On 06-28-22 at 6:12 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 300 block of West Walnut Street in reference to a report of a vehicle burglary in progress. Officers found the suspect still inside the vehicle and in possession of property belonging to the owner of the vehicle. The suspect initially identified himself under a false name to officers, but later provided his true identity as Gerald D. Stroud, 37 of Vergennes. Stroud was arrested for Burglary to Motor Vehicle, Obstructing Identification and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe/Needle. After consulting with the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office, Stroud was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is continuing.
Gerald D Stroud, 37 of Vergennes
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