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Arrest made in Carbondale auto theft investigation

Bridgette R Hart web

CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- An investigation into stolen vehicles leads to an arrest in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police say they'd received three theft of motor vehicle reports over the last two weeks.

Police performed a traffic stop on one of the stolen vehicles and arrested Bridgett R. Hart, 33, of Carbondale.

Hart was taken into custody on charges of motor vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and driving while license suspended, as well as criminal trespass to property for a separate incident in the 300 block of West Elm Street.

Hart was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

Police say the stolen vehicles were recovered and returned to their owners.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200.

Mandy Robertson

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