Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

September 30, 2010 - 9:27am
3 years 28 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation into a break-in of a Roseville pharmacy.

Detective Todd Mahle said that the pharmacy at 157 South Main Street in the village was broken into Thursday morning around 3:15.

The detective said they were alerted to a problem at the business by an alarm. When deputies arrived they found an object had been thrown through a window and pain medication was taken from the scene.

Deputies tried to track the suspect...

September 29, 2010 - 7:22am
3 years 28 weeks ago

The Crooksville Police Department along with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office makes multiple arrests in connection to several break-ins in both Perry and Muskingum Counties.

Lt. Mark Ross with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said around 1:30 Wednesday morning three people were seen at Village Park in Crooksville breaking into the concession stand at Crooksville High School's Football field as well as pop machines and the concession stand at the pool.

When police...

September 20, 2010 - 8:32pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

With chainsaws in hand and work boots on foot, law enforcement worked to up-root an estimated 5,000 13-foot marijuana plants.

"The same type that we've taken off before, there were some camps in it, and there's obviously been people here tending to it," says Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz.

But they won't be tending to it any longer. After a lengthy investigation led them to the site in Adams Mills, the Sheriff's Office waited until those responsible for growing...

September 20, 2010 - 3:00pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

There has been a big marijuana growing field found in Muskingum County. Sheriff Matt Lutz says it’s located near Adams Mills.

A WHIZ News reporter on the scene says so far 11 people have been arrested and more than 5000 pot plants have been found in two separate plots.  

Some of the marijuana plants were 13 feet tall and were being harvested at the time of the law enforcement bust Monday.   Multiple law enforcement groups are working on...

September 9, 2010 - 5:07pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is encouraging families to join them in taking proactive steps in protecting their children.

It looks a driver's license, but it provides vital information in the event that your child would go missing including the child's name, photograph, and their fingerprint. The Sheriff's Office began the Child I.D. Card program in 2009, and since then have fingerprinted 3,721 kids.

"Basically what we do is we go to events and create the cards...

September 8, 2010 - 2:41pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

A Zanesville man will spend a year in prison after a drug bust by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court 27-year-old James Allen Wade pled not-guilty to a fourth-degree-felony charge of trafficking in crack cocaine. Judge Kelly Cottrill immediately sentenced him to one year in prison.

Wade was arrested in June after the Sheriff's Office conducted a drug bust at 206 Mead Street in Zanesville. Authorities say they recovered seven...

September 1, 2010 - 3:23pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

A man is sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for charges stemming from a Zanesville drug bust.

26-year-old Darrin Wade pled guilty in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to a third-degree-felony charge of trafficking in crack cocaine, a third-degree felony charge of possession of crack cocaine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Judge Kelly Cottrill sentenced Wade to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Wade was arrested in June...

August 30, 2010 - 8:55pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The Frazeysburg Fire Department says someone is falsely soliciting donations in its name.

Fire Chief David Smith says he filed a report with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Monday night after several residents told him they were called and asked for donations to help the fire department.

Smith says if anyone tries to solicit money from you for the fire department call the Sheriff's Office.

August 27, 2010 - 5:41pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is receiving funding to keep track of sex offenders.

Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray's office received a $155,546 federal grant for two programs. The first program sends email and phone alerts to sex offenders and officers concerning when and where sex offenders need to report.

"Kind of a reminder [to offenders] that we're going to come looking for you if you don't [report]. Also to the agencies that are already getting those...

August 27, 2010 - 5:28pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

A new technology is helping law enforcement nab criminals.

Through Homeland Security funding, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office recently installed a license plate reader, or LPR which is mounted on the back of cruisers.

"It's a new technology for fighting crime for us. It records license plates off of cars. It compares to a database and helps us to track down stolen vehicles, wanted people associated with those cars, or anything else from an agency that has involvement...

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