Stories tagged with: Zanesville Police Department

July 31, 2013 - 3:36pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

Captain Tony Coury says the Zanesville Police Department has been getting in numerous complaints from residents who live near the Bethesda campus complaining about the construction trucks driving down the side streets instead of Maple Avenue.

"We've asked the construction company, we've asked the hospital to stop their trucks from going on the side streets, using these off routes to stay on the state routes which is Maple Avenue," said Capt. Coury. "We understand they...

July 31, 2013 - 11:08am
1 year 42 weeks ago

There's little information being shared about an investigation into a burned body found last week in Morgan County.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said the body of 24-year-old Phillip Kimbro Jr was found Thursday, July 25. Tuesday a home on Ayers Street in Zanesville was raided in connection to the investigation into his death.

Muskingum County's Prosecutor said during the raid they recovered items that have value to the case. Those items were sent to the Bureau of Criminal...

July 25, 2013 - 8:10pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

A 12-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle on Maple Avenue Thursday evening.

According to Zanesville Police Officer Joel Tignor, the female along with another juvenile female, an adult female and adult male were attempting to cross Maple Avenue near Rally's around 6 p.m. this evening. They were standing in the median preparing to cross when the 12-year old bolted into the northbound lanes and was struck by a Ford Expedition.

Officer...

July 18, 2013 - 4:41pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

A Zanesville man has been charged in connection with a drive by shooting that happened earlier this week.

23 year old, Mark Smart of Keen Street is accused of shooting into a crowd of five people at a home on Jackson Street, Monday night. Police say a male was struck in the chest by one of the bullets.

"This morning charges were officially charged on Mark Smart, he was charged with five counts of felonious assault with gun specification, " Said Zanesville Police...

July 16, 2013 - 6:33pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

Zanesville Police say a 23-year-old man suffered injuries from a shooting last night.

Captain Tony Coury says, that the incident took place during the evening hours Monday at 819 Jackson Street. Several people were outside the residence when a vehicle drove up and an occupant fired several gunshots at the group.

"Right now, the investigation looks like it may have stemmed from an earlier incident in the day,” said Captain Tony Coury. “But the detectives right now...

July 8, 2013 - 4:52am
1 year 45 weeks ago

A former Zanesville Police Officer has passed away.

66-year-old Gregory Fisher died Saturday morning surrounded by family. Fisher was a 1965 graduate of Zanesville High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970 and then joined the Zanesville Police Department in 1972, serving until 1993.

Funeral arrangements are being held by the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral home. Calling hours for friends and family are from noon until the time of the funeral service at 1p.m....

June 24, 2013 - 9:18pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department has qualified for the 2014 High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant from the state. If awarded, the police department would be able to use the funds for overtime on holiday's and during dangerous traffic time periods throughout the year. The police department is expected to hear about the status of the grant by September.

In other council news, council also passed an ordinance at Monday's meeting that will move the city to monthly water bills starting...

June 10, 2013 - 10:39am
1 year 49 weeks ago

Keep an eye out for the Zanesville Police Department's new slick looking vehicles.

ZPD has been using the Crown Victorias since 1994. When they were discontinued it left them looking for a new cruiser. That's where the Dodge Charger comes in. City Council approved the purchase of the three chargers in March. Officials believe the Chargers will hold up to the riggers of the job.

"The Dodge Charger gets better gas mileage then the Ford Crown Victoria," said Zanesville...

June 7, 2013 - 4:42am
1 year 49 weeks ago

Zanesville Police said a Thursday night accident  led to one arrest and many being left without power.

Lt. Chris Phipps said it happened around 11 p.m. when a driver was traveling north on State Street and lost control of his vehicle, crashing it into a power pole at the Blue Avenue Speedway.

The accident knocked out power for several hours. At one time American Electric reported that over 300 of its customers without service.

 The driver was arrested and charged...

June 6, 2013 - 10:17am
1 year 50 weeks ago

Zanesville Police find a new way to track down criminals.

Sunday, the department launched its Facebook page. The idea came from the Medina Police Department, who use the popular social networking site to help them serve warrants.

After using the site, Medina saw a 30 percent increase in the number of warrants they were able to serve. In Zanesville, there are several hundred warrants unserved.

"For the most part a lot of people who have unpaid fines or are trying to...

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