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Deputy Zebulun Pfeiffer

It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart that the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office announces the sudden passing of 35 year old deputy Zebulun J. Pfeiffer who completed his tour of duty on May 13, 2015 after suffering an apparent heart attack while exercising at his home.  Deputy Pfeiffer began his law enforcement career in 1998 as a part-time correctional officer and transitioned to a…

Three Arrested for Residential Burglary

Kankakee, IL- At approximately 2:45 pm on Sunday afternoon (4/26/2015), Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of 6100 East 7000 North Road in rural Manteno in response to a Residential Burglary. Police were contacted by two residents that had arrived home and observed an unusual vehicle backed up to their garage and unknown subjects loading property into the car. The homeowners pursued…

4/8/15 Possible Attempted Child Abduction

POSSIBLE ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION
           On 4/8/2015 at approximately 5:45 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Oak Creek Estates (formerly known as Burch’s Mobile Home Park) in Bourbonnais, IL.  Deputies were advised of an incident that had just occurred involving a 12 year-old girl that was walking in the park.  According to the girl, she was approached by an older whit…

Tonya Grant Arrested for Aiding in Escape

KANKAKEE, IL- Fifty-year old Kankakee resident Tonya D Grant was arrested by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police and charged with Obstructing Justice and Aiding in Escape.  The charges resulted when information was developed that Grant, a former Correctional Officer for Kankakee County and the Aunt of Escapee (Kamron Taylor), passed on information to Kamron Taylor that substantially assisted…

Kamron Taylor Captured

A few minutes before midnight on April 3, escaped convicted murderer Kamron Taylor was captured in Chicago by officers assigned to Chicago Police Department Tactical Team.

According to statements received by our command center from the Chicago Police Department a suspicious subject was spotted by officers around 92nd and Stoney Island and when approached, the subject fled from police.  A foot…

(Update 6 CAPTURED) Inmate Escape Jerome Combs Detention Center

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate escape from the Jerome Combs Detention Center. At approximately 3:00am this morning an inmate overpowered a correctional officer and took his keys and uniform. The inmate, who has been identified as Kamron T. Taylor then fled the jail and stole the correctional officer’s vehicle. The vehicle is a 2012 Brown Chevrolet Equinox Illinois…

Shots fire Pembroke Township (3-25-15)

March 25, 2015- Pembroke Township: Sheriff’s Deputies received a call today at 8:10am in reference to shots fired in the area of the Pembroke Citgo.  Once on scene it was determined that the shots were fired at a subject who was sitting in a vehicle.  The subject was not hit but a vehicle parked near his location was.  That vehicle that was struck by gun fire was a Black Mercury Sable whic…

Two suspects in custody after home invasion

Two suspects were arrested after Sheriff’s Deputies received a call of a home invasion where gun shots were fired in the 1400 blk. of North Arthur Burch Drive.  According to the victims, the suspects entered the residence armed with a handgun and struck one of the residents in the face with the pistol.  A struggle ensued and the shots were fired.  The suspects then fled t…

Limestone Burglaries 2014-March 2015

Limestone Area Hit With Vehicle Burglaries
This map shows all of the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office 2014/2015 case reports within a couple of subdivisions and along IL Rte. 113 in the Limestone area.  This particular area has been inundated with burglaries to motor vehicles (many of which were left unsecured/unlocked) and criminal damage to property reports within the last year.  T…

2015 Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

ILLINOIS SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books, and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a…

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