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Posted on: September 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Battery Investigation


City of Carbondale, Illinois 

September 10th, 2023

For Immediate Release 

Carbondale – On September 9th, 2023 at approximately 9:45 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to a large fight in the 800 block of West High Street. Officers found a group of approximately 300 people that were attending a sporting event. The fighting ended and no one cooperated with the investigation at the scene. There were reports that a knife was used during the fight, however, officers did not locate any weapons and no one reported any injuries while at the scene. One juvenile victim met with officers later at the police department and reported a minor injury that did not require medical attention. 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 quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive, and professional manner. 

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