Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

May 18, 2013 - 11:17pm
2 years 1 week 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
2 years 1 week 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...

April 19, 2013 - 5:45pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says a West Muskingum student confessed to writing and delivering the third threatening letter to the high school on Friday.

"The school has received three letters in the last three days. The first two were similar in nature, the third was different. Through the great job of the school and our detectives, a suspect was developed through some interviews. The suspect did confess earlier today to the third letter, but not to the first two,"...

April 16, 2013 - 6:48pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

When catastrophic events happen, like the deadly bombing at the Boston marathon, it is normal to feel threatened- even at home.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says through law enforcement training, you're taught to expect the unexpected, to be familiar with your surroundings, and to think suspicious of all activity,

"You just have to take the mentality, if you look at every aspect of it, of what could happen,” Lutz said. “What could somebody do here or what...

April 6, 2013 - 5:59pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

The Community Health Fair offered free health screenings and displayed equipment that can help track loved ones who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Project Lifesaver is designed to locate missing people suffering from dementia, Autism and down syndrome who often wander off and get lost. Patients can wear either a wristband or ankle band which has an FM radio transmitter inside of it that tracks them.

"If they would get out of the house and wander off, the caregiver...

March 13, 2013 - 4:30am
2 years 11 weeks ago

An accident in Perry Township reduced Interstate 70 east to one lane.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said that a semi went into the median and a big rig tow was called in to remove the semi.

No injuries were reported. The accident took place between the Sonora Road exit and Norwich.

February 25, 2013 - 6:05pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

A new high security building just outside Columbus has cameras, cages, and a giant fence built to hold dozens of exotic animals temporarily.

It's a result of the new Ohio law established by Governor Kasich, that requires owners to register exotic animals, that came about after Terry Thompson of Muskingum County released dozens of bears, mountain lions and tigers in 2011.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said, "And now that this is built if someone is not in compliance with the law, and...

January 29, 2013 - 4:37pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Local law enforcement work to tie a robbery suspect to other open cases within the county.

With assistance from the Muskingum County Sheriff's the Zanesville Police have arrested 37-year-old Teddie Hunter. Investigators believe that Hunter not only robbed the BP Station at the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Boulevard, Monday night, but robbed the Speedway on Blue Avenue January 24.

"For whatever reason Teddie Hunter was doing these. At some point he was becoming what...

January 3, 2013 - 6:31pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff releases its crime stats for the year of 2012.

This past year the office worked more than 700 cases and made more than 270 arrests. The sheriff said they also confiscated more than $650,000 in drugs. In 2012 they also had over 300 burglary related crimes with a clearance rate of 19 percent. The sheriff said those types of cases are some of the hardest to solve, due to lack of evidence and information.

"I think for the most part our office does a...

November 9, 2012 - 7:10pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

After spending the last week collecting Hurricane Sandy Relief Items, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is ready to leave for the East Coast.

Two sheriff's deputies, streamlined the efforts, reaching out to businesses around town for supplies. Thanks to the donations the department will drive two U-Haul trucks and two trailers filled with supplies to Atlantic City Saturday morning. But a very special thanks goes out to 9-year-old Morgan County girl, Allie Call for all she did,...

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