Two Carbondale men were arrested on burglary charges following an incident at a public pool earlier this month.
At 12:45 a.m. May 10, a Carbondale police officer saw two people inside a building at the John M Fleet swimming pool on Main Street, then chased one of the men when he hopped the fence at the south end of the property and took off across Sopris Park. The suspect reportedly continued running after the officer told him to stop, but the officer caught up at the far end of the park and apprehended Christopher Isaac, 22.
According to the arrest affidavit, a second suspect was identified when Isaac’s phone received a text reading “Bail, go home” as police were placing it in a plastic bag for holding. Officers contacted Tyler Reynolds, 24, who agreed to turn himself in. Reynolds reportedly told police that he and Isaac had stolen the pool’s cash box, which was later found at the scene containing between $300 and $500.
Isaac’s warrant lists charges of first- and third-degree burglary, both felonies, as well as theft and obstructing a peace officer. Reynolds was held on felony second- and third-degree burglary.
Both men were released on bond and will await formal charges.