Stories tagged with: Matt Lutz

March 14, 2014 - 5:12pm
1 year 20 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 39 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 40 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 47 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 51 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...

August 7, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

The Muskingum County and Guernsey County Sheriff's Office both retired one of their K-9's this year and on Wednesday, they each added a new German Shepherd to the department.

"We try and keep one on every shift," said Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz. "We've been doing that for the last several years and since we had one retired, it's time to get a new one."

With the increase in drug flow between the two counties, they're both looking for a second K-9 to...

May 23, 2013 - 5:24pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

An old building is getting a new purpose.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz, met with Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss using the old work release building on Old Adamsville road for storage for different local entities.

"The Board of Elections is going to use one of our old dorms that the work release pisoners use to sleep in as storage for their machines and some of their records, " said Lutz

The Sheriff's Office will take advantage of the extra space...

May 3, 2013 - 5:04pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

The State Attorney General says the number of licenses issued for carrying concealed weapons has increased this year.

Attorney General Mike Dewine says the county sheriffs have issued more than 37,000 licenses in the first quarter and 31,000 of them were new. Owner of Steve's Buy Sell and Trade, David O'Connell says he can hardly keep guns on the shelves.

"I think everyone is scared that they're going to crack down maybe start taking guns. I honestly don't see it personally...

April 19, 2013 - 5:45pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says a West Muskingum student confessed to writing and delivering the third threatening letter to the high school on Friday.

"The school has received three letters in the last three days. The first two were similar in nature, the third was different. Through the great job of the school and our detectives, a suspect was developed through some interviews. The suspect did confess earlier today to the third letter, but not to the first two,"...

March 14, 2013 - 10:13pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

Sheriff Lutz says three 17-year-old Maysville High School students are in custody for playing a prank on a friend involving air-soft pellet guns. At 9:45 this morning, the sheriff's office received a call reporting what appeared to be a robbery involving three males carrying guns into a trailer and a description of their vehicles. Five deputy cruisers responded and found a car carrying Maysville High School students

"The individuals went into the trailer after going to the front...

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