Stories tagged with: muskingum county sheriff

March 11, 2010 - 7:35pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

With summer right around the corner many children and adults will be spending more time outside and away from home.

You may know your neighbors, but do you know everyone else living around you. It is a harsh reality, but there are more sex offenders in Muskingum County than Perry, Morgan and Coshocton counties, but lower than Licking County.

"It is just a matter of being familiar with your surroundings and knowing who is living around you," says Sheriff Matt Lutz...

February 26, 2010 - 6:19pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

The 921 pound marijuana seizure is the largest in Muskingum County's recent history. But what does the Sheriff's Department do with that amount of drugs?

The drugs will be sent to a lab for testing and then secured until the case goes to court. Once the case is closed the judge signs to have the drugs destroyed.

"Our evidence technicians start an evidence chain that has to be signed over to the person that is going to do the destroying.  It has to be witnessed and...

November 14, 2009 - 7:28pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

Thanksgiving turkey and football seem to go hand in hand.

Saturday's Turkey Bowl had 12 local teams competing to play in the championship game tomorrow. The Turkey Bowl is put on by the Avondale Youth League and all the proceeds go toward it's Christmas Fund. The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is one of the teams. Sheriff Matt Lutz says he has great athletes on his team, so it should be a competitive game.

"It is a great event and nice fundraiser and we are...

November 10, 2009 - 7:35pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is actively looking for anyone responsible in the death of a Blue Rock Station llama, named Michelle, and the Warmke family says they have a reward in place for anyone with information surrounding the incident.

It happened during the night of November 3rd at 1190 Virginia Ridge Road, the same night people were heading to the polls to vote.

"Because of the timing of this act, we believe it may be connected to Jay's campaign as a candidate...

October 19, 2009 - 7:52pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

It's not every day you see Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies arresting one of their own.

But today, that's just what they did--as a part of training. Every year the sheriff's office holds training sessions for their officers to learn new skills and brush up on their basics.

"We're also incorporating vehicle approaches for felonies and building searches," said Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz. "We're trying to show our people the...

October 10, 2009 - 6:51pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

The idea of a child being abducted is every parent's nightmare. WHIZ's Katie Jeffries spent time with the Muskingum County Sheriff today to get tips on moves your children can use to stay safe.

It is physically impossible for a child to over power an adult, but with the right techniques, every child has a chance to get away from a possible abduction safely.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says with children, there is safety in numbers.

"I always think it is...

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