Galesburg man attempts to steal from car; gets tackled by owner

On Thursday, September 3rd just after 11:00 pm, Galesburg Police were dispatched to the 400 block of North Whitesboro in reference to a subject attempting to steal from a motor vehicle. The callers witnessed the subject attempt to steal from their Dodge sedan via security footage. Upon seeing the subject, the caller’s fiance ran outside and tackled the subject to the ground and held him until the police arrived. The subject was later identified as 25-year old Alex Carman of Galesburg. According to police reports, while being placed under arrest, GPD located a small glass pipe and cannabis pipe on him. The sedan was rummaged through – but the vehicle’s owner confirmed nothing was taken. Carman was transported to the Knox County Jail and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Criminal Trespass to Motor Vehicle.