Crime

Carbondale Police Seek Help In a July 27th Robbery.

Aug 6, 2019

Carbondale police have released three surveillance photos in hopes that the public can help them solve a July 27th burglary.  According to a news release from the city of Carbondale, just after 9PM on July 27th, , in the 500 Block of South Forest,, officers learned that two suspects broke into the home and took property.  Police describe one suspect as a black male, about 20 years old, with  a thin build and short hair., and  a patch of hair on his chin.  Police describe the second suspect as a black male about 20 years old, with a thin build and a short hairstyle.  This suspect had an unknown tattoo on the front of his neck and top of his right hand.

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a robbery investigation.  On 07-28-2019 at about 9:45 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a business located in the 1900 block of West Main Street in Carbondale in reference to a report of a robbery.  Officers learned an unknown suspect battered the victim and stole property.  The suspect fled east from the business.  The image below displays an individual who is considered a person of interest in this incident.  Anyone with information about the individual picture below or about this incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

In one town in the Metro East, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, police are forcing landlords to evict tenants who have called for help during an overdose because they have heroin or other controlled substances in their rental property.

Crime Survivors Push For More Trauma Centers

Apr 12, 2019

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul say they’ll use the power of their office to expand trauma services — but they’re asking for help from the General Assembly.

They made the announcement surrounded by survivors of crime at the Illinois Capitol Thursday.

The Herrin Area Historical Society is sponsoring a guest lecture on Friday April 12th, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Herrin City Library.

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Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale police are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect in connection with the theft of a credit card. Police say the person made an unauthorized credit card transaction  back on October 11th 2018 at the Carbondale Wal–Mart, on East Main.

Carbondale Police have posted a surveillance photo of the suspect on their website and are asking that if anybody can identify the person contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618–457–3200.  The public can also call Crimestoppers at 618–549–COPS.

A phone showing a text message with information on a missing person.
Tony Webster/Flickr / Creative Commons

An Illinois law will make it easier for police to help find missing persons with intellectual disabilities.

The law, which went into effect the first of this year, requires the state to maintain a database and use a special alert system for missing people with an intellectual or developmental disability.

Carbondale Police Investigating Kroger Theft.

Sep 7, 2018
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Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in connection with a retail theft  which happened earlier this summer.  Police say shortly before 1PM on August 6th two suspects stole a money bag containing cash from the  Kroger store on Giant City Road in Carbondale.  Anyone with any information on these suspects is encouraged to call 457–3200.  Surveillance photos of the suspects can be seen on our website.

A Kansas man has been indicted on charges that he fired the shots that wounded a southern Illinois police officer during a chase two years ago.

A Jackson County grand jury returned the indictment Thursday against 24-year-old Alex B. Karcher of Salina, Kansas, on felony charges of aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Karcher is charged with firing several shots at Carbondale Officer Trey Harris. Officials say one shot wounded Harris in the eye, causing him to lose vision.

A new report is trying to calculate a more realistic tally of what crime costs in Illinois.