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Auto Theft Agents announce arrest of cargo thief

Kankakee, IL- Sheriff’s Investigators announced the arrest of 43 year-old Momence resident Travis J Griggs earlier this morning.  Griggs was arrested and booked on a fifty thousand dollar bond warrant for 2 counts of Felony Theft ($10,000 – $100,000).  Tri County Auto-Theft (TCAT) agents, along with the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police, began the investigation in 2014 after a warehouse in…

Rex Frank sentenced to 45 years

REX FRANK SENTENCED TO 45 YEARS FOR SUN RIVER TERRACE MURDER LAST JULY
Kankakee, IL- 22 year-old Rex L Frank, of Sun River Terrace, was sentenced to 45 years (to be served in its entirety) in the Illinois Department of Corrections earlier this morning in a Kankakee County Courtroom. Frank, who has been in custody at the Jerome Combs Detention Center since his arrest on July 11th of 2014,…

Kankakee River Closure (Opened 7/21/15)

Per the Illinois Department of Conservation, the Kankakee River is reopened.

UPDATE: (7/21/15) The Kankakee River…

Securus Outages over the Weekend

June 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DALLAS, TX June 2, 2015/PRNewswire/ — Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced details of a service outage on Friday, May 29, 2015.

On Friday morning, May 29, 2015 – the Dallas, Texas area endured another significant…

In Memorial Video for Deputy Zebulun Pfeiffer

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…

Passing of Deputy Zebulun Pfeiffer

With an extremely heavy heart, we regret to inform you of the passing of Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputy Zebulin Pfeiffer (End of Watch 5/13/2015).  Deputy Pfeiffer unexpectedly passed away earlier this morning from an apparent heart attack.  We extend our sincere condolences to his family.  Please keep Deputy Pfeiffer’s family in your thoughts and prayers and say a prayer for his…

2015 National Correctional Officers Week

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187, creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week.” Each year, the first full week in May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, commemorating the contributions of correctional officers and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country.

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s…

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…

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