaware City Police, the warrent steemed from an ended relationship with an unknown victim. Hiles has allegedly continued to harass/threaten the victim in person, through voicemails, and text messages.

Hiles was ultimately arrested on this warrant.


Delaware County Sheriff- FUGITIVE FILES!” July, 26 2013

From the Delaware County Sheriff”s Office:


Wanted By Delaware County Sheriff - Shawn Michael Hall.

“FUGITIVE FILES – The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is looking for SHAWN MICHAEL HALL. This 20-year-old is wanted for receiving stolen property. His last known address was on the east side of Delaware. Please call 740-833-2890 with any information. Thank You.”

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Asks Residents To Call Business Number for Non-Emergencies.

Non-Emergency Calls Should Use Business Line.

In anticipation of tonight’s storm, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office made the following request:

“During or following tonight’s predicted storm, if you have a non-emergency need for assistance please call the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 740-833-2800. This will allow the 9-1-1 operators to respond to life-threatening emergencies in a timely manner.”

During or following tonight’s predicted storm, if you have a non-emergency need for assistance please call the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 740-833-2800. This will allow the 9-1-1 operators to respond to life-threatening emergencies in a timely manner.