Chariton Police Department

Chariton Police Department Follow this page for updates concerning public safety, city ordinances, events, and other information. This page is not continuously monitored. All citizens will still need to contact the law center to speak with an officer for any questions or comments.

City of Chariton, Iowa
05/15/2020

City of Chariton, Iowa

The City of Chariton's Police Department Is Looking For Our Next Patrol Officer.

If you have what it takes to make a great police officer, we want to hear from you! This is a full-time position, with competitive benefits, which includes health, dental, and eye glass/ contact coverage options, IPERS, and other benefit opportunities for our police officers.

We are seeking qualified applicants for the position that have a high school diploma or equivalency. Two years of college or experience preferred. ILEA certification or the ability to obtain certification is required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to the City of Chariton at 115 S. Main Street, Chariton, Iowa or e-mail to [email protected].

All interested applicants should apply by 4:30 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020.

The City of Chariton is a Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reminder to everyone to please review the snow ordinance. It is in effect at this time.
04/16/2020

Reminder to everyone to please review the snow ordinance. It is in effect at this time.

***UPDATED SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE***

04/07/2020

The Chariton Police Department and the Chariton Community School District are taking the COVID-19 Virus very seriously and have taken many steps to help prevent the spread of the virus. Both the CPD and CCSD continue to support the efforts of social distancing and support the orders issued by Governor Reynolds.

People (including students and adults), are no longer allowed to be on any school property including, but not limited to playgrounds, or in school parking lots for any purpose. Parking vehicles for school related business between the hours of 9am-3pm will be allowed. Presence on school property for any reason including but not limited to loitering will be considered trespass and will be charged accordingly.

04/06/2020
Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional closures | Office of the Governor of Iowa

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional closures | Office of the Governor of Iowa

DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional closures and relaxing additional regulations to support the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19. The proclamation also calls on law enforcement to assist in the ...

03/28/2020
Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration | Office of the Governor of Iowa

Here is the full link to the regulations passed by Governor Reynolds:

DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, suspending elective and nonessential medical and dental procedures, extending and expanding retail business closures, ordering health care facilities and nursing homes to engage in a...

Please read these updates regarding the new regulations from Governor Kim Reynolds.
03/28/2020

Please read these updates regarding the new regulations from Governor Kim Reynolds.

03/17/2020

The Lucas County Law Center is now closed to the public until further notice. You may still call 641-774-5083 and follow the menu options to speak with dispatch, county or city staff, or an officer or deputy. Call 911 in case of emergency

We currently have this black dog in the city pound.  The dog was located in the 300 block of S main Street.  Contact the...
03/14/2020

We currently have this black dog in the city pound. The dog was located in the 300 block of S main Street. Contact the law center 641-774-5083 if you have any questions or want to claim your pet.

02/28/2020

PRESS RELEASE 02/27/20

At approximately 11:57 A.M. on 02/26/2020, Lucas County Dispatch received a 911 call from an Alliant Energy employee at 713 N 13th St. Alliant Energy had been in the area attempting to locate a report of an odor of natural gas. The employee was able to locate the cause at 713 N 13th St and observed that the gas line leading into the residence had been purposely damaged, as a screwdriver or other tool was still wedged into it. As a result, a large amount of gas was leaking from the pipe. A window to the residence then shattered outwards and the occupant, Jeffry Alan Hildreth, yelled at the employee, who was unsure if he had just been shot at or not. Chariton Police Department, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Lucas County Health Center EMS, Chariton Volunteer Fire Department, and other city employees worked to set up a perimeter due to the threat of explosion and possibly gunfire.
After being unable to safely make contact with Hildreth to ensure his and the public’s safety, CPD, CVFD, and Chariton Community School District worked together to ensure student safety (see joint press release). CVFD and LCSO then worked to make sure houses on the same block were evacuated. Iowa State Patrol was notified for assistance and a negotiator and supervisor initially responded. CPD also unsuccessfully attempted to allow a family member to speak with Hildreth to end the situation once contact was made. After multiple hours on scene, Hildreth exited the residence in an aggressive manner with what appeared to be a rifle and pointed it directly at multiple officers on scene before retreating back into his residence.
The Troopers on scene then requested the Iowa State Patrol Tac Team. Over multiple hours, Hildreth continued to occasionally exit the house aggressively while waving the weapon around and then retreat into the residence. At approximately 18:42, Hildreth ran from the residence on foot and was taken into custody by CPD, LCSO, and the Iowa State Patrol Tac Team. Hildreth was found to have already injured himself while destroying the inside of his residence and appeared to be heavily under the influence of methamphetamine. He was treated by EMS on scene and transported by ambulance with CPD to LCHC, where he was medically cleared. The gun, which he ran with, was then found to be a realistic looking wood and metal “prop gun.”
At this time, Hildreth is being charged with three (3) counts of assault on a peace officer, one (1) count of assault on a paramedic, three (3) counts of 1st degree harassment, one (1) count of 2nd degree harassment, and one (1) count of interference with official acts. The following day, Hildreth became aggressive in the jail and had to be restrained while resisting CPD and LCSO. Hildreth was again cleared at LCHC and additional charges may be filed.
Chariton Police Department would like to thank LCSO, LCHC, Lucas County Dispatch, CVFD, Chariton Community Schools, Lucas County Attorney, Lucas County Magistrate, Iowa State Patrol, City of Chariton Street Department, Alliant Energy and all of the other organizations and individuals that offered to assist us or the schools. The list is too long to mention you all, but the cooperation shown is what helped this incident come to a safe resolution with no injuries to anyone involved. A special thank you to the two families who allowed us into their homes with no questions asked.
Chariton Police Department and the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind the public that it is not possible to release information to the public as it is happening. We are small departments and every available resource was, and will be, on scene to ensure public safety. This is why we work together with the school system and CVFD to make plans for situations such as this. Additionally, dispatch is one person who is attempting to help ensure the safety of the dozens of first responders on scene and is communicating with all of them. When you call to ask about a situation that is occurring, you are putting every first responder at risk and tying up the only dispatcher available. They do not have time to, nor are they allowed to release any information. The public is updated with enough information to keep them safe and all details are released when it is safe to do so.

