Paoli Police Department

  • Agency: Paoli Police Department
  • Address: 1579 W Wilson St, Paoli, 47454 IN
  • Chief: Barry Chastain (Chief of police)
Phone: 812-723-2836
Fax: 812-723-2838
Email:
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Paoli Police Department is located at 1579 W Wilson St, Paoli, 47454 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Barry Chastain. The Paoli Police Department phone number is 812-723-2836.

Paoli Police Department News

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served our country.

48 HOUR WATER BOIL ADVISORY Town of Paoli water customers are under a 48 hour water boil advisory.

We would like to announce and congratulate the winners of the Paoli Police Department’s first Halloween Coloring Contest. Winners may come collect their prize this following Monday at the Paoli Police Department. We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the contest as judging was hard to choose a winner! Have a Happy Halloween and stay safe 🎃

We would like your help in identifying the following persons wanted for questioning in crimes that have occurred in our area. You can contact us by Facebook, email at paolipolicedepartment@gmail.com, or by phone at 812-723-2836. All information received will be considered received by an anonymous source to maintain privacy. Driver of vehicle is wanted for leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage at Walmart on October 5, 2018 between 430pm- 510pm

TRICK OR TREAT RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY FROM 6-9pm

The NE Side Block Party this Saturday October 13th, 2018 has been cancelled due to the cold front we have received the last few days. The department will reschedule and plan the NE Side Block Party again in the spring when the weather warms.

Don't forget to come out to the NE Side Block Party THIS SATURDAY! From 12pm-4pm in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church of Paoli directly across from the Lost River Market & Deli on NE 1st Street. There will be games, prizes, food and lots of fun to be had.

CASH REWARD We would like your help in identifying the following persons wanted for questioning in crimes that have occurred in our area. You can contact us by Facebook, email at paolipolicedepartment@gmail.com, or by phone at 812-723-2836. All information received will be considered received by an anonymous source to maintain privacy. There is a cash reward offered from a local business for any information that leads to an arrest of the people responsible for this crime.

We would like your help in identifying the following persons wanted for questioning in crimes that have occurred in our area. You can contact us by Facebook, email at paolipolicedepartment@gmail.com, or by phone at 812-723-2836. All information received will be considered received by an anonymous source to maintain privacy. Driver of vehicle is wanted for leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage at Walmart on October 5, 2018 between 430pm- 510pm

The Paoli Police Department will be hosting it's second block party on October 13th from 12pm-4pm in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church of Paoli, located at 110 NE 1st Street in Paoli. The event will have games such as bingo, a cupcake walk, corn hole and ladder ball. Plus many more. There will also be music, food and good times. This block party is open to any residents living on the NE Side of town. This will include the areas of Smith Circle, Livonia Rd, 56 E to Bennett Street, Bennett Street and surrounding streets around those areas. If you don't live on the NE Side of town we politely ask that you refrain from attending the event as items for the event are limited and the block parties are designed for the neighbors of each particular neighborhood to come together and get to know each other. This block party is only our second. If this happens to not be in your neighborhood and you would like to be involved in the planning of the block party in your neighborhood please contact the department. We would like to thank the residents of the NE Side of town that helped plan this event and make it possible. We would also like to give an extended thank you to Lost River Market & Deli for their help with food and refreshments for this event. Also to First Presbyterian Church of Paoli for allowing the use of their parking lot for the event!

The police department will be hosting it's first coloring contest this year! Entries are open to students that are in grades Kindergarten through Sixth. The coloring page can be picked up at the Paoli Town Office located at 110 North Gospel Street or Lost River Market & Deli located at 26 Library Street (right off of NE 1st Street). Entries will be accepted until October 30th, judging will take place on October 31st and winners will be announced on the police departments Facebook page. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE TURNED INTO LOST RIVER MARKET & DELI. Entries will be displayed for viewing at Lost River Market & Deli for the month of October. Prizes and age groups will be determined after all entries are taken on October 30th. Being that this is our first coloring contest we ask that you bare with us. WE ALSO ASK THAT EVERYONE PLEASE WRITE THE NAME, AGE AND GRADE OF THE CHILD AND A CONTACT NUMBER ON THE BACK OF THE EACH ENTRY WHEN TURNING IT IN.

We at the Police Department would like to say a big thank you to Susan McDonald Umpleby and those who helped put the bags together that were donated to the department. These have came in handy throughout the year to help those in need and to brighten a child’s day.

The Paoli Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Dylan McClintock on completing the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. We wish you a long and safe career.

This week Officer Rodriguez attended Mrs. Whitfield’s Kindergarten Class and read the students a story about Officer Buckle and his K9 partner Gloria. The story discussed safety tips and afterwards Officer Rodriguez and Officer Soltwedel went over a few safety tips with the students. Thank you to Mrs. Whitfield for letting the department have a moment in your classroom this week! 👮🏼‍♀️📖

**RETURNED HOME ON 9/30** RUNAWAY JUVENILE Kassandra Pettet 14 yo Last seen leaving her residence in Paoli, Indiana. She was suspected to be heading to the persimmon festival in Mitchell, Indiana on 09/26/2018. The female made contact with family on 09/27/2018 stating she was not coming home. Suspected to be in Lawrence County. If you have any questions contact us by our face book page or by phone 812-723-2836. All information received will remain anonymous.

