The Public Safety Committee Meeting was Tuesday evening at City Hall to discuss important issues at both Zanesville police and fire departments.
Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the meeting serves as a liaison between his department and city council.
"We like to give updates, what we are doing, where we are at, at our departments, and what we need to move forward,” Buck explained. “In case we do need councils backing or approval of what we are doing."...
A Zanesville man enters pleas to several charges including robbery.
In Muskingum County Common Pleas Court on Monday, 38-year-old Teddie Hunter plead guilty to one count of robbery and a second amended robbery count. Three other charges will be dropped at the time of sentencing.
Judge Mark Fleegle ordered a pre-sentence investigation in the case and continued Hunter's bond.
The charges stem from two robberies in the City of Zanesville. Zanesville Police...
In Muskingum Common Pleas Court, Monday, 44-year-old Jason Williams plead guilty to several charges including breaking and entering, theft, possession of criminal tools, tampering with a coin machine, aggravated robbery and felonious assault.
Judge Fleegle issued a pre sentence investigation and continued Williams bond at $150,000.
Zanesville Police said Williams was arrested on September 5, 2013 when he took a shop vacuum from a garage on Findlay Avenue and used it...
Since 1981, Lambes has patrolled the streets of Zanesville, made sergeant, lieutenant and has spent the last 13 years as Zanesville's Police Chief. On Wednesday, Zanesville City Council members, friends, family and other law enforcement officers stopped by the police station to wish Lambes well at his retirement party. Lambes says there's no particular reason for why he's retiring, just that it's "time."
"I've been here 32 years. That's passed the average police officers...
One person was sent to the hospital following an accident at the intersection of Underwood and Zane Street.
The accident happened just before 7 o'clock Monday night. Zanesville Police Patrolman Shane Starkey says a woman in a silver sedan was driving southbound on Underwood Street when she ran a red light. Patrolman Starkey says that's when a dark colored sedan traveling westbound on Zane Street struck the silver sedan.
The driver of the silver sedan was sent to the hospital and...
At the end of the month, the Zanesville Police Department will say goodbye to Chief Eric Lambes after serving as chief for 13 years.
Lambes will be retiring on November 28th. The role of chief will need to be filled by a ZPD captain. The city of Zanesville is in the beginning stages of the selection process through civil service. In order to select Lambes' successor, there are various factors, including adhering to the Zanesville's Captain Union Contract.
Some funding will soon be available for the Zanesville Police Department to put more officers on the road.
Captain Tony Coury said the state has provided slightly over 37 thousand dollars to ZPD, as a part of a high visibility initiative of all law enforcement. This means more police officers patrolling the roads to get people to slow down to save lives.
"They are mandated to make stops, encounters with people, it is a zero tolerance program, so we are asking that they do...
Five woman accused of being prostitutes are off the streets thanks to an undercover sting by the Zanesville Police Department.
Capt. Tony Coury said after recent complaints from downtown area business owners, ZPD conducted an undercover sting using an informant and arrested Misty Dawn Taylor, Morgan Jackson, Jennifer Toombs, Donna Schrack and Ashley Lombardi this past week. They have been charged with either loitering to solicit or soliciting. The women range in age from 20 to 40-years...
The Zanesville Police place one person under arrest in connection to an early morning break-in and burglary.
Captain Tony Coury said that around 4:30 Monday morning a resident in the 500 block of Schwallie Avenue reported a stolen lawn mower. The resident was able to give a description of the suspect and vehicle.
Officers found the vehicle still in the area at the intersection of Schwallie and Sunrise.
Recovered at the scene was the lawn mower and multiple tools.
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...