Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

November 18, 2013 - 4:10pm
36 weeks 19 hours ago

The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the number of concealed carry permits have soared over the past year.

Officials say a record breaking, 82,000 permits have been issued from this year through the end of September. This is significantly higher than all of last year and according to Sheriff Matt Lutz, the same goes for Muskingum County.

"We kind of went through basically October, as a gauging point from the year 2012,” explained Lutz. “Through October, we had...

October 24, 2013 - 11:06am
39 weeks 4 days ago

There's frustration for Maysville School District officials as another bomb threat takes students out of class.

Superintendent Monte Bainter said that around 8:15 a.m. Thursday morning was found written on the second floor bathroom wall of the middle school. Sheriff's deputies swept the building. Both the high school students and middle school were evacuated.

"We went into a soft lock down and got the kids contained to their classrooms," said Maysville Superintendent...

October 22, 2013 - 6:26pm
39 weeks 6 days ago

A 20 year deputy of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office needs your help after battling a debilitating disease and expensive medical bills and medication.

Doug Smith was diagnosed with a disease in February that causes scarring of deep lung tissue and eventually the tissue becomes so thick, the lungs cannot provide oxygen to other organs.

"He had some asthma-like symptoms,” explained Doug's Sister-in-law, Anita Riley. “He did some checking with the doctor and...

October 2, 2013 - 4:44pm
42 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville Police Department was awarded $37,455.51, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office was awarded $20,853.99 and the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received $29,207.23 by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for the 2014 fiscal year to make Ohio's roadways safer.

"The primary mission is to reduce traffic fatals in the state of Ohio through a collaborative effort," said Lt. Steve Rine. "And it's...

September 5, 2013 - 6:24pm
46 weeks 4 days ago

Sheriff's deputies are required by the state to take a shooting qualifications test every year, according to Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz. With the new surface on their Adamsville Road shooting range, the deputies will be able to train during all four seasons.

"With the conditions we had before, anytime we had rain, ice; anything like that, puddles would freeze up and it causes problems with footing," said Deputy Sheriff Ryan Williams. "And any time an officer...

August 30, 2013 - 5:07pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz announced on Friday afternoon, that his office made a huge break in a federal drug investigation linked to Zanesville, that has been going on since 2009.

According to Sheriff Lutz, on August 21, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office arrested six Zanesville residents in connection to drug trafficking of narcotics and firearms violations.

"The charges have been filed in U.S. Federal Court. This was a joint investigation with...

August 14, 2013 - 4:33pm
49 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds is a busy place to be during fair week and that means the Sheriff's Office has several deputies patrolling to maintain a safe yet fun atmosphere.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says, the most common problems his deputies deal with during fair week, are parking issues and fights. Four days in, there have only been minor crimes and disruptions.

"Pretty good, it usually is every year,” said Lutz. “We kicked out one person early on Sunday for...

August 7, 2013 - 6:25pm
50 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County and Guernsey County Sheriff's Office both retired one of their K-9's this year and on Wednesday, they each added a new German Shepherd to the department.

"We try and keep one on every shift," said Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz. "We've been doing that for the last several years and since we had one retired, it's time to get a new one."

With the increase in drug flow between the two counties, they're both looking for a second K-9 to...

August 7, 2013 - 4:51pm
50 weeks 5 days ago

Two Zanesville men charged in connection with a drug bust last month were arraigned in court Wednesday.
 

According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 28-year-old Codey Starkey and 33-year-old Jason Tate both pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, and having a weapon while under a disability.
 

Starkey and Tate were arrested on July 26th after the Muskingum County Sheriff's Special Response Team conducted a...

August 2, 2013 - 5:24pm
51 weeks 3 days ago

A two vehicle accident near East Fultonham sent one person to the hospital .

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of U.S. 22 and State Route 345.
 

According to Steve Blake with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, a Chevy Trailblazer was on  22 attempting to turn onto State Route 345 when it was rear-ended by a dump truck.
 

Blake says the driver of the Trailblazer was taken to the hospital with minor...

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