Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

June 12, 2012 - 1:01pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says they have located a  17-year-old runaway.

According to Detective Tim Matheney, Kayla Castle was reported missing on May 30th and was found and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

Upon Kayla's release from the Detention Center she was reported again missing by her family last Thursday.

The Sheriff requested the public's help finded Kayla Tuesday, and say she was located safe Tuesday evening.

May 24, 2012 - 5:23pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are preparing to hit the road this holiday weekend.

The patrol will be working with local agencies, including the Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office to patrol for speed on the ground and in the sky.

Zanesville Post Commander, Steven Rine of the State Highway Patrol said just because you don't see law enforcement on the road, doesn't mean that your speed isn't being monitored.

"We...

May 8, 2012 - 5:48pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

Muskingum County authorities announce a traffic stop resulted in several drug arrests.

Back in April, the State Highway Patrol in Preble County stopped a mini van for speeding, and discovered 20 pounds of marijuana - that was headed to a Muskingum County residence.

"The officer smells burnt marijuana inside the vehicle, which basically gives him probable cause to search that vehicle. Then after the search, he discovers about 20 pounds of what we call hydroponic...

May 4, 2012 - 5:59pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

Click on the video link to watch the full story.

The satellite trucks, news vans and spectators poured into Muskingum County as Marian Thompson and her five remaining exotic animals arrived at the Kopchak Road farm on Friday.

It's here on this farm where Terry Thompson released dozens of exotic animals before committing suicide back in October.  Now, almost seven months later, his widow Marian is making national headlines once again.

"I don't think they should...

April 13, 2012 - 5:52pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has a reason to celebrate.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said his dispatchers are being awarded for their efforts during the exotic animal release in Zanesville last October. Dispatchers Bill Rowe and Joleen Kinsel received Smart 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Awards, and the entire dispatch center won the Ohio 9-1-1 Gold Star Award.

"I think it's always good to recognize someone for their hard work," said Lutz.  "It makes us feel good...

March 28, 2012 - 5:12pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

Two dispatchers with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office are being recognized nationally...

Joleen Kinsel and Bill Rowe received Gold Star Dispatchers Awards from the state for their efforts during last year's exotic animal incident. Sheriff Matt Lutz said that with all of the chaos that night, they handled their job flawlessly.

"Joleen Kinsel and Bill Rowe were the two dispatchers that worked that evening leading up to that and then into the night, and the days after that...

February 24, 2012 - 6:46pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

A routine traffic stop led to the discovery of seven illegal aliens in Muskingum County.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said one of his deputies pulled over a vehicle with Arizona registration on Interstate 70 just after midnight on Friday.

"Upon conducting his investigation into that case, he had seven Hispanic males in the vehicle," said Lutz.  "The officer also had a K-9 check the vehicle, and the dog alerted to the vehicle as well for drug activity."

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January 21, 2012 - 5:44pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

It's finally starting to feel like winter in southeastern Ohio.  A mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain covered area roads and created dangerous driving conditions.

Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum, Noble and Perry Counties issued snow emergencies to keep drivers off the roads.  Sheriff Matt Lutz said Muskingum County was at a level two earlier on Saturday.

"To go to a level two, the roads have become pretty treacherous, and we are suggesting that only people who...

January 12, 2012 - 6:39pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Employees of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office are settling into their new home.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the downtown location closed on Wednesday, and the new office on East Pike will open to the public on Tuesday.  Lutz said the move has been very successful so far, but there's still a lot of work to do during this transition period.

"Anytime you move, you're going to have excess stuff that you have to bring, and there's a lot of stuff that's been filed away that...

January 5, 2012 - 11:22am
2 years 32 weeks ago

After a successful test of the tornado sirens and radio frequencies Wednesday the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office continues to prepare for their re-location.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the downtown office will be closed to the public Thursday the 12th through Monday the 16th as administration work to complete the moving process.

"Anybody that is coming to the station to report something should still do the same process they've been doing by stopping downtown at the jail...

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