Charlestown residents, join members of the Charlestown Police Department Tuesday evening, August 2nd, from 6 to 8 pm at the Charlestown Family Activities Park, 1000 Park Street, for National Night Out 2022.  Mission BBQ will be providing free sandwiches, and chips; while the Charlestown Parks Department will provide hot dogs and drinks free of charge while supplies last.  Additionally, the Activities Park will be open for skating, splashpad, and put-put golf fun.  CHPD will have Police and SWAT vehicles on static display, and the CHPD K9 Unit will conduct a demonstration beginning at 7:00 pm.  Meet your Charlestown PD officers and personnel; and share Neighborhood Crime Prevention products and information.  Again all totally free and as part of National Night Out 2022.  For more information about National Night Out, visit

Arrest Made in Child Abuse Investigation

Scott Allen Smith, 29, of Charlestown; was arrested Wednesday following a three-week investigation conducted by detectives with the Charlestown Police Department. Tuesday, May 10th 2022, a toddler aged child was admitted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, presenting several serious and unexplained injuries. Officers of the Charlestown Police Department, including detectives responded to Norton’s facility and initiated a criminal investigation. During the course of the investigation, numerous individuals who had reportedly been around or in close proximity to the injured child were interviewed. Among the individuals interviewed was Scott Smith, who was the live in boyfriend of the child’s mother; residing in the 300 block of Marshall Drive. Investigators, including those with Norton Hospital’s Pediatric Protection Team and the Indiana Department of Child Services, were able to pinpoint a specific timeframe of which the child’s injuries indicated that they had occurred, specifically the most severe injuries. Further investigation revealed that…

CHPD Accepting Applications for Full Time & Reserve Positions

The Charlestown Police Department is now accepting applications for Full Time and Reserve Police Officer positions, for purposes of compiling the next hiring list.  Application packets can be obtained during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from the Charlestown Police Department Records Department, located at 703 Main Street, Charlestown Indiana; and must be returned, completed as directed, and submitted before NOON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2022..  The application process shall include; but not be limited to, a physical fitness evaluation, a background investigation, a written exam, and formal interviews.  Applicants must be able to qualify for the appropriate Indiana Public Employee Retirement and Disability membership fund as outlined at  Questions regarding this application process can be directed to Major Brion Gilbert, Assistant Chief of Police at 812-256-6345 ext. 103 or

Charlestown Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store have teamed up once again to participate in the DEA Sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Officers of the Charlestown Police Department will be on hand Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the parking lot of Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store; to provide a safe disposal of expired and unused prescription pill/tablet medications.  Disposal is courtesy of the Charlestown Police Department, through this US Drug Enforcement Agency program, occurring nationwide, totally FREE OF CHARGE and with NO QUESTIONS ASKED. This event will be managed in a parking lot drive-thru fashion with personnel wearing personal protective gloves and masks to accept unused and expired prescription pills and tablets only….SORRY NO LIQUIDS, SPRAYS OR AREOSOLS CAN BE ACCEPTED. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue….

Louisville Man Arrested Following Disturbance in Pleasant Ridge Subdivision

Aizak D. Phillips, 22, of Louisville (KY), was located and arrested by officers of the Charlestown Police Department just after midnight Friday night; relating to a disturbance involving a weapon investigation hours earlier in the 300 block of Fairfield Avenue. CHPD Officers were dispatched to the area of Fairfield Avenue around 4:45 pm Friday evening; after receiving several complaints of a hearing a disturbance and gun fire.  Upon arrival to the 300 block of Fairfield Avenue, officers learned that a firearm was discharged during an altercation; and that the shooter had left the area in a light blue/grey Chevy Malibu. CHPD Detectives were requested to the scene, who assisted with securing information and collecting evidence.  Detective Major Jason Broady issued a BOLO for Phillips to all area law enforcement; before being located and apprehended a short time later by Sgt. Eric Kruse and K9 Officer Alex Billings. Aizak Phillips was been preliminarily…