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On 11-14-18 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Carbondale High School students in the area of the 800-1000 blocks of West Cherry Street at the bus stops reported suspicious activity. The students reported that a white male approached them in a vehicle and offered them a ride. The students told the subject no and he drove away.
The white male is described as 19-20 years old, tall, light brown or blonde hair with long bangs, fair complexion, light blue eyes, and wearing a black or green jacket. The vehicle is described as an old brown or beige SUV type vehicle with a black rail down the side of it.
There are not any known immediate threats to children at this time. Please take the opportunity to remind children about the dangers of making contact with strangers and to report any observed suspicious activity to an adult or the police. The investigation of this incident is currently active.
Anyone with information about this incident and/or the identity of the suspect 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!