Stories tagged with: Sheriff Matt Lutz

October 22, 2014 - 8:41am
1 year 16 weeks ago

According to the United States Department of Transportation 1.6 million auto accidents are attributed to cell phone use each year, which accounts for nearly 6,000 deaths. A company out of Virginia is hoping to find a way to prevent these catastrophes.

A representative from the company ComSonics said the company is in early stages of development of a radar like device that could determine if a driver is texting. Similar to Ohio's seatbelt laws, texting and driving is a secondary...

October 15, 2014 - 4:58pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted this week is 39-year-old Brian Hatfield.

Hatfield has been accused of helping to misspend nearly $500,000 designated for emergency services for the Harrison Township Emergency Medical Service. According to Sheriff Matt Lutz, Hatfield is wanted on a nationwide pickup for failure to abide by the conditions of his bond in reference to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering and theft.

"The judge issued this...

July 28, 2014 - 4:50pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The report came at approximately 4PM yesterday afternoon, that the body of a missing woman could potentially be in a wooded area across from the Brookside Apartment Complex. Sheriff of Muskingum County Matt Lutz says that a body was located there by deputies and a K9 unit. According to their initial cornier investigation, the deceased woman could have been in the wooded area for as much as two weeks. Lutz said that they are confident it could be that of the missing individual.


July 8, 2014 - 4:27pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has released more information regarding a boat stolen from the Zanesville Yacht Club in June that resulted in the death of two local men.

The bodies of 35-year-old Travis Krouskoupf and 24-year-old Kenny Tucker, both of Zanesville, were discovered in the Muskingum River on Friday, June 27th after the boat they were in crashed over a dam.  Several witnesses reported seeing them on the river in the stolen boat the Tuesday before.


June 27, 2014 - 12:18pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff says that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has recovered the body believed to be that of a man missing in the Muskingum River. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the body of a man was discovered south of the Rokeby Lock in Morgan County,Friday. 

On Tuesday, Zanesville Police and Fire Department recieved a call in regards to two men in the river. Upon investigation officals found debris of a boat, which later turned out to be stolen. 

May 8, 2014 - 10:05am
1 year 39 weeks ago

Remnants of mobile meth labs can cause problems for county workers.

As workers get out on roadways this summer doing project a danger could be lurking. Leftover items used in the making of meth are sometimes dumped on the side of the road.

Items include two liter bottles, gas cans, batteries, rubber hoses and even pill containers. Contact with these items without proper precautions can be harmful to one's health.

"Once it's discarded it would still have remnants of...

May 6, 2014 - 3:57am
1 year 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office investigates what they consider a suspicious death. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said that around 10:50p.m. Monday the sheriff's office received a call in reference to an unresponsive female at 6677 McCaslin Road. 

When deputies arrived they found the body of a 25-year-old female, deceased. Sheriff Lutz said detectives are investigating the case as a homicide. 

The sheriff reports detectives do have a person of interest and a...

April 21, 2014 - 9:59am
1 year 42 weeks ago

Sudden cardiac arrest kills nearly 300,000 Americans each year.

SCA causes a disruption in the heart's rhythm causing a lack of blood flow to the brain and vital organs. If treatment isn't initiated quickly death will occur.

The only way to survive SCA is through cardiopulmonary resuscitation and an automated external defibrillator.

"It's really fairly user friendly. It talk talks once you open the lid. It talks you through everything. So, as long as someone has...

March 5, 2014 - 10:52am
1 year 49 weeks ago

Tornado sirens sound throughout the state as part of severe weather awareness week.

In Muskingum County the sheriff's office dispatch center sets off the sirens as part of the test. The dispatch center can sound sirens for the entire county or certain portions.

"It's like everything else you seldom need it but you want to make sure when you need it it works," said Sheriff Matt Lutz. "It's kind of like back up generator your always want to try it before you...

March 3, 2014 - 5:12pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is warning residents of an asphalt scam by  two men named Bill Boswell and Teddy Lee. Lutz says the two are suspected of running fake businesses called "Asphalt Construction" and "A-1 Paving." Lutz says the two men have been traveling across the nation, making stops in Ohio and right here in Muskingum County going door-to-door asking residents if they need their driveway re-paved.

"They try to basically...

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