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May 30, 2014 - 6:05pm
7 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Police Department arrested a suspect believed to be connected to a January homicide investigation.

At approximately 10:30a.m. Friday morning the Zanesville Police Department's Special Response Team raided a home at 207 Corwin Avenue and apprehended Chad M. Morrison,34 in connection to the murder of Isaac Thomas.

"In the early morning hours in January we had a shooting where the victim had stumbled out in the street and later died we have been...

May 19, 2014 - 2:33pm
9 weeks 21 hours ago

When Cindi Peddicord moved into her Ridge Avenue home a little less than a year ago she says she had no idea that the neighborhood came with one major issue. Prostitution.

"The Johns are coming up and down the street all hours of the night.  I mean you see the same truck going around many times and you know that's what they are out for," said Peddicord.

Like most mothers, Peddicord says she wants what's best for her children, but with prostitutes working in the...

April 23, 2014 - 6:36pm
12 weeks 5 days ago

The Crime and Violence Committee met at City Hall this afternoon to discuss what is being done to make the Zanesville community more safe.

Public Safety Director Fred Buck and Chief of Police Kenneth Miller addressed questions from the committee on the status of shooting and drug investigations. Chief Miller also informed the committee on updates to police equipment and computers.

"This is something I went to council for a month or so ago, just updating the...

April 18, 2014 - 5:09pm
13 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Police Department said it made three arrests this week in connection to prostitution in the downtown area.

Chief Kenneth Miller says last night three members of his department executed a prostitution sting on 7th St. from Market to South St.

"We not only went out to arrest the prostitutes, we also did a reverse sting to also arrest the johns. " said Chief Miller.

Chief Miller says officers arrested Stacy Taylor, 34 of Zanesville on one count of...

April 7, 2014 - 4:18pm
15 weeks 20 hours ago

The Zanesville Police Department is looking to do some hiring.

Currently the department is in need of corrections officers for the city jail. Interested individuals can check the city's website to apply. All applicants must be 20 and a half years of age and older to apply. Chief Miller says it's a good way to get your foot in the door in the police department.

"It's not a job for everyone, but if people are interested in getting into law enforcement and maybe there is not an...

April 2, 2014 - 4:23pm
15 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville Police Department Special Response Team spoke to students at OUZ and Zane State for Public Safety Week.

The team consisting of two snipers, two negotiators, and ten operators. Members were present to answer questions; they also went through a role play scenario to show students what an entry into a barricade or hostage situation consists of.

Members of the Special Response team are required to have 3 years of patrol experience. By speaking with the...

March 24, 2014 - 8:21pm
17 weeks 20 hours ago

Zanesville City Council passed an emergency ordinance at Monday's meeting that will allow the Zanesville Police Department to purchase new computers and replacement central processing units (CPUs). Police Chief Kenny Miller says Microsoft will no longer support the older computers that are currently in the cruisers.

"The computers we have in the cars now are approximately 5 years old, running on Windows XP," Chief Miller explained. "Microsoft has come out and...

March 14, 2014 - 5:16pm
18 weeks 3 days ago

After three and a half months working as the Interim Chief of the Zanesville Police Department, Kenneth Miller was officially sworn in as Police Chief of the department.

Community leaders, officers and Miller's family members all met at the Zanesville City Hall Building Friday afternoon to witness the swearing in ceremony. Chief Miller says that this is a proud moment in his life.

"I've been on the department for over 33 years, so I've invested a lot of my life to doing...

March 10, 2014 - 9:09pm
19 weeks 18 hours ago

The Zanesville City Council board passes an emergency ordinance to allow city officials to enter into a contract for the purchase of new vehicles for the Zanesville Police Department during  Monday's council meeting.

Through the state purchase agreement, Chief Kenneth Miller says that the department is looking to buy four Taurus sedans and one Ford SUV. The department attempts to purchase at least three marked vehicles each year, which keeps cars in rotation for approximately five...

March 10, 2014 - 3:46pm
19 weeks 18 hours ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz announces the details of a series of drug raids.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office and Zanesville Police Department's joint drug task force searched the mini storage units on Greenhouse Road on Monday in connection to a drug raid on 1238 Melrose Avenue on Friday. During the raid on Friday a resident at the home, Jamie Mayle was taken into custody.

"He is currently locked up on four different felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine...

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