?CPD solves burglary case that reconnects soldier’s family PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    On January 2 Charlestown City Police Officer Andrew Wathen stopped a tan colored SUV after the driver was observed as swerving all over the roadway.  
    Officer Wathen made contact with the driver, who was identified as 22 year old Kyle Bullard and the passenger, 24 year old Erik Crowder both of Charlestown. Through Wathen’s investigation he arrested Bullard for suspicion of drunk driving. With the assistance of CPD Officer Joe Jones a search of the vehicle was conducted in which officers discovered a Gateway brand laptop computer located on the vehicles driver’s side front dashboard along with multiple diamond rings, men’s watches, and necklaces located both inside the vehicle’s console and inside Crowder’s pants pockets. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:23
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?Tip leads to CPD drug arrests PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    On January 6 Charlestown Officers Sgt. Darren Baker and K-9 Officer Adam Clark acted on a tip that a drug transaction had taken place in the 200 block of Halcyon Road, which is located in the Pleasant Ridge Subdivision in Charlestown.  
    As Officers approached the vehicle they identified the vehicle’s occupants as being 25 year old Amy Still and 26 year old Jeremy Hutt, both of Louisville.  
    K-9 Officer Adam Clark deployed K-9 Awi in an outer exterior sniff of the vehicle which ultimately led to a positive alert to the presence of narcotics. This gave the officers probable cause to search the contents and occupants inside the vehicle where officers located approximately 12 grams of suspected crack cocaine along with nearly $650 in cash.  
    Both Hutt and Still were arrested for felony drug related charges and were later transported to the Michael L. Becher Adult Corrections Complex for incarceration.
    The Charlestown Police Department encourages citizens to continue to report suspected criminal activity in their neighborhoods.  
    “Now that we’re in 2009 we (the department) want Charlestown citizens to know that their tips were a huge success to us in ’08,” Major Keith McDonald said.
    The dept. received numerous tips which led to nearly 200 drug related arrests in 2008.  
    “That’s 81 more drug arrests than in years past” McDonald said. “The statistics didn’t stop there, CPD made an additional 188 drunk driving arrests in 2008 which was nearly 60 more drunk driving arrests than in years past. This led to the department. being recognized by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute for both the “best in state” and the “best in state for a medium size DUI Taskforce awards,” McDonald added..
    “This was a first for us (the department) since we started participating in state funded operation pullover grants several years ago,” McDonald said. “These numbers were staggering to us when you take into consideration the size of our jurisdiction. We (the department) contribute these statistics to the amount of calls the department received from citizens, the communities participation in the city blockwatch program, and to the proactive enforcement from our officers,” McDonald concluded.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:25
 
?Pirate wrestling update, Charlestown still rolling PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    The Charlestown Pirate wrestling team recently competed in the Mooresville Holiday Classic and Forest Park Invitational.  
    Senior Aaron May led the Pirates at Mooresville with a runner-up performance in the 135 pound weight class. The Pirates picked up sixth place finishes from Taylor Newcomb and Logan McCutchen.
    As a team, the Pirates finished at the Forest Park Invitational with four wins and one loss, with wins over Pike Central (60-9), North Knox (56-18), Tecumseh (64-6), and Forest Park (48-21). The Pirates were nipped by North Posey 39-37 for their only loss of the outing.  
    Individually the Pirates finished with six champions, Jeff Stotridge (5-0) at 145, Eddie Duran (5-0) at 125, Aaron May (5-0) at 135, Taylor Newcomb (5-0) at 145, Mark Daugherty (4-1) at 160 and Travis Aguirre (5-0) at 285. Sophomore Brad Smith and freshman Ryan Miles also had outstanding performances both finishing the day with a 4-1 record.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:26
 
?East Washington School Board approves pay increases for interim principle and assistant principal PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    At the recent East Washington School Board meeting, held on Tuesday, January 13 all minutes were approved along with vendor claims and payroll. A monthly financial; report was given to the board and checks were removed from outstanding status date September 15, 2006.
    The following personnel were approved: Tuesday Guernsey, Biology teaching position for second semester of 2008-09; Rebecca Jones to take the place of Ashley Sanders who is one medical leave and Karen Foster, elementary cafeteria.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:27
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?Plans are a go for a new HVAC system at BSUE PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
??    The 2,233,064 HVAC project at Bradie Shrum Upper Elementary was approved and plans for the project to start at the end of this school year and be completed before the start of the 2009/2010 school year begins at the recent Salem Community School Board meeting held on Monday, January 12.
    Representatives of the HVAC project presented to the board their recommendation of awarding Performance Services the project.
    “I was surprised and disappointed we only received one bid. Our office called every company registered with us and sent requests to six of them and only received one back. But I am pleased with Performance Services. The company are highly rated and highly regarded form and we have worked with them in 10-15 projects. They are a first class contractor.” stated Tom Durkin, Representative.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:29
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