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Scam Alert – Nov 14th, 2014

SCAM ALERT: Our Deputies have received numerous calls today regarding different phone scams in our area, most of which have been previously mentioned on our Social Media sites and Website.  As a reminder, we encourage everyone to NEVER give out personal information or send money (whether it be via Green-Dot MoneyPak, Check, or any other means) to someone that requests it over the phone.  Many…

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,…

Sheriff’s Deputies Respond to Shooting

October 16, 2014: Kankakee, IL – Deputies from the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of 14700 E Central St (Pembroke Township), Hopkins Park, IL, at approximately 02:20 Hrs. this morning regarding a gun-shot victim. Upon arrival, deputies observed an unresponsive male, whom was later identified by police as 25-year-old, Obededom Hammond of rural Pembroke Township.

Fugitive Captured After Taunting Law‐ Enforcement on Social Media

KANKAKEE, IL-  A fugitive, who taunted the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office by posting on her SnapChat, “Marcoo Polooo.  Come Find Me.” was apprehended Saturday in Tampa Bay, FL.  Alyssa M Smith, 22 of Kankakee, IL, was taken into custody on her outstanding warrant for Driving Under the Influence.

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office has gained attention recently by their use of,…

Illinois Rail Safety Week

During Illinois Rail Safety week, which runs September 14th to September 20th, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office want to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around railroad tracks. Did you know that Illinois has one of the biggest rail systems in the United States? According to the Illinois Commerce Commission:

Illinois has more than 7,400 miles of railroad track, the second…

Passing of Retired Deputy Jerry Meents

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of retired Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Meents. Please keep his family and friends in your…

Two local scams

Aug 26, 2014 -KANKAKEE, IL

Sheriff Tim Bukowski and the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office are warning the community of two recent scams that have been reported in our area.  Officers have received reports of a letter being sent out to victims claiming to be a collections agency and requesting a phone call and subsequent credit card payment or a check be sent to a PO Box in Concord,…

Tips to deal with hot weather

Undersheriff Mike Downey warns area residents to be cautious during this extreme hot weather we are currently experiencing.   “Common sense and moderation is the key to surviving this kind of heat,” advised Undersheriff Downey.  Here are some common tips to help during a hot weather period.

Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible.
Drink plenty of fluids…

Ice Bucket Challenge

We, the members of the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, are proud to have completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this afternoon for ALS Research. We will be donating money to our local organization, the Dennis J Smith Legacy Foundation (http://smithlegacyfoundation.org/), which in turn donates to the Les Turner ALS Foundation (http://www.lesturnerals.org/).
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