City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 27, 2023
Aggravated Fleeing to Elude and Recovered Stolen Vehicle
Carbondale - On 02/24/23 at approximately 4:34 p.m., Carbondale Police officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle traveling west on East Main Street. The driver of the vehicle turned north on North Illinois Avenue and fled at a high rate of speed. Officers ceased pursuing the vehicle due to the danger posed by the reckless nature of the driver’s actions in the City. Officers discovered that the vehicle crashed on the railroad tracks on East Dillinger Road and three occupants fled on foot. During the investigation, officers identified all three suspects. Two juvenile suspects were eventually arrested. The third suspect is an adult and has been identified. Charges are pending for that individual, whose name is not being released at this time. This case is still under investigation. One of the juveniles was released to a guardian and the other was released to an adult with consent from their guardian. No further information can be released due to restrictions related to the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the investigation. The investigation into the incident 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.