On 11-26-2020 at approximately 6:06 p.m., officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 400 block of West Jackson Street in reference to a report of an attempted robbery. Officers learned two black male suspects approached the victim and one of them displayed what appeared to be a handgun. The suspects demanded money from the victim. The victim confronted the suspects and they fled east on foot. The victim did not report any injuries as a result of the incident. During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspects as Dennis A Coleman, age 20 of Carbondale, and a 17 years old juvenile from Carbondale. Officers arrested Coleman for disorderly conduct. Officers arrested the juvenile offender for Aggravated Assault and incarcerated the juvenile in a juvenile detention facility. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. The investigation into the incident continues.
Dennis A Coleman, age 20 of Carbondale
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!