Stories tagged with: zpd

March 15, 2011 - 5:32pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

The second floor of the Zanesville City Jail has been closed for nearly two years and now local officials are discussing the idea of possibly opening it back up.

Monday night at City Council, Police Chief Eric Lambes was asked to outline a budget to figure out how much it would cost to reopen that part of the jail. It was previously shut down due to lack of funds. Concerns, however, are now being raised over Governor Kasich's plans to change sentencing for convicts in order to save the...

February 22, 2011 - 6:33pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department is receiving a share of money seized from a 2008 federal drug case that happened in Pataskala.

Police Chief Eric Lambes said Donald Dailey Jr. was involved in the trading of marijuana across state lines. He said information recovered through some local dealers helped get Dailey arrested. During the investigation, over five million dollars was seized from his home. The ZPD recieved $385,336.60 of that money for their efforts in the case.

"All...

November 25, 2010 - 7:56pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

Just because Thanksgiving is a national holiday, doesn't mean everyone gets the day off. But who says you still can't have Thanksgiving dinner on the clock?

The Zanesville Fire Department along with the Police Department gathered to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast at the firehouse. But while they may enjoy a few good laughs and eat some Turkey Day goodness, they are always prepared for whatever may come their way.

"Thanksgiving Day is no different than any other day. The...

September 22, 2010 - 4:48pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Will the Zanesville and Muskingum County dispatch centers be consolidated into one? That's the question that was brought up Wednesday afternoon at the Dispatch Task Force's first meeting.

The issue has the potential of causing quite a power struggle between both law enforcement agencies, but they were able to sit down with other local officials and see if the option is feasible.

"We're one community. Find ways that we can better serve our people. We all have less resources,...

September 6, 2010 - 5:17pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

On this Labor Day, a local restaurant is serving those who serve the community day in and day out.

In what they call 'Hospitality on a Visit,' employees from Olive Garden made a special trip to Zanesville's Public Safety Center. While many have the day off, the men and women who serve and protect are hard at work, so Olive Garden thought the Zanesville Police and Fire Departments deserved a nice lunch.

"We do multiple places around town, and this is one of the places we...

August 30, 2010 - 5:30pm
4 years 1 day ago

The Zanesville Police Department is joining a national effort to crack down on drunk driving.

The campaign "Over the Limit...Under Arrest" started last week and will continue through Labor Day.

"We're assigning an officer to patrol primarily, just to look for traffic offenses involving alcohol-related offenses," says Lt. Tony Coury.

Officers are trained to look for the odor of alcohol, slurred speech, glassy eyes, and drivers who are unsteady on...

August 6, 2010 - 9:57pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

A two-car accident at the intersection of West Main and Pine Street sends one person to the hospital.

Sergeant Chris Phipps of the Zanesville Police Department says a red Bonneville was traveling down Pine Street onto West Main Street when it appears that the vehicle lost brake control and was struck by an R.C. Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling van traveling on West Main Street. Sgt. Phipps says that there were no passengers in either vehicle. Crews had to use the jaws of life on the...

July 14, 2010 - 4:45am
4 years 6 weeks ago

Zanesville Police search for a suspect in a Wednesday morning robbery.

Authorities said around 4:30am a short, heavy set male wearing a gray mask walked into the Duke and Duchess on Blue Avenue and robbed the store. He fled on foot.

Police said the man was around 5'5 and was wearing a white jacket.

The investigation into this incident continues. We'll bring you more as it becomes available.

June 29, 2010 - 4:00pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

A hearing has been set in a domestic abuse incident that police say happened Monday afternoon in Zanesville.

The Zanesville Police Department says it received a call that the suspect, 33-year-old Paul Mullet, tried to throw his live-in girlfriend off of the roof of a home while she was trying to escape. He then fled. Police say he later returned to the scene around 9p.m. locking himself in the attic threatening to do himself harm.

"Officers responded to 328 Abington...

May 28, 2010 - 6:24pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

As the week-long Click-it or Ticket program draws to an end, Zanesville Police Department's Sergeant Chris Rice says that the program has helped the department crack down on driving violations throughout the city.

"So far we've had a good success. We've written 75 speeding violations, we've had over 28 other incidents including driving under suspension, towed vehicles. We even got an out-of-state felony warrant arrest from a traffic stop," says Sergeant Rice.

The...

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