Charles Town Police Department

  • Agency: Charles Town Police Department
  • Address: 114 W Liberty St, Charles Town, 25414 WV
  • Chief: L B Subelsky (Chief of Police)
Phone: 304-725-2714
Fax: 304-725-6753

Charles Town Police Department is located at 114 W Liberty St, Charles Town, 25414 WV. The Chief of Police of the department is L B Subelsky. The Charles Town Police Department phone number is 304-725-2714.

Charles Town Police Department News

The administrative office of the Charles Town Police Department will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day. If you need to report an emergency, please contact 911 for police response. If you need to speak to an officer regarding a non-emergency issue, please contact dispatch at 304-725-8484. The administrative office will re-open on Tuesday, November 13th at 8:00 a.m.

The administrative office of the Charles Town Police Department will be closed on Tuesday, November 6th for election day. If you need to report an emergency, please contact 911 for police response. If you need to speak to an officer regarding a non-emergency issue, please contact dispatch at 304-725-8484. The administrative office will re-open on Wednesday, November 7th at 8:00 a.m.

Good advice for residents and commercial establishments.

On Wednesday, October 31st, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers with the Charles Town Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 500 block of East Washington Street. Upon arrival, officers determined two pedestrians (one adult/one juvenile) were struck by a westbound vehicle as they were crossing the street. The two pedestrians were transported to Jefferson Medical Center by EMS for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Charges are expected to be filed in regards to this incident once the investigation is complete.

Happy Halloween! Motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling this evening as trick or treat activities will be underway in the City between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Since October 24th, officers with the Charles Town Police Department have taken multiple reports of thefts from vehicles. Some of these vehicles were unsecured when the thefts occurred while others were forcibly entered. These incidents have occurred during the evening and early morning hours at the following locations: Washington High School; Somerset Boulevard; South Mildred Street; South Seminary Street; & South Samuel Street. The Charles Town Police Department encourages residents and visitors to secure their property and to remove all valuables from their vehicles. If items of value cannot be immediately removed from a vehicle, they should be temporarily stored in an area of the vehicle that is not visible, such as the trunk. If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please report it by contacting the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Center at 304-725-8484. Officers are currently following up on several leads regarding these incidents. However, if you have information that could assist our investigation, please contact the Charles Town Police Department at 304-725-2714.

Another successful "Downtown Trick or Treat" event in the books. Our officers had an enjoyable time meeting with the children and are looking forward to next year's event.

The Charles Town Police Department offers many services to its citizens and visitors. Some of these services consist of fingerprinting, supplying copies of crash reports, conducting vehicle identification number (VIN) verifications, and registering bicycles. Services requiring a fee can be paid by cash, check, or money order. These services are offered at our station, located at 114 West Liberty Street, in historic downtown Charles Town. Fingerprinting: Fingerprinting services are conducted Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at a fee of $5.00 per card with a three-card limit. Those persons seeking fingerprinting services must possess a driver’s license or other state issued photo identification at the time service is rendered. Fingerprinting services are conducted based upon officer availability. Reports: Copies of crash reports can be obtained in person Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at a fee of $20.00 per report. Crash reports can also be obtained online at reportbeam.com for a fee of $25.00. If a crash report is obtained online, you will need the report number. If you were not given a report number at the time of the crash, you can contact our office at 304-725-2714 to obtain the report number. VIN Verifications: VIN verifications are conducted Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. There is a $5.00 fee for each VIN verification. Officers will only conduct VIN verifications on those vehicles that are within the municipal boundaries of Charles Town unless the vehicle is brought to our station. Those persons seeking a VIN verification must have the appropriate paperwork from the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in their possession at the time services are rendered. VIN verification services are conducted based upon officer availability. Bicycle Registrations: Bicycle registrations are conducted Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and are free of charge. Officers routinely encounter abandoned bicycles while on patrol and the registration process allows officers to return found bicycles to their rightful owner.

Residential trick or treat in the City of Charles Town will be held on Wednesday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you choose to hand out candy to the trick or treaters, please leave your porch light on during this time. The Charles Town Police Department will have extra officers on duty during this time patrolling the residential neighborhoods for the safety of the children.

The Charles Town Police Department was happy to host another group of children at our station. This morning, the Asbury Mom's Group, decked out in their Halloween costumes, met with a few of our officers and toured two of our police vehicles.

This morning, Asbury’s Little Angels 4 & 5 year old preschool classes, comprised of 16 students, toured the Charles Town Police Department. They were introduced to police officers, toured the facility, tried on some of the protective equipment, sat in a police cruiser and were introduced to and loved on our police K9 Hyde.

