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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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03-27-15 Web Release – Business Burglary Investigation Update
Through the investigation of several business burglaries in 1700 block of West Main Street that began in December of 2014, the Carbondale Police Department has charged William H. Ticer and Marsha L. Nicholson with an additional count of Commercial Burglary on 3-26-15.   Read More »

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On 03-25-15, the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a burglary to a business in the 200 block of North Illinois Avenue.   Read More »

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Carbondale Police Department Memorial Day Click or Ticket Enforcement Campaign

Carbondale Police Department Memorial Day Click or Ticket Enforcement Campaign

Carbondale, Illinois – Police Chief Jody O’Guinn and the Carbondale Police Department are pleased to announce that the 2014 Illinois Click It or Ticket campaign will run May 9 - 24, 2014. During that time, the Carbondale Police Department will be joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of other local law enforcement agencies across the state to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws.

“The Carbondale Police Department is dedicated to saving lives through the use of these enforcement campaigns,” said Police Chief Jody O’Guinn.  “The ultimate goal of the enforcement is to obtain voluntary compliance of safety belt usage by every citizen who drives on the streets of our City.”

In Illinois, as of January 1, 2012, all drivers and passengers must wear seat belts in all seating positions in the car, not just the front seat. During statewide observational surveys conducted by IDOT in 2013, the overall usage rate for rear seat occupants was 77.4% versus 93.7% for drivers and front seat passengers. In 2012, back seat passengers in Illinois accounted for 46 fatalities and over 5,000 injuries. Out of those 46 fatalities, 30 of them were not wearing a seatbelt.

“Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer driving season, and we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Carbondale Police Chief Jody O’Guinn. “Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone, front or back seat, who is not wearing their seat belt.”

While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign runs from May 9 through May 26, officers are out enforcing seat belt laws all year-round.

Please remember to buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You will save the cost of a ticket and may save a life.

For more information about the Click It or Ticket campaign, please contact Lt. Heather Reno at 457-3200 ext. 427 or visit

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