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Posted on: January 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Burglary and Threatening a Public Official Investigation

NEWS RELEASE City of Carbondale, Illinois 

January 19, 2023 

Burglary and Threatening a Public Official Investigation 

On 01-18-2023, at 4:54 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to a business in the 800 block of East Grand Avenue for a robbery in progress. Officers learned the suspect entered the business and demanded money. The suspect received cash and fled from the store on foot heading east. Officers quickly arrived in the area and located the suspect, identified as Larry J. Harvey, 43 of Carbondale, as he was attempting to evade the officers in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane. Officers arrested Harvey without incident. During the arrest processing Harvey threatened harm to arresting officers and their families. Officers charged Harvey with Burglary and Threatening a Public Official. Harvey was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Larry J. Harvey, 43 of Carbondale

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 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!


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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