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Posted on: June 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Burglary to Motor Vehicle Investigation

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NEWS RELEASE
 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 June 21st, 2023

For Immediate Release – 

Carbondale – On 06-20-23 at 5:01 a.m. a City of Carbondale police officer was on foot patrol in the 1200 block of East Main Street and observed Damon H. Jones, 46 years old of Johnston City, removing copper from a vehicle belonging to a contractor working in the area. Jones attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended without further incident.  Jones was arrested for Burglary to Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Resisting a Peace Officer. Jones was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. 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 on this website’s main page. Please help yourself and 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.

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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