Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

August 30, 2013 - 5:07pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz announced on Friday afternoon, that his office made a huge break in a federal drug investigation linked to Zanesville, that has been going on since 2009.

According to Sheriff Lutz, on August 21, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office arrested six Zanesville residents in connection to drug trafficking of narcotics and firearms violations.

"The charges have been filed in U.S. Federal Court. This was a joint investigation with...

August 14, 2013 - 4:33pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds is a busy place to be during fair week and that means the Sheriff's Office has several deputies patrolling to maintain a safe yet fun atmosphere.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says, the most common problems his deputies deal with during fair week, are parking issues and fights. Four days in, there have only been minor crimes and disruptions.

"Pretty good, it usually is every year,” said Lutz. “We kicked out one person early on Sunday for...

August 7, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 41 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 41 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 41 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 43 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 44 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 44 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 45 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 45 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

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