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Posted on: July 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department received three reports of theft of motor vehicles at various locations in Carbondale over the last two weeks. A suspect was developed as a result of the investigations which culminated in the arrest of Bridgett R. Hart, 33 of Carbondale. Hart was located during a traffic stop in one of the stolen vehicles and arrested for two charges of Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Driving while License Suspended. Hart was also arrested for Criminal Trespass to Property in reference to a separate incident which recently occurred in the 300 block of West Elm Street. Hart was transported to the Jackson County Jail where she was incarcerated. All vehicles involved have been recovered and returned to the owners. The investigations into the incidents are continuing. Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200.

Bridgette Hart

Bridgette R. Hart, age 33 of Carbondale


Anyone with information about this incident 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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