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







Thank you to Mr. Robert Ferguson for donating a new American Flag to WTHPD.

Paris Ave is open.

For the next 4-5 hours Paris Ave from Cusick st to Graceland Ave will be closed due to down utility pole




On Friday July 13, 2018, the West Terre Haute Police Department completed two separate lengthy investigations that resulted in warrants being issued for two suspects. Both were arrested by WTHPD. Gary Reed, 43 of West Terre Haute, was arrested and preliminarily charged with Child Solicitation, a Level 5 Felony, and Inappropriate Communication with a Child, a Class B Misdemeanor. He is currently held in the Vigo County Jail on $35,000 bond. The West Terre Haute Police Department also arrested Donald Barnhart, a 54 year old male of West Terre Haute. Barnhart is currently being held in the Vigo County jail on $75,000 bond. Barnhart is preliminarily being charged with Child Molesting, a Level 1 Felony, Child Molesting a Class B Felony, Rape a Level 3 Felony, Child Molesting a Level 4 Felony, and Incest a Level 4 Felony. Both men will be in court Monday.

The West Terre Haute Police Department has identified the two suspects from the West Vigo IGA theft in June, 2018. Police have identified Paula K. Palmer, a 44 year old female from Indianapolis and Adrian D. Chandler, a 23 year old male from Indianapolis as the two suspects from the theft. Both Chandler and Palmer currently have outstanding warrants for their arrest for the crime. Both suspects are believed to be in the Indianapolis area. If anyone has information on the location of these two individuals please call the West Terre Haute Police at 812-533-2114.

The Road Project in West Terre Haute is underway! The Town is asking all vehicles to be removed from 7 am to 7 pm on Thursday June 28th and Friday June 29th on the following streets. Paris Ave From Macksville to Bennett Place Johnson Ave from N 7th to Macksville Miller Ave from N 9th to Macksville Church St. from Paris Ave to National Ave Stayed tuned for the South side schedule. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and if the schedule stays on track, it should be for a short time. Thank you for your support and cooperation in getting this project underway!

WTHPD Officer McBride enjoying his breakfast!

At At approximately 8 PM on June 1, 2018 this unidentified male took an undisclosed amount of cash from the West Vigo IGA. We are asking the public’s help in identifying this individual. If you have any information on this suspect please contact the West Terre Haute Police Department at 812-533-2114.



WTHPD Sgt. Ian Redman, Officer Greg Davis, Officer Carl Wassberg, and others were judges for the Consolidated Elementary Science Fair. Good job to all the students who had a display!


Consolidated Elementary School's Kindergarten Class visited the West Terre Haute Police Department. The students got to witness a K9 and fingerprinting demonstration. They also got to see the police cars and the station. Thank you for coming!

WTHPD spent most of day on Saturday 5/12/18 at West Vigo Elementary School conducting Active Shooter, School Clearing, & Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training.