Stories tagged with: Crime

December 30, 2015 - 6:55pm
18 weeks 1 day ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said charges have been filed against a local man in connection with a string of gas station armed robberies.

Lutz said Jeffrey Saltz Jr confessed to robbing two Duke and Duchess gas stations.

"Charges were filed on Jeffrey D Saltz Jr. At this time he is incarcerated at our jail. Charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of theft misdemeanor, attempted breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools. As we move forward we did...

February 25, 2015 - 9:08am
1 year 10 weeks ago

Top Stories for Wednesday, February 25, 2015:

State Testing

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - State testing is under way, but many elementary schools across the state have had to cancel classes due to bad weather. According to the State Board Of Education schools can postpone the tests as many days as they cancel during the testing period.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - School closures have also...

February 15, 2014 - 10:51am
2 years 11 weeks ago


A variety of drugs and a weapon was found following a routine traffic stop.

According to the Cambridge Police Department at approximately 10:21 p.m. on Friday night  officers stopped at vehicle on Highland Avenue.

The K-9 unit was sent to sniff the car and the department found small amounts of  Heroin, Percocet Pills, Cocaine, Marijuana and suspected Morphine.

The driver also admitted to having a knife on him. Three passengers were also in...

April 12, 2013 - 6:10pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Crime Stoppers are essentially the eyes and ears of law enforcement officers when they can't be everywhere. The group has over 5,000 members who donate their time to making Muskingum County a safer place to live.

"We just hope to take back our neighborhoods. I know there's a lot of people that are around that are really discouraged about crimes and things that are happening in their neighborhood and we have a lot of good people in our group that report,"...

April 27, 2010 - 5:41pm
6 years 1 week ago

Fairfield County's Community Watch Program is entering its fourth year, and Sheriff Dave Phalen says crime has reduced by 50 percent in neighborhoods that are taking part.

The program utilizes four retired cruisers, all of which have Amber warning lights and are marked as "Community Watch" cars.

Volunteers use these vehicles to patrol areas after attending 40 hour training classes. If you're interested in becoming part of the program, you can contact Sergeant Jared...

April 6, 2010 - 6:10pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

The Athens Police Department is asking for help from Ohio University students and the community.

It's looking for a suspect, who is described as Latino, between 22 and 28-years-of-age, around 5'5", and about 130 pounds. The man was last seen wearing a tan shirt that had a collar and blue jeans.

Officers say the man allegedly touched a female OU student inappropriately in the Riverpark Towers Apartment complex this weekend. The woman wasn't injured in the incident.


January 11, 2010 - 11:45am
6 years 16 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, says crime rates were down across the area last year, despite the fact  his office handled about 1,500 more calls.

Felony arrests, traffic accident reports, burglaries, domestic violence, assaults, and thefts all decreased in 2009. In fact, the sheriff's office only saw an increase in misdemeanors and car thefts.

"It doesn't make sense when you start thinking about the economy being down. You think the crime rates go up, but that's...

September 21, 2009 - 5:54pm
6 years 32 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department is investigating an early morning home invasion burglary.

It happened just before 3:00 a.m. in the 800 block of Orchard Street.

"When the officers arrived there, what they found was that the male and female resident of the apartment were awakened when two males barged in the door of their apartment, " says Detective Sergeant Ric Roush.

Roush says the two men demanded money, and one man was armed with a handgun.

"They did, after robbing...

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