Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

July 26, 2016 - 1:13pm
1 day 4 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A Muskingum County Sheriff’s K-9 that suffered from heat exhaustion has made a full recovery and is back with his handler.

At seven-years-old Drako is the oldest dog the Sheriff’s Office has. Drako was being cared for by the Muskingum County Dog Pound while his handler, Deputy Ryan Paisley, was on vacation. Sheriff Matt Lutz said that Drako was taken outside and because of the heat and anxiety from being away from his family he...

July 15, 2016 - 3:01pm
1 week 4 days ago

HOPEWELL, Ohio – A small church in western Muskingum County was vandalized Thursday night.

At 9 p.m. Thursday night the pastor and members of the congregation of the Macedonia United Methodist Church were alerted to vandalization at the small church in Hopewell. Broken liquor bottles were found surrounding the church and large rocks were thrown through windows.

“There was a large rock on top of our Bible,” said church member Joshua Dennison....

March 30, 2016 - 7:46am
16 weeks 4 days ago

UPDATE:  The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office reports that Mark Trussell has been located.


The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for this week's most wanted suspect.

53-year-old Mark Trussell is wanted for failure to register as a sexual offender. He's described as having brown hair and green eyes. He's 5'7 and 140 pounds. He has no known address.

If anyone knows of Trussell's whereabouts they're asked to contact the Muskingum County...

March 11, 2016 - 1:30pm
19 weeks 4 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the department is investigating a case of embezzlement in a local volunteer fire department.

The Falls Township Fire Department came to the Sheriff's Office in early February after recognizing the possible theft. Lutz said there is a primary suspect but detectives are still in early stages of the investigation.

Lutz said there have been embezzlement cases on a seemingly regular basis throughout his career as Sheriff and he hopes the public...

March 4, 2016 - 6:10pm
20 weeks 4 days ago

Dispatcher Davis with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said a local teen last seen on Feb. 29 has been found. 

15-year-old Cronin resides in the Falls Township area and was last seen at her home. Karri Cronin announced the return of Kenzi on social media and thanked friends and family who helped in the search. 

February 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

A total of $50,000 in methamphetamine was seized following a month long investigation into a meth operation supplying Muskingum, Licking, and Perry counties.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, Zanesville Police Department, and the Central Ohio Drug Task Force seized the meth as well as $21,000, three firearms, and two vehicles. The bust marks the second in the last week where such large amounts of narcotics, money, and firearms were apprehended.

"We're going to continue...

December 17, 2015 - 3:48am
31 weeks 5 days ago

An accident Thursday morning on Interstate 70 is causing a traffic slow down. 

Around 2:25 am scanner traffic indicated a semi had rolled over on I-70 west near the Fieldhouse. 

The right lane of I-70 west will be closed as the semi is towed and clean-up begins by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Zanesville Police and Fire were first on the scene and said both subjects in the vehicle were able to get free and were transported to Genesis Hospital. The semi...

December 2, 2015 - 5:07pm
34 weeks 31 min ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is on the look out for a most wanted suspect.

59-year-old Paul David Dixon of Dresden is wanted on a felony warrant for domestic violence charges.

Dixon is described as being 6' tall and weighs 180 lbs.

He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Dixon also has multiple tattoos including several on his arms and hands.

Anyone with information on Dixon's whereabouts is urged to call the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office at (740)...

November 2, 2015 - 5:40pm
38 weeks 1 day ago

The state of Ohio is facing one of the worst heroin epidemics in history.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, drug overdoses remain the leading cause of injury-related death in Ohio, surpassing car accidents in 2007. As the death rate continues to rise, 2,482 Ohioans died from an unintentional drug overdose in 2014, which is the highest number of deaths on record. Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, said the sheriff's office is working hard to combat the growing heroin problem...

October 29, 2015 - 7:38pm
38 weeks 5 days ago

UPDATE* For clarification, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office did learn that the three children had found a neighbor and were safe. The Sheriff's Office would simply like the public to know the truth about initial claims made about the incident, that were later rescinded by Wofter. 


New details in the police involved shooting Saturday have been released.

Sheriff Matt Lutz released 911 calls to the media which help to clarify the confusion about a possible...

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