Stories tagged with: Crime and Violence Committee

September 17, 2014 - 5:51pm
41 weeks 2 days ago

The Crime and Violence Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss what is being done to reduce crime in the City of Zanesville.

Police Chief Kenneth Miller recapped the recent prostitution sting, robbery and hit-and-skip arrests then along with the committee fielded concerns from residences about high crime areas. First Ward City Councilman Mark Baker felt that the meeting was constructive and says that they addressed some key issues that could potentially help the safety of the...

May 28, 2014 - 7:22pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Members of the Zanesville Crime and Violence Committee met Wednesday night to talk about current problems facing the city.

Several area citizens also came forward to address their concerns.  The most common topic of discussion was prostitution, particularly in the area of Ridge Avenue.  Multiple complaints were made about the prostitutes lingering on corners and Johns driving by several times throughout the night.  Zanesville Police Chief Kenneth Miller said it...

April 23, 2014 - 6:36pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The Crime and Violence Committee met at City Hall this afternoon to discuss what is being done to make the Zanesville community more safe.

Public Safety Director Fred Buck and Chief of Police Kenneth Miller addressed questions from the committee on the status of shooting and drug investigations. Chief Miller also informed the committee on updates to police equipment and computers.

"This is something I went to council for a month or so ago, just updating the...

March 13, 2012 - 6:10pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

Members of the city's Crime and Violence Committee discussed new initiatives to combat crime in Zanesville.

Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes reported that 4 new officers are in the hiring process for the city, and told committee members that plans to re-open part of the City Jail are underway.

According to Lambes the backlog of prisoners waiting to serve jail sentences is close to 150, and re-opening the second floor of the jail will be a deterrent to those who commit crime....

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