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Sheriff’s Deputies Respond to Shooting

October 16, 2014: Kankakee, IL – Deputies from the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of 14700 E Central St (Pembroke Township), Hopkins Park, IL, at approximately 02:20 Hrs. this morning regarding a gun-shot victim. Upon arrival, deputies observed an unresponsive male, whom was later identified by police as 25-year-old, Obededom Hammond of rural Pembroke Township.

Fugitive Captured After Taunting Law‐ Enforcement on Social Media

KANKAKEE, IL-  A fugitive, who taunted the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office by posting on her SnapChat, “Marcoo Polooo.  Come Find Me.” was apprehended Saturday in Tampa Bay, FL.  Alyssa M Smith, 22 of Kankakee, IL, was taken into custody on her outstanding warrant for Driving Under the Influence.

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office has gained attention recently by their use of,…

Illinois Rail Safety Week

During Illinois Rail Safety week, which runs September 14th to September 20th, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office want to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around railroad tracks. Did you know that Illinois has one of the biggest rail systems in the United States? According to the Illinois Commerce Commission:

Illinois has more than 7,400 miles of railroad track, the second…

Passing of Retired Deputy Jerry Meents

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of retired Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Meents. Please keep his family and friends in your…

Two local scams

Aug 26, 2014 -KANKAKEE, IL

Sheriff Tim Bukowski and the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office are warning the community of two recent scams that have been reported in our area.  Officers have received reports of a letter being sent out to victims claiming to be a collections agency and requesting a phone call and subsequent credit card payment or a check be sent to a PO Box in Concord,…

Tips to deal with hot weather

Undersheriff Mike Downey warns area residents to be cautious during this extreme hot weather we are currently experiencing.   “Common sense and moderation is the key to surviving this kind of heat,” advised Undersheriff Downey.  Here are some common tips to help during a hot weather period.

Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible.
Drink plenty of fluids…

Ice Bucket Challenge

We, the members of the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, are proud to have completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this afternoon for ALS Research. We will be donating money to our local organization, the Dennis J Smith Legacy Foundation (, which in turn donates to the Les Turner ALS Foundation (

Police announce school traffic enforcement initiative

August 14, 2014: Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff’s Officers will work in concert over the next several weeks in an intensified traffic enforcement initiative. The initiative is being conducted in conjunction with the beginning of the new school year. Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski indicated that his officers as well as police agencies throughout the county will be out in forc…

Man Accused in Oktoberfest Attack Gets Sentenced

Aug 7, 2014‐ KANKAKEE, IL‐ 22 year‐old Bradley resident Eric D. Wheeler was sentenced to 5 years and 6 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections in a Kankakee County Courtroom this afternoon in connection with an Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse case from last year. Wheeler was accused of battering and sexually abusing a 23 year‐old female in rura…

Crimestoppers Fugitive: Ellis

$250 CASH REWARD Offered for any information that leads to the apprehension of Taevon T. Ellis (20 years of age). If you know the whereabouts of this individual, contact CrimeStoppers at (815) 93-CRIME. DO NOT attempt to detain this person. He is considered Armed & Dangerous.

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