Reminder from the FD. Please take note, as we will enforce this! Effective hours are 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day until June.
Frazeysburg Police Department is located at 68 N State St, Frazeysburg, 43822 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Nick Garver. The Frazeysburg Police Department phone number is 740-828-2911.
Reminder from the FD. Please take note, as we will enforce this! Effective hours are 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day until June.
Changes are coming to Ohio’s driver license and ID cards. Beginning in July of this year, you will no longer receive a card at the registrar’s office, but instead will receive the card in the mail within 10 days. For DLs, you will be given a temporary card that shows you have driving privileges, so you can still drive immediately after being issued one or renewing your current one. There will also be two kinds of cards, a standard card and a Federally compliant card. The main difference is that the compliant card will allow you to fly domestically without any additional documentation, and both cards will cost the same. If you fly at all, be sure to get your new card before October 2020, which is when the new compliance laws go into full effect. The new DL-ID cards will still be valid for 4 years, and will not cost any more than the current cards do. For more information on this change, please see the included link from the BMV. Drive safe, everyone!
Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues in Westerville, OH. Two officers were shot and killed responding to a domestic violence call this afternoon, and the suspect is currently in custody.
From the inbox: "I would like to say thank you again to the officer who took time out of his day today to make sure my children and I made it home safely! It really means a lot to me knowing that we have such wonderful officers in out community! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart! Be safe out there everyone!" Not only is it our job, we pride ourselves on making our community a great place to work, play, and live. Thank you for your kind words!
Many of you are already aware at this point, but as a reminder, Tri-Valley Schools are releasing early today. The high school and middle school are loading buses at 12:30, and the elementary is loading busses at 1:45, though parents pay pick their children up at 12:30. Rain, ice, and snow are expected to make travel very difficult later this afternoon into tomorrow morning, especially on our hilly county roads. We could experience several inches of snow, along with a thin layer of ice hidden underneath. Please ensure that you drive safely, leave plenty of stopping distance between vehicles if you must head out, and dial 911 in the case of an emergency. We will update you with any additional information as it comes available. With that being said, have a nice and safe holiday weekend! (Forecast images from the National Weather Service in Wilmington.)
Happy New Year to everyone in the Village and beyond! We hope everyone has a safe--and warm--night!
Be careful out there on the roads tonight, as we’ll see our next accumulating snowfall. Be sure to give yourself plenty of extra stopping distance, and watch for slick spots. Light snows can be especially dangerous, since drivers may think they can still drive normally; however, roads can still be very slick even with only an inch or so of snow, so be safe, and report any crashes or disabled vehicles to your local authorities.
Wishing everyone out there a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays! Stay safe, and have fun!
A small children’s bicycle was found near the Frazeysburg Pool this afternoon, and was taken/logged by the PD as found property. If anyone is looking for this bike, please come down to the office or give us a call, and we’ll be more than happy to reunite it with its proper owner.
TRAFFIC SAFETY NOTICE: The traffic light at the intersection of 3rd and State has both north-facing green lights out, and one south-facing green light out. The Street Department is aware of the issue, and will be correcting it as soon as the proper equipment arrives. All red and yellow lights work correctly, as do all east-west green lights, and they should be treated as normal. In the absence of any working lights, drivers should treat the intersection as a 4-way stop and proceed with caution. We thank and appreciate all of the residents who have reported the outages.
Over the next few weeks, the Frazeysburg Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting with peak time traffic at Fanatics. For those working in and around the area, please be sure to drive safely!
The Police Department would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving, with plenty of delicious food!
October was a busy month for our little town. Here are some photos from the Halloween Event hosted by the Frazeysburg Fire Department, as well as some from the Fall Festival. It was great to see so many people out having fun. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported both events!
