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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Burglaries to Motor Vehicles Investigations

On 04-02-2019 at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers of the Carbondale Police Department received a report of a burglary to motor vehicle in progress.   The suspect was seen entering the victim’s car and searching through the interior.  The suspect then attempted to enter another vehicle before a witness verbally confronted the suspect.  The suspect was last seen walking south from the area.   The suspect was described as a white male in his late 20’s, with a thick beard, Australian style hat, green jacket and jeans.  

Between March 23, 2019 and April 4th, 2019, the City of Carbondale Police Department has received 13 burglary to motor vehicle reports in this vicinity.  The following locations are areas where reports have been investigated:

200 block of South Wedgewood

600 and 800 blocks of West Mill Street

700 block of South James Street

900 blocks of South Johnson and South Carter Streets

1100 to 1300 blocks of West Chautauqua

1400 Block of West Taylor

All of the cases involved unlocked vehicles.  The Police Department urges residents to ensure their vehicles remain locked at all times and to avoid leaving valuables inside the vehicles or leaving them in plain view.   The police department also encourages residents to call the police immediately if they see suspicious people or activity.  Anyone with information about these incidents 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.

Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. 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 located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

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