Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

September 3, 2012 - 10:50am
3 years 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in regards to a suspicious death.

The body of 50 year old Lance A. Hoopes was found on the sidewalk of his residence at 1327 Coopermill Road on Saturday morning at about 7 a.m. The Muskingum County Coroner's examination revealed his death was not natural.

"Right now, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is treating this case as a homicide until we can find more details about this investigation," said...

September 1, 2012 - 4:17pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man who was found in the front yard of a home Saturday morning.

Sgt. Matt McCauley said the body of a 50-year-old man was found in the 1300 block of Coopermill Road. He said an investigation is underway, but the cause of death appears to be accidental at this time.

The man's name is not being released until his family is notified. McCauley said County Coroner Perry Kalis ordered an autopsy and the body will be...

August 22, 2012 - 5:46pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

A partnership between the Muskingum County Job and Family Services and the Sheriff's Office is helping to round up those who owe child support.

48 parents were involved in the two-day operation which affected 93 children in Muskingum County.

18 people were found in compliance with their child support cases.

11 bench warrants were issued for those who failed to appear in court and two people were immediately sent to jail following their court appearance.

"This is...

August 14, 2012 - 4:42pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is making sure that those who attend this week's fair have a good time while staying safe.

Sheriff's deputies are providing 24-hour security for the thousands of attendees in addition to their normal schedules.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said so far this year, things have been quiet, but he expected patrols to increase by the end of the week.

"We haven't really had a lot of problems. We had to kick out a few people for some minor things on...

August 8, 2012 - 11:45am
3 years 9 weeks ago

Muskingum County's Child Support Enforcement is educating residents throughout August on how emotional, financial and medical support play into the success of a child.

This month is Child Support Awareness month in Ohio. During the month the lobby of the Eastpike facility is decorated in a treasure theme to help educate the community. One employee said that sometimes people don't complete understand the role of their department and that they do offer a lot of free services.


July 27, 2012 - 5:20pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has reported a detective's gun and badge missing.

The detective reported the items missing on Thursday. The gun is a standard issue .40 caliber glock handgun. Sheriff Matt Lutz says an investigation has been launched to find the missing weapon.

"We're looking into the facts and circumstances, trying to figure out if he was off duty, on-duty where it happened, if somebody opened a car door that was left unlocked. Who knows what could have...

July 27, 2012 - 10:34am
3 years 11 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol targeted an area on Interstate 70 between two music festivals in the area on Thursday and Friday of last week. 157 traffic stops were made.

"We did have six ovi-related arrests, from impaired drivers. We did end up seizing the detail... End up seizing 1,400 dollars in
cash. We had two felony drug charges and five misdemeanor drug charges," said Lt...

June 12, 2012 - 1:01pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says they have located a  17-year-old runaway.

According to Detective Tim Matheney, Kayla Castle was reported missing on May 30th and was found and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

Upon Kayla's release from the Detention Center she was reported again missing by her family last Thursday.

The Sheriff requested the public's help finded Kayla Tuesday, and say she was located safe Tuesday evening.

May 24, 2012 - 5:23pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are preparing to hit the road this holiday weekend.

The patrol will be working with local agencies, including the Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office to patrol for speed on the ground and in the sky.

Zanesville Post Commander, Steven Rine of the State Highway Patrol said just because you don't see law enforcement on the road, doesn't mean that your speed isn't being monitored.


May 8, 2012 - 5:48pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

Muskingum County authorities announce a traffic stop resulted in several drug arrests.

Back in April, the State Highway Patrol in Preble County stopped a mini van for speeding, and discovered 20 pounds of marijuana - that was headed to a Muskingum County residence.

"The officer smells burnt marijuana inside the vehicle, which basically gives him probable cause to search that vehicle. Then after the search, he discovers about 20 pounds of what we call hydroponic...

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