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...
Starting Monday, construction at the Dresden Point on Maple Avenue will likely cause you more headaches. A portion of Maple Ave. is already down to one lane and Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said drivers should prepare for even more daily delays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Bethesda Hospital and the Dresden Point construction sites. He is urging drivers to take an alternate route, if possible.
"Or, if they can't avoid it, to have patience," said Capt. Coury...
The Zanesville Police place one person under arrest in connection to an early morning break-in and burglary.
Captain Tony Coury said that around 4:30 Monday morning a resident in the 500 block of Schwallie Avenue reported a stolen lawn mower. The resident was able to give a description of the suspect and vehicle.
Officers found the vehicle still in the area at the intersection of Schwallie and Sunrise.
Recovered at the scene was the lawn mower and multiple tools.
A Zanesville man has been indicted in connection with a theft that resulted in a dog attack that injured a police officer.
According to court records 44-year-old Jason Williams has been charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, breaking and entering, theft, possessing criminal tools and tampering with a coin machines.
Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said that Williams was arrested on September 5 after he released a pit bull on Officer Scott...
A Zanesville Officer suffered injuries in an early Thursday morning dog attack at a home at 1026 Lee Street.
Captain Tony said Officer Scott Comstock was bitten on his left wrist when a 44-year-old Jason Williams released a pit bull on the officer during a pursuit. The officer was able to fire a shot at the dog, striking it.
"I think you always expect something like that might happen and we see dogs and the officers encounter multiple dogs, but the...
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.
Complaints brings police attention to a problem at some city parks.
Alcohol consumption is not permitted at any Zanesville city park. Complaints have come in from citizens ranging from illegal drugs to drinking. The manager of the softball fields at Riverside reported to authorities that drinking is becoming an increasing problem.
To warn those thinking about taking a swig of an adult beverage warning signs will be put in place. Police will also crack down on those caught...
Zanesville Police have made an arrest in Monday night's Maysville school bus shooting incident.
Captain Tony Coury says some key information developed from 25 year veteran officer Russ Scott led police to 1305 Ridge Avenue. Officers say they were able to gather evidence linking 24 year old Robert Goodin of Zanesville to the b-b gun shooting incident.
"That information that he received and passed on to us, pretty much just blew our case wide open this morning for us,”...
The Zanesville Police make an arrest in a purse snatching that took place at the Wal-mart on Maple Avenue.
Captain Tony Coury said 22-year-old Rachel Penrod of Roseville turned herself into authorities. She was interviewed and placed in the city jail. She faces charges of robbery and three counts of theft. Her bond has been set for $60,000 cash. A court date will be set at a later time.
Captain Coury said that on May 14 an elderly female was leaving Wal-mart...