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Posted on: August 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Motor Vehicle Theft and Unlawful Restraint Investigation

On 08-03-2020 at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers received a report of a male who was being held against his will in his vehicle by two suspects.  Officers located the vehicle and stopped it in 1300 block of East Main Street.  As officers interviewed the victim, the vehicle fled from the location of the stop.  Officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed near the intersection of South Wall Street and East Park Street.   The suspects fled the vehicle and officers captured one suspect, Jaiir Crim, 18 of Carbondale during a short foot chase.  During the course of the investigation, a 17-year-old juvenile male from Carbondale was identified as a second suspect.  Officer charged Crim with Motor Vehicle Theft, Unlawful Restraint, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude and No Valid License.  Crim was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.    There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.  Anyone with information about the 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. 

 Crim, Jaiir

Jaiir E. Crim age 18, 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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