Articles by Chuck Ledbetter

XP: 1136 Main Street / Theft-Trespass

Extra patrol the residence at 1136 Main Street. It is currently vacant and is owned by Ed Byers and Treva Hodges who live on Oriole Drive. They are fixing it up to move into in sometime around July. There has been some thefts from there recently. No one should be there according to Byers. If you see any vehicle other than a red F150 FX4, black F150 Lightning, or and olive drab military style blazer, challenge the subjects and identify. Also a James Dustin Lewis was trespassed from the residence.

XP: 8401 Woodland Drive

Extra Patrol 8401 Woodland Drive. On 4/30 Johnny Brent Keith was observed by the resident of this address on the back porch looking thru the sliding glass door. Obviously the homeowner was very shaken up. Keith was subsequently arrested which did put the homeowner at ease for the time being, however she requests Officers frequently check her residence with a spotlight. Her home is at the dead end of Woodland near the woods.

Free Crisis Text Line 741-741

If you find yourself stressed, depressed, lonely or sad……the Crisis Text line is free, confidential, and might help.  Being in crisis, doesn’t just mean possibly being suicidal; it’s any painful emotion for which you need support.   Text “Connect” to 741-741 and a trained crisis counselor will text with you about anything on your mind; completely free, confidential, nationwide and available anytime of the day or week.  Over 90% of text requests are answered within five minutes, and texting fees are waived by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile…..and will not appear on your bill.  Life is tough sometimes, try a different perspective by trained counselor who only want to help you, during a personal crisis.  This is a public service message provided through the Charlestown Police Department, by Life Springs Health Services.  For more information, visit or call 812-280-2080.

Security Reminder-Auto Theft Increase

The Southern Indiana area law enforcement, over the past two months and especially during the past two weeks, has noted an unusually high increase in vehicle thefts.  Please take an extra moment when leaving your vehicles unattended:  ensuring that all doors and hatches are closed and LOCKED, that a SPARE KEY is not readily accessible inside, ALARMS are set (if equipped), and parked under as much LIGHTING as possible to help deter thieves. Additionally, it is a great idea to have a copy of your vehicle’s insurance card accessible away from the vehicle (such as a snap shot picture of it saved in your cell phone).  Taking simple steps to protect your property from crime go a long way in the end, and are proven to deter and prevent becoming a victim. For more crime prevention tips, including personal safety, home security, small business, and bike safety; visit the Charlestown…

Free HIV and HEP C Testing Available

Foundations Family Medicine and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation are providing free HIV and Hepatitis C testing every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, between noon and 3:00 pm, at the rear entrance of the Clark County Courthouse.  The Courthouse is located at 501 East Court Avenue, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  For more information regarding this service, available at no charge to anyone in the Clark County community, contact Staci Mullins at 812-608-2269, Jill Hough at 812-820-5500, or Theresa Bromm at 812-820-6245.