Man Found Guilty For 2017 Attempted Murder

Yesterday afternoon, a jury found 31 year-old Darrin D. Reed
Jr. guilty of all charges stemming from a July 2017 Attempted Murder in rural
Aroma Park.  Reed, of unincorporated St. Anne, has remained incarcerated
since his arrest on July 13, 2017, the day of the attack.  In the early
morning hours of that day, deputies were dispatched the Waldron Arboretum (2755
Waldron Road,…

Illinois Sheriff’s Association and Sheriff Mike Downey Announce 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 2020-2021 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 Person Injured in Shooting

January 22, 2020‐ Kankakee, IL‐ Yesterday evening at approximately 9:30 pm, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office received a call of two subjects with guns at the SS Friendly Mart (2727 South 13000 East Road) in Pembroke Township. When Officers arrived they located what appeared to be evidence of a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot. The crime scene was secured and Detectives…

Man with Gun Arrested After Attempting to Flee

January 14, 2020 – Kankakee, IL – Yesterday afternoon, a Sheriff’s Deputy was advised of a person smoking narcotics in the bathroom of the River Valley Metro Transit Authority Terminal (1137 E 5000N Rd., Bourbonnais, IL). Upon entering the bathroom,
the Deputy, who is assigned as a River Valley Metro Transit Police Officer, encountered 30 year‐old Jerome L Simms.

Upon being…

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Merit Commission Meeting Agenda

Date:          December 18, 2019

Time:          10 AM

Location:   Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office

Call Meeting to order

Roll Call

Approve minutes

New Business:

1. Starting process and time line for
new hire list.

2. Old business.

3. Adjournment.

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Arrest Made in Deadly Hit & Run Accident

October 15, 2019 – Kankakee, IL – At approximately 12:01 p.m. yesterday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies and other emergency personnel were called to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident near 1800 W 2000S Rd in rural Kankakee.  Upon arrival to the scene, deputies determined that the vehicle that had struck the pedestrian had fled the scene.  Witnesses observed the vehicle traveling…

Shooting Victim in Rural Pembroke Township

April 15, 2019 – Kankakee, IL – Sheriff’s deputies responded to a local hospital on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:25 pm after a subject reported that he had been struck by gunfire at the SS Friendly Market (2727 S 13000E Rd., Pembroke Township, IL).

The shooting victim claimed to have been exiting the establishment when he heard gunfire and was, subsequently, struck in the left…

St. Anne Man Arrested for Multiple Sex-Related Offenses

March 22, 2019 – Kankakee, IL – Sheriff’s detectives arrested 36 year‐old, Andrew S. Kemp, of rural St. Anne, IL, on Wednesday for multiple counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and Criminal Sexual Assault/Force. Kemp was arraigned earlier this morning in front of the Honorable Judge Elliot and given a $750,000 bond. His next scheduled court…

Arrest Made in Friday Morning’s Bank Robbery in St. Anne

March 22, 2019 – Kankakee, IL – Law enforcement officers responded to the National Bank of St. Anne (158 W. Station St, St. Anne, IL) at approximately 9:30 am this morning in regards to a bank robbery. The subject, who is believed to have acted alone, fled the scene in a silver‐colored Honda Civic with an undisclosed amount of money. After receiving multiple tips regarding the subject’s…

Arrest Made in September Homicide at Fairview Motel

March 8, 2019 – Kankakee, IL – An additional bond has been set at $750,000 for 33 year‐old, Emanuel D Burns (Pembroke Township), in the murder of Jamie L Jones (35, Kankakee) last September. Burns, who has been incarcerated at the Jerome Combs Detention Center since the day of the Homicide, was previously arrested for Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery (Discharge of a Firearm) and…

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