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Tonya Grant Arrested for Aiding in Escape

KANKAKEE, IL- Fifty-year old Kankakee resident Tonya D Grant was arrested by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police and charged with Obstructing Justice and Aiding in Escape.  The charges resulted when information was developed that Grant, a former Correctional Officer for Kankakee County and the Aunt of Escapee (Kamron Taylor), passed on information to Kamron Taylor that substantially assisted…

Kamron Taylor Captured

A few minutes before midnight on April 3, escaped convicted murderer Kamron Taylor was captured in Chicago by officers assigned to Chicago Police Department Tactical Team.

According to statements received by our command center from the Chicago Police Department a suspicious subject was spotted by officers around 92nd and Stoney Island and when approached, the subject fled from police.  A foot…

(Update 6 CAPTURED) Inmate Escape Jerome Combs Detention Center

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate escape from the Jerome Combs Detention Center. At approximately 3:00am this morning an inmate overpowered a correctional officer and took his keys and uniform. The inmate, who has been identified as Kamron T. Taylor then fled the jail and stole the correctional officer’s vehicle. The vehicle is a 2012 Brown Chevrolet Equinox Illinois…

Shots fire Pembroke Township (3-25-15)

March 25, 2015- Pembroke Township: Sheriff’s Deputies received a call today at 8:10am in reference to shots fired in the area of the Pembroke Citgo.  Once on scene it was determined that the shots were fired at a subject who was sitting in a vehicle.  The subject was not hit but a vehicle parked near his location was.  That vehicle that was struck by gun fire was a Black Mercury Sable whic…

Two suspects in custody after home invasion

Two suspects were arrested after Sheriff’s Deputies received a call of a home invasion where gun shots were fired in the 1400 blk. of North Arthur Burch Drive.  According to the victims, the suspects entered the residence armed with a handgun and struck one of the residents in the face with the pistol.  A struggle ensued and the shots were fired.  The suspects then fled t…

Limestone Burglaries 2014-March 2015

Limestone Area Hit With Vehicle Burglaries
This map shows all of the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office 2014/2015 case reports within a couple of subdivisions and along IL Rte. 113 in the Limestone area.  This particular area has been inundated with burglaries to motor vehicles (many of which were left unsecured/unlocked) and criminal damage to property reports within the last year.  T…

Riverbend Subdivision Burglaries

HELP US IDENTIFY!…

Kankakee County Deputies have responded to several calls this morning regarding an unknown subject(s) that burglarized vehicles in the Riverbend Subdivision area (Limestone off of Rt. 113). The subject forced entry on at least one vehicle by breaking out the passenger side window, but also rummaged through unlocked vehicles. The subject was recorded on at least one of t…

Inmate Information Search

In co-operating with Securus Tech, we have now a new inmate search link. You can visit InmateSearch.com (or the menu item under Detention Facilities) to visit this site.

It has several nice features including:

Find inmates current facility
Charge Information
Bond Information
Deposit funds into their…

2015 Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

ILLINOIS SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books, and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a…

Sherrod pleads guilty in July 2013 Murder

SHERROD PLEADS GUILTY IN JULY ’13 MURDER

February 18, 2015: Kankakee, IL – Sixteen-Year-Old Vinshawn Sherrod, of rural Pembroke Township, pled guilty in a Kankakee County Courtroom earlier this morning in the July 28th, 2013 murder of 70 Year-Old Thad Wells Jr.  Sherrod pled guilty in exchange for 27 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, which will make him eligible for paro…

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