Stories tagged with: Captain Doug Merry

January 2, 2015 - 4:03pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

A man was taken into custody early on New Year's Day at Putnam Tavern.

Captain Doug Merry with the Zanesville Police Department says officers responded to the tavern around 1:30 a.m. after reports of a fight.  The altercation apparently started inside and moved outside.  According to Captain Merry, an officer chased 23-year-old Anthony Dale McBride of Zanesville back into the bar.  He was then taken into custody.

Captain Merry said McBride had a firearm on him and...

September 12, 2014 - 10:53am
1 year 45 weeks ago

 Zanesville Police investigate an attempted robbery of the Speedway Gas station on Blue Avenue. 

Captain Doug Merry said that the incident took place around 1:20 a.m. when a male subject walked into the gas station with a knife and a black t-shirt wrapped around his face. 

The man demanded the clerk open the register. Captain Merry said when the clerk made no attempt to do so, the man left the building moving toward McIntire Avenue. 

Police said the only...

January 24, 2014 - 7:10pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Two women were sent to the hospital after a collision on Maple Avenue near Dairy Queen.

Officials from the Zanesville Police Department report that at around 10 a.m two vehicles collided shutting down the busy roadway for over an hour.

"The green car was believed to be going northbound on Maple just past Thurman here and seemed to pull to the left an struck the gray car that over here sitting on the side walk," said Captain Doug Merry.

Captain Merry says although...

November 13, 2013 - 6:51pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

At the end of the month, the Zanesville Police Department will say goodbye to Chief Eric Lambes after serving as chief for 13 years.

Lambes will be retiring on November 28th. The role of chief will need to be filled by a ZPD captain. The city of Zanesville is in the beginning stages of the selection process through civil service. In order to select Lambes' successor, there are various factors, including adhering to the Zanesville's Captain Union Contract.

"One of the clauses...

August 23, 2013 - 7:50am
2 years 48 weeks ago

Zanesville Police investigate an early morning shooting in the city.

Captain Doug Merry says around 4 a.m. Friday,  they received a call that a man had been shot in the Abington Avenue area.

He says the victim's car broke down on Sharon Avenue and he walked to his brothers house.

Merry says the man then left and was walking near Abington Avenue when he heard a noise.

Captain Merry says the man realized he had been shot and was then taken to the...

July 24, 2013 - 11:01am
3 years 5 days ago

Zanesville Police recently made changes to staffing in hopes of giving the department a new perspective.

This week Chief Eric Lambes said he has moved around two of his captains and a lieutenant in order to fulfill some neglected areas. For the past year, Captain Kenneth Miller has been on leave. Before his leave Miller was in charge of some administrative duties. While he's been gone some aspects of his position have fallen behind. The department now needs to catch up.


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