Stories tagged with: Zanesville Police Deaprtment

February 27, 2015 - 8:43am
1 year 12 weeks ago

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Downtown Zanesville Revitalization

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to the Chamber of Commerce, over 130 thousand cars enter Downtown Zanesville every 24 hours. Currently over 180 businesses are located downtown, with more working to relocate to the area every day. The downtown residential life is also growing and many residential property owners tell the ZDA that they have a wait list for their rental units.


April 29, 2014 - 10:45am
2 years 4 weeks ago

If you've ever wanted to meet a police K-9 or see what it takes to make a river rescue the Zanesville Police and Fire Departments give you the chance to do just that.

The two agencies have teamed up to host an open house for the public. Officials said since they're funded by the taxpayers it's important to invite the public to see where their money is being spent.

"We're wanting to let them know that we are staying on top of things as far as equipment that's needed for...

April 2, 2014 - 4:23pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department Special Response Team spoke to students at OUZ and Zane State for Public Safety Week.

The team consisting of two snipers, two negotiators, and ten operators. Members were present to answer questions; they also went through a role play scenario to show students what an entry into a barricade or hostage situation consists of.

Members of the Special Response team are required to have 3 years of patrol experience. By speaking with the...

October 9, 2013 - 5:20pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

A chain reaction accident on Linden Avenue, caused five cars to collide, sending one person to the hospital and closing a portion of the road for a short time Wednesday afternoon.

Zanesville Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene around 3:30 in front of Terry's Tavern and say a silver Ford truck was traveling south on Linden when it struck a red Geo Tracker. The Tracker then smashed into a gold Saturn. The pile-up continued for two more cars. ZFD Assistant Fire Chief Marty...

September 19, 2012 - 5:15am
3 years 35 weeks ago

Zanesville Police investigate a shooting in the city's downtown.

Lt. Chris Phipps said the incident took place around 12:30 Wednesday morning at the Travel Inn on 6th Street.

The victim was transported to Grant Medical Center by Medflight. Lt. Phipps said the nature of his injuries is unknown at this time.

Zanesville Police said anyone with information should contact their office at (740) 455-0700.

September 4, 2012 - 6:10pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

Zanesville Police are investigating an overnight drive by shooting on the city's west side.

It happened just after midnight at 1573 Hickory Street near the intersection of Hickory and Gray streets.

Police say that a man stuck a gun out of a window and fired several rounds and took off north toward Ridge Avenue.

"Right now, we don't have any suspects," said Captain Tony Coury.  "It looks like it could be a random shooting. No houses were struck that we...

August 27, 2012 - 4:17pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

Law enforcement officials are calling last week's OVI Checkpoint in Zanesville a success.

It took place Friday evening on Pershing road in Springfield township.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said the collaborative operation with state and county law enforcement yielded some interesting results both in and around the checkpoint.

"Only one person had any sign of alcohol use inside the checkpoint," said Coury.  "He was checked and he did not test...

July 27, 2012 - 10:34am
3 years 43 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...

January 15, 2012 - 6:44pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

The body of a missing Zanesville woman has been found.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush of the Zanesville Police Department confirms to WHIZ-TV that the body of 33 year-old Laurie Flowers has been found in the detached garage of 822 McIntire Avenue.

A search party was organized by Flowers' family on Sunday afternoon.

Flowers was reported as missing for more than a week. 

October 25, 2011 - 5:25am
4 years 30 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police are asking for residents help Tuesday morning.

Lt. Bill Shaw said that two gas station robberies happened within ten minutes of each other.The first at the Starfire at Pine and Pershing at 4:20a.m. In that case a man wearing a blue hoodie with his hood up and pulled tight and light colored blue jeans walked into the store, pretended to have a gun and demanded cash.

When workers wouldn't give him any he knocked over some items and left.

At 4:38a.m. a...

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