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Posted on: May 16, 2019

UPDATE - Oakland Avenue Road Closure

Road Closure

Updated (May 17, 2019) 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Due to water main construction, Oakland Avenue, from Mill to Chautauqua streets, will be closed to thru traffic starting Monday, May 20 and will continue until this segment of work is compl...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Memorial Day Service Set for May 27

Memorial Day Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 CARBONDALE – Carbondale’s Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 27 at the historic Woodlawn Cemetery on East Main Street. 

Ret. Maj. General Johnny R. Miller will deliver the keynote ad...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Founders Month Play to Take Center Stage in Carbondale

Preservation Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – In celebration of Founders Month, the Carbondale Preservation Commission is proud to present "Brush with Fame: Carbondale's Founding Story."  

The play, written and directed by Preserv...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Carbondale to Celebrate National Bike Month

Bike Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – May is National Bike Month. To celebrate, the City of Carbondale is teaming up with several area businesses and organizations to host a variety of events. The goal is to promote the many benefits of bicycling th...

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City Hall-Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Fill-A-Public Works Truck Annual Food Drive

Fill-A-Public Works Truck

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Public Works Department is joining dozens of Public Works Departments from across Illinois to collect food and household goods to support local food pantries in need.

Carbondale's Food Drive...

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Fire

5 Stories
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Are Your House Numbers Visible?

House Numbers

In an emergency, firefighters depend on house numbers to find you as quickly as possible. Finding your home, especially at night, can be challenging if address numbers are unreadable, hidden, unlighted or have missing numbers. In many cases, this may dela...

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Fire
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Turn Around Don't Drown

Flooding

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The...

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Fire
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires

Grilling Safety

With barbecue season here, grill masters are reaching for their spatulas, eager to usher in the long-awaited cooking season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges grillers to be mindful of cooking safety during the spring and summer months...

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Fire
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Carbondale Burn Regulations

Burn Regulations

Open burning of refuse, landscape waste or any other combustible material is prohibited within the City of Carbondale. 

However, recreational fires are permitted within city limits if they meet the following guidelines:  

  • Intended for plea...
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Fire
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Severe Weather

Carbondale Severe Weather

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. That's why the American Red Cross recommends creating an emergency plan, so your family will know what to do in the event of a dis...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Household Chemical Collection Event

Household Chemical Collection Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Jackson County Health Department is hosting a Household Chemical Collection Event, June 7-8, at the SIU Arena. 

Donations can be dropped off on Friday, June 7 from 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, June 8 from ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

SIU to Host National Steel Bridge Competition

Steel Bridge Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – Southern Illinois University Carbondale will host the Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) National Finals 2019, May 31- June 1. 

More than 400 college students from across the country will b...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Fresh Fitness Returns to Turley Park

Fresh Fitness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale, Carbondale Park District and the SIU Student Recreation Center are excited to announce Fresh Fitness will return to Lenus Turley Park this summer.The exercise classes will be held every Saturday in...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Residential Spring Clean-Up Underway

Refuse and Recycling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale's annual Residential Spring Clean-Up is underway. The program is open to single-family dwelling units, including up to 4-unit buildings. Residents can dispose of household items a...

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Police

5 Stories
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Before You Ride, Register Your Bike

Bike

All bicycles in the City of Carbondale, including Southern Illinois University, are required to be registered. 

Registering your bicycle helps law enforcement with the recovery of your bicycle in the event of loss or theft. All cyclists are requir...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Carbondale Police Department Offers Safe Exchange Zone

Safe Zone

If you're looking to finish a sale on Craigslist or Heartland Community Swap, the Carbondale Police Department offers a safe exchange zone for online purchases.

While the Police Department has not investigated any incidents involving meetings where transac...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

House Watch Program

House Watch Program

Are you going on vacation soon? The Carbondale Police Department offers a House Watch program to assist residents who are away for an extended period of time. 

Police officers check residences daily, looking for suspicious activity or anything out...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Child Passenger Safety Inspections

Car Seat Check

Did you know 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? 

Common errors include:

  • Not properly securing the seat into the vehicle
  • Facing the child forward too soon
  • Improper placement of harness straps
  • Using a seat that is not appropriately sized f...
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Police
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Citizen's Police Academy

PD Badge

Get a first-hand look at the work officers perform on a daily basis by signing up for our Citizen's Police Academy.

