City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 16th, 2023
For Immediate Release
CARBONDALE – On October 14th, 2023 at 4:07 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to a business in the 400 block of North Illinois Avenue for a burglary alarm. Officers located the suspect, Carlos J. Phenix, 67 of Chicago, actively engaged in burglarizing the business. Phenix fled from officers but was eventually captured after a brief foot pursuit. Property belonging to the business was located and returned. Phenix was charged with Burglary and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation remains 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.