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Posted on: July 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Retail Theft / Unlawful Use of a Weapon Investigation

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City of Carbondale, Illinois

July 12th, 2023

For Immediate Release –

Carbondale – On 07-10-23 at 5:24 p.m., a City of Carbondale police officer responded to a business in the 1700 block of West Main Street in reference to a report of a retail theft. During the investigation, officers learned that a juvenile male stole firearms related items from the business. Store employees apprehended the juvenile. The juvenile was found to be in possession of a firearm at the time of apprehension. Officers arrested the juvenile. After consulting with the Jackson County State’s Attorney's Office, the juvenile was released to a family member. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about the 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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