Sunoco Station Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Monday, September 3rd, at approximately 4:20 p.m.; Officers from the Charlestown Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery call from the Sunoco Fuel Mart located in the 100 block of Market St., in Charlestown.  CHPD Officers met with the owner of the store who informed police that a masked male had entered the store and displayed what he believed to be a handgun while demanding both cash and merchandise in the store, before fleeing on foot towards High Street.  Officers initially canvassed the area with the assistance with a K-9 unit from the Jeffersonville Police Department; in an attempt to locate the suspect, but were unsuccessful. CHPD Detectives and CHPD School Resource Officer Adam Clark began developing a list of potential suspects which led them to interviewing a 14 year old male, who lived in the area, west of the Sunoco Fuel Mart.  CHPD Detectives Jason Broady…

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:

CHPD Operation Business Check Expands

For several decades, the Charlestown Police Department has maintained an organized program of performing security checks of businesses inside the city and their associated properties after hours; and especially during the early morning (higher property crime instance) time periods.  The program, called Operation Business Check-of which several Charlestown businesses are already familiar with, provides department patrol officers with vital security and contact information about registered businesses; which greatly assists officers when finding or responding to a problem. A brand NEW facet of Operation Business Check is receiving timely business crime and security alerts, notifications, and information via email; designed to keep Charlestown businesses informed of local crime trends and information to help employees prevent becoming a victim. Simply complete the CONFIDENTIAL ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM to add, update and/or renew your business’s participation in Charlestown Police Department’s Operation Business Check.  Whether your Charlestown Business has a physical store front or not, registration…

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.