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September 28, 2013 - 5:47pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

Traffic was temporarily slowed at the intersection of Brandywine Boulevard and Northpointe Drive on Saturday due to a two vehicle car crash.

Zanesville Police Department says a woman driving a tan Toyota Avalon was headed east on Northpointe Drive when she collided with a couple driving a Red Chrysler, causing her car to careen down a hill. The couple in the red vehicle were heading west and attempting to make a left turn when the crash happened. The woman was sent to Good...

September 4, 2013 - 5:25pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

A new dispatch center is currently under renovation at the Zanesville Police Department, and before it's completed, they want to make sure they have everything they need for the community to successfully contact dispatchers.

"What the city's concern is, the police department's concern is, how do we reach everybody in our community and we want to make sure that when we upgrade our dispatch center, that our hearing impaired community is also taken care of,"...

September 4, 2013 - 5:11pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

There were a reported 48 break-ins last month alone.

According to the Zanesville Police Department, the break-ins span throughout the entire city. Captain Tony Coury says of the 48, there have been 10 break-ins to garages and out buildings, and 3 have been in the area of Taylor and Bell Streets.

Everything from lawn mowers to power tools have been stolen. Coury says the cause for the increase is most likely due to high drug usage in the area and the poor economy.

There are...

September 4, 2013 - 5:06pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

Captain Tony Coury says an undercover police officer arrested 83-year-old Russell Smith of Roseville Tuesday afternoon. Smith was convicted of 1 count of menacing and Judge William Joseph sentenced Smith to 90 days in jail. Coury says Smith wasn't trying to grab anyone, but possibly attempting to "entice" someone into his car.

In 2012, the police department started receiving calls about a man following people in the Ridge Avenue area. Coury says the department also received...

September 2, 2013 - 3:14pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

Olive Garden restaurants around the nation pay tribute to America's workers with a free lunch delivery on Labor Day.

The Olive Garden in Zanesville was no exception. Every year they give away food to a public service organization of their choice.

"It makes us feel good that we can do something for our police department. I wish we could do more, but you know it's nice to let them know they are appreciated for what they do and our services for us. This is just a little bit of...

August 20, 2013 - 5:06pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

With the start of a new school year, the Zanesville Police Department is advising drivers to watch for changed speed limits, students crossing crosswalks and school buses. And if you don't, expect to get a ticket. Captain Tony Coury says residents can expect to see an increase of police officers on the lookout for speeders around school zones.

"There will be a zero tolerance for speeding in any of the school zones," said Capt. Coury. "If the flashing lights are on, and...

July 30, 2013 - 7:41am
2 years 1 day ago

The Zanesville Police Department says it executed a search warrant Monday night at 901 Ayers Street. Captain Tony Coury says his detectives, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office were all on the scene. The search took place just before 9 p.m. Captain Coury says more information could be released around 10 Tuesday morning.

July 26, 2013 - 11:00am
2 years 5 days ago

The past 48 hours have been a dangerous one for pedestrians on Zanesville roadways.

This week two children were hit by vehicles. One on 7th Street the other on Maple Avenue. In each accident those crossing the roadways failed to use designated crosswalks.

Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes said risk factors go up when not using these safety devices.

"Cross at a light. Make sure that you are in a crosswalk," explained Chief Lambes. "Walk when the traffic...

July 19, 2013 - 5:46pm
2 years 1 week ago

What has more than 2,000 likes, 10,000 page views this week alone,and is helping local law enforcement, the Zanesville Police Department's Facebook page.

The department created the page two months ago and since its induction, Its had a direct impact on criminals.

"The very first day that we started the Facebook page we posted some of the most wanted pictures. The people actually came in and turned themselves in and surrendered themselves on the first day," said...

June 24, 2013 - 9:18pm
2 years 5 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...

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