Articles by Chuck Ledbetter

CHPD Makes Donation to Clark Special Olympics

On Friday, September 28th the Clark County Special Olympics was presented a check for $3000 from Police Officer fundraising activities! From October of 2017 to March of 2018 Officers donated a portion of each of their pay checks to Special Olympics. An account was set up at New Washington State Bank for the public to drop off donations as well. We appreciate each Officer and each member of the public who made a donation! Pictured left to right; Officer Brandon Lyons, Lt. Brion Gilbert, Asst. Chief Tim Wolff, Chief Keith McDonald, Special Olympics County Coordinator Steven Binggeli, Nathan Snyder, Steven Binggeli & Linda Snyder. Officers who donated but aren’t pictured; Officer Jonathan Roederer, Officer Albert Purcell, Officer Tyler Lyons, Officer Eric Kruse, Officer Cameron Dickerson, SRO Adam Clark, K9 Ben Bertram, Officer Thomas Bamforth & Officer Jeff Fields.


Indiana AG Encourages Consumer eComplaints

Representatives of Indiana’s State Attorney General’s Office recently visited Clark County, and through the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office; is encouraging Indiana citizens to use their improved electronic complaint system for various consumer concerns.  The electronic complaint system enables citizens to file a complaint securely over the internet for various concerns such as: Medicaid Fraud Patient Abuse & Neglect Consumer Issues Do Not Call/Text and Scams Do Not Fax Violations Gas Gouging Issues Identity Theft Issues Mortgage Fraud Issues Properly and effectively investigating the above types of issues is very complicated for local law enforcement agencies; largely due to fact that these suspects and perpetrators operate on a worldwide venue.  The commitment that Indiana’s Attorney General has voiced; especially in the areas listed above, is promising and essential for deploying the necessary resources to enforce Indiana laws protecting Hoosiers. Phone Scams, Do Not Call Violations, Medicaid (Welfare) Fraud, and Identity Theft…


VC: 7800 Stacy Road

Residence of Jospeh Potprocky (812-987-3773) between Oct 2, 2018 and April 3rd 2019. Emergency contact and permission to be on property Sandra Smith, Darrell Smith, Dustin Smith and Logan Smith (812-599-5187) see attached for additional View Attachment


XP: 714 Denham Lane

Extra Patrol: 714 Denham Lane During the evening hours of Thursday September 20th an unknown person or persons backed a white truck and trailer into the yard of 714 Denham to the fence which adjoins the property behind Gregory Automotive and Trader’s Auto. The person or persons were believed to have been there for an hour to hour and half then left with an unknown amount of property. The caller lives at 714 Denham and reported having her garden hose and hose reel stolen from her porch as well. It appeared the suspect(s) may have went thru a hole in the fence into the rear of Trader’s where James Akemon keeps numerous junk cars. The best description of the truck given by a neighbor who witnessed them pull out of the yard was a white, nicer, full size truck with a nice trailer. The witness indicated the trailer was loaded…


Sunoco Station Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Monday, September 3rd, at approximately 4:20 p.m.; Officers from the Charlestown Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery call from the Sunoco Fuel Mart located in the 100 block of Market St., in Charlestown.  CHPD Officers met with the owner of the store who informed police that a masked male had entered the store and displayed what he believed to be a handgun while demanding both cash and merchandise in the store, before fleeing on foot towards High Street.  Officers initially canvassed the area with the assistance with a K-9 unit from the Jeffersonville Police Department; in an attempt to locate the suspect, but were unsuccessful. CHPD Detectives and CHPD School Resource Officer Adam Clark began developing a list of potential suspects which led them to interviewing a 14 year old male, who lived in the area, west of the Sunoco Fuel Mart.  CHPD Detectives Jason Broady…