Stories tagged with: Matt Lutz

March 16, 2015 - 6:56pm
5 weeks 5 days ago

Saint Patrick's Day is Tuesday and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office will have more deputies on the roadways.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said it's not to cause trouble, but rather to protect against it. Many people will head out to celebrate one of the biggest party days of the year. Lutz said officers will be out to help slow people down.

"The biggest thing is just being careful," Lutz said. "Just trying to be as patient as possible, and of course that goes to when you...

January 21, 2015 - 5:10pm
13 weeks 2 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz released a few more details in connection with the discovery of two bodies in a home this week.

They were found Tuesday morning by a neighbor at 5180 west road. Wednesday, Sheriff Lutz released the name of the woman found. She is 77-year-old Carolyn Eileen Porter. Also found in the house was a 64-year-old male who was an acquaintance of Porter. The male's name is not being released until his family can be notified. An autopsy on Porter this morning,...

December 30, 2014 - 6:42pm
16 weeks 4 days ago

2014 is coming to a close and the New Year is just two days away. With that in mind, the Muskingum County Sheriffs office is taking a look back at last year.

We got to sit down with Sheriff Matt Lutz Tuesday who gave us a run down of the crimes that were dealt with over the previous year.

"For us it was actually almost a mirror to 2013. Some of our stats are quarterly, so we don't have all those stats compiled yet. We're still waiting on the last few months of the year to...

June 13, 2014 - 2:15pm
45 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office was on the move this week.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Friday morning, the sheriff's office received an alarm for a robbery at the Duke and Duchess station at 259 Third Street in Frazeysburg. An officer pulled over the suspect's green Ford Explorer at 2:44 a.m. on North River Road West. Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox said 30-year-old Jason Calhoun of Dresden is currently facing one count of aggravated robbery and one count of misdemeanor...

May 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
50 weeks 4 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has identified the victim of a homicide which happened around 10:50PM last night at 6677 McCaslin road in Nashport.

Twenty five year old Brandy Daniels was discovered by her sister, Tess Payton, in her vehicle at the end of their driveway. Payton said her sister was on the way home from work and on the phone with her boyfriend when she turned onto the driveway and the call was dropped.

Having recieved a call from the boyfriend believing '...

March 14, 2014 - 5:12pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is asking the public to stay safe during the weekend leading up to St. Patrick's Day coming up this Monday.

Sheriff Lutz says with March Madness, warmer weather and the impending holiday there are plenty of reasons why there will be more traffic throughout the area. He says his team will have a few extra cars on patrol to keep the county safe throughout the holiday.

"We're doing what we call the High Visibility Enforcement Grant and that's...

October 30, 2013 - 7:32pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is getting ready for Halloween by checking on sex offenders and advising them not to give out candy. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says there are 152 registered sex offenders in Muskingum County and says deputies are paying close attention to them.

"We do a lot of registration with those folks as they come in here to register," said Sheriff Lutz. "We also go out and verify their addresses and we have been doing that over the...

October 26, 2013 - 4:20pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Volunteers and local law enforcement agencies worked together to get prescription drugs off the streets.

For the last three years, the DEA , the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office have held drug take back days for locals to safely dispose of their unwanted drugs. Sheriff Matt Lutz say he is pleased with Saturday's turn out.

"We usually do about a 100 drop offs per event, and this year we are at 92 already in the first two...

September 5, 2013 - 6:24pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Sheriff's deputies are required by the state to take a shooting qualifications test every year, according to Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz. With the new surface on their Adamsville Road shooting range, the deputies will be able to train during all four seasons.

"With the conditions we had before, anytime we had rain, ice; anything like that, puddles would freeze up and it causes problems with footing," said Deputy Sheriff Ryan Williams. "And any time an officer...

August 9, 2013 - 5:07pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

According to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ohio sheriff's issued more than 63,000 new permits from January to July of this year. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says his office has issued double the amount of permits from 2012.

"I can tell you here in Muskingum County, we run quarterly reports so we're in the middle of our third quarter, but our second quarter reports, we had issued over 500 CCW permits for 2013," said Sheriff Lutz. "Last year at this time, we...

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