Sheriff’s office investigating burglary, arson
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Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Fire Marshall and Carlinville Fire Protection District are investigating a burglary and arson incident from Friday, July 14.
According to information released by Sheriff Shawn Kahl, his office received a 911 call at about 2:39 a.m. on July 14 from an individual in the 1800 block of Cinder Road, Carlinville, in reference to a burglary in progress. The caller stated that someone had broken into a shed on the property and that the unknown subject was still in the building. The caller advised he was going to wait down the lane for a deputy to arrive.
The deputy met with the complainant and was advised that he believes the unknown individual was in the shed. As the deputy approached the building, he could see smoke and an orange glow. The deputy had dispatch page out Carlinville Fire District. Once the fire district arrived on the scene, the fire was put out and it was determined the Illinois Fire Marshall should be notified.
Anyone who has information regarding this incident may contact the Sheriff’s Office at (217) 854-3135, ext. 1, or contact Macoupin/Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at (800) 352-0136, submit an anonymous tip at macmontcrimestoppers.org or text TIP722 plus the message to CRIMES (274637).