Chief Tyler Ruble 59-10
Chariton Police Department

02/27/2020

Joint Press Release
February 27, 2020

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 the Chariton Police Department responded to an initial report of a homeowner intentionally damaging his gas line causing a large amount of natural gas to be released in the area. Upon the arrival of the Alliant Energy employee the resident made aggressive actions towards him and there was an unconfirmed report of a possible gunshot. Due to this police requested that Van Allen Elementary go into a Lockdown due to the potential danger for explosion or gunshots in close proximity. As more information became available, law enforcement recommended that Van Allen shift to a Lockout response. As the situation progressed and it became time for school to be released it was decided that all schools should go into a Lockout response. This ensured that no students would be released on foot, possibly going into the affected area. It also ensured that no students would be bussed closer to the affected area. At this time the Chariton Police Department and Chariton Volunteer Fire Department decided that it was safer to continue the Lockout until the situation was under control, as this was the only way to ensure all students’ safety and account for their whereabouts. This was a constantly evolving situation that did become more serious as it progressed, with the resident exiting the house and pointing what appeared to be a rifle at officers that had surrounded the area. The school was in constant communication with CPD and CVFD in order ensure all students were kept as safe as possible. Public safety partners were present at each building during the entire incident.

Our only priority was the safety of all students which was accomplished through cooperation with CPD and CVFD. We would like to thank all of you for understanding that not all information can be released in real time. Van Allen Elementary will have mental health professionals on site to support any student or staff needs.

We would also like to thank all CCSD employees including transportation, nutrition, and support staff as well as teaching and office staff for remaining calm and meeting the needs of all students during this safety response period.

CPD will also have an additional press release concerning the arrest of the individual later in the day.

Chief Ruble
Superintendent Achenbach

We currently have in the City Pound two German Shepherds found at 101 E. Albia Road and a Lab/Pit Bull Mix found at 203 ...
02/27/2020

We currently have in the City Pound two German Shepherds found at 101 E. Albia Road and a Lab/Pit Bull Mix found at 203 E. Albia Road. Please call 774-5083 Ext 1 if you have any questions, or want to claim your pet.

02/26/2020

********PRESS RELEASE********

The Chariton Police Department and Chariton Fire Department are investigating a gas leak in the 700 block of N. 13th Street, in Chariton. They are also trying to determine the safety/welfare of a resident at a house in that block. The schools are currently locked down because law enforcement wants to ensure that no students enter that area.

01/25/2020

The snow ordinance is once again in effect. Please remove any vehicles in the city streets so our street department can clean the roadways. The plows will be out at 4:00 A.M. on 01/25/20 so that will give everyone plenty of time to remove vehicles from the street.

Reminder, our square is no parking from 2:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M. You may recieve a citation or possibly have your vehicle towed away if you decide to leave it there.

01/17/2020

A reminder to everyone, the snow ordinance is now in affect. Please have vehicles off the roadways so the plows can clear the city streets.

01/07/2020

We are going to have the moped class earlier this year. Hopefully this will work better for everyone compared to previous years. Call the law center and sign up with Susie 641-774-5083 EXT 1. We are tentatively looking towards the end of March and will update you when we have a firm date. If we get a full class, the date will be sooner. The cost of the class will be $50.

***UPDATED SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE***
11/05/2019

***UPDATED SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE***

UPDATE!Henri Loosaar's permit for door-to-door sales has been revoked as of today 07/18/2019 at approximately 7:30 P.M. ...
07/16/2019

UPDATE!

