Law Enforcement and Crime

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.


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.

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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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.

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.

Carbondale Police

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

Carbondale Police Department

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

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
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.

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.

Daily Egyptian

Carbondale Police have released statistics from last weekend's Polar Bear event in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police, the SIU Department of Public Safety, and Illinois State Police say they issued a preliminary 91 citations. That's down from 116 citations last year at this event.

Mt. Vernon Police

A man is in custody accused of trying to hijack a vehicle in Mt. Vernon.

Around 10:30 Tuesday night, Mt. Vernon Police responded to Taco Bell for an attempted carjacking.

Mt. Vernon Police

Two people have been arrested in connection with a murder in Jefferson County.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department says the 17-year-old male is charged with armed robbery and mob action related to the homicide of Deandray Jackson.

Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police is searching for a missing teenager.

Officers say 16-year-old Taylor Charles was last seen in the 1000 block of East Park Street on Tuesday morning at about 10:45.

Carbondale Police

The Carbondale Police Department is offering residents a chance to learn more about what its officers do during the upcoming Citizens Police Academy.

Illinois lawmakers quickly approved a criminal justice reform package during the two-day lame duck legislative session.

Two people have been arrested after a traffic stop that resulted in a high speed chase.

The Energy Police Department says law enforcement arrested the driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Genie Marion of Murphysboro, and her passenger, 30-year-old Michael Chappell of Murphysboro.

Marion Police officers are searching for two suspects wanted in an armed robbery at a local business.

Officers responded to Marion Gas on West Main Street after 10 o'clock Monday night.

Authorities in southern Illinois have identified the four people who died after a single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area near Vienna on New Year's Eve.

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Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are looking for your help in identifying several people who are suspected of stealing from a mobile phone store last month.

For the second time in less than a month, a Carbondale bank has been vandalized.

Carbondale Police say officers discovered graffiti on Regions Bank at 500 West Main at around 5:20 Tuesday morning.