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Posted on: December 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Motor Vehicle Theft/ Armed Habitual Offender Investigation

 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 December 20, 2022

CARBONDALE – On 12/19/22 at about 10:38 a.m., Carbondale Police Officers located a black Buick Encore, reported stolen from the Oak Park, IL Police Department, traveling in the 400 block of West Mill Street.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver fled.   Officers pursued the vehicle until they lost sight of it in the area of Country Club Road and Chautauqua Road.  During the pursuit, the driver threw two firearms out of the vehicle window. Officers later recovered the firearms.  Officers also located the vehicle unoccupied in the parking lot of a residential complex in the 1900 block of West Pleasant Hill Road.  

During the course of the investigation, officers identified the driver of the stolen vehicle as Kenneth K. Doumbia, 27 of Chicago.   Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Doumbia for charges of Armed Habitual Criminal Offender, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Felon and Aggravated Fleeing to Elude.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Doumbia is asked to contact the Carbondale Police Department 618-549-2121 or Crime Stoppers 618-549-COPS (2677).  Doumbia is considered armed and dangerous.   The investigation is active and on-going.   

Kenneth K. Doumbia, 27 of Chicago  

Again, anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Doumbia 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.

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