Henri Loosaar's permit for door-to-door sales has been revoked as of today 07/18/2019 at approximately 7:30 P.M. He is no longer allowed to sell products in the City of Chariton. If you see him or any other salesman from Southwestern Advantage going door-to-door, please contact the Chariton Police Department at (641) 774-5083. This is due to multiple violations of the permit guidelines.

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This is Henri Loosaar with Southwestern Advantage. He has a valid door-to-door sales permit for the City of Chariton. He will be in the area for at least the next couple of weeks.

This is not an endorsement of any product only a notification that he has city permit.

07/09/2019

MOPED CLASS

Officer Horman will offer a Moped Instruction Class Monday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lucas County Law Center located at 48559 Hy-Vee Rd. There is a class fee of $50.00. Participates must be 14 years of age and have their driving permit. Please bring your permit and payment to the class. No credit/debit cards will be accepted. Pre-registration is required no later than July 22. Call 774-5083 Ext 1 if you have any questions and to register. No mopeds are necessary for the class.

We currently have this female dog in our City Pound. She was pickup today at 1711 Osceola Avenue. To claim or inquire ab...
07/03/2019

We currently have this female dog in our City Pound. She was pickup today at 1711 Osceola Avenue. To claim or inquire about her, call 774-5083 and press 1 after you receive the automated message. Thank you for your help!

***We are happy to report this dog has been claimed by her owners and is back home!***

06/10/2019

Fireworks Ordinace for the City of Chariton

ORDINANCE # 909
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 9 OF
THE CHARITON MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE THE USE OF FIREWORKS WITHIN THE CITY OF CHARITON, IOWA
Be It Enacted by the Council of the City of Chariton, Iowa:
Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Chapter 9 of the Chariton Municipal Code regarding regulation of the use of fireworks in the City of Chariton, Iowa.
Section 2. Amendment. Chapter 9 of the Chariton Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding the following:
Section 9.22.010 Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the regulation of the use of fireworks in the City of Chariton, Iowa.
Section 9.22.020 Fireworks Defined. “Fireworks” or “Consumer Fireworks” as used in this chapter, shall mean those items listed or referred to under the definition of “First-class Consumer Fireworks” and “Second-class Consumer Fireworks” as set forth under Iowa Code Chapter 100.
Section 9.22.030 Use of Fireworks Limited. No person shall use or explode Consumer Fireworks on days and times other than July 4th from the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., and December 31st from the hours of 9:00 A.M. until 1:30 A.M. on January 1st.
Section 9.22.040 Penalties for Offenses Relating to Fireworks.
(a) A violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a municipal infraction punishable as set forth in Chapter 1.30.030.
(b) Alternatively, a violation of any provision in this chapter may be charged by a peace office of the City as a simple misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $250, or imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days. 2
Section 3. Repealer. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Section 4. Severability. If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision, or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
Section 5. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be in effect after its final passage, approval, and publication as provided by law.
Passed by the Council the 17th day of September , 2018, and approved this 17th day of September , 2018.

***Lost Dog***Please help us find Lilly, 3 years old, and get her back to her owner, who has had her since she was a mon...
05/07/2019

***Lost Dog***Please help us find Lilly, 3 years old, and get her back to her owner, who has had her since she was a month old. She is missed very much. If found call 641-774-5083.

Does anyone recognize this little fellow wearing a camouflage collar. He was found in the 600 block of Auburn Avenue at ...
04/05/2019

Does anyone recognize this little fellow wearing a camouflage collar. He was found in the 600 block of Auburn Avenue at approximately 8:45 pm last night (04/04/2019). Please call 774-5083 to claim your pet.

Red has been claimed and will be home to enjoy the weekend. Thank you Facebook friends!

02/07/2019

An ordinance amending Chapter 10.08.020 of the Chariton Municipal Code to revise the hours during which motor vehicles shall be removed from city streets during snow removal.

Section 10.08.020 Snow Removal Provisions

(a) All motor vehicles and vehicles of any kind shall be removed from city streets between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. following a snowstorm. The vehicles shall be removed and not left standing or parked on the streets, as provided above, in order to facilitate snow removal, and all such vehicles shall remain removed from each such street until snow removal has been completed on that street. Snow removal shall include the action of any and all snow equipment necessary to remove snow from the city streets.

Please help us reunite this dog with its family. The dog was   dragging a leash and was found at large in the 800 block ...
01/08/2019

Please help us reunite this dog with its family. The dog was dragging a leash and was found at large in the 800 block of Roland Avenue.The owner may claim their pet during regular business hours between 8:30 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, with holidays being an exception. Call 641-774-5083 with any questions.

Address

48559 Hy-Vee Rd.
Chariton, IA
50049

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

641-774-5083

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