West Terre Haute Police Department

  • Agency: West Terre Haute Police Department
  • Address: 500 W National Ave, West Terre Haute, 47885 IN
  • Chief: Mark Arnold (Chief of Police)
Phone: 812-533-2114
Fax: 812-533-3607

West Terre Haute Police Department is located at 500 W National Ave, West Terre Haute, 47885 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Arnold. The West Terre Haute Police Department phone number is 812-533-2114.

West Terre Haute Police Department News

On February 16, 2018, at approximately 9:40 AM, Vigo County Central Dispatch dispatched West Terre Haute Police Officers to a complaint at the West Terre Haute Police headquarters located at 500 W National AV, West Terre Haute. Upon arrival officers received a report of domestic battery that had occured the night before February 15, 2018, at an address on Lee Ave. in West Terre Haute. After speaking to the victim it was discovered that the suspect Cody W Morris, 27 year old male from West Terre Haute, became angry after an argument and took the female victim's phone. While arguing with Morris, Morris made threats of physical violence and then retrieved two handguns and according to the victim, put one of the weapons against her forehead and made threats to shoot her and her two children. Morris refused to let the victim leave the residence. As the victim retrieved her juvenile children, Morris smashed the victim’s cell phone with a hammer and broke the house phone, rendering it useless. The victim once again asked to leave the house with the children and was physically prevented from doing so multiple times. After several attempts to leave, Morris finally agreed to let the victim and juveniles to do so. Morris, however, shut the power off to the residence and left the victims in the dark. West Terre Haute Police Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Morris Friday afternoon. Morris was taken into police custody at a address in Terre Haute and booked into the Vigo County Jail with bond set at $50,000 cash only. Cody W Morris was charged with Domestic Battery Committed In The Presence Of A Child Less than 16 Years Old, Domestic Battery by means of a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Confinement Where The Victim Is Under 14 Years Of Age, Criminal Confinement While Armed With A Deadly Weapon, Interference With The Reporting Of A Crime, and Intimidation With A Deadly Weapon.

Officer Charles Cummins, Officer Tony Poole, Officer Greg Davis, Sgt. Ryan Martin, Sgt. Ian Redman, & Chief William Bark at Officer Davis’ graduation.

Congratulations to WTHPD Officer Greg Davis for graduating the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy!

On December 20th at approximately 6:30 PM four guns were stolen from a residence on Johnson Ave in West Terre Haute. There were three shotguns and one handgun. There was also multiple tools, air rifles, knives, and a jumper box taken. The suspects left in a reddish colored SUV. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the West Terre Haute Police Department, Vigo County Central Dispatch, or CRIME STOPPERS.

With a heavy heart WTHPD says goodbye to retired officer, Lt. Bob Deal. RIP brother! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Today WTHPD gave the West Terre Haute Community Center a check for $3,274.94 that was raised by collecting money at 3rd Street & National Avenue on Black Friday. Thank you to all that donated.

Collecting money at third and national Avenue until 4 PM

The Town of West Terre will be picking up leaves on Monday November 13th and Tuesday November 14th. Starting with North and South 9th streets and North and South 8th streets. Monday leaves that are wanting to be picked up will need to be raked to the curb on the East side of the street. Please try to park vehicles on the West side of the street November 13th. Tuesday the 14th leaves that are wanting to be picked up will need to be raked to the curb on the West side of the street. Please park vehicles on the East side on November 14th. The Vac Truck (Street Sweeper) will be used for this. Please keep an eye out for remaining dates for other streets coming up soon. Subject to change due to weather. Please do not bag the leaves.

Last night, Officer Jonathon Stevens Sr. was taken into custody by the Vigo County Sheriff's Department due to an alleged domestic dispute while off duty. WTHPD is not able to make additional comments in regards to Officer Stevens and will wait for the judicial process to move forward.

WTHPD will have extra patrol units working during the Trick or Treat hours of 6p-9p on Monday the 30th & Tuesday the 31st. Stay safe!

WTHPD Cpl. Paul Long & K9 Officer Caleb Talpas (along with Arko) spoke with students from West Vigo Elementary School about Trick-or-Treat Halloween safety.

WTHPD has been contacted numerous times about the situation that happened at 9th Street and National Avenue before the start of the Fire Prevention Parade. If anyone has video or information they would like to share in regards to the embarrassing behavior during a community event, please contact us. Thank you.


WTH Town Clerk Nikki Keith swearing in new WTHPD Officers Bernard McGee and Anthony Poole on 9/14/2017. Welcome aboard gentlemen.

Texas, we are thinking of you!

Early this morning a WTHPD K9 Unit was working with the Vigo County DUI Task Force, a state funded task force, when they attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a yellow and black sport bike in the area of 3rd St and Washington Avenue. The sport bike fled south. Vigo County Sheriff's Deputies assisted WTHPD with the pursuit that led into the Garden Quarter. The driver of the sport bike went down a dead end road, and then fled on foot. WTHPD K9 Arko was deployed, and gave chase to a the suspect. Moments later K9 Arko apprehended the suspect. The driver was identified as Sultan Alshammari. Alshammari was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. After being treated, Alshammari was transported to the Vigo County Jail, where he was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, and Operating Without Ever Receiving a License.

THPD SRT clearing the auditorium during JPA

During some down time - Cpl Long decided to perform for the crowd!