Law Enforcement and Crime

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Carbondale Police

A Pulaski County man has been arrested in connection to a shooting this past weekend in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police say 24-year-old Devante Taylor of Olmsted is charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and No Valid Illinois Firearm Owner's ID.

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Saline County (KS) Sheriff's Office

A Kansas newspaper reports charges were dismissed this week against two men that authorities had alleged were conspiring to kill people in Carbondale.

The Salina Journal reports the prosecutor dismissed charges against 25-year-old Xavier Lewis and 22-year-old Xavier McCray. But, the charges were dismissed in a way that would allow them to be refiled.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police say a missing man has been found.

Officers say Illinois State Police found 78-year-old Lee Batie Tuesday in central Illinois.

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Carbondale Police

The Carbondale Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing adult.

Officers say on May 8 at 12:30 p.m., 78-year-old Lee Batie was last seen leaving his apartment in Carbondale.

Batie was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and has early onset Dementia.

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Champaign News Gazette

Three University of Illinois football players are charged with burglary and robbery after what they claimed to be a prank on a fellow dormitory resident.

Three employees at two southern Illinois correctional facilities were recognized during an awards ceremony in Springfield Wednesday.

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SIU Housing

A central Illinois man has admitted to committing bank fraud involving the construction of an apartment complex in Carbondale.

The U.S. attorney's office says 56-year-old Christopher Creek of Champaign pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent requests for construction loans to the banks that financed the project for the Pointe at SIU.

A judge has given the green light to a class action lawsuit against Illinois’ prison healthcare system.

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Herrin Police

The Herrin Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a runaway teenager.

Officers say 17-year-old Hannah Wheeler left her home in Herrin on Friday, April 28 at around 5:00pm. After notifying a friend that she would not be returning home, she has not been heard from since.

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Scott Ealy

Two Nebraska men are in custody, after being connected to an interstate crime spree, which includes a recent shooting incident outside of a store in Effingham.

State's Attorney Bryan Kibler says 19-year old Allen McCray and 23-year old Victor Linton, both of Omaha, are being held in custody in western Missouri -- following a separate incident there last Friday.

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Carbondale Police

Three people are in custody and another is being sought following an incident at Kohl's Department Store in Carbondale.

Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle and retail theft at the store around 5:45 Monday afternoon.
As officers arrived in the area, they immediately identified the suspect vehicle and the three suspects.

Carbondale Police arrested three juveniles early Friday morning for a break-in at a local business.

At 4:15 a.m., officers were alerted to a burglary in progress at the S.I. Gymnastics facility, at 742 East Main Street.

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Marion Police are investigating a shooting that sent one man to a St. Louis hospital early Sunday morning.

Officers were called to an apartment on South Bentley Street at about 12:30 Sunday morning, where they found the victim - 36-year old Ray Paul Jordan of Paducah, Kentucky.

A Marion man has been identified as the victim of a deadly car crash over the weekend.

Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke says 41-year old Stewart Lasswell was killed when his vehicle ran off of Old Frankfort Road around 10:30 Sunday night.

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Craighead County, AR Sheriffs Office

The man accused of shooting a Williamson County teenager last month in northeast Carbondale is now in custody.

Carbondale Police say 22-year-old Jarrell Pullen of Carbondale was arrested Tuesday in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Carbondale Police have released more information about a shooting last week.

Investigators say the victim and the suspect, who are acquaintances, were inside a hotel room at America's Best Value Inn late on the night of April 4th.

Illinois State Police cadets will be getting new training in hate crimes.

Hate crimes are on the rise. The Chicago police department reported 72 such incidents last year — a 20 percent increase over the year before.

At the Jackson County Sheriff's office, a certain officer will get some new equipment. But, it's not just any officer ... and it's not just any equipment.

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ABC 7 Chicago

Prosecutors say an appeals court shouldn't grant former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich a third sentencing hearing.

Their filing Thursday comes on the day the Illinois Democrat started his sixth year in prison for corruption, including trying to trade an appointment to ex-President Barack Obama's old Senate seat for campaign cash.

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Cairo Police

A seven count superseding indictment has been returned against three people connected with a 2014 bank robbery in Cairo.

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Carbondale Police Department

A Carbondale man is wanted for murder in connection to a shooting on the city's northeast side Thursday evening.

Carbondale Police are looking for suspects and answers after a shooting Thursday afternoon.

A Randolph County man is dead and three other southern Illinois residents were hurt in a three-vehicle accident in Perry County.

The Perry County Sheriff's office says the accident occurred around 6:30 Thursday morning on State Route 154.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police are searching for a suspect wanted for the burglary of a local business.

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Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a potential suspect in a recent arson.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police are searching for the suspect wanted for the armed robbery of the Kroger Fuel Station on Giant City Road.

A crash involving three motorcycles shut down a portion of Interstate 64 in southern Illinois Friday for over four hours.

A Carbondale house has been destroyed by fire.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says deputies, the county ambulance service and MPS Fire responded to the fire on Garden Lane in rural Carbondale just before Midnight on Thursday.

Carbondale PD Searching For ID Theft Suspect

Feb 8, 2017
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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police are asking for help locating a suspect in a Identity Theft and Forgery investigation.

On January 23 the suspect cashed multiple checks at two different SIU Credit Union locations in Carbondale.

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Mt. Vernon Police

An 18-year-old is charged in connection with a shooting death in Mt. Vernon.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department says members of the United States Marshall's Service in Springfield took Lekedrieon Russell into custody on Monday. He is charged with First Degree Murder in the January 20th death of Deandray Jackson.

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