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News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2019

Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons

On 05-06-19 at approximately 11:43 a.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 400 block of Robert A. Stalls Avenue in reference to shots fired.  The investigation revealed suspects fired shots in this area and n...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Weapons Offenses

On 05-06-19 at approximately 6:10 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in reference to a gunshot victim.  The investigation revealed the victim suffered a non-life threatening g...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

On 05-02-19 at approximately 2:23 a.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 700 Block of South Lewis Lane in reference to reports of gunshots.  The investigation revealed a victim with non-life threatening guns...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Fleeing to Elude

On 04-28-19 Carbondale Police officers investigated the theft of a vehicle from the 800 block of Old Highway 13.  On 04-30-19 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Carbondale Police officers, with assistance from officers with the SIU Police Department, loc...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons Arrest

On 04-25-19 at approximately 2:00 p.m. officers arrested Jody Pullen in the 400 block of Small Street in Harrisburg, Illinois.  Pullen was wanted on warrants for charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm an...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2019

Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons

On 04-13 -19 at approximately 7:45 a.m., Carbondale Police Officers arrested Jekiary Anderson in the 1400 block of North Illinois Avenue.  Anderson is incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail on charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon in re...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons

In reference to the incident on the school bus on 04-12-19, Carbondale Police investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Jekiary T. Anderson of Carbondale for charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Anderson is considered armed and dan...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Disturbance

On 04-12-19 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Carbondale Police Officers were on foot patrol at the Carbondale Community High School.  The officers were notified about a disturbance that took place on a school bus in the 600 block of East College Stree...

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Police-Press Releases
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. &a...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Unlawful Use of Credit Card Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in a theft and unlawful use of a credit/debit card investigation which occurred on 02-23-2019. The suspects unlawfully used credit cards at b...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Unlawful Use of Credit Card Investigation

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Unlawful Use of Credit Card Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft and unlawful use of a credit/debit card investigation. On 10-11-2018 the suspect made an una...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Retail Theft Investigation

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On 01-28-19 the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a retail theft at Walgreen’s, 1600 W. Main St. in Carbondale. A female entered Walgreen’s and once inside the business, the female concealed multiple bottles of perfume ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Armed Robbery Investigation

On 01-17-19 at 12:07 PM Carbondale Police received a report of an armed robbery which just occurred at Han’s Market located at 863 E. Grand. The employee reported that the suspect displayed a large knife and demanded money. The suspect then fled...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Business Burglary Investigation

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Burglary Investigation:

On 12-25-2018, the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a burglary at Illinois Liquor Mart, 829 East Main Street, where the suspects entered the closed business and stole merchandise. The suspects arrived and left in wh...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Missing Person Investigation

Missing Person Update:

On November 07, 2018, 17 year old T.J. Allen was reported missing from Gateway Foundation Treatment Center in Carbondale, IL. Allen is white male, 6 ft. tall, 180 lbs, blonde hair, last seen wearing grey hat, blue jeans, and black sh...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Armed Robbery Investigation

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Aggravated Battery Investigation

On 12-27-18 at approximately 4:07 PM, the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 700 block of S. Lewis Lane in reference to a fight.  Officers found one individual with non life-threatening stab wounds.  The victim, who is...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Retail Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a retail theft investigation at Circle K Gas Station located at 315 E Walnut St, Carbondale, IL. On 11-17-2018 at 5:55 p.m. the suspect, pict...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Local Business Forgery Suspects

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The City of Carbondale Police Department is investigating a forgery that occurred on 09-17-18. A pair of suspects cashed forged checks in the name of a local Carbondale business at Walmart in Murphysboro. The police department is seeking the public&rs...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

2018 Coats For Kids Program

The City of Carbondale Police Department has partnered with the Athletics Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale this holiday season to collect NEW coats for boys and girls, ages 1-8 in Carbondale.  The donated coats will benefit t...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Missing Runaway Juveniles

On 11/13/18 at 0719 hours, City of Carbondale police officers responded to Gateway , 1080 East Park Street in Carbondale, in reference to a report of two runaway juvenile females.  Officers learned the juveniles were last seen on 11-13-2018 at ab...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation

