Articles by Chuck Ledbetter


XP: 8900 Block of CR 403

XP: The cut through that’s on the right hand side in between the addresses of 8907 & 8302 CR 403 just before you get to Locust Dr. It’s an unmarked, non-official dirt road that’s owned by Dan James Const. Co. Ann. Comp. adv. of white colored older model pass. car & blk. suv pulling in and parking at odd hrs. of the day / night for short periods of time to meet & poss. make an exchange and quickly leave the area in opp. directions.


XP: Glendale and Hodge Homes Area

Have had complaints of vehicle running stop signs and speeding on Lisa Lane near LaFawn at all hours of the day. There is also been complaints of subjects in peoples yards with flash lights and attempted break ins of sheds during the night time hours. If you guys could do some extra patrols in the area that would be awesome. Also you may want to log your extra patrols in these area so if these people complain to the Chief he will have documentation to falling back on and showing these people we are in their areas.


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