Articles by Chuck Ledbetter

Join us Tuesday August 6th for National Night Out

Charlestown residents, join us on Tuesday, August 6th, 2024 from 6 to 8 pm at the Charlestown Family Activities Park, 1000 Park Street, for National Night Out 2024 – Charlestown PD. Join us free of charge for cook out style food (while supplies last), Police and SWAT static display, K9 and Drone Demonstrations, Skating, Splashpad, Put-Put Golf, and much more. Meet your Charlestown PD officers and personnel.



CHPD Begins Partnership with LifeSpring Health System’s Project Care

The Charlestown Police Department has entered into a collaborative partnership with LifeSpring Health Systems’ PROJECT CARE. The project is designed to identify citizens who have experienced an incident involving a substance use disorder overdose or mental health event; and then follow-up for purposes of support and assistance in obtaining preventative treatment resources locally. The CHPD Project Care liaison is Cpl. Tyler Lyons; who will collaborate weekly with the LifeSpring Health System Project Care team. “We look forward to collaborating with Project Cares to make it easier for our citizens to have the opportunity to receive services, that otherwise may not have been known to them”, said Chief Kruse. A similar partnership with Jeffersonville Police Department has proven to successfully reduce overdose fatalities and drug arrests since August of 2021. Shown in the below photo, after execution of the partnership paperwork during today’s Charlestown City Board of Works meeting are: (l-r)…


Charlestown Man Charged After Stabbing Incident

Clark County Emergency Communications recieved 911 calls, at approximately 4:57 pm, Friday, February 16th, 2024; regarding an unknown male attempting to force his way into an occupied second floor apartment, located in the 700 block of Main Street, in Charlestown. Callers also reported a male that had been stabbed in the neck/facial area at the same location; giving a detailed description of an unknown male assailant. First Responders arrived on scene to find a 23 year old male resident of the apartment complex stabbed by unknown male suspect, who had fled the scene on foot. The 23 year old male was transported by EMS to University of Louisville Hospital, in Louisville; while CHPD officers secured the scene. Twenty minutes later, officers located a male matching the assailant description, on foot one block away from the scene. The 27 year old male suspect, also a resident of the same apartment complex;…


CHPD Hosts Weather SKYWARN SPOTTER Training

CHPD, though our Neighborhood Watch Program, will be making access to this US National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky free public training even easier at our facility. SKYWARN Spotter Training teaches the basics of observing for and reporting all types of severe weather; including thunderstorms, tornados, flooding, and winter storms. The course is free, lasts for approximately two hours, and will be conducted via video webinar by Louisville weather office professionals. CHPD will make the Monday, February 26th webinar available in the Community Room at CHPD Headquarters (703 Main St., Charlestown, IN 47111). The webinar is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm; so attendees are encouraged to arrive at the Charlestown Police Department approximately 15 minutes prior to sign in and get comfortable. For more information about the SKYWARN program, visit https://www.weather.gov/skywarn/.