Field Fires (4-20-2016)
The Carmi Fire Department has responded to three separate wood/field fires in the last few days. All three have been suspicious in nature. The first occurred just off Centerville Road outside of town. The second fire was around the Colony West area and the third was in the same area as the first around Centerville Road. Several different properties have been involved in these three fires with a substantial amount of damage done to some. A few tips have been given into the nature of these fires. The Carmi Police Department and the White County Sheriff's Department are offering a Crimestoppers Reward in the amount of $250.00 Anyone with information about these fires is urged to contact the Carmi Police Department at 618-382-4633, White County Sheriff's Department at 618-382-5321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-637-3577. The $250.00 Crime Stoppers reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect. Subjects who seek to remain anonymous can do so by calling the 800 Crime Stoppers number.

Chief Jason Carter

Sheriff Doug Maier
Stay Safe this Summer!
As always we want everyone to be as safe as possible, so here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe this summer!
  • Service your vehicle! Nothing will ruin an exciting trip like a blown tire or breakdown! So, check the air and tread on your tires, change the Oil and Oil Filter, and check your hoses, belts, air filter, windshield wipers, and coolant levels.
  • Keep emergency items in your car. Extra drinking water, snacks (granola bars, small bags of crackers), a first aid kit, and an emergency kit including a flashlight, jumper cables, paper towels and basic tools can always come in handy!
  • Remove dangerous items from your car. Pressurized products like hair spray and soda can leave a nasty mess. Crayons, candy, lipstick, cleaning products with ammonia/alcohol can also cause nasty problems.
  • Don't leave pets in a vehicle. Temperatures can raise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until thirsty to drink.
  • Stay protected from the sun. Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or greater.
  • Keep pesky bugs away. Use bug repellant containing DEET to keep mosquitos, and ticks away. Empty items of collected water, buckets and other stagnate water sources can produce hundreds of new mosquitos each day.
  • Swim Safely. Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always swim with a buddy.
  • Avoid long term heat exposure. Try to limit your time outside to avoid extreme heat.
  • Don't drink and drive. Impaired driving is a risk to everyone on the road!
  • Don't text and drive. Distracted driving is a risk to everyone on the road too!
Enjoy the summer and stay safe out there!

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
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