Carterville Police Department

  • Agency: Carterville Police Department
  • Address: 126 W Illinois Ave, Carterville, 62918 IL
  • Chief: Monty S Jeralds (Chief of Police)

Carterville Police Department is located at 126 W Illinois Ave, Carterville, 62918 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Monty S Jeralds. The Carterville Police Department phone number is 618-985-4853.

Carterville Police Department News

It’s been a great week so far. Yesterday our department was presented with a plaque from the Red Cross for winning the “Battle of the Badges” during a blood drive, which means we beat out the Fire Department! This morning we were gifted with baked goods from Rise Above It Bakery and Cafe here in town. We consider them our victory donuts. Thanks!

We received two reports of stolen bicycles late last week in the areas of Hampton Street and Brentwood Lane. Wesley Villarreal, age 21, of Texas was arrested for possession of stolen property on 07-26-18 when he was found riding one of the stolen bicycles. Please review the bicycle theft prevention tips below and keep your property safe.

Shout to John Wilson from Rent One Park for stopping by today and providing our officers with tickets to the Miners Stand Up For Blue game this Thursday, July 26th at 7:05pm. 50% of the ticket proceeds will go to the Cops and Kids program. It should be a great night for a great cause. We look forward to it and hope to see you there!

UPDATE: ELI WAS FOUND. THANKS FOR SHARING! This is Eli, who is missing from his home in Carterville. He is microchipped. If you see/find him, please call Carrie Wolfe at 559-5084. Another one that needs your help getting back home!

UPDATE: MY MOM WAS PUT IN CONTACT WITH THE NICE PERSON WHO WAS KEEPING ME OUT OF DOGGIE JAIL. THANKS FOR SHARING. Please help me get home! I was picked up in the area of Mulberry and Elles Ave. Call the police department at 985-4853 if you know my parents.

We would like to welcome aboard Officer Christina Loyd who was sworn in tonight with the help of her husband at our council meeting. Officer Loyd is a full time officer at John A Logan College and will be working part time for us. Congratulations Officer Loyd!!

What a treat, especially for a Monday! Thanks to the Bible Baptist Church for thinking of us!

News Release 07-03-18 On 07-03-18 at approximately 6:00 pm, Carterville officers responded to the 200 Block of Van Wyck Square regarding a male subject making threats to harm himself and others. Shortly after officers arrived, the situation escalated and the male subject barricaded himself in his residence with two adult females and three children, ages 2 months, 2 years and 4 years. With assistance from the Crainville Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff's office, officers secured the area and attempted to make contact with the male, identified as Montez D. Avant, age 28, of Carterville. Avant indicated he was in possession of several weapons and intended to harm himself. Avant continued to refuse to allow the people inside to leave or to allow officers to confirm they were unharmed. Entry was made to the residence and after a brief struggle, Avant was subdued and taken into custody. One of the females was transported to the emergency room for non-life threatening injuries. The others inside the residence were unharmed. Avant was transported to the emergency room for treatment of non-life threatening injuries before being transported to the Williamson County Jail on charges of Unlawful Restraint, Child Endangerment, Possession of a Look-alike Substance with Intent to Distribute, Aggravated Battery to a Child, Domestic Battery, Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property.

It's that time of year again, when most of us are enjoying the outdoors, including opportunistic thieves. We would like to remind everyone to take a few precautions as we all try to enjoy the summer: Please do not leave any items outside that are not locked or secured in some fashion. Even criminals have yard work to do, and will be happy to help themselves to your mowers, weed eaters, etc., to make their lives easier. Use lighting to deter crime - step outside after dark and look around your neighborhood. Consider which houses would be the easiest to approach unseen and don't be one of those houses!! Criminals generally aren't looking for a confrontiation. They are looking for the best chance of stealing property they can use or sell without getting caught. They look for unlocked doors and unsecured items left in unlit areas. They want to get in and out quickly and quietly. Locks and lighting are easy, inexpensive and effective deterrents. Please do not hesitate to call us at 985-4853 if you see anything or anyone out of place in your neighborhood, or anywhere in town for that matter. If you see what you believe to be a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1.

This girl was found on Hurricane Road near the cemetery last night and brought to the PD. She was wearing a red collar without any identification tags. She was taken to Williamson County Animal Control. Please share so we can get her home. Thanks!

Remember that Division St. will be completely closed to traffic from Grand to Virginia for the downtown car show tonight starting at 4:15pm. Please plan accordingly!!

Do you know me? I am an unfixed, older, friendly male dachshund with a blue and green striped collar but no identification tags. Animal control will be taking me to their shelter. Please share so I can get home. Thanks!

News Releases 05-21-18 Residential Burglary On 05-19-18 at approximately 2:30 pm, a Carterville Officer responded to a report of a burglary in the 700 block of Eagle Pass Drive, Carterville. Upon arrival, the officer learned that between 05-12-18 and 05-19-18, entry was forced to a residence and furniture and a small appliance were stolen. In addition to stealing the property, the suspect(s) also caused what appeared to be deliberate damage inside. The investigation is ongoing. Burglary On 05-19-18 at approximately 3:20 am, Carterville Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a business in the 200 block of Commercial Drive, Carterville. Upon arrival, the officers learned that entry was gained by breaking a window. Once inside, the suspect stole cash from the business. Evidence was collected from the scene and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with infomation regarding these crimes or any other criminal activity can call the Carterville Police Department at 985-4853, Crimestoppers at 1-800-414-8477, text "Quicktip" and your message to 274637, or submit your tip online at

Pictured are some of the child passenger safety seats we have been able to purchase recently due to the generosity of the community. We would like to thank the owners of the Live Simple Shop and the Pin Oak who were generous enough to raise and donate money to the Police Department. With the help of Jim Koonce, we were able to have those donations doubled by the Women’s Life Chapter 617 in Carterville. We did receive a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation to purchase seats last fall but those funds were all gone by earlier this year. This money allows us to continue to distribute car seats at no cost for the remainder of the grant year. We are hoping to receive additional grant funding in the fall. To obtain a seat at no cost, we ask that you attend a short presentation on the proper installation of car seats. Please call 985-4853 to register for a class, which we hold monthly. We are so grateful for the generosity that allows us to continue this important project. Thank you!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/17/18 CONTACT: Deputy Chief Mike Flaningam 618-985-4853 Email: April is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Carterville Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists that if they drive with a phone in one hand, they can expect a ticket in the other. With traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Carterville Police Department is committed to reducing easily preventable crashes caused by distractions such as texting or talking on a cellphone. Texting while driving distracts the driver visually, manually and cognitively, putting everyone on the road at risk. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the length of an entire football field. Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones across Illinois as part of the April 16-30 distracted driving enforcement. The Carterville Police Department will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving. Not giving driving your full attention can have deadly consequences. Don’t let one text or call wreck it all: Drop It and Drive! The Illinois Drop It and Drive program is funded with federal highway safety dollars administered by IDOT.

On 04-13-18, Carterville Police Officers arrested Billy J. Jeralds, age 25, of Carterville on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Assault, Unlawful Restraint and Domestic Battery. The charges stem from a reported incident in Carterville involving a 15 year old female juvenile. Jeralds was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Williamson County Jail.

Some members of our department and other local departments had the pleasure of meeting one of our biggest supporters today. Tinley gifted us with Thin Blue Line bracelets and hugs. It made our day!