The "Downtown Trick or Treat" event will be held on Saturday, October 27th. This event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and conclude at 7:00 p.m. Traffic is expected to be congested throughout the downtown area during this event as road closures and parking restrictions will be enforced. All available CTPD officers will be utilized during this event to maintain a safe and orderly atmosphere. Washington Street from the intersection of West Street to the intersection of Mildred Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. In addition, the 100 block of North George Street and the 100 block of South George Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Parking will be restricted in these areas. Traffic traveling westbound on WV Route 51 is encouraged to use Liberty Street as an alternate route and traffic traveling eastbound on WV Route 51 is encouraged to use Congress Street as an alternate route. Traffic traveling north and south on WV Route 115 is encouraged to use Mildred Street as an alternate route. Although officers will be posted at key intersections to assist with the flow of traffic, lengthy delays are expected due to the high volume of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Please plan accordingly.

Work continues to progress on our new headquarters at 661 South George Street. Work is tentatively scheduled for completion in 2019.

On October 16th, officers from the Charles Town Police Department received information that a student at Charles Town Middle School made a threatening statement while on a school bus. This incident was immediately and thoroughly investigated by officers in conjunction with Jefferson County Schools. The student responsible for making the statement is facing criminal charges filed by the Charles Town Police Department and internal disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the school system. The Charles Town Police Department takes all threats seriously and will work vigorously with Jefferson County Schools and the Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office to charge and prosecute those persons who make threatening statements toward any of our schools or students. As always, the safety of students and staff at our schools is of the utmost importance. An increased police presence was made at Charles Town Middle School this morning and will continue in the days to come to re-assure students, parents, and staff.

On October 16th, Detective/Corporal Meeks was recognized at the 18th Annual Public Service Recognition Banquet, sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. The event, held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, honors Jefferson County's Emergency Service Providers. Detective/Corporal Meeks was selected for this award by Chief Kutcher due to her strong work ethic and dedication to the department. Please join the Charles Town Police Department in congratulating Detective/Corporal Meeks for receiving this prestigious award.

On October 15th, Patrolman Noble and Patrolman Snyder were sworn in by Mayor Rogers as the two newest members of the Charles Town Police Department. Patrolman Noble and Patrolman Snyder will begin their patrol duties under the guidance of a field training officer until completion of the West Virginia State Police Academy. Pictured is Mayor Rogers with Patrolman Noble and Patrolman Snyder.

A threat was circulated via social media about a non-specific threat towards "WHS". Our office, in conjunction with Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, investigated the threat and determined that it was Williamsport High School and not Washington High School. Attached is the link to the article in the Herald Mail: https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/threat-made-against-williamsport-high-school/article_91b94346-c837-11e8-a5c5-8735c1a567ae.html

The Charles Town Police Department is seeking assistance from the community in identifying two persons of interest associated with an active investigation. If anyone has information regarding the identity of these individuals, please contact Sergeant Knott of the Charles Town Police Department at 304-725-2714. Information can be reported anonymously.

On Saturday, September 22nd, the 10th Annual Race For The Ribbon 5K will be held. Runners will depart Hollywood Casino @ Charles Town Races onto East Washington Street at 8:30 a.m. and traverse through the downtown area. Traffic will be stopped intermittently by uniformed officers for the safety of the participants. The Charles Town Police Department would like to remind motorists to use caution and to expect minor delays when traveling through the downtown area during the duration of this event.

Due to an event, West Washington Street (WV Route 51) will be closed to traffic from George Street to West Street on Thursday, September 20th, from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Motorists should use West Congress Street and West Liberty Street as detour routes. Due to the timing of this event, delays are expected.

On September 14th, officers from the Charles Town Police Department responded to a reported burglary in the 300 block of South Samuel Street. During the ensuing investigation, it was learned the residence was forcibly entered with property stolen while the elderly homeowner was asleep. On September 15th, officers from the Charles Town Police Department assisted surrounding agencies with a reported robbery at a location outside the municipal boundaries of Charles Town. The suspect vehicle in this incident was subsequently stopped and two suspects were detained. During the course of the investigation, the two robbery suspects were linked to the burglary on South Samuel Street through interviews and subsequent confessions. Chastity Jean Turner, age 42, was charged with the felony offenses of conspiracy to commit nighttime burglary and conspiracy to commit grand larceny. Christopher Shane Jones, age 41, was charged with the felony offenses of nighttime burglary, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit nighttime burglary, and conspiracy to commit grand larceny. On September 18th, officers from the Charles Town Police Department served arrest warrants on both individuals at the Eastern Regional Jail where they remain incarcerated awaiting arraignment. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

http://www.journal-news.net/news/local-news/2018/08/charles-town-man-admits-to-bank-robbery/

REMINDER: Parking restrictions and roadway closures will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1st in the downtown business district to accomodate this event. Parking restrictions and roadway closures will remain in effect until 4:00 p.m. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route as delays are expected.