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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…


CHPD Launches Operation Identify

The Charlestown Police Department’s OPERATION IDENTIFY is a Crime Prevention initiative that serves more than one purpose in preserving personal property.  Using the easy steps of Operation Identify, property owners can take proper inventory of valuable items and not only be better prepared to help law enforcement get valuables back if ever the unfortunate victim of crime; but also if becoming a victim of a natural disaster or accident, having an inventory can allow you to file insurance claims for your items quicker. A Operation Identify property record involves documenting on one form, the manufacturer make, model, and serial number of valuable personal property around the home; placing engraving an ID or serial number on valuable items that do not bear a serial number.  Completing an Operation Identify property inventory is also a great time to video your personal property in each room and take a photograph of the valued property…..especially…


Christmas With a Cop Fundraiser

We’d like to thank the Charlestown Pizza Company, their hardworking staff, as well as the entire Charlestown community for showing up to our 1st Christmas with a Cop fundraiser at the Charlestown Pizza Company.  We’d also like to thank the wonderful students at Charlestown High School operating 99.3 FM WPMQ who helped get the word out about the fundraiser to make it a huge success.  We had such a great turnout and raised over $3000.00 for the children of Charlestown.  Without the help of the Charlestown Pizza Company, 99.3 FM WPMQ and of course the Charlestown community our fundraiser woudn’t have been as successful as it was.  We’d also like to thank the many spouses, children and family members of each Police Officer who helped as well.  We look forward to a successful 38th year of Chrsitmas with a Cop in Charlestown!!!    


Active Shooter Preparedness: Information to Consider

Unfortunately, in this day and age, it is important for citizens to consider what to do in the event of finding them self and/or family members in danger because of the presence of an active shooter situation.  The Charlestown Police Department agrees and provides the following information and resources; currently promoted by several national law enforcement agencies, including our own Indiana State Police. “Run Hide Fight,” of which the US Department of Homeland Security also advises is the proper response sequence to an active-shooter situation; is a quick phrase and way to remember what to do in an active-shooter situation, in order:  RUN if you can.  If you’re stuck, HIDE (also referred to as “sheltering in place”).  If the shooter finds you, then FIGHT — with whatever you can (from hot coffee to pens). For additional information and resources on this topic, visit the Indiana State Police website section dedicated to Active Shooter Preparedness;…


Charlestown Pizza Company Hosts “Pizza with the Police”

The Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Pizza Company are joining together to raise money for Charlestown Police Department’s 2017 CHRISTMAS WITH A COP PROGRAM.  Come join us at the Charlestown Pizza Company, Monday evening, October 30th, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; and enjoy great pizza as you are SERVED by the Men and Women of the Charlestown Police Department.  The Charlestown Christmas with a Cop Program (formerly known as Shop with a Cop) has been an annual event of the Charlestown Police Department since the late 1970’s; and involves police officers taking first graders of Charlestown elementary schools, clothes and toy shopping before eating dinner and experiencing a visit from Santa Claus.  Fund raising efforts each year makes it possible for over five hundred dollars to be spent on each first grader participant.  Join your Charlestown Police Officers and the employees and owners of the Charlestown Pizza Company for…