Zanesville police are cautioning motorists about an intersection they said is becoming increasingly more dangerous.
Police said they have been called to multiple accidents at the intersection of Taylor Street and Dresden Road. And several have involved alcohol.
"The ongoing problem is Taylor at Dresden coming from Linden Avenue. A lot of them are late night accidents. A lot of them are impaired drivers. They are coming up to the intersection going too fast. And failing to...
The Zanesville Police Department said shoplifting continues to plague Zanesville area businesses.
In 2015, 269 shoplifting cases were reported and 255 arrests were made. Captain Tony Coury said theft is often motivated by drug dependency. Drug use is an ever growing problem in Muskingum County according to Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO Steve Carrel. Coury said those seeking money to buy drugs often steal in order to sell products for the cash they need.
Local businesses are taking a proactive approach when it comes to the threat of an active shooter.
The Zanesvillle Police Department is teaming up with businesses to give them pointers and things to remember if faced in an active shooter situation.
"I think it's important that everyone is mindful of their surroundings. Employees and employers need to know what they are going to do if something like this happens at there place of work. Put a plan together. Tell your employees...
The Zanesville Police Department wants motorists to slow down.
Police Captain, Tony Coury said obeying the speed limit is always important but it's especially crucial in school zones.
"Blue Avenue is 25 mph from the interstate all the way to Taylor. That was put in place because of so many people that were walking. And so many kids that were crossing Blue Avenue to enter the middle school or the high school," said Coury.
Zanesville police say they have a person in custody in connection to Monday night's shooting on Ridge Avenue.
Police Chief, Kenneth Miller said ZPD has filed charges against 22-year old Kadeem Royer of Zanesville. The motive for the shooting is still unclear.
"Speculation was a robbery attempt. This morning we did make one arrested on Mead Street. We arrested a male subject 22- years old. We arrested him without an incident. He's presently locked up in Zanesville City...
The Zanesville Fire Department said a fire on the corner of Brighton and Ridge Ave. Sunday night remains under investigation but were able to provide preliminary details.
The Zanesville Fire Department responded to the call just after 10 p.m. that evening and Chief Waltemire said the blaze was located on the first level of the house. There appeared to be a lot of smoke, but Waltemire said it only took about ten minutes to control.
Three people are in the hospital after a head on collision on Maple Ave. earlier Thursday evening.
Sergeant Jon McCoy of the Zanesville Police Department said that they received a call just before 7 p.m. with reports of a white SUV driving recklessly on Maple Ave. Shortly after the initial call, a secondary call reported a two car injury accident at the intersection of Maple Ave. and Dresden Rd.
When ZPD arrived, they discovered that one vehicle involved matched the description...
UPDATE: July 11 9:30 p.m: According to Sgt. Jon McCoy of the Zanesville Police Department, the suspect, 23-year-old Tequane Ali Boxley, was arrested Saturday evening. Authorities found him on Indiana Street shortly after 7:00 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident.
UPDATE July 11 3:30 p.m: Witnesses advised that the incident occured at Dairy Mart on the corner of Pine St. and Baker St. and the victim was transported in the vehicle to the West Main and State...
Anitera Sharrer, 5, of Zanesville was struck by an oncoming Ford 150 shortly after 5:00 p.m. Sunday.
Her father, Aaron Sharrer said Anitera was crossing Luck Avenue just south of Dryden Road. Sharrer also said, it appeared that the driver of the truck strongly applied the brakes. Zanesville Patrol Officer, Vickers said there was no indication the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Anitera was transported to Genesis Hospital. Before being transported, both Sharrer...
At 7:08 p.m. a fire was reported at 1755 Kemper Ct., at Precision Fabricating And Stamping Inc.
Zanesville and Wayne Township Fire Departments responded to the call.
According the Wayne Township Fire Department Assistant Chief, Sam Smith, a trash can caught on fire in the building. The fire took about five minutes to contain and there was no structural damage to the building.
The business owners were alerted about the fire via smoke detectors and have been...