Stories tagged with: Zanesville Police Department

January 22, 2013 - 6:04pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

Zanesville Police said an incident on Larzelere Avenue is under investigation.

It happened around 11 p.m. Monday at the Larzelere Apartments, which is part of the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority. Police said it was first reported as a stabbing, but the investigation revealed otherwise.

"It doesn't look like there was an actual stabbing," said Captain Tony Coury of the Zanesville Police Department. "There was a reported assault. Officers were able to...

January 18, 2013 - 11:28am
2 years 37 weeks ago

A Zanesville Police Officer will face disciplinary action after a compromising photo surfaces.

The photo is currently making the rounds on social media websites. It was taken January 17 in downtown Zanesville on 6th Street around 5 to 6 a.m. It shows Patrolman Brooks sleeping in his vehicle while on duty. Chief Eric Lambes said the picture speaks for itself.

"It doesn't make any of us look good, but we do want to investigate and look into the matter," explained Chief...

January 8, 2013 - 3:22pm
2 years 39 weeks ago

A major accident closes part of the downtown to traffic Tuesday afternoon.

The Zanesville Police Department said that a semi-truck was heading east on Main Street and a Ford Explorer was heading west when they were hit by a white Chevy traveling on 7th Street.

Lt. Bill Shaw said at this time it appears the Chevy ran a red light striking the semi and Explorer.

"7th and Main is one of the problematic intersections from the fact that the downtown area was laid out 200...

January 1, 2013 - 4:06pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department ended 2012 on a good note and have high hopes for 2013.

In the last year the police department hired seven new officers, five of whom are already out on their own. Chief Eric Lambes says the new officers are a blessing since there has been a shortage in the past.

"Things have started to turn around. The Mayor has approved replacing many of our officers, we're still short a few but we're very happy with what we have and it's a lot easier to...

December 31, 2012 - 6:21pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Police will be out in full force to keep party goers safe this New Year's Eve.

The Zanesville Police Department is increasing its patrol tonight. Chief Eric Lambes says crews will be out on the main roads to catch drunk drivers.

"We just as soon everybody went out and had a good time and made it home safely and that's what we're going to strive to do so whatever we need to do we're gonna make sure that people get out, enjoy the New Years and get home safely," said...

December 19, 2012 - 12:01pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Many people plan to travel for the holidays leaving homes empty.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said that if you plan on leaving your home for any significant amount you should make sure to lock your doors and windows. He also suggests putting a stop delivery on mail and newspapers and let others know you'll be away.

"Talk to your neighbors. Let them know," said Captain Coury. "You can also call the Zanesville Police Department if you live inside the city...

November 29, 2012 - 11:54am
2 years 44 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department hopes to fund a new program, to cut down on problems around the city...

For the last few weeks, the department has put its Directed Activity Patrol to the test. Officers have worked in teams of two, to address issues in Zanesville, ranging from stop sign and speed violators, to drugs and prostitution.

"What we're doing is we're putting a two-man team together, to just kind of combat that... Be aggressive... We're not cutting warnings to too...

November 12, 2012 - 6:08pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

A plastic bottle with remnants from a mobile meth lab combusted this past weekend, and sent a West Muskingum High School student and teacher to the hospital.

Captain Tony Coury of the Zanesville Police Department says it happened just past ridge road along U.S. 40 around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Two students along with the teacher were picking up trash along the roadway for a volunteer project.

"When the young child picked up the plastic bag, shopping bag, it had some kind of...

October 31, 2012 - 11:03pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

WHIZ is on the scene of a possible armed robbery in Zanesville.

Police cruisers are on Richmond Avenue and in the Sun Spot parking lot on Maple Avenue, where officers are believed to be looking at video footage of the crime.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available. 

October 23, 2012 - 7:30pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

A car crashed into a home in Zanesville Tuesday.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. at 928 Sharon Avenue. Shortly before the crash the Zanesville Police Department received calls about a reckless driver on Goddard street. Patrolman Alan Etters says the Buick that hit the home matched the description of the vehicle driving recklessly, leading officers to believe it's the same car. He says speed was a factor in the crash and the driver was likely intoxicated. The homeowner says she's glad...

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