Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriffs Office

May 14, 2015 - 5:24pm
21 weeks 4 days ago

Local organizations got together Thursday to raise funds in a way that's simply sweet.

Muskingum County Child Support, Adult and Child Protective Services and the Sheriff's Office held their annual Cupcake Wars. We had the chance to talk to Patsy McDonald, Team Leader for the Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services who told us about some of the things that were offered to guests.

"We are judging cupcakes and there is a lunch that's involved and we ask for a $6...

December 31, 2014 - 11:52am
40 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz sat down with us Tuesday and gave us an in depth look at the 2014 drug problems in the area.

According to Lutz, drugs is always the number one focus when it comes to cracking down on crime. There are many drugs out on the streets. We asked Lutz what we deal with here specifically who gave us an overview of what we see here in the county.

"It's kind of hard to pinpoint one exact drug as a major biggest drug. In our community from what we're...

December 30, 2014 - 6:42pm
40 weeks 6 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...

July 28, 2014 - 5:50pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The report came at approximately 4PM yesterday afternoon, that the body of a missing woman could potentially be in a wooded area across from the Brookside Apartment Complex. Sheriff of Muskingum County Matt Lutz says that a body was located there by deputies and a K9 unit. According to their initial cornier investigation, the deceased woman could have been in the wooded area for as much as two weeks. Lutz said that they are confident it could be that of the missing individual.


October 26, 2013 - 4:20pm
1 year 50 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...

February 10, 2013 - 8:23pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

For some of you in Zanesville this afternoon, the sound of explosions were heard. We now know the cause.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office says the explosions can be traced to several men shooting at exploding targets near Bank Street. The Sheriff's Office investigated after receiving several calls from local residents reporting the sounds.

Sheriff's say the men were shooting legally but were asked to stop due to the number of complaints

July 18, 2012 - 6:18pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

A joint investigation between Zanesville Police and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of three people.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said officers executed a warrant at 1265 Dillon Road and recovered more than 34 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of $6,800 as well as $5,500 in cash.

Lutz said drugs continue to be a problem in the county.

"These things kind of get pushed around a little bit. We'll have different groups that...

July 17, 2012 - 5:43pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

Authorities are looking for a Convicted Sex Offender.

45-year-old Mitchell Miller was convicted in Coshocton County back in 2002 for attempted gross sexual imposition with a victim under the age of 13 and for violating the conditions of his supervision and release from prison.

Detective Tim Matheney of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said it's uncertain as to whether Miller is still in the area, but that hasn't put a hault to the search for the fugitive.


July 10, 2012 - 5:54pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

A woman was taken to the hospital after crashing into a power pole Tuesday afternoon.

Muskingum County Sheriff's Lieutenant Mike LeCocq told WHIZ News that the Sheriff's Office received numerous calls about an elderly woman driving erratic while traveling northbound on Maple Avenue. 

About 5 minutes later, it was reported that the woman went left of center and crashed head-on into a power pole near the intersection of State Route 60 and Olde Falls Road.

LeCocq said the...

August 1, 2011 - 4:27pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

A rash of local church break-ins have authorities asking the community for help.

According to Sergeant Detective Ric Roush, Detectives with the Zanesville Police Department and Muskingum County Sheriffs Office are currently investigating nine Church Break-ins that have occurred since April... seven of which took place in July. Roush said breaking and entering numbers have been down overall this year with the exception of churches.

"Occasionally we've had church break-...

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