On 09-17-2020 at approximately 2:25 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the area of the 300 block of South Emerald Street in reference to a report of a vehicle theft. During the course of the investigation, an officer located the vehicle, a Ford F-250 Truck, and attempted to stop it. The driver of the truck as well as the driver of an Oldsmobile Aurora both fled from the officer. Both vehicles then went different directions in the area of West Main Street and North Almond Street. The Ford truck crashed into a utility pole in the 300 block of West Pecan. The driver, described as a black male wearing a gray long sleeved shirt and black shorts, fled from the area northbound on foot. Officers later located the Oldsmobile unoccupied in the intersection of West Chestnut and North Michaels Streets. The Oldsmobile was later discovered to have been stolen from the 300 block of South Plover. The investigation revealed that both vehicles were unlocked with the keys available. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.
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!
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!