Stories tagged with: Arson

April 25, 2011 - 5:38pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office has ruled a barn fire in Morgan County that killed eight horses as arson.

"I just can't believe somebody would do something like this and do this to poor animals," said Owner Brent Whitehouse.

Seven adult horses and one foal died as a result of an arson fire at 874 West Richards Road in McConnelsville just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Owner Brent Whitehouse said he woke to discover the barn engulfed in flames and immediately called 911,...

February 2, 2011 - 5:20pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

A Zanesville man was arraigned on Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court for charges relating to a car fire.

33-year-old Otis Moses II plead not guilty to two counts of arson and one felony count of receiving stolen property.

The Zanesville Police Department says that Moses allegedly set a blue Mercedes Benz on fire that was taken from a home on Ceramic Avenue. Authorities say the home was broken into on January 14th by four suspects and one of them was armed...

November 5, 2010 - 7:15am
5 years 37 weeks ago

Zanesville Police said an early Friday morning fire is under investigation.

Lt. Bill Shaw said that around 3a.m. they believe someone set a parked truck on fire on Luck Avenue.

Police are trying to determine if the incident was a random act or the owner of the vehicle was targeted.

Lt. Shaw said the owner of the vehicle does not know why anyone would do that to him.

Police continue to search for a suspect.

May 13, 2010 - 5:53pm
6 years 10 weeks ago

Ohio firefighters and fire investigators got some hands on experience inspecting and learning about arsons.

It's not every day firefighters and fire investigators get to stand around and watch a fire. But Thursday, it was all in the name of learning.

"In terms of the arson fires, this is going to help us in the long run to catch the suspects, determine how it started," said Zanesville Firefighter and Investigator Doug Hobson.

About 30 firefighters from across the...

May 4, 2010 - 9:39am
6 years 12 weeks ago

Licking County officials say that a juvenile has been charged with two counts of arson in an April fire.

The fire at  1406 Seven Hills Road in Hanover, April 17, took place at an unoccupied house and out-building owned by the Longaberger Company.

Through interviews Licking County Fire Investigator Phil Winland said he determined a 16-year-old male and possibly two other teens were involved.

The 16-year-old, from the Hanover area, has been charged with two counts...

April 12, 2010 - 4:30pm
6 years 15 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is calling a late night blaze arson.

It happened at 1437 Wheeler Road around 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

Firefighters responded to a structure that was fully-engulfed. It took them about a half hour to tame before the investigation could begin.

"We've ruled out any accidental means on it or things that were here that may have caused the fire. So, it's definitely a set fire, " says Fire Chief, Dave Lacy.

The fire started near the front...

March 31, 2010 - 4:49pm
6 years 16 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville has seen four structure fires within a week. Fire Chief, Dave Lacy says the latest two fires, the Ridge Avenue fire, and the Crown Street fire are all being linked, and he says he believes there is an arsonist or arsonists within our midst.

"I would say it is probably more than likely somebody who definitely knows the area and probably somebody that lives in the area. It's a very good possibility the person is traveling on foot so that a vehicle isn't being...

March 31, 2010 - 4:45pm
6 years 16 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is calling two early morning, vacant garage fires arson.

Crews responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of Schaum Avenue around two a.m. where they found an intense fire. Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says firefighters were able to get the blaze under control within a half hour. The structure is a total loss, and the heat of the fire also caused some collateral damage to three surrounding buildings.

Lacy says when crews began to investigate that fire...

March 31, 2010 - 4:43am
6 years 17 weeks ago

Arson is the cause of two Wednesday morning fires in the City of Zanesville.

Around 2am Zanesville Police Department Lt. Bill Shaw says the Zanesville Fire Department and police responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of Schaum Avenue. A garage was on fire and is considered a total loss. Some property nearby also suffered some damage.

Then just before 3am another garage was found on fire in the 400 block of Hedgewood Avenue.

Police say with the other suspicious...

March 29, 2010 - 5:59pm
6 years 17 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department confirms the fire that occurred at 1449 Crown Street Saturday evening is arson.

Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says the department's investigative team was able to find the source of the fire. It started in a room on the second story. Lacy says a pile of trash on the floor was ignited. The fire caused minimal damage to the inside of the vacant home.

There was an initial report that ZPD was looking for three white males, who were seen near the structure at...

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