Stories tagged with: Zanesville Police Department

June 5, 2013 - 4:42am
2 years 12 weeks ago

Zanesville Police investigated an early morning accident on Putnam Avenue.

Police said that around 1:40 Wednesday morning a car drove into the M&M Pawn Shop.

Lt. Chris Phipps said that no one was hurt and there was no damage done to the building. Lt. Phipps said the driver will probably be cited, but won't know until the paper work is completed.


June 4, 2013 - 10:35pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

Traffic was closed Tuesday evening for about an hour after a two vehicle car accident.

According to Sergeant McCoy from Zanesville Police Department, around 6 pm Michelle Grant of Zanesville, was stopped in traffic in the southbound lane waiting to turn left into the Dairy Mart, at 714 Pine Street, when Michael Willison of Zanesville, rear ended Grant.

There were thankfully no injuries to either drivers, but Grant's Oldsmobile had to be towed from the scene...

May 28, 2013 - 9:07pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

On Tuesday, Zanesville's City Council introduced an ordinance that if granted by the state, the police department would receive a traffic overtime grant of up to $37,455.51 that will cover 394 overtime hours.

"If approved, we should be able to put hours of overtime out on the streets in 2014, strictly traffic control, we can fill in for some areas or times where the state has requested additional officers. Especially holiday traffic when the traffic volume has greatly increased,...

May 21, 2013 - 3:35pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

Police officers responded to a call around 10:45 p.m. Monday night about a Maysville High School bus that was coming back from a graduation trip and was shot at near the 200 block of Brighton Boulevard.

"Right now we believe it's going to be maybe a pellet gun or BB gun, or a very small caliber weapon," said Captain Tony Coury.

Capt. Coury says he is not sure how many shots were fired but confirmed that one bullet struck a window, which sent a female student to...

May 16, 2013 - 8:10am
2 years 15 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department investigated an accident that sent a car into a business.

The accident took place around 4:30 Thursday morning when a car traveling east on Shelby tried to turn right onto Cliffwood and failed to maintain control.

Captain Tony Coury said the vehicle went over the curb and hit the building at 502 Cliffwood that house's Justine's Barber Shop.

The driver fled the scene. The Zanesville Fire Department was called to the scene to assist.

April 13, 2013 - 9:50am
2 years 19 weeks ago

The Amber Alert issued on Saturday morning has been canceled and it appears the girl made up the story.

Officials say Elizabeth Oakes, 17, "was found safe and the Amber Alert has been canceled."

According to Lt. Chris Phipps, Oakes made up the story because she got into a fight with her mother late last night. Lt. Phipps says that Oakes has been taken to the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center and will be charged with falsification, inducing panic and...

March 11, 2013 - 9:42pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

City Council passed an emergency ordinance Monday night for the purchase of three new vehicles for the Zanesville Police Department. The new Dodge Chargers and all of the equipment that will be installed, will cost the city over 100-thousand dollars. Typically the police department purchases Crown Victoria's manufactured by Ford, but since they have been discontinued, they decided the Dodge Charger was the best choice.

"You have to realize that these cars are driven...

February 28, 2013 - 11:26pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

A hit-skip crash is under investigation in Zanesville.

Police said there were actually two separate accidents involving the same vehicle.  It all started when a Chevy Cavalier hit a Dodge Grand Caravan near the Y Bridge.

Police said the driver of the Caravan was transported to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries, but the driver of the Cavalier kept going and got involved in another crash at Terry's Tavern on Linden Avenue.

Police said that...

February 28, 2013 - 6:44pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department responded to a possible breaking and entering Thursday afternoon.

Captain Tony Coury says officers were called at around 1 p.m. to the Wheeling and Ceramic Avenue area about a man breaking into a vacant home. Officers arrived and surrounded the residence as the man inside tried to escape.

"The person tried to get out from a couple different areas finally they were able to catch him near the front of the house and once other officers worked...

February 20, 2013 - 7:08pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The Ohio Attorney General's Peace Officer Training Academy is here in Zanesville this week. The virtual training puts officers in real-life situations, where they are forced to make critical decisions.

"Use of force, judgemental decisions, how quickly the scenarios can develop, we expect one thing to happen and then something else happens, so again it's just opening the eyes to how bad situations can become," training officer, Andrew Russell said.

The courses are...

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