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Carbondale police arrest three boys in burglary, car chase

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(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

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(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Daily Egyptian staff

Carbondale police arrested three juvenile boys early Friday for an attempted burglary that led to a car chase that stopped after they crashed on East Main Street.

The incident began about 4:15 a.m. when the owner of Southern Illinois Gymnastics Academy at 712 E. Walnut St. responded to a burglary alarm and found several people inside his business. Officers arrived just as a vehicle was leaving the gym’s parking lot and followed it, police said in a news release

The three juveniles allegedly fled pursuit as police attempted to pull them over. The driver crashed in the 1400 block of East Main Street and all three were arrested on charges of commercial burglary, criminal damage to property and fleeing to elude capture.

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The juveniles, who are all from Randolph County, were held in the Jackson County Jail to await transport to detention in Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center.

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