Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff Office

March 4, 2014 - 6:23pm
6 weeks 1 day ago


A recent report into the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office is shedding light on the possibility of an unidentified vehicle impersonating a law enforcement vehicle in our area.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz informed WHIZ news that around 9:30 last Saturday evening a truck approached a woman from behind her car with a siren. A man on a PA system instructed her to pull over. A second vehicle then pulled up beside her and yelled for her not to pull over....

April 17, 2013 - 6:18pm
52 weeks 2 hours ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office is investigating a letter sent to West Muskingum Middle School threatening 8 students.

Director of Special Services Donn Steer said that he will not release the contents of the letter, but the situation is being taken very seriously.

Steer said " Right after we received the letter we put in place our safe schools plan which is required by law for us to have then after that we contacted the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office, and they...

September 18, 2012 - 10:51am
1 year 30 weeks ago

the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office executes a search warrant at a Sally Road home.

Tuesday morning, deputies along with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued a search warrant at 100 Sally Road.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the investigation is a local veterinarian. Four adults were home at the time of the warrant, one was taken into custody.

"We had some complaints of a local veterinarian with some questionable dispensing of prescription medication and so during the...

September 11, 2012 - 5:48pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

Since September 11th, law enforcement officials have been learning about the ways suspected terrorists and criminals hide bombs and weapons.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said officers have learned new methods of search and are always on the lookout for suspicious activity. Although Lutz said every situation is different, officers have to be prepared for anything.

"I think those things change with different officers and they change with different events and venues,...

September 5, 2012 - 4:47pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

One of three people charged in the death of a Canton Woman found beaten and burned on the side of a road is now in Muskingum County.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said 33-year-old LaFonse Dixon was extradited to Muskingum County last night and is currently sitting in the county jail.

According to Lutz, the other two suspects, 24-year old Monica Washington and 20-year-old Katrina Culberson will both be brought to
Muskingum County at separate times as part of the standard security...

August 27, 2012 - 4:17pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Law enforcement officials are calling last week's OVI Checkpoint in Zanesville a success.

It took place Friday evening on Pershing road in Springfield township.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said the collaborative operation with state and county law enforcement yielded some interesting results both in and around the checkpoint.

"Only one person had any sign of alcohol use inside the checkpoint," said Coury.  "He was checked and he did not test...

April 3, 2012 - 1:48pm
2 years 1 week ago

A Supreme Court ruling could change the way local law enforcement agencies conduct searches on prisoners... Even those being held on a minor offense.

This week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2010 ruling stating that officers do have the right to strip-search inmates to prevent illegal contraband and weapons from being smuggled into jail.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the practice of strip-searching has been controversial for quite some time.

The Sheriff told WHIZ...

March 15, 2012 - 7:08am
2 years 4 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is reporting a road closure.

Salt Creek Drive will be closed on Thursday, March 15 from approximately 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tree removal between Burnt Mill Road and Wilhelm Road.

Please use alternate routes.

Other repairs will take place between Deer Path Road and Mast Road with flaggers using one-lane traffic control.

 

March 14, 2012 - 7:10am
2 years 4 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is reporting a road closure.

Salt Creek Drive will be closed on Wednesday, March 14 from approximately 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tree removal between Burnt Mill Road and Wilhelm Road.

Please use alternate routes.

Other repairs will take place between Deer Path Road and Mast Road with flaggers using one-lane traffic control.
 

March 12, 2012 - 7:20am
2 years 5 weeks ago

Motorist traveling on Richey Road will need to find an alternative route for the next couple of days.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office is reporting the roadway will be closed Monday, March 12th and Tuesday, March 13th while crews work to remove tress.

The closure will occur between Mill Street and Northpointe Drive from about 8 a.m. until about 3 p.m.

Any questions should be directed to the Falls Township Trustees.

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