Stories tagged with: captain tony coury

March 26, 2013 - 4:28pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation today released preliminary results from a safety study about Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

O-DOT says the three year study shows that the concrete medians installed in 2009 between Military Road and Country Club Drive have lead to a 47% decrease in crashes.

Captain Tony Coury of Zanesville Police Department said, "ODOT said they wanted to put a center median was because we had so many crashes involved with vehicles that were turning,...

March 7, 2013 - 6:46pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

A body found partially submerged in the 6th Street Canal has been identified.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said that the body is that of 61-year-old Edward Swick of Zanesville.

"Ed was not homeless. He did live on 6th Street only a couple of blocks from where he was found," said Captain Coury. "He has a limited number of family members. We have made contact with a relative and informed him of his death."

The body was taken to the Licking County...

February 19, 2013 - 6:50pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

The Zanesvile Police Department is advancing it's training through high-tech simulation scenarios.

The training is offered through the Ohio Attorney General's Peace Officer Training Academy. Zanesville Police Captain, Tony Coury says that this type of advanced training will educate officers on new techniques.

"We applied with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio, asked them if  we can get involved in the simulator training that they were offering...

February 18, 2013 - 6:19pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department has more details in reference to a weekend shooting.

The shooting took place on Saturday around one a.m. on Pershing road. According to Captain Coury the ZPD was alerted by the Speedway on Maysville Avenue of an apparent gun shot victim.

Captain Tony Coury said, "our office went down and talked to the subject, he told us that while he was walking around the fairground area on Pershing road, he was confronted by a few individuals, who in turn...

January 29, 2013 - 4:37pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

Local law enforcement work to tie a robbery suspect to other open cases within the county.

With assistance from the Muskingum County Sheriff's the Zanesville Police have arrested 37-year-old Teddie Hunter. Investigators believe that Hunter not only robbed the BP Station at the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Boulevard, Monday night, but robbed the Speedway on Blue Avenue January 24.

"For whatever reason Teddie Hunter was doing these. At some point he was becoming what...

January 22, 2013 - 6:04pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Zanesville Police said an incident on Larzelere Avenue is under investigation.

It happened around 11 p.m. Monday at the Larzelere Apartments, which is part of the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority. Police said it was first reported as a stabbing, but the investigation revealed otherwise.

"It doesn't look like there was an actual stabbing," said Captain Tony Coury of the Zanesville Police Department. "There was a reported assault. Officers were able to...

December 19, 2012 - 12:01pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Many people plan to travel for the holidays leaving homes empty.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said that if you plan on leaving your home for any significant amount you should make sure to lock your doors and windows. He also suggests putting a stop delivery on mail and newspapers and let others know you'll be away.

"Talk to your neighbors. Let them know," said Captain Coury. "You can also call the Zanesville Police Department if you live inside the city...

December 17, 2012 - 3:02pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

Officials at Zanesville Police Department keep in contact with local schools when it comes to safety.

The biggest school that they cover is Zanesville City. They also work with Bishop Rosecrans. Captain Tony Coury said that they do have some officers trained on how to deal with active shooters and how to handle an incident when they first respond.

They also have a book that hold the floor plans for area schools and other information that they may need. He said the Newtown tragedy...

December 3, 2012 - 6:30pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

Zanesville Police said a second occupant who left the scene of a weekend fatal accident has been located.

The accident took place Saturday morning around 5:30a.m. in the 1000 block on Linden Avenue.

The car was traveling north when it struck a utility pole causing severe damage.

32-year-old April Smythe died of her injuries. The other occupant who fled the scene has now been found.

"We have talked to him," said Captain Tony Coury of the Zanesville Police...

December 3, 2012 - 6:21pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

Two Columbus men have been charged in connection to a shooting in Zanesville.

Captain Tony Coury said that 25-year-old Joe Shaw-Wyche and 25-year-old Ralfe Upshaw are in custody after a November 28, 2012 shooting at 618 Dryden Road.

Zanesville Police said two people were inside the home at the time, but no one was injured.

Captain Coury said incriminating evidence was found at the scene that led to their arrest. Both men have spoken to detectives and there was enough...

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