Briana Malaska

‘Suspicious activity’ confirmed by authorities

by Briana Malaska on July 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office confirmed three female involved cases of suspicious activity over the past two weeks.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said that all of the reports involved females that were found wandering around, slightly delirious and unable to recall details of their whereabouts.

“We can confirm that we’ve had basically three reports over the course of the last week, to two weeks, in reference to, I’ll call it suspicious activity right now. We’ve had all three reports involving females and so we’re following up on those calls,” said Lutz.

Though the cases are not related, Lutz said the general location has been consistent. Each report included the vicinity of state Route 555, or Old River Road, near the intersection of Granger Hill Road.

Further information could not be released because the cases remain under investigation.

Authorities advise everyone to be cautious of their surroundings at all times and at all locations.

“There [are] a lot of safety things you can do for yourself and we always advocate that. You know if you’re out it’s always good to be in numbers, it’s never good to be by yourself. You never want to leave a bar or an establishment with a stranger. You know you never want to accept a drink [if] you don’t know what’s in there, that’s stuff that we’ve been preaching for a lot of time,” said Lutz.

The sheriff’s office urges anyone who has seen suspicious activity that could possibly relate to these cases to contact their tip line at (740) 452-3637, ext. 6149.