The police department has been very busy this past month, which is why we have not posted much recently. That being said, we will be updating statistics on activity, as well as pictures from recent events, very soon. Before that, however, we would like to take this opportunity to discuss illegal dumping. It is not something that most people think about, but it is something everyone should be familiar with, as we have seen it occur in town on occasion. The long and short of it is, do not deposit litter on lands or in containers that do not belong to you (unless specifically allowed), and make sure that all materials are disposed of in a safe and proper manner. Failure to do so can result in a third degree misdemeanor charge, so please, if you have any questions, let us know. *** FROM THE OHIO REVISED CODE/APPLICABLE VILLAGE ORDINANCE *** 3767.32 Littering. (A) No person, regardless of intent, shall deposit litter or cause litter to be deposited on any public property, on private property not owned by the person, or in or on waters of the state unless one of the following applies: (1) The person is directed to do so by a public official as part of a litter collection drive; (2) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the person deposits the litter in a litter receptacle in a manner that prevents its being carried away by the elements; (3) The person is issued a permit or license covering the litter pursuant to Chapter 3734. or 6111. of the Revised Code. (B) No person, without privilege to do so, shall knowingly deposit litter, or cause it to be deposited, in a litter receptacle located on any public property or on any private property not owned by the person unless one of the following applies: (1) The litter was generated or located on the property on which the litter receptacle is located; (2) The person is directed to do so by a public official as part of a litter collection drive; (3) The person is directed to do so by a person whom the person reasonably believes to have the privilege to use the litter receptacle; (4) The litter consists of any of the following: (a) The contents of a litter bag or container of a type and size customarily carried and used in a motor vehicle; (b) The contents of an ash tray of a type customarily installed or carried and used in a motor vehicle; (c) Beverage containers and food sacks, wrappings, and containers of a type and in an amount that reasonably may be expected to be generated during routine commuting or business or recreational travel by a motor vehicle; (d) Beverage containers, food sacks, wrappings, containers, and other materials of a type and in an amount that reasonably may be expected to be generated during a routine day by a person and deposited in a litter receptacle by a casual passerby. (C) (1) As used in division (B)(1) of this section, "public property" includes any private property open to the public for the conduct of business, the provision of a service, or upon the payment of a fee, but does not include any private property to which the public otherwise does not have a right of access. (2) As used in division (B)(4) of this section, "casual passerby" means a person who does not have depositing litter in a litter receptacle as the person's primary reason for traveling to or by the property on which the litter receptacle is located. (D) As used in this section: (1) "Litter" means garbage, trash, waste, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, automobile parts, furniture, glass, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature. (2) "Deposit" means to throw, drop, discard, or place. (3) "Litter receptacle" means a dumpster, trash can, trash bin, garbage can, or similar container in which litter is deposited for removal. (E) This section may be enforced by any sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer of a municipal corporation, police constable or officer of a township, or township or joint police district, wildlife officer designated under section 1531.13 of the Revised Code, natural resources officer appointed under section 1501.24 of the Revised Code. forest-fire investigator appointed under section 1503.09 of the Revised Code, conservancy district police officer, inspector of nuisances of a county, or any other law enforcement officer within the law enforcement officer's jurisdiction. 3767.99 Penalty. (C) Whoever violates section 3767.13, 3767.19, or 3767.32 or, being a natural person, violates section 3767.30 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. The sentencing court may, in addition to or in lieu of the penalty provided in this division, require a person who violates section 3767.32 of the Revised Code to remove litter from any public or private property, or in or on waters of the state.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brother, Shane Mohler, at the Fire Department. He was called from this Earth far too soon, and he will be dearly missed. Please join us in showing support to his family, and his community. Rest easy, 449.
It may be cold, but the festival is still on. Come on down and have some fun! We’ll be out here at Frazeysburg Elementary until 7:00 PM.
Big thanks to the Frazeysburg Fire Department for putting on a wonderful Community Halloween Party! It was great to see all the kids having a blast (and the free hot dogs were pretty good, too). If you have any pictures you’d like us to share, send them our way!
Don’t forget, tonight is the Community Halloween Party at the Fire Department. Lots of good food and fun, so be sure to come on down and join us!
***POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 10/08 - 10/14/2017*** ---------- SERVICE CALLS: 11 --1 reckless driver complaint (assist to Sheriff's Office) --1 zoning question --2 domestic complaints --1 harassment complaint --1 assault complaint --1 missing person report --1 animal carcass in roadway (assist to Sheriff's Office) --1 open vehicle door --1 unauthorized burn/fire --1 suspicious person complaint CITED OFFENSES: 5 --1 protection order violation --2 speed (21+ MPH over) --2 driving under suspension VERBAL WARNINGS: 14 REPORTS TAKEN: 3 --1 domestic dispute --1 assault --1 missing person ARRESTS MADE: 3 --1 domestic/mental issue --1 felony warrant --1 unruly juvenile
We may only have one traffic light, but that doesn’t mean the rules of the road are any less important! Always yield to oncoming traffic when turning left, even if you think you can make it. It’s not worth a ticket, it’s not worth your car, and it’s certainly not worth your life. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt in this crash, but please drive safely!
We see quite a few loose dogs in and around the village. All dogs should always be leashed or otherwise restrained, and you can be cited if your dog is not. Please see Ohio Revised Code section 955.22 for more details, as our village ordinance is the same. That being said, if you have lost your dog, or if you wish to add one to your family, please check with the Muskingum County Dog Warden and Adoption Center. They have more than they can handle, and they could use some good homes!
Enjoying some lunch at PV's Pumpkin Patch, located just outside the village on Vickers Hill Rd at Canal Rd. Great fun, and great food from Susie's Snack Shack! Even Brutus Buckeye came down!
***POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 10/01 - 10/07/2017*** ---------- SERVICE CALLS: 7 (2 complaints investigated; 1 juvenile complaint investigated; 1 suspicious vehicle investigated; 1 property damage accident; one subpoena served; 1 fire/burn complaint investigated) CITED OFFENSES: 12 (4 speeding: 54/35, 51/35, 39/25, 39/25; 1 expired vehicle registration; 1 open container of alcoholic beverage in vehicle; 1 expired operator's license; 1 failure to yield; 2 driving under suspension; 1 drug paraphernalia; 1 open burning) VERBAL WARNINGS: 23 REPORTS TAKEN: 2 (1 lost item; 1 traffic crash) ARRESTS MADE: 1 (1 misdemeanor warrant for Frazeysburg Mayor's Court, released upon payment of fines and costs) MISCELLANEOUS: 2 small containers of marijuana seized from traffic stop
We love supporting our local businesses. Especially when they have delicious lemonade! Thanks to Amy Bowman Ridgley for the photos!