On 03-18-2020 at approximately 7:17 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue in reference to a report of an unlawful use of weapons. Upon arrival, officers were advised a male on a bicycle was confronted by two unknown white males in a red car on West Cherry Street somewhere between the 300 and 500 blocks. One of the males exited the front passenger seat area of the car, displayed a handgun, and threatened to harm the male on the bicycle. The male on the bicycle fled from the suspects. The suspects drove away from the area south bound. No shots were fired and no injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS. The investigation into the incident is continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!