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Sgt. Bertram Portrait Presented for New Station

Toward the end of December 2018, the Charlestown Police Department learned of a brother officer named Jonny Castro, of the Philadelphia City Police Department (PA); who paints portraits of fallen officers throughout the country. A rendering of our fallen Sgt. Bertram’s portrait, created by Officer Castro, was posted on social media, shared; then included with the portraits of all the officers who lost their life in the line of duty last year nationwide. This morning, with the assistance of former Charlestown Police Department Chief Wayne Crumpton; an original print of Officer Castro’s portrait honoring Sgt. Ben Bertram was framed and present to Chief Keith McDonald and Assistant Chief Tim Wolff in front of Charlestown City Hall. The portrait is planned to find a permanent and special place inside the new Charlestown Police Department Headquarters; currently under constructed and scheduled for completion late this Spring. Portrait of fallen CHPD Sgt. Ben…


In The Line of Duty Death of Sgt. Ben Bertram

POLICE K9 SGT. BEN BERTRAM and recently retired K9 Partner KUBO. POLICE K9 SGT. BENTON HURLEY “BEN” BERTRAM, 33 YEARS OF AGE, A NINE YEAR VETERAN OFFICER OF THE CHARLESTOWN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FORMER CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CORRECTIONS OFFICER; DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON DECEMBER 12TH, 2018, WHILE IN PURSUIT OF A FLEEING FELON. SGT. BERTRAM IS SURVIVED BY HIS K9 PARTNERS K9 KUBO AND K9 FRANCO, HIS PARENTS LUKE AND DIANE BERTRAM, SISTER LINDSEY WOLFF, NIECE LILLY WOLFF, BROTHER-IN-LAW MAJOR TIMOTHY WOLFF, ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE CHARLESTOWN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND AMANDA ABBOTT. VISITATION WILL BE HELD MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 2018 FROM 1400 TO 1900 HOURS, IN THE CHARLESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL ARENA, #1 PIRATE PLACE, CHARLESTOWN, IN. LIFE CELEBRATION SERVICES, INCLUDING HONORS, WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2018, 1100 HOURS, IN THE CHARLESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL ARENA. GRAVE SIDE CEREMONIES AND ESCORT / PROCESSIONAL DETAIL…


CHPD, NCOC & Jay C Team Up for 1st Annual “Fill the Fleet” Campaign

The North Clark Outreach Center or NCOC (located in Charlestown), is a non-profit food bank who proudly serves numerous needy families in northern Clark County. This year, NCOC is teaming up with the Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Store in their first annual “Fill the Fleet” food donation charity event that will be held at the Charlestown Jay C Food Store (located at 9501 County Road 403) on Saturday & Sunday, December 1st. & 2nd. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both NCOC & CHPD Officers have a goal to fill up one of their patrol cars on-site with as many non-perishable food donations as possible before delivering them to the Charlestown NCOC in order to serve our communities most needy families at the holidays. If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause you can leave a non-perishable food donation with the staff at the…


Happy Thanksgiving from CHPD

The men and women members of the Charlestown Police Department wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving; with hopes that everyone will take a moment and reflect on what they are thankful for, regardless of the current situation.  “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”.   William Arthur Ward


Cold Weather Auto Theft Alert

The cold temperatures have settled in to our area; and already some have fallen victim to thieves targeting running cars left unattended.  Yes, even while parked in the driveway of your home and in front of the front door. “Each year dozens of vehicles are stolen in Clark County, some of those in Charlestown, when the weather turns cold and the opportunity of a unlocked vehicle running is exactly how thieves get what they’re looking for”, reminds Chief Keith McDonald, of the Charlestown Police Department. “The vast majority of these car thieves don’t have to smash windows, or anything difficult….just walk up to a car, open the car door, hop in, and drive away,” Chief McDonald explained. In an effort to reduce the number of these types of vehicle thefts, officers will drive around targeted areas to look not only for potential thieves, but victims as well.  Part of the…