Carbondale Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Discovery of larval Missouri River pallid sturgeon h...

    Tuesday Jan 20 | via KAUZ 

    A woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road has made her initial court appearance on a murder charge. A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road said little in her first court appearance Tuesday, appearing on video to answer to a... A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city just downstream from a crude oil spill that entered the Yellowstone River.

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  • Trial for Man Accused in SIU Threat Case Has Been De...

    Tuesday Jan 20 | via WJPF-AM Carterville 

    A federal trial has been delayed for a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of be-headings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus. Twenty-one-year-old Derrick Dawon Burns' trial in Benton was to have started February 2nd.

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  • Armed burglary investigated in Carbondale

    Tuesday Jan 20 | via KFVS12 

    On Wednesday night right before 11 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of South Beveridge Street for an armed robbery complaint. The victim reported being approached by an unknown black male who showed a handgun and demanding items from the victim.

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  • Trial for Former SIU Student Delayed

    Monday Jan 19 | via WSIL 

    A federal trial has been delayed for a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of beheadings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus.\ Twenty-one-year-old Derrick Dawon Burns' trial in Benton was to have started Feb. 2. But the proceedings have been postponed until April 6 so he can undergo court-ordered testing in Missouri to assess his mental fitness.Burns has pleaded not guilty to felony charges related to threatening mailings he allegedly sent in 2012 and 2013.

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  • Trial delayed for man accused in SIU-Carbondale thre...

    Monday Jan 19 | via Daily Herald 

    A federal trial has been delayed for a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of beheadings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus. Twenty-one-year-old Derrick Dawon Burns' trial in Benton was to have started Feb. 2. But the proceedings have been postponed until April 6 so he can undergo court-ordered testing in Missouri to assess his mental fitness.

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  • Artstarts theater group win big at Atlanta theater f...

    Sunday Jan 18 | via KFVS12 

    A 2-year-old western Kentucky boy who was wandering around with a dog a couple of blocks from home has died after they both were hit by a train. Two men were arrested Monday in Carbondale in connection with an incident involving a gun near the Makanda Township Fire Station.

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  • 2 arrested after incident involving gun in Carbondale

    Sunday Jan 18 | via KFVS12 

    Two men were arrested Monday in Carbondale in connection with an incident involving a gun near the Makanda Township Fire Station. Jackson County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call of a man with a gun at 5420 Old Highway 51 and were given descriptions of two black male suspects involved in the incident.

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  • BC-IL--Former Pastor-Theft,1st Ld-Writethru

    Thursday Jan 8 | via Northwest Herald 

    MURPHYSBORO – A former southern Illinois pastor is admitting he stole thousands of dollars from the Carbondale church he once led and from one of its members. WSIL-TV reports that 34-year-old Joshua Swain pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jackson County court to felony counts of theft, aggravated identity theft and loan fraud.

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  • Carbondale police investigating residential burglary

    Thursday Jan 8 | via KFVS12 

    On Jan. 11, police responded to a home in the 300 block of West Sycamore Street in reference to a residential burglary complaint in progress. The victims reported that they returned home and confronted two unknown people inside their home, who immediately ran from the house.

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  • Carbondale police release images of theft suspect

    Wednesday Jan 7 | via KFVS12 

    According to police, on Dec. 16 they responded to a retail theft complaint at a business in the 1400 block of East Main Street. The suspect is described as a man wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.

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  • 2 being sought after Carbondale burglaries on W. Cherry

    Tuesday Dec 30 | via KFVS12 

    On Dec. 30, 2014 at around 9:45 p.m., the Carbondale Police Department responded to the 600 block of West Cherry Street in for a burglary in progress. According to Carbondale police, officers say a witness saw two unknown black male suspects enter the locked homes and leave with items.

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  • 'Peace, Joy, Hope, and Love,' message of Christmas e...

    Dec 20, 2014 | via KFVS12 

    Hundreds of Millions of people across the world are celebrating the last night of advent before Christmas arrives on December 25. "Peace, Joy, Hope, and Love" was shared in the Christmas eve service at the Grand Avenue Church of Christ in Carbondale, Illinois tonight. "For us tonight is about us talking about how Jesus is the light of the world who has overcome things through hope and joy and peace and love," Lead Minister Jon Hughes said.

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Carbondale Law

An officer saw me take a drink from a plastic cup at a bar. I received a city ordinance violation citation for underage drinking. The officer didn't let me try to explain what the drink was, did not ask or give me a breathalyzer, and just continued to write and give me the citation. I lost my citation and the date on my citation passed without me realizing it. I had a fender bender yesterday only to find this out and that I had a warrant. I bailed out about an hour later but I don't know what I am supposed to do. Should I call the courthouse Monday morning, go there, or wait for something in the mail? Since my citation date lapsed, will this now go to the S.O.S? I'm 19, work full time, live on my own, and I really can't lose my license. I can't afford an attorney.
You were probably found guilty in absentia so you're off the road for at least six months, you could have saved...
The officer wrote 2-5-5 which is drinking on public property, but for the description, he wrote "consumption of alcohol by a minor" I was technically doing both, but can it be dropped by the fact that it doesn't match? My friend that I was with that was also a minor only got a drinking on public property and didn't have to go to court. Can my charge be more even though we both cooperated the same?
Since you have admitted to doing both the prosecutor can charge you and win on both. Hire an attorney and post no...
So I was at a bar which is legal for my age to be at (I'm 20 the bar age is 19) and I was standing with my friends, a police officer walked up to me, asked for my ID, and when I responded I couldn't find it, he immediately put me in cuffs and brought me to his car. Were my rights violated?
No, your rights were not violated. Hire an attorney and defend the charge.
I have to Tennessee drivers license and got a DUI in Illinois previously to living in Tennessee I also I lived in Kentucky but I've held my Tennessee drivers license for one year when I got the DUI the state of Illinois suspended a ky license that I didn't even have i held tn ..how is this possible
KY elected to honor the sanctions. They don't need to suspend your KY license since you don't have one. They...
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If it was dismissed there wouldn't be a warrant unless the charges were refiled and you missed court. If you have...
Was at a party, and had stopped drinking for about an hour. Wanted to go home since it was around 2 am. Wasn't sure how sober i was, checked with my Baiid and failed with a .0633. Didn't try again that night. Was fine around 9 the next morning to drive. Will the S.O.S. accept my explaination?
The fact that you continue to drink while on a BAIID will concern the SOS. I highly recommend you hire an attorney to...
I'm participating in a study using alcohol and the different impairment tests. Will they look for THC when they do the blood test?
You should ask whether THC is tested for or not. I cannot imagine anyone here online can know the parameters the...