Stories tagged with: Zanesville Police Department

November 12, 2012 - 6:08pm
1 year 34 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
1 year 36 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
1 year 37 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...

October 23, 2012 - 4:43pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department is doing ride-alongs with Zanesville City Schools for National School Bus Safety week.

Police Captain Tony Coury says the most common violations come from drivers passing school buses with their lights on while loading or unloading kids, and speeding in the 20 mph school zones. Coury says so far this week, everything is going well.

"We didn't see any violations." said Captain Coury. "We had two officers ride the school buses. We had...

October 17, 2012 - 12:34pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

A routine drug search takes place at Zanesville City Schools.

Wednesday, the Zanesville Police and Muskingum County Sheriff's Office took part in a search of lockers and cars at Zanesville High and Middle Schools. Three K-9's swept the building and parking lot for any traces of drugs.

"The dogs did hit on a couple of cars," explained Student Services Coordinator Kevin Appleman. "We did find a little bit of residue, but nothing to alarm anyone about."


October 17, 2012 - 11:35am
1 year 38 weeks ago

An investigation by the Muskingum County Drug Task Force and Zanesville Police leads to raids on two homes.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said that before 11p.m. Tuesday the SWAT teams from both agencies entered homes at 1227 Elm Street and 148 Beulah Avenue.

"They did find a little bit of drugs and some drug paraphernalia. Nobody was arrested," said Captain Coury. "There were three people found inside the Elm Street house and five people inside the Beulah...

October 11, 2012 - 6:19pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

Its not uncommon to have a repair person knock on your door when they're expected but when one stops by unannounced, a homeowner's guard should go up.

The door-to-door approach is becoming more common for businesses and the Zanesville Police Department wants homeowners to always be wary of those they let in their home.

"I would caution people not to let people inside their residences. Often times what will happen more than one person will enter the residence they'll distract...

September 13, 2012 - 5:57pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

A rollover crash in downtown Zanesville sends one person to the hospital Thursday.

Around 5 p.m. a black Nissan and gray Jeep Liberty collided at the intersection of 7th and Main Streets.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. The driver of the Jeep, which rolled onto its' top, was uninjured.

Zanesville Police say they're unsure of who was at fault and are still investigating.

September 3, 2012 - 2:25pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

Those working this labor day were recognized for their service.

Olive Garden delivered free lunch to the Zanesville Police Department as part of "Hospitaliano". Those who work in an operation that is open twenty-four hours, seven days a week were very grateful for the free meal and recognition.

"We really appreciate what they did because even though we're not home with our families enjoying a picnic or a cookout or a family reunion this really made us feel good,...

July 23, 2012 - 4:14pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

There has been a rash of vehicle break-ins in our area. Zanesville police want to offer tips so you won't become the next victim.

The break-ins occurred at several restaurants around Zanesville and south Zanesville in the middle of the afternoon. According to Captain Tony Coury of the Z.P.D. vehicle break-ins occur frequently during the summer months.

"Don't leave stuff that's of value just sitting out in plan sight a lot of people have the GPS unit they leave them up on the...

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