Reports of purse snatching are increasing in Zanesville.
Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes said the most recent incidents have occurred at the Pick n' Save on Howard Street and Krogers on Maple Avenue.
"We're having a little bit of a spike on purse snatching, we don't see these all the time but there's been a few of them that have been in real close session which makes us wonder if they may be related, that we're not sure of at this time but we're certainly looking at that...
Bystanders at a Zanesville grocery store help police nab a robbery suspect authorities say injured two women.
According to Lt. Tony Coury with the Zanesville Police Department, a man grabbed a woman's purse in the parking lot of the Pick-N-Save on Howard Street around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. Coury says in the struggle for the purse the victim was injured.
Several bystanders who witnessed the attack attempted to stop the suspect. One woman even jumped in the...
Officers are continuing to investigate a weekend robbery at the Gabriel Brothers in Zanesville.
Detective Sergeant Ric Roush said a 23-year-old male employee was in the parking lot Sunday morning when a suspect hit him with a small, silver hand gun and then took-off with an undisclosed amount of the store's cash.
"It appears the victim was struck in the chest area with the gun," said Roush."(Victim) received no injuries and suspect took off."
A man remains in stable condition after being shot last Tuesday in the chest.
Zanesville Police are now releasing the name of the victim, 25 year-old Thomas White of Zanesville. Detective Sergeant Ric Roush said White was living at the 507 Thurman Street address in Zanesville when he was shot in the surrounding vicinity. White remains in the hospital.
Police continue to interview and question witnesses. The name of a suspect and other details have not been...
The Gabriel Brothers Department Store in Zanesville was robbed Sunday morning.
According to the Zanesville Police Department it happened around 11:20am. The suspect was armed and fled on foot into a wooded area on the North-West side of the property. Police say they were unable to find the suspect, who remains at large as of Sunday afternoon.
More details were not immediately available. The situation remains under investigation.
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...