Stories tagged with: Zanesville Police Department

July 10, 2012 - 11:24am
3 years 3 weeks ago

A Zanesville man who authorities said cut the throat of his girlfriend's dog entered a plea in municipal court, Tuesday.

32-year-old Justin Smith pled "no contest" to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Municipal Court Judge Bill Joseph then sentenced Smith to 240 days in jail, 180 on the animal cruelty and 60 days for resisting arrest. He was also ordered to pay a fine.

During his hearing, Smith, told...

June 29, 2012 - 12:10pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

Two brothers are dead after a semi crashes into the State Street Bridge Friday morning.

The Zanesville Police Department said the accident took place around 8:15 at the State Street entrance ramp to Interstate 70 east.

A semi driver identified as37-year-old Ever D. Gomez and his brother 40-year-old Gabriel Gomez, who was in the sleeper portion of the cab, were killed. Captain Tony Coury says eyewitnesses said the truck appeared to have swerved a...

June 13, 2012 - 10:42pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

Authorities say a meth lab was discovered Wednesday evening at a Zanesville home.

According to Lieutenant Chris Rice with the Zanesville Police Department, officers were first called 1234 Melrose Avenue around 7 p.m. because of a fight.

When they arrived on the scene, officers were advised someone in the home was making methamphetamine.

"Upon search of the residence a container of bottles and jars were located that did have the strong aroma of chemicals used in...

May 24, 2012 - 5:23pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are preparing to hit the road this holiday weekend.

The patrol will be working with local agencies, including the Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office to patrol for speed on the ground and in the sky.

Zanesville Post Commander, Steven Rine of the State Highway Patrol said just because you don't see law enforcement on the road, doesn't mean that your speed isn't being monitored.

"We...

May 15, 2012 - 12:12am
3 years 11 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department is on the scene of a shooting that happened late Monday evening.

According to officers multiple shots were fired. The incident began at the corner of Larzelere Avenue and Ohio Street. Several shots were fired at the victim, he ran down the roadway and eventually collapsed in the 1000-block of Ohio Street.

Authorites say the 18-year-old victim was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan.

Anyone with informationis encouraged to call (740)...

May 1, 2012 - 2:04pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

Traffic came to a halt after a head-on collision sent two people to the hospital early Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called out to Maple Avenue just after 1 o'clock.

Z.P.D. Patrol Sergeant Andy Armstrong said the driver of a white Chrysler Concorde was trying to make a left turn when it collided head-on with a black Ford Fusion.

Armstrong reported that both drivers were up and talking with officers after the crash, but were transported to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital...

April 27, 2012 - 11:16pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

An on-duty Zanesville Police Officer was transported to the hospital Friday night around 10:30.

It happened at the intersection of Luck Avenue and Indiana Street. According to Sgt. Chris Phipps, a red truck ran a stop sign and struck the passenger side of Ptl. Jeremy Barnhart's cruiser. The crash drove both the cruiser and the truck into the yard of a home.

Phipps says the speed of the truck is unknown at this time, but adds it appears the driver was going relatively...

April 15, 2012 - 8:53pm
3 years 15 weeks ago


Zanesville Police were called to the 700 block of Echo Avenue late Sunday afternoon after witnesses say a man fired multiple shots into the air in the direction of a woman and her children.

Witnesses say the alleged gunman then retreated into his house, and fled into a garage behind the house.

Neighbors watched on as police searched both the house and garage-- but police were unable to locate the suspect in either location.

Two officers then left the scene to...

March 22, 2012 - 10:16pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

A man is taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle Thursday evening in Zanesville.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Muskingum and Luck Avenues.

According to Zanesville Police Officers, a man was riding a bicycle west on Muskingum Avenue when he collided with a Jeep heading north on Luck Avenue.

Authorities say the bicyclist ran a stop sign and will likely be cited. He was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital and officers...

March 21, 2012 - 9:17pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

A car caught fire following a crash Wednesday evening in Zanesville.

It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Marietta Street.

According to Sgt. Chris Phipps, the vehicle was headed south bound on Wayne Avenue when it veered off the side of the road and struck a light pole.

Witnesses of the accident who reported the crash said the driver and passenger fled the scene.

Sgt. Phipps says officers spoke to the driver who...

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