City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 7th, 2022
CARBONDALE – On 12/04/22 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 800 block of East Main Street regarding a business burglary in progress. Officers determined the suspects damaged the entrance to the business but did not succeed in entering. In a subsequent search of the area, officers saw two individuals fleeing the area on foot. Officers captured the individuals after a short foot pursuit and identified them as 13 and 17-year-old juvenile males. One of the juveniles was in possession of firearm ammunition and a realistic replica handgun. The vehicle the juveniles arrived in was determined to have been stolen from a residence in Carbondale. The vehicle was later returned to the owner.
After consulting the Jackson County State’s Attorney, the 13-year-old was released to a family member, and the 17-year-old was detained in a Juvenile Justice facility. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. 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 on this website’s main page. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities, and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness or have any information about a crime. Cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!
The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive, and professional manner.