The Paoli Police Department will be hosting it's second block party on October 13th from 12pm-4pm on NE 1st Street from the intersections of E. Campbell to E. Thornton Street. The roadway will be closed from 10am-5pm on the 23rd to allow for set up and closing of the event and all vehicles will need to be removed from the roadway. The event will have games such as bingo, a cupcake walk, corn hole and ladder ball. Plus many more. There will also be music, food and good times. This block party is open to any residents living on the NE Side of town. This will include the areas of Smith Circle, Livonia Rd, 56 E to Bennett Street, Bennett Street and surrounding streets around those areas. If you don't live on the NE Side of town we politely ask that you refrain from attending the event as items for the event are limited and the block parties are designed for the neighbors of each particular neighborhood to come together and get to know each other. This block party is only our second. If this happens to not be in your neighborhood and you would like to be involved in the planning of the block party in your neighborhood please contact the department. We would like to thank the residents of the NE Side of town that helped plan this event and make it possible. We would also like to give an extended thank you to Lost River Market & Deli for their help with food and refreshments for this event!

IDENTIFIED We would like your help in identifying the following persons wanted for questioning in crimes that have occurred in our area. You can contact us by Facebook, email at paolipolicedepartment@gmail.com, or by phone at 812-723-2836. All information received will be considered received by an anonymous source to maintain privacy.

The Paoli Police Department would like to congratulate Jesse Pease a student at Paoli Jr./Sr. High School. Mr. Pease displayed exemplary leadership and character skills when faced with an adverse situation. He received a gift card from the Paoli Police Department and a letter of recommendation from the Paoli Jr./Sr. High School.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- Thefts from vehicles During the spring and summer months, neighborhoods historically experience an elevated number of thefts from vehicles. During these thefts, the perpetrator(s) typically target unlocked vehicles where valuables are visible from the outside and/or easily located inside the vehicle. These individuals generally rely on their ability to access a large number of vehicles while circulating through the neighborhood and therefore rarely force entry for fear of making noise and risking detection. These incidents typically occur during the overnight hours and are not reported until the next morning when the owner recognizes property missing or out of place. The items most commonly taken from vehicles are: Global Positioning Systems (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-tom) Radar Detectors Cash (coins) Prescription Medications Firearms In an effort to combat this problem, we encourage residents to employ some basic preventative measures: Lock your vehicles Remove valuables from view Do not leave any prescription medications or firearms in your vehicle Park vehicles in the garage or driveway Leave exterior lights on Report any suspicious behavior to police during the overnight hours (911 or 812-723-2836) Report any incident where you believe someone has entered your vehicle without permission (i.e. glove box left open or items strewn about vehicle)

On August 23 the Paoli Police Department was dispatched to an attempted break-in of a local business. While speaking with employees the Officer observed the vehicle suspected in the break-in driving in the area. The Officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with a Eric Herron of English and William Smith of Milltown. During the Officer's investigation over 10 grams of methamphetamine, several pills identified as controlled substances, digital scales, one syringe, and multiple items of drug paraphernalia were seized as evidence in this case. The Paoli Police Department was assisted by the Orange County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police during the course of this investigation. Charges filed in this case; Eric Herron (47, English, IN) Dealing in Methamphetamine over 10 grams, a level 2 felony Possession of Methamphetamine over 10 grams, a level 4 felony Attempted burglary, a level 5 felony Possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor Operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the person's body, a class C misdemeanor William Smith (32, Milltown, IN) Dealing in Methamphetamine over 10 grams, a level 2 felony Possession of Methamphetamine over 10 grams, a level 4 felony Possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor

This Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00pm the Paoli Police Department will be meeting with the residents that live on the Northeast side of town including the areas of Indian Trail Road and Smith Circle to begin planning a block party for their area. The meeting will take place at the Town Office located at: 110 North Gospel Street (on the right hand side of the roadway, off the north side of the square) We would like to remind all residents of this area that this event is for them! Therefore you are welcome and encouraged to attend this planning meeting. However, if you can't attend the meeting but would like to participate and haven't already spoken with a member of the police department please call 812-723-2836. It's never too late to get involved in the fun.

We would like to ask for assistance in locating the following bicycle or for information regarding whereabouts of it. It was taken last night in the area of O'reilly Auto Parts on North Gospel Street. If you have seen or have information regarding this bicycle please contact the department via phone at 812-723-2836 or Facebook messenger. All information given shall remain anonymous.

We would like to officially announce that the Paoli Police Department has graciously received funding of $5,111.00 towards Project Life Saver from the District 8- Indiana Emergency Preparedness & Planning Coalition. With $3,622 funding pending an official grant agreement from an additional funding source. The department has raised $13,033.00 (pending official grant agreement) of the $14,494 total project costs. We would like to thank the District 8- Indiana Emergency Preparedness & Planning Coalition for their contribution towards Project Life Saver. #ProjectLifeSaver #District8EPPC #AED

Last week residents living in the area of NE Side of Town including Smith Circle were provided with a brochure discussing the Paoli Police Department's initial planning for it's second 2018 block party. For some information about the block parties please refer to the attached brochure that was handed out to the residents in the area stated above. We are currently gauging resident's initial interest in having and being involved with a block party before continuing with planning. To have a successful block party the department will need help and input from the resident's in the area each block party will be hosted. If you would like to have the second 2018 block party on the NE Side call 812-723-2836 or you can message the Department on Facebook. If you didn't receive a brochure at your residence but would like to see a NE side block party happen please call or message! Again the Department is attempting to gauge interest in having this event in this area. Thank you