On 11-16-2018 at 5:36 a.m., officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 1000 block of East Walnut Street regarding a traffic crash. Officers found a deceased 59 year old male whose vehicle collided with a tree. The investigation ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Retail Theft Investigation

BestBuy Suspect 2

The City of Carbondale Police Department is investigating a retail that occurred on 10-17-18 at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Best Buy store. The two suspects are middle eastern males approximately 30 to 40 years old. The suspects are shown in...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Disorderly Conduct

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 vehi...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Unlawful Use of Credit Card Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an unlawful use of a credit card investigation at multiple Carbondale and regional businesses. The suspect, pictured below, unlawfully used t...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Armed Robbery Investigation

Aggravated Robbery Investigation

On 10-29-2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Carbondale Police Officers responded to a report of a bank robbery in progress at the First Mid-Illinois Bank inside Schnuck’s, located at 915 West Main Street.  T...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Armed Robbery Investigation

On 10-29-2018 at about 1:35 p.m. Carbondale Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at Omar’s Food Mart located at 1123 East Walnut in Carbondale. The suspects were reported to be wearing masks and to be armed with ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Retail Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is
seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in a retail theftinvestigation
 at Dick’s Sporting Goods located at 1250 E Main St, Carbondale, IL. On 10-09-2018...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Unlawful Use of Credit Card Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an unlawful use of credit card investigation at several businesses in the 1200 block of East Main Street. On 10-04-2018 the suspect, pictured...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Armed Robbery Investigation

On
10-10-2018 at about 3:15 a.m., officers with the City of Carbondale PoliceDepartment responded to ZX Gas Station, located at 912 West Main Street in
Carbondale.  Officers learned an unknownsuspect displayed a firearm and demanded money. ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Attempted Business Burglary Investigation

On 10-05-2018 at about 3:39 a.m., officers with the City of Carbondale
Police Department responded to a burglary alarm at Rural King, located at 1702 WestMain Street in Carbondale.  Officers learned an unknown suspect(s) used
force to enter t...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Unlawful Use of Debit Card Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is
seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in an unlawful use ofdebit card investigation
 at Roll N Up Liquors, 600 East Main
Street.  On 07-26-2018 the suspect,pict...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Pumpkin Patrol

 

The City of Carbondale Police Department is looking for volunteers this Halloween. On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the police department will be sponsoring a Halloween safety patrol called “Pumpkin Patrol&...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Citizen's Polcie Academy

The
Carbondale Police Department is taking applications for the Basic CitizensPolice Academy classes. The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is to
develop positive relations, better understanding and communications between thepo...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Retail Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in a retail theft investigation at Macy’s, 1237 E Main, Carbondale, IL.   The suspects, pictured below, concealed merchandise ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Retail Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in a retail theft investigation at Kroger, 501 N. Giant City Rd., in Carbondale, IL.  On 08-06-2018 at 12:40p.m the two suspects, pictur...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Retail Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in a retail theft investigation at Best Buy (1270 E Main) Carbondale, IL.   The suspects, pictured below, concealed merchandise and left...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Hit and Run Traffic Crash

On 09-05-18 at approximately 11:47 a.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the Carbondale Middle School, 1150 East Grand Avenue, in reference to a hit and run traffic crash. Officers learned from witnesses that a subject ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Aggravated Battery with Firearm Investigation

On 08-25-18 around 1:20 a.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Emergency Department regarding a male who arrived at the hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers identified ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Aggravated Discharge of Firearm Investigation and Arrest

On 08-17-18 around 2:20 a.m., an officer with the City of Carbondale Police Department heard and responded to gunfire in the area of North Wall Street at East Oak Street. Officers learned from a resident in the 400 block of East Oak Street that their resi...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation

On 08-13-2018 at 7:55 p.m., officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 500 block of North Wall Street regarding a traffic crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located a 5 year old male child who had been struck b...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Retail Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in a retail theft investigation at Best Buy, 1270 East Main Street. On 04-21-18 at about 6:10 p.m., a male and female, pictured below, concealed ...

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Police-Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Arrest Warrant Obtained for Man in Connection to Aggravated Battery With a Firearm Incident

On 08-06-18, detectives with the City of Carbondale Police Department applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Nicholas A. M. Hastings, age 23 of Carbondale, in connection with the shooting incident that occurred 08-03-18 in the 800 block of Wes...

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