CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police said two juveniles were involved in a failed burglary attempt in the city.
According to a police press released, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, officers responded to the 800 block of East Main Street regarding a business burglary in progress.
Officers determined the suspects damaged the entrance to the business but did not succeed in entering.
In a subsequent search of the area, officers saw two individuals fleeing the area on foot. Officers captured the individuals after a short foot pursuit and identified them as 13 and 17-year-old juvenile males. One of the juveniles was in possession of firearm ammunition and a realistic replica handgun.
The vehicle the juveniles arrived in was determined to have been stolen from a residence in Carbondale. The vehicle was later returned to the owner.
After consulting the Jackson County State’s Attorney, the 13-year-old was released to a family member, and the 17-year-old was detained in a juvenile justice facility.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the investigation.