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Multiple Heroin Overdoses Being Reported Throughout Kankakee County

December 6, 2016 – Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey and Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner are reporting multiple heroin/fentanyl overdoses in the area.

“Area hospitals have reported several today alone,” said Sheriff Downey. “We’re not certain if there is a bad batch being distributed throughout Kankakee County or if it is extremely potent. All law enforcement…

Sheriff Downey Announces Additional Out-of-County Detainees to be Housed in Kankakee County

October 11, 2016 – Kankakee, IL – Sheriff Mike Downey addressed the Kankakee County Board at this morning’s meeting to announce the housing of additional out-of-county inmates and an increase to the Inmate Bed Rental revenues.  Effective Saturday (October 8th), Kankakee County began housing detainees for the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE),…

Sheriff Downey Announces Additional Out-of-County Detainees to be Housed in Kankakee County

October 11, 2016 – Kankakee, IL – Sheriff Mike Downey addressed the Kankakee County Board at this morning’s meeting to announce the housing of additional out-of-county inmates and an increase to the Inmate Bed Rental revenues. Effective Saturday (October 8th), Kankakee County began housing detainees for the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE),…

Four Murders In Less Then 36 Hours in Kankakee County

October 3, 2016 – Kankakee, IL – On Saturday, October l, 2016 at 1:11am the Kankakee County Sheriff s Office received a call of shots fired at 6624 South 17250 East Road in Pembroke Township. Upon arrival, deputies found 46 year old Ralph Ledet of Pembroke Township deceased in the driveway at that location. It appears that Ledet had suffered a gunshot wound. Illinois State Police Crime Scen…

Four Homicides in 36 Hours, Press Conference Scheduled

October 2, 2016 – The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four homicides that occurred in the last thrity-six hours. Sheriff Mike Downey and Coroner Bob Gessner will be holding a press conference tomorrow October 3, 2016 at 8 am in the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Media room located at 3000 South Justice Way, Kankakee,…

Violent Crime Spree in Chicagoland Impacts Kankakee County Area

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey is alerting area  residents in regards to a recent violent crime spree, which has become increasingly more  violent in recent weeks.  Investigators from multiple local police departments have been  working in conjunction with numerous local and regional law enforcement agencies to identify  and stop an organized crime ring throughout the greater Chicago…

Man Threatening Police with Gun Arrested in Cabery

July 26, 2016- KANKAKEE, IL – At approximately 1:23 am, this morning, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Ford and Livingston County Deputies, were dispatched and responded to Main Street in Cabery in regards to a person with a gun.  Information received indicated that the subject allegedly pointed the gun at an individual and made threatening statements towards law enforcement…

Multiple Car Burglaries Reported off Hieland Road

Sheriff’s Investigators are warning area residents to keep their vehicles locked and to ensure their valuables are out of plain view.  The warning comes after a rash of recent car burglaries, predominately in the area off of Hieland Road in St. Anne.  Detectives are actively investigating 8 burglaries that were reported within the last two days within a half mile of each other in a…

Smoke Detectors to be Distributed to Local Area Residents

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will join with the American Red Cross and local area Fire Departments to distribute free smoke detectors to local area residents.  The smoke detectors were obtained by the American Red Cross.

“The American Red Cross and our CERTS team have joined with our local fire professionals to undertake a proactive project…

Rash of Scams Reported Throughout Kankakee County

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office warns area residents of numerous scams that were recently reported throughout Kankakee County, which includes both incorporated and unincorporated areas.  As in years past, the Sheriff’s Office has received several reports as the warmer weather sets in and as tax season in in full swing.  Sheriff’s Investigators warn county residents to be on t…

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