A local business owner was arrested Wednesday, April 2, at his Indianapolis home on three felony charges related to securities fraud in a real estate scam. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry filed criminal charges against Darrin Marion, 38, owner of Darrin's Coffee Company in Zionsville, following an investigation by Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s Prosecution Assistance Unit. Those charges include one count each of broker-dealer registration required, unlawful acts related to offer or sale of a security, and securities fraud; all three are Class C felonies. Marion is being held in the Marion County Jail on $30,000 bond. His initial hearing was Tuesday, April 4, in Marion Superior Court 4. Peg McLeish, spokesperson for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, said Darrin's Coffee, 120 S. Main St., is not involved in any of the criminal charges. According to neighboring merchants, the business has been open and now has hours posted. A sign states roasting will be on Mondays, and the shop will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, unless there are no events, then it will close at 4 p.m.; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Marion's arrest came after he allegedly sold an unregistered investment in a Texas real estate development to Robert Canady, according to the Secretary of State's office, which also reported Marion and Canady met through a mutual acquaintance in spring 2007 and discovered Marion's father and Canady had been college roommates. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.
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- Downtown plan outlines strategies, goals The town of Zionsville is about to have another tool to help market and shape the future of the Village. A draft of the downtown Zionsville market study and parking analysis was presented to the working group Tuesday morning, June 24. It outlines several strategies and goals to help make downtown Zionsville more economically viable. The plan comes after the town adopted a strategic plan for the southeast quadrant of Zionsville as well as a comprehensive plan for the town.
- Zionsville local is crowned Miss Boone County Rachel Miller of Zionsville was crowned 2014 Miss Boone County 4-H Fair on Sunday, July 13. The 2013 Miss Boone County, Kate Emmert, was at the Witham Health Services Pavilion on the 4-H Fairgrounds to pass off her crown to Miller.
- Work set to begin on summer projects The Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees, at it's Monday, July 14, meeting, approved all summer construction projects and purchases for the corporation.
ZFD Knocks Down Fire
The Zionsville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 7880 Circle Drive around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night, July 9.
VIDEO: Fourth of July celebration fills Lions Park
Residents swarmed into Lions Park for Zionsville's Fourth of July celebration. The event included a watermelon eating contest, food, a kids area with inflatables, music, and of course, fireworks.
- Town council approves all items at meeting The Monday, July 7, Zionsville Town Council meeting saw a passing of all seven business items and only minor changes from previous drafts.
- Plan shows what needs to change for parking The downtown market study and parking analysis working group got a better of idea on how to handle possible future parking issues during its Tuesday, June 24, meeting. While parking isn't a problem in the Village, the downtown market study and parking analysis outlines ways to improve the town's parking situation, which often hits near-full levels during peak lunch and dinner hours.
- U.S. Attorney announces arrest of Zionsville man INDIANAPOLIS — United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced Tuesday, July 1, the arrest of Alan S. Mizen, 59, of Zionsville. Federal authorities are charging Mizen with theft, alleging he embezzled more than $300,000 from programs that receive federal funds.
- Public Agenda from July 9, 2014 The following are public meetings from Wednesday, July 9, through Wednesday, July 16:
- Police Reports from July 9, 2014 The following people with name, age, address, charge and arresting agency, were booked into the Boone County Jail; charges are preliminary and may be changed subject to review by the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office.
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