CHPD Begins Partnership with LifeSpring Health System’s Project Care

The Charlestown Police Department has entered into a collaborative partnership with LifeSpring Health Systems’ PROJECT CARE. The project is designed to identify citizens who have experienced an incident involving a substance use disorder overdose or mental health event; and then follow-up for purposes of support and assistance in obtaining preventative treatment resources locally. The CHPD Project Care liaison is Cpl. Tyler Lyons; who will collaborate weekly with the LifeSpring Health System Project Care team. “We look forward to collaborating with Project Cares to make it easier for our citizens to have the opportunity to receive services, that otherwise may not have been known to them”, said Chief Kruse. A similar partnership with Jeffersonville Police Department has proven to successfully reduce overdose fatalities and drug arrests since August of 2021. Shown in the below photo, after execution of the partnership paperwork during today’s Charlestown City Board of Works meeting are: (l-r)…

Charlestown Man Charged After Stabbing Incident

Clark County Emergency Communications recieved 911 calls, at approximately 4:57 pm, Friday, February 16th, 2024; regarding an unknown male attempting to force his way into an occupied second floor apartment, located in the 700 block of Main Street, in Charlestown. Callers also reported a male that had been stabbed in the neck/facial area at the same location; giving a detailed description of an unknown male assailant. First Responders arrived on scene to find a 23 year old male resident of the apartment complex stabbed by unknown male suspect, who had fled the scene on foot. The 23 year old male was transported by EMS to University of Louisville Hospital, in Louisville; while CHPD officers secured the scene. Twenty minutes later, officers located a male matching the assailant description, on foot one block away from the scene. The 27 year old male suspect, also a resident of the same apartment complex;…

CHPD Hosts Weather SKYWARN SPOTTER Training

CHPD, though our Neighborhood Watch Program, will be making access to this US National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky free public training even easier at our facility. SKYWARN Spotter Training teaches the basics of observing for and reporting all types of severe weather; including thunderstorms, tornados, flooding, and winter storms. The course is free, lasts for approximately two hours, and will be conducted via video webinar by Louisville weather office professionals. CHPD will make the Monday, February 26th webinar available in the Community Room at CHPD Headquarters (703 Main St., Charlestown, IN 47111). The webinar is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm; so attendees are encouraged to arrive at the Charlestown Police Department approximately 15 minutes prior to sign in and get comfortable. For more information about the SKYWARN program, visit

CHPD Accepting Applications for Full Time Positions

The Charlestown Police Department is now accepting applications for Full Time 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 4:00 pm, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2023. 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, via email at (video produced and edited by CHPD Ofc. Trey Crace)

Arrest Made in 2003 Attempted Murder/Rape Cold Case

DAVID EDWARD HOLLOWELL, 52, of Clark County, Indiana, was taken into custody Thursday, July 20th, by investigators of the Charlestown Police Department; after the issuance of an arrest warrant through Clark County Circuit Court #1.  Hollowell is facing Attempted Murder, Rape, Child Molesting and Burglary related charges; and is currently being held on a $250,000 cash bond in the Clark County Jail. In September of 2020 Charlestown Police Department Detective Jason Broady, re-opened an investigation that began on April 14th 2003 in the 200 block of Highland Drive in Charlestown, Indiana. The case involved the rape and child molestation of a then 13 year old female as well as the attempted murder of her 50 year old step-father. The case went cold in 2005 after 2 years of investigation. Detective Broady re-opened the case after speaking with an involved family member. Detective Broady met with victims and family members to…