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Posted on: February 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation

 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 February 3, 2023

Carbondale - On 02-02-2023 at 7:44 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 1200 block of East Main regarding a report of a stolen vehicle.   Officers learned unknown suspects stole a vehicle from the parking lot.  Officers later located the stolen vehicle unoccupied in the 1100 block of East College Street.  During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspect as a 15 year old juvenile male from Carbondale.  The juvenile fled on foot from officers, but was quickly arrested without incident.  The juvenile was also in possession of other property related to other theft investigations. After conferring with the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office, the juvenile was arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft, Burglary to Motor Vehicle, Possession of Another Person’s Credit Card and Resisting a Peace Officer. He was then released to a family member pending a review of the case by the State’s Attorney’s Office. The investigation is active and ongoing.     

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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