Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

October 22, 2013 - 6:26pm
2 years 39 weeks ago

A 20 year deputy of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office needs your help after battling a debilitating disease and expensive medical bills and medication.

Doug Smith was diagnosed with a disease in February that causes scarring of deep lung tissue and eventually the tissue becomes so thick, the lungs cannot provide oxygen to other organs.

"He had some asthma-like symptoms,” explained Doug's Sister-in-law, Anita Riley. “He did some checking with the doctor and...

October 2, 2013 - 4:44pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department was awarded $37,455.51, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office was awarded $20,853.99 and the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received $29,207.23 by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for the 2014 fiscal year to make Ohio's roadways safer.

"The primary mission is to reduce traffic fatals in the state of Ohio through a collaborative effort," said Lt. Steve Rine. "And it's...

September 5, 2013 - 6:24pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

Sheriff's deputies are required by the state to take a shooting qualifications test every year, according to Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz. With the new surface on their Adamsville Road shooting range, the deputies will be able to train during all four seasons.

"With the conditions we had before, anytime we had rain, ice; anything like that, puddles would freeze up and it causes problems with footing," said Deputy Sheriff Ryan Williams. "And any time an officer...

August 30, 2013 - 5:07pm
2 years 47 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
2 years 49 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
2 years 50 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
2 years 50 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
2 years 51 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
3 years 2 days 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
3 years 1 week 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....

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