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Pursuit Leads to Apprehension of Known Offender With Loaded, Defaced Firearm

Sheriff’s Deputies attempting to stop a motorist yesterday morning (5/22/2022) for a traffic-related offense subsequently resulted in a pursuit that lasted several miles in the Pembroke Township area.  The offender, and sole occupant of the vehicle, Sh’Twan D Jackson, 29 of Pembroke Township, was eventually apprehended after a car chase eventually led to Jackson fleeing on foot.&nbs…

Weapons Located Inside Stolen Car After Pursuit Leads to Crash in Pembroke TWP

At approximately 1:18 am this morning, deputies observed a Mercedes Benz in the Pembroke Township area that was reported stolen out of Campton Hills, IL.  Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, the car fled from deputies and eventually crashed.  The occupants fled on foot and were not apprehended.  Upon inventorying the vehicle, deputies located a pistol and a small caliber…

Multi-Jurisdictional Effort Nets Multiple Arrests

Police officers from multiple law enforcement agencies, including local, county, state and federal entities, participated in, Operation 420 yesterday (April 20, 2022). The operation’s objective was to apprehend fugitives that have either failed to show up for their court dates or that were otherwise wanted on outstanding warrants, while also enforcing traffic laws and searching for other…

Rural Momence Man Taken Into Custody For Several Sexual-Related Offenses After Investigation

Yesterday afternoon (4/5), Sheriff’s Investigators took a rural Momence man into custody on multiple sexual-related offenses after an in-depth investigation over the course of several weeks.  Deputies took 45 year-old Jessie R. Kaack into custody for: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault/Victim <13 Years of Age; Possession of Child Pornography/Possession Photo/Victim <13 Years of Ag…

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Man at Courthouse After He Attacks Woman while Going Through Security Checkpoint

Earlier this morning, sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Kankakee County Courthouse security detail arrested a man after he attacked a woman as the two were preparing to go through the metal detector/X-Ray machine.  After a brief struggle with officers on scene, deputies arrested 29 year-old, Keith R Mattox, of Bradley, IL for Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest,…

Two in Custody After Armed Carjacking Results in Crash Involving Two Sheriff’s Squad Cars

At approximately 3:30 yesterday afternoon (3/17), officers from multiple local police agencies were dispatched to the 800 block of Gettysburg Drive in Bourbonnais for a reported armed carjacking where shots were fired.  Multiple 911 callers described the vehicle as it fled at a high rate of speed.  Sheriff’s Deputies, along with officers from multiple other police agencies, wer…

Sheriff’s Deputies Enhance Patrol Efforts During St. Patrick’s Day Campaign

As we prepare for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office reminds area motorists that deputies, along with other local police agencies, will be out in force ensuring safety on our roadways.  In addition to looking for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers, the Sheriff’s Office will also be stepping up seat-belt enforcement, particularly at night when…

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Announces Scholarships

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2022-2023 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of…

One in Custody After Dispute Ends in Shots Being Fired at Warehouse in Rural Manteno

Shortly before 1pm on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, deputies received a call of shots being fired in the parking lot at a warehouse distribution center (located in the 1100 block of Sycamore Rd, Manteno, IL).  Upon arrival to the facility, deputies, as well as officers from the Manteno Police Department and Grant Park Police Department, ascertained that no one was injured by gunfire and that…

Local Kankakee County Inmate Passes Away After Medical Incident in Jail

Shortly after noon today (2/3/22), Kankakee Fire Department paramedics were dispatched to the Jerome Combs Detention Center for an unresponsive inmate. The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced the subject deceased after Kankakee County Corrections Officers, JCDC Medical Staff and Kankakee Fire Paramedics were unable to revive the subject, who has been identified as…

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