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One in Custody After Dispute Ends in Shots Being Fired at Warehouse in Rural Manteno

Shortly before 1pm on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, deputies received a call of shots being fired in the parking lot at a warehouse distribution center (located in the 1100 block of Sycamore Rd, Manteno, IL).  Upon arrival to the facility, deputies, as well as officers from the Manteno Police Department and Grant Park Police Department, ascertained that no one was injured by gunfire and that…

Local Kankakee County Inmate Passes Away After Medical Incident in Jail

Shortly after noon today (2/3/22), Kankakee Fire Department paramedics were dispatched to the Jerome Combs Detention Center for an unresponsive inmate. The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced the subject deceased after Kankakee County Corrections Officers, JCDC Medical Staff and Kankakee Fire Paramedics were unable to revive the subject, who has been identified as…

Deputies Locate Firearm, Drugs and Currency After Traffic Stop In Kankakee Saturday Afternoon

January 31, 2022- Kankakee, IL – Shortly before 2pm on Saturday afternoon Kankakee Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1600 block of East Court St in Kankakee.  During the stop, deputies arrested the driver, 27 year-old Elijah J Campbell Sr. of Bourbonnais for driving on a suspended driver’s license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.&nbs…

Federal Lawsuit to Keep ICE Detainee Contract Dismissed

On September 1, 2021, McHenry County, along with Kankakee County, filed suit in US District Court to stop the implementation of the Illinois Way Forward Act and to challenge it by seeking an injunction to delay its end-of-year deadline while the case was being heard.  The counties’ lawsuit maintained that the Act violates the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution – which prohibits…

Homicide Occurs in Pembroke Township

At approximately 4:22 pm yesterday afternoon (10/5/21), sheriff’s deputies were dispatched and responded to the 2600 south block of 13000 East Rd in Pembroke Township in regards to shots being fired.  While en route to the scene, deputies received a second call in close proximity of a subject suffering from a gunshot wound(s). 

Upon arriving to the scene, deputies located t…

Subject Arrested in Connection with August Homicide in Pembroke Township

On Friday evening at approximately 8:16 PM, sheriff’s deputies, assisted by KAMEG Agents, arrested 24 year-old, Leontay R Hicks, of Pembroke Township, after conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle.  Hicks was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant for the August 3rd murder of 21 year-old, Deric Wren III at the SS Friendly Mart (2727 S 13000E Rd., Pembroke Township,…

Two Struck by Gunfire Inside Different Homes In Pembroke Township Overnight

At approximately 8:42 PM yesterday evening, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched and responded to the area of 3000 South Rd. just east of 13000 East Rd. in regards to Shots Fired. Prior to arriving, deputies learned that two people had been shot at different addresses and were being transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.Sheriff’s investigators arrived to process t…

Stolen Firearms and Ammunition Among Items Located After Search Warrant in Grant Park

Saturday morning (8/7/2021), members of the Kankakee Area Emergency Response Team, along with sheriff’s deputies, officers from the Grant Park Police Department and investigators from the IL State Police conducted a search warrant in the 300 block of North Main Street in Grant Park.  Authorities were led to the address after an investigation into stolen firearms, a ballistic vest,…

Body Located in Pembroke Township After Deputies Respond to Shots Fired

At approximately 9:21 PM yesterday evening (8/3/2021), sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of Shots Fired near the SS Friendly Mart (2727 S 13000E Rd., Pembroke Township, IL).  Upon arrival, deputies located evidence that led them to a victim.  The subject, who was later pronounced deceased on the scene, was identified as 21-year old, Deric Wren III of Kankakee.

Sheriff’s…

Deputies Locate Loaded Gun On Subject With Multiple Weapon-Related Incidents In Recent Months

Yesterday evening, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 18 year-old Jose Rojas, of Kankakee, after officers located a loaded firearm with an extended magazine in his waistband. Deputies observed the firearm on Rojas’ person as they approached a vehicle on a traffic stop in which Rojas was sitting in the front passenger seat.

“Although the firearm was recovered and Rojas was taken…

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