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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/).
Chief’s…

Police announce school traffic enforcement initiative

August 14, 2014: Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff’s Officers will work in concert over the next several weeks in an intensified traffic enforcement initiative. The initiative is being conducted in conjunction with the beginning of the new school year. Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski indicated that his officers as well as police agencies throughout the county will be out in forc…

Man Accused in Oktoberfest Attack Gets Sentenced

Aug 7, 2014‐ KANKAKEE, IL‐ 22 year‐old Bradley resident Eric D. Wheeler was sentenced to 5 years and 6 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections in a Kankakee County Courtroom this afternoon in connection with an Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse case from last year. Wheeler was accused of battering and sexually abusing a 23 year‐old female in rura…

Crimestoppers Fugitive: Ellis

$250 CASH REWARD Offered for any information that leads to the apprehension of Taevon T. Ellis (20 years of age). If you know the whereabouts of this individual, contact CrimeStoppers at (815) 93-CRIME. DO NOT attempt to detain this person. He is considered Armed & Dangerous.

You can remain completely…

St Anne Resident Convicted in Heroin Trafficking Case

 

August 1, 2014- KANKAKEE, IL- Sun River Terrace (rural St. Anne) resident J.B. Brown Jr (a.k.a. “Cocoa”), 37 years of age, was convicted of federal drug trafficking and possession of a firearm by a felon in Urbana yesterday.

A jury deliberated for approximately four hours Thursday afternoon before returning with the guilty verdict. Brown was arrested in June of 2013 at his…

Missing Person – Cooks / Mason

 

MISSING:

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance locating missing mother/son that was last seen at their Momence home on July 8th.  If you know the whereabouts of these individuals please call KanComm Dispatch at (815) 933-3324.  Reference Case # 14-21839.

Francine S Cooks F/B 01-16/61 53 YOA 5’09” 150 lbs Blk/Bro

Gregory A Mason…

Texas Roadhouse Special Olympics Event

Texas Roadhouse restaurants will be teaming up with local law enforcement officers on Friday, July 25, for a Benefit Lunch.
Local officers will serve a “free” lunch of a limited menu from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This exclusive lunch includes a pulled pork sandwich, corn, freshly baked bread with honey-cinnamon butter and a non-alcoholic beverage. Diners are simply asked to leave a donation at…

Suspect in Sun River Terrace Homicide Arrested

JULY 11, 2014‐ KANKAKEE, IL‐ The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year-old Rex L Frank (10/14/1992) earlier this morning for the murder of 36 year-old, Rion S. Maiden, of Sun River Terrace. While investigators continue to look into details of the July 5th incident, it appears that the homicide may have been a result of a botched burglary/robbery.

Frank was the victim of a…

Scam Alert 7/3/14

Sheriff Tim Bukowski and the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office are warning the community of a recent scam that has been reported in our area. A relative of one of our Sheriff’s Deputies received a call earlier this morning from someone claiming to be a Lieutenant from the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division. Since that time, we have received numerous similar…

Man sentenced to life in prison for sex offenses in Kankakee County

JUNE 27, 2014- KANKAKEE, IL- A repeat child sex