Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

August 7, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 38 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...

August 7, 2013 - 4:51pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

Two Zanesville men charged in connection with a drug bust last month were arraigned in court Wednesday.
 

According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 28-year-old Codey Starkey and 33-year-old Jason Tate both pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, and having a weapon while under a disability.
 

Starkey and Tate were arrested on July 26th after the Muskingum County Sheriff's Special Response Team conducted a...

August 2, 2013 - 5:24pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

A two vehicle accident near East Fultonham sent one person to the hospital .

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of U.S. 22 and State Route 345.
 

According to Steve Blake with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, a Chevy Trailblazer was on  22 attempting to turn onto State Route 345 when it was rear-ended by a dump truck.
 

Blake says the driver of the Trailblazer was taken to the hospital with minor...

July 24, 2013 - 4:15pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

Two Muskingum County residents charged in connection with a county wide crime spree appeared in court Wednesday.
 

Both 26-year-old Jason Wheeler and 23-year-old Laci Huffman pleaded not guilty to multiple charges which include theft, burglary, misuse of a credit card and breaking and entering.
 

Sheriff  Matt Lutz says the crimes began on July 7th when the couple hit eight different locations from Gratiot to Blue Rock.
 

He says they...

July 17, 2013 - 5:33pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the EPA has opened up an investigation to find out who is dumping computers and TV's in recycling bins across the county.

"It's happened four times this week," said Robert Reiter of the SEO Joint Solid Waste Management District. "These trailers were pulled in and somebody had dumped a significant amount of, actually an overwhelming amount of catheter 8 tubes from computer monitors and televisions inside those recycling trailers....

July 16, 2013 - 6:46pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

A former Muskingum County Sheriff was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon after fearlessly battling lung cancer and emphysema.

Bernie Gibson became the sheriff in 1977 and after being re-elected four times, held office longer than any other sheriff. Tuesday morning, there was a funeral service at William Thompson and Son Funeral Home followed by a burial at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Stovertown where there was a 21 gun salute and a flag folding ceremony.

"Well it's a very...

July 11, 2013 - 10:56am
1 year 42 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said two Muskingum County residents face significant jail time after they went on a county-wide crime spree.

Sheriff Lutz said 26-year-old Jason Wheeler and 23-year-old Laci Huffman began their crimes on July 7th. He said they hit eight different locations from Gratiot to Blue Rock stealing two vehicles, license plates, electronics and other items. One of their last crimes was kicking open the door of a home near Chandlersville.

"There was...

July 9, 2013 - 5:01am
1 year 43 weeks ago

***Updated 9:15 a.m. ***

 

High Water is causing problems for some of those in our region Tuesday morning due to flooding in Perry County.

In Perry County the sheriff's office said there are high water reports everywhere from Crooksville south to Corning. Those include:

State Route 93 from Buzzards Glory to the Midway Speedway

Tatmans Road

State Route 155 in both directions at State Route 13

...

May 18, 2013 - 11:17pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office is investigating the drowning of a two year child from the Akron area. The incident happened at a camping site off of Stillwell Road in Muskingum County's Cass Township.

A 911 call came into the Sheriff's office at around 8 pm and crews responded to the area at that time. The Sheriff's office said that the investigation is still ongoing at this time, and the name of the family and the child are not being released. WHIZ will bring you up to date...

May 16, 2013 - 5:53pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Zanesville Police Department's drug unit have seized over $200,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana after months of investigation.

"Most of this was deliveries coming through the postal service. We did do a search at his residence and found some items there but for the most part this investigation was done through the postal service and using some good police techniques we have used for several years on trying to maintain the...

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