Stories tagged with: captain tony coury

April 15, 2015 - 4:37pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

It's been over three decades since the Zanesville Police Department has gotten a different color uniform, but that changed Wednesday.

The police department rolled out its new, dark blue uniforms Wednesday morning. Captain Tony Coury said the officers wanted a change. Night officers wanted the new uniforms to be able to blend in a little better and the dark uniforms are also cheaper.

"The light blue with the dark blue epilets was becoming harder and harder to find and also...

March 18, 2015 - 3:29pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

For the second time in three weeks a driver made way onto the wrong side of Interstate 70 in Zanesville.

Around 7:45 Wednesday morning the Zanesville Police Department received numerous calls reporting that an elderly man was heading east in the westbound lanes of I-70.

According to the ZPD the driver entered the interstate on the Maple Avenue off ramp. Captain Tony Coury said the driver was able to turn himself around and headed the right direction and officers were not able to...

May 19, 2014 - 10:55am
2 years 6 weeks ago

Muskingum County residents aren't the best at clicking their safety belts.

In a recent survey the State Highway Patrol found that Muskingum the fourth worst county in the state and the worst in a ten county region for buckling up.

"I don't know what else we can do," said Captain Tony Coury Zanesville Police Department. "We have these big campaigns like this. We have banners where we preach click it or ticket or put a belt on. Belts save lives and people still...

May 1, 2014 - 11:26am
2 years 8 weeks ago

An area school's students learn how quickly what should be a happy time can turn into one of tragedy.

The Zanesville High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions hosted a mock accident for their peers. The two car crash involved their classmates, who had been out partying just moments before.

"We're going to do everything in our power to try and save their life, but ultimately it's their choice," said Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury. "It's their choice...

November 29, 2013 - 4:52pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

"It was an easy way out of reality," said addict Jeremy Morgan.

It is the sad ending for many who battle addiction.

"You are so obsessed with getting something to maintain the high, that it destroys your life,” said Dr. Vicki Whitacre. “A lot of these people end up losing everything their marriages, their jobs, then they end up in jail."

Local inmate, Jeremy Morgan, was born and raised in the city of Zanesville and took his first drug as a...

November 28, 2013 - 4:38pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

It's day three of the investigative look at opiate drug abuse in the state, county and city. The series Prescription for Addiction continues and the focus shifts to law enforcement agencies and the efforts to stop this epidemic.

"There are three things crimes revolve around, drugs, sex and money," said Captain Tony Coury of the Zanesville Police Department

Captain Coury and Sheriff Matt Lutz, estimate drug offenses are about 80 to 90 percent of all crimes committed in...

November 27, 2013 - 5:58pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

Everyone has taken prescription drugs at some time in their life. But sometimes the cure can turn into a problem.

"Prescription pills are heavily addictive," said Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO, Steve Carrel.

"The ability to get it is easier now than it ever has been," said Zanesville Police Department Captain Tony Coury.

"It is a huge problem and it is just exponentially getting worse year to year in our community," added Heather Rice, the...

November 26, 2013 - 7:41pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Morphine. . . Codeine. . . Hydrocodone. . . the list goes on. All have the same main ingredient.opium. The potent ingredient, typically used to relieve various forms of pain is derived from the opium poppy plant, can be traced back to ancient times and is used frequently in modern medicine.

"We have natural pain controllers in our body to some degree, so there are receptors there, so when those drugs hit those receptors, as fast and as hard as they do, that's when you've got that...

November 14, 2013 - 5:59pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

Zanesville Police Capt. Tony Coury says drivers going south on Maple Ave. will no longer be able to turn left at Bell St. to turn into Walmart. Instead, drivers must turn into the parking lot by turning left at Balls Ln.

Capt. Coury explained, "Any southbound traffic that we have, we would ask that they pay attention when they get to that intersection. If you're going to Walmart, if you're going to the (Genesis) health plex or you're going to any store, retail store in that...

November 12, 2013 - 6:27pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

Some funding will soon be available for the Zanesville Police Department to put more officers on the road.

Captain Tony Coury said the state has provided slightly over 37 thousand dollars to ZPD, as a part of a high visibility initiative of all law enforcement. This means more police officers patrolling the roads to get people to slow down to save lives.

"They are mandated to make stops, encounters with people, it is a zero tolerance program, so we are asking that they do...

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