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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…

Multijurisdictional Investigation Leads to Child Pornography Arrest

Over the last several months, several police agencies joined together on a Child Pornography investigation that has resulted in the arrest of 44 year-old, Brian E. Miller, on Monday, February 29, 2016.

The investigation was initiated by the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit after they had identified a prolific Internet child pornography offender “geo-locating”…

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Blood Drive

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the American Red Cross yesterday, February 25th, to host a Blood Drive. The American Red Cross received over 30 units of blood from those willing to volunteer their blood.
“We were absolutely amazed at the overwhelming turnout,” stated Undersheriff Mike Downey. “The fact that officers and other staff members were willing to take tim…

Sheriff’s Office is Urging the Public to Limit Their Travel in Kankakee County

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office has taken preventative measures to prepare for today’s/tonight’s storm.  The following areas are being considered warming centers during the storm:

*Pembroke Senior Citizen Center
*Kankakee (all Public Safety Centers), the Kankakee Library & the Kankakee City Hall
*Bradley’s Northfield Square Mall
*Bourbonnais Community Center
*AFTER HOURS…

Arrest Made in Burglary to Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police Squad Car

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, a Sheriff’s Deputy’s Squad car was broken into and a Patrol Squad Rifle and bullet proof vest were stolen from it.  After over a month-long investigation by Kankakee City Police a suspect was identified.  On February 13, 2016, a 17 year-old male juvenile was arrested and charged with the burglary to the squad car and weapons offenses by the Kankakee City…

Fugitive Wanted for Criminal Sexual Assault Apprehended in Pembroke Township

KANKAKEE, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted the United States Marshal’s Service Task Force and Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) agents earlier this morning in Pembroke Township. Agents worked together in an effort to apprehend a fugitive that was wanted for Criminal Sexual Assault.  Willie E Nichols Jr, (42 YOA) of Pembroke Township, was taken into…

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