Stories tagged with: Suspicious

August 30, 2010 - 5:42pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is calling a Sunday afternoon blaze suspicious.

It happened at a vacant duplex in the 1100 block of Greenwood Avenue.

Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says it appears the fire started near a couch and was contained to one side of the home. He says the owner had just shown the place to some people before the fire started. The department is currently interviewing people but says it has no persons of interest in this case.

The incident remains...

July 18, 2010 - 4:01pm
4 years 1 week ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is calling the death of a missing Zanesville man suspicious.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says his office discovered the body of 19-year-old Tyler Hardin in a wooded area Sunday afternoon. Lutz would not comment on the exact location where the body was found.

Hardin's family last saw him on July 10th and filed a missing person's report with the Zanesville Police Department three days later.

An autopsy will be conducted within the next few days....

July 3, 2010 - 9:54pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is calling a fire at the old Zanesville High School suspicious.

It happened around 8:15 p.m.

Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says his crew could see the flames from Interstate 70.

"When we came, we found a pile of debris that the demolition crew had taken out of the building. It appears someone had set it on fire up against the part of the building here, " says Thomas.

Thomas says it was a decent size fire that had flames...

June 26, 2010 - 4:23pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

The Licking County Coroner's Office says a woman who was found dead in a motel Friday afternoon died of a gun shot wound.

The Heath Police Department responded to the incident at the Super 8 Motel on Hebron Road around 12:30 p.m.

Officers say they found a woman inside one of the rooms, who was later identified as 28-year-old Jacqueline Coleman.

An autopsy was conducted early this morning. No further details are being released in the case, but officers are calling the death...

June 7, 2010 - 6:04pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

The Newton Township Fire Department is calling a weekend trailer fire at 10246 Wesley Chapel Road suspicious.

The structure was used specifically for storage.

Fire Chief Allen Deaver says the owners are claiming they haven't been to the trailer in over six months. He also says the structure didn't have any gas or electric hooked up to it.

It's considered a total loss.

The incident remains under investigation.

April 19, 2010 - 5:42pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The Hanover Township Fire Department is calling a weekend fire suspicious.

Fire Chief Brian Spellman says the fire appears to have been intentionally set, but it remains under investigation.

The incident happened at 7 Hills Road.

Spellman says there are reports that the home had been vacant for almost 10 years. He says there also was no power or gas connected to it.

The home is considered a total loss.

The Licking County Fire Investigator is handling the case....

March 29, 2010 - 5:56pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says his department is also dealing with a suspicious fire that took place early this morning at 1718 Ridge Avenue.

Crews were called to the vacant home just before two a.m. and found flames shooting out the front porch. Firefighters were able to tame the fire within a half hour, but it did cause extensive damage to the structure.

"We can't determine if there was anything, any relationship between the two of them, but there is that possibility, "...

March 27, 2010 - 6:50pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating what it's calling a suspicious fire at 1449 Crown Street.

It received the initial call around 5:15 p.m.

"We responded to a vacant house reportedly on fire. They had some damage to it. It had a room on the second floor on fire up there, " says Deputy Fire Chief Craig Stemm.

It's not known how the fire started yet, but it did cause some minor damage to the residence.

"No structural damage, but there was some...

December 30, 2009 - 5:46pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The Cambridge Fire Department says it's unsure of the cause of an early morning house fire but it's ruling it suspicious.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Clark Street.

Assistant Fire Chief, Rick Foraker, says when crews arrived on the scene, the back porch and a portion of the roof were engulfed in flames. It took crews about three hours to get the fire under control because the roof began to cave in.

The home is considered a total loss.

Foraker says the home was...

November 14, 2009 - 9:54pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

Authorities are calling a house fire that killed a man late Thursday night suspicious, and the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the County Coroner, and the State Fire Marshal's Office are continuing to investigate the incident.

It happened just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday at 1369 Oliver Road.

The Central Ohio Joint Fire District arrived to find the home heavily engulfed in flames and called for back up from several local fire departments. Knox cCounty Sheriff David Barber says the...

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