Articles by Chuck Ledbetter


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 twolff@ctownpd.com.


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…


CHPD Investigating Car Hit by Bullet Likely Shot to Sky

The Charlestown Police Department is investigating damage to a citizen’s car which appears to have been caused by someone shooting a high caliber rifle into the air during the evening hours of Saturday, November 11th. This incident occurred in the northern most area of Charlestown, and possibly between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The adjacent photo shows the damage the bullet caused to the body of the citizens car; which could have been a more devastating incident if an incident bystander, including a child, would have been hit, instead of the car. The incident is a reminder to gun owners that it is never a safe or good idea to all to fire any firearm up into the air aimlessly. Gravity being what it is and population density being what it is, bullets fired aimlessly into the sky or even in jubilation (New Years Eve) sometimes hit things or people…