Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Department

January 11, 2013 - 6:47pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says four area residents have been charged in connection with this week's home invasion and burglary in Dresden.

Sheriff Lutz says it happened early Thursday morning at 801 Canal Street. The victim was assaulted and a vehicle was stolen.
Prosecutor Mike Haddox has charged 30-year-old Adam Poulton of Zanesville with two counts of aggravated robbery, felonious assault, theft and having a weapon while under disability. 23-year-old Chad Bocook of...

August 26, 2012 - 4:49pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out how a woman ended up in the middle of the road.

Captain Jeff LeCocq says around 8:30 this morning a man driving on state route 208 saw an object in the road near the intersection of Keyes road in Adamsville. When the man stopped to investigate, he found a woman who appeared to have severe burn injuries. MedFlight transported the woman to Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

"The helicopter has cleared...

June 24, 2012 - 6:12pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

One person was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Sunday afternoon after a rollover accident north of Zanesville on State Route 60.

It happened just before 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Trooper Todd Henry of the State Highway Patrol said a Honda Civic was traveling northbound when it went off the right side of the road, overcorrected and rolled into a ditch.

The driver, Sherri Hand of Nashport, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries.

Henry said that...

June 15, 2012 - 9:14pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

 A plane and police K-9 searched for a suspect who fled from authorities Friday following a pursuit on State Route 93.

According to Sgt. Mike White with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, the pursuit began after detectives received information of a stolen semi on State Route 93 around 5 p.m. Friday evening and attempted to pull the truck over.

"It was also being led by a green F150 those subjects got away, which we later apprehended them. The driver of the semi...

January 24, 2012 - 7:36pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

A man is in serious condition after authorities say he wrecked a stolen ATV.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said at about 10:30 Tuesday morning deputies spotted a man on a red 4-wheeler matching the description of the bike stolen from a Philo resident last week.

When a deputy attempted to pull over the man, Lutz said he took off behind a home and entered the woods. Officers continued searching the area and at about 11 o'clock the suspect was spotted again, entering the...

January 24, 2012 - 7:25pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

More information is being released on a rolling meth lab made in Zanesville this weekend.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said on Saturday Patrolman Joel Tigner stopped a vehicle on Linden Avenue and Lee Street. Upon approaching the vehicle Tigner said a 2-liter bottle, plastic hosing and starter fluid cans - all items used to produce the drug - were in plain view.

"In this case fictitious tags and failure to use a turn signal, he pulled them over," said Lutz. "...

November 18, 2011 - 5:40pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said three area gas stations were raided Friday morning for selling bath salts.

This comes shortly after Governor John Kasich signed a bill making the possession and sale of the product illegal. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said his deputies executed search warrants at three locations- The State Street Market, Norwich BP and a convenience store at the corner of Maysville and Eppley Avenues.

"I think you'll find some of these...

November 17, 2011 - 6:11pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office raided some village offices in Frazeysburg Thursday. It was a joint operation, including representation of the State Auditor's Office.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said his deputies executed search warrants stemming from accusations of misspent tax money and possible criminal wrongdoing. Offices searched include the Municipal Building on State Street, the Water Plant on Spellman Lane and the Sewer Plant on Canal Street.

"There have been...

November 14, 2011 - 5:22pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Numbers are in from a recent saturation, where local authorities swept Muskingum County looking for any criminal activity.

Lieutenant Steven Rine of the State Highway Patrol said the joint effort between the Highway Patrol, Muskingum County Sheriff's Department and Zanesville Police happened Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, spanning across a 12 hour stretch.

"It's kind of an overall blitz, it's an overwhelming hit we have," explained Rine. "Like...

November 4, 2011 - 4:58pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

A Muskingum County Prisoner escaped from authorities.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said it happened shortly after 10:30 Friday morning infront of the jail. The Sheriff would not release the inmates name but says he was being held for a misdemeanor involving a theft. The inmate was being supervised as he unloaded supplies from a food contract service when he took off running.

Lutz said reports from the community helped track down the inmate-who was taken back into custody shortly after...

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