On 06/18/21 at approximately 9:30 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress in the 800 block of West Walnut Street. Upon arrival, officers found damage to the front door and discovered someone inside of the house. The suspect attempted to flee out the back door, but was quickly arrested by Carbondale police officers. The suspect was identified as Robert Lee Blair, 52 years of age, from Carbondale. Blair was charged with Residential Burglary and incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail. Anyone with information about this 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 active and ongoing.
Robert Lee Blair, 52, 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!