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Posted on: August 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Arson Investigation

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City of Carbondale, Illinois

August 7th, 2023

For Immediate Release

Carbondale – On August 6th, 2023 at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers of the Carbondale Police Department and members of the Carbondale Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 block of West Sycamore Street. The building was found to be vacant and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson. During the course of the investigation, officers arrested Mylena G. Fruits, 35 of Carbondale, for Arson, Criminal Damage to Property by Arson and Criminal Damage to Property. Fruits was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. 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!

The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve

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