Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Department

January 24, 2012 - 7:25pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

More information is being released on a rolling meth lab made in Zanesville this weekend.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said on Saturday Patrolman Joel Tigner stopped a vehicle on Linden Avenue and Lee Street. Upon approaching the vehicle Tigner said a 2-liter bottle, plastic hosing and starter fluid cans - all items used to produce the drug - were in plain view.

"In this case fictitious tags and failure to use a turn signal, he pulled them over," said Lutz. "...

November 18, 2011 - 5:40pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said three area gas stations were raided Friday morning for selling bath salts.

This comes shortly after Governor John Kasich signed a bill making the possession and sale of the product illegal. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said his deputies executed search warrants at three locations- The State Street Market, Norwich BP and a convenience store at the corner of Maysville and Eppley Avenues.

"I think you'll find some of these...

November 17, 2011 - 6:11pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office raided some village offices in Frazeysburg Thursday. It was a joint operation, including representation of the State Auditor's Office.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said his deputies executed search warrants stemming from accusations of misspent tax money and possible criminal wrongdoing. Offices searched include the Municipal Building on State Street, the Water Plant on Spellman Lane and the Sewer Plant on Canal Street.

"There have been...

November 14, 2011 - 5:22pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

Numbers are in from a recent saturation, where local authorities swept Muskingum County looking for any criminal activity.

Lieutenant Steven Rine of the State Highway Patrol said the joint effort between the Highway Patrol, Muskingum County Sheriff's Department and Zanesville Police happened Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, spanning across a 12 hour stretch.

"It's kind of an overall blitz, it's an overwhelming hit we have," explained Rine. "Like...

November 4, 2011 - 4:58pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

A Muskingum County Prisoner escaped from authorities.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said it happened shortly after 10:30 Friday morning infront of the jail. The Sheriff would not release the inmates name but says he was being held for a misdemeanor involving a theft. The inmate was being supervised as he unloaded supplies from a food contract service when he took off running.

Lutz said reports from the community helped track down the inmate-who was taken back into custody shortly after...

November 4, 2011 - 4:50pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is now revealing more details from the day Terry Thompson released his 56 exotic animals and then took his own life.

It happened October 18th on Thompson's farm on Kopchak Road. Newly released records and dash cam video show in detail how the dramatic day unfolded. The Deputy Reports tell multiple cases of animals charging at deputies before being shot and killed. One Deputy wrote that a bear died only 7 feet from where he was standing. The combined...

October 31, 2011 - 3:07pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

There are currently 202 registered sex offenders living in Muskingum County - and no Ohio laws keeping them from passing out candy on Halloween.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said he can't recall any reset incidents that took place in connection with Trick-or-Treat and Sex Offenders but encourages families to know their neighborhood and beware of the homes your children are visiting.

"The best thing I tell people is, if your kids are in that time frame where they are...

October 29, 2011 - 2:51pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

If you're like many people, you probably have a drawer or medicine cabinet full of expired or unwanted medication...to help prevent drug-abuse and theft of these products local residents were encouraged to drop off any unwanted medication to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

The collaborative effort to properly dispose of any medication was part of National Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The community could drive-thru and drop...

October 27, 2011 - 5:03pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

One man is now being held in the Muskingum County Jail in connection with a home burglary that took place earlier this week.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said 29-year-old Chaise Michael King of Zanesville was taken into custody earlier last night.

King is being charged in connection with Tuesday nights home burglary on Old River Road where multiple men broke in, tied a woman up and committed theft. Also home at the time were young children.

Lutz said King is...

October 21, 2011 - 5:43pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Some positive support for Sheriff Lutz can be seen along Maple Avenue.

Local businesses are posting their appreciation for the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department and the efforts made during the release of the exotic animals.

"Sheriff Lutz is a leader," expressed Business Owner Jay Butler. "A leader of our community who had to make a hard decision and he made the right decision."

Business Owner George Patterson said he had been following the...

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