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Two Arrested in String of Break-Ins

Two Arrested in String of Break-Ins


Carmi Chief of Police reported his office began a string of reports of vehicle burglaries around 6:30 Monday morning.

The chief indicated several signed complaints of thefts and vehicle burglaries were received between 6:30 and 9 Monday morning. Many of the reports were after local residents were preparing to leave for work and discovered their vehicles had been entered.

Several items including cash and change were reported missing from the vehicles. Chief Carter pointed out that each report it was noted the vehicles were not locked.

The chief reported Carmi Police had contact with two male subjects around 3:45 Monday morning and documented the interaction with the two subjects. One was a 19 year old male identified as Austin Cartmill. The second was a ten year old male.

Chief Carter noted fingerprints were collected during the investigation and an eyewitness to one of the thefts identified Cartmill and the ten year old juvenile as the two inside her vehicle.

Authorities then located the two subjects, and following interviews were able to recover a number of the stolen items and both were placed under arrest.

Cartmill was escorted to the City County Jail and left in the custody of corrections officers. The juvenile was arrested and released to his guardian. A full listing of the incidents were forwarded to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud..


Chief Carter once again urged resident to lock vehicle doors, homes and buildings. Do not leave valuables inside locked vehicles.

The chief noted this is the second string of vehicle burglaries within the past month.

Carter urged anyone to call police immediately if you see anything suspicious.