Articles by Chuck Ledbetter

XP 334 Birch

Jim Ross at 334 Birch advised he will be out of town beginning tonight the 19th through the 30th. Will be in Florida. Jim has a silver Dodge Ram and a broken down grey passenger car in the driveway. Phone number for Jim 502-649-0414. He request extra patrol.


VC: 201 Whitsett Way

Residents will be out of town between July 18th and July 22nd. Son Daniel Smith and daughter Samantha Smith also checking residence. Problems should be reported to 812-207-5684 View Attachment


Council Approves Financing for New CHPD

During the July 2nd, 2018 Charlestown City Council Meeting, the council entertained an ordinance to approve the financing of the construction of a new Charlestown Police Headquarters facility.  The ordinance passed 4-1 on a second and final reading, with councilwoman Tina Barnes abstaining from the vote. The new facility will be located next to the existing station at 701 Main Street; and will be financed through locally through the New Washington State Bank.  Paul Wheatley, president and founder of The Wheatley Group, LLC, is contracted to develop the new station along with GM Development.  Wheatley said the construction design should be ready in the next three to four weeks. Construction crews should be able to break ground by the end of the month, he said. If construction begins in the next three weeks, the project will likely be completed by late spring of 2019.  Wheatley said he is excited to give…


Happy Independence Day America

The men and women of the Charlestown Police Department want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day Holiday; with a reminder to keep celebrations safe and respectful of neighbors in your community.  Click on the following link for a quick reference of Indiana’s laws regarding fireworks; as well as some safety tips when using fireworks:  https://www.in.gov/dhs/3375.htm