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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…

Sherrod pleads guilty in July 2013 Murder

SHERROD PLEADS GUILTY IN JULY ’13 MURDER

February 18, 2015: Kankakee, IL – Sixteen-Year-Old Vinshawn Sherrod, of rural Pembroke Township, pled guilty in a Kankakee County Courtroom earlier this morning in the July 28th, 2013 murder of 70 Year-Old Thad Wells Jr.  Sherrod pled guilty in exchange for 27 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, which will make him eligible for paro…

Thinking for a Change Program

Thinking for a Change seeks to improve decision-making skills among the Criminal Justice population.

The Thinking for a Change Program (T4C) program has been identified as making a huge difference in the Jerome Combs Detention Facility (JCDC) in Kankakee County.

A Graduation ceremony will be held in Courtroom 300 of the Kankakee County Courthouse at 10:30 am on Friday January 23, 2015 to…

St Anne Man to Serve 14 Years for Trafficking

ST. ANNE MAN TO SERVE MORE THAN 14 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
FOR TRAFFICKING HEROIN AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Urbana, Ill. – JB Brown, Jr., aka Cocoa, 37, of the 400 block of Circle Drive, St. Anne, Ill., was sentenced today to a term of 174 months (14 years, 6 months) in federal prison for trafficking heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon, as announced by Jim Lewis, U.S. Attorney for…

Sheriff’s Deputies Respond to Another Shooting in Rural Momence

October 25, 2014: Kankakee, IL – At approximately 12:34 am this morning, deputies responded to the Kavaliers Sports Bar (17969 E Rt. 114, Momence, IL) regarding a shooting that had just taken place.  Upon arrival, responding deputies reportedly observed the victim, Tashon L. Jones, 24 years-of-age from Pembroke Township, on the ground just outside of the bar.  Bar patrons were tending to…

Child Pornography Suspect Arrested

October 22, 2014: Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County resident, Eric L Knieriem (37 years of age) of rural Buckingham, was arrested on Monday (10/20/2014) after an extensive investigation into Child Pornography.  Agents from the Kankakee County Major Crimes Task Force worked in conjunction with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Unit, the Sycamore Police Department,…

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