Articles by Chuck Ledbetter

XP: Knipper Company, 1250 Patrol Rd.

The Knipper Company is requesting extra patrol due to recently finding two suspicious vehicles on their property taking photos and videos of their facility. One vehicle, a white KIA Forte, had KY registration and returned to a rental car company. If any suspicious activity is observed, please challenge, investigate, and notify CID of the incident number for follow-up.

XP: Speeding 200 block of Monroe

ATL late 90’s dark red mustang with the black convertible top and a alte 90’s brown / tan mustang, reckless driving and speeding on Monroe Street from SR62 to Tunnel Mill during daylight hours.

CHPD Accepting Applications for Full Time & Reserve Positions

The Charlestown Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time and reserve Police Officers. Application packets can be obtained anytime at the Charlestown Police Department, located at 701 Main Street, Charlestown Indiana. The application deadline is 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 16th, 2018. Any questions can be directed to Major Tim Wolff, Assistant Chief of Police at 812-256-6345 ext. 103 or

Fraud Alert: Home Shoppers and Renters Beware

The Charlestown Police Department has recently received a few complaints regarding attempts to fraud individuals looking for homes to rent or sell.  The scam involves individuals posting ads on social media and sell websites; including Craigslist, claiming to be responsible for area homes already up for sale or rent.  These scammers are asking for a “good faith” down payment or “deposit to secure” a home of interest; before being able to see its interior.  The scammers collect the down payment or deposit, usually through electronic transfer methods, and are never hear from or able to be contacted again. Don’t fall prey to a scammer, always protect yourself and be extremely cautious when entertaining business deals. Never make business deals over the phone or internet, they are meant for in person. Never pay money to secure a deal before having a chance to physically and thoroughly inspect your purchase. Never provide…