Zanesville Police recently made changes to staffing in hopes of giving the department a new perspective.
This week Chief Eric Lambes said he has moved around two of his captains and a lieutenant in order to fulfill some neglected areas. For the past year, Captain Kenneth Miller has been on leave. Before his leave Miller was in charge of some administrative duties. While he's been gone some aspects of his position have fallen behind. The department now needs to catch up.
Complaints brings police attention to a problem at some city parks.
Alcohol consumption is not permitted at any Zanesville city park. Complaints have come in from citizens ranging from illegal drugs to drinking. The manager of the softball fields at Riverside reported to authorities that drinking is becoming an increasing problem.
To warn those thinking about taking a swig of an adult beverage warning signs will be put in place. Police will also crack down on those caught...
Zanesville Police have made an arrest in Monday night's Maysville school bus shooting incident.
Captain Tony Coury says some key information developed from 25 year veteran officer Russ Scott led police to 1305 Ridge Avenue. Officers say they were able to gather evidence linking 24 year old Robert Goodin of Zanesville to the b-b gun shooting incident.
"That information that he received and passed on to us, pretty much just blew our case wide open this morning for us,”...
The Zanesville Police make an arrest in a purse snatching that took place at the Wal-mart on Maple Avenue.
Captain Tony Coury said 22-year-old Rachel Penrod of Roseville turned herself into authorities. She was interviewed and placed in the city jail. She faces charges of robbery and three counts of theft. Her bond has been set for $60,000 cash. A court date will be set at a later time.
Captain Coury said that on May 14 an elderly female was leaving Wal-mart...
A body found partially submerged in the 6th Street Canal has been identified.
Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said that the body is that of 61-year-old Edward Swick of Zanesville.
"Ed was not homeless. He did live on 6th Street only a couple of blocks from where he was found," said Captain Coury. "He has a limited number of family members. We have made contact with a relative and informed him of his death."
The Zanesvile Police Department is advancing it's training through high-tech simulation scenarios.
The training is offered through the Ohio Attorney General's Peace Officer Training Academy. Zanesville Police Captain, Tony Coury says that this type of advanced training will educate officers on new techniques.
"We applied with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio, asked them if we can get involved in the simulator training that they were offering...
The Zanesville Police Department has more details in reference to a weekend shooting.
The shooting took place on Saturday around one a.m. on Pershing road. According to Captain Coury the ZPD was alerted by the Speedway on Maysville Avenue of an apparent gun shot victim.
Captain Tony Coury said, "our office went down and talked to the subject, he told us that while he was walking around the fairground area on Pershing road, he was confronted by a few individuals, who in turn...
Local law enforcement work to tie a robbery suspect to other open cases within the county.
With assistance from the Muskingum County Sheriff's the Zanesville Police have arrested 37-year-old Teddie Hunter. Investigators believe that Hunter not only robbed the BP Station at the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Boulevard, Monday night, but robbed the Speedway on Blue Avenue January 24.
"For whatever reason Teddie Hunter was doing these. At some point he was becoming what...