Stories tagged with: Sheriff Lutz

September 1, 2015 - 6:57am
13 weeks 8 hours ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says his deputies are investigating an old meth lab site that was discovered over the weekend. The Sheriff says the owner of a South Zanesville car wash told deputies that he found waste from a small meth lab on his property. Lutz says he sent deputies to the scene Saturday around 8:30 in the morning to investigate and clean-up what was left from the illegal drug making location. No arrests have been made but Lutz says some evidence was located which...

January 20, 2015 - 11:23am
45 weeks 8 hours ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of two people found dead in a home in Perry Township. Initial reports indicate the address is 5180 West Road. Sheriff Matt Lutz tells WHIZ News that investigators have confirmed two bodies in the home. In terms of the cause of death, he is not ruling anything out at the moment.

"Obviously, anytime we have a death it's suspicious until we can rule it out," Lutz said. "So there are some things in...

December 18, 2014 - 5:47pm
49 weeks 5 days ago

Criminal justice students at Mid-East Career and Technology received an educational gift from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.

Students waited anxiously outside Mid-East as Sheriff Matt Lutz dropped off their newest educational tool, a Kawasaki Mule.

"We got an agreement with both our EMA Director, and the school, we still are in possession of it, it will still be of use for us. We can use it anytime we need to, we can come get it. But, we're going to allow the...

November 24, 2014 - 4:05pm
1 year 1 week ago

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and turkey's will be carved. However, before that can happen people must get to to their destination.

With many people making their way to Thanksgiving parties it means more people will clog the roadways. Local law enforcement is preparing for the travel by getting more patrol cars on the roads. Sheriff Matt Lutz recommends you give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

"Well basically we see a huge increase in the traffic...

June 25, 2014 - 4:32pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

Day 2 of the search for the missing men in the river has been unsuccessful so far.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) says the Zanesville and Falls Township Fire Departments along with helicopters from the Highway Patrol and the Division of Wildlife were working the river.

Jason Latchic, Area Supervisor for the ODNR, and Division of Watercraft Cambridge Field Office says, "We have a boat going upstream that is running sidescan sonar unit to try to look for any...

March 10, 2014 - 2:46pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz announces the details of a series of drug raids.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office and Zanesville Police Department's joint drug task force searched the mini storage units on Greenhouse Road on Monday in connection to a drug raid on 1238 Melrose Avenue on Friday. During the raid on Friday a resident at the home, Jamie Mayle was taken into custody.

"He is currently locked up on four different felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine...

February 22, 2014 - 6:23pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Zanesville Police Department joined forces to combat drug distribution in our area.

the five member joint drug task force raided two Zanesville residences earlier on Saturday, one at 626 Convers Avenue and the other located at 1102 Sharon Avenue.

"Both search warrants were a result of investigations over the last few months, both houses have been on our radar as well as both suspects. We took a male into custody here on converse...

September 28, 2013 - 4:27pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

An annual fundraiser brought local law enforcement agencies and fire departments together for a good cause.

Saturday, at Riverside Park the 6th annual Guns and Hoses Tournament took place.This year, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center and ZPD played for the guns, while Falls Township, Adamsville and Dresden Fire Departments all played for the hoses in a friendly round of softball. The money raised at the competition will go to the Muskingum...

November 5, 2009 - 6:55pm
6 years 3 weeks ago

A Zanesville man is in custody after a drug bust.   Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says deputies arrested 4 people Tuesday afternoon at the corner of 7th and Elberon Streets on drug charges. Three were released, but 25 year old Timothy James Thomas is charged with 3 counts of trafficing drugs and three counts of possession of drugs.

"The arrest comes after narcotics were sold to undercover agents with our Sheriff's office and the Central Ohio Drug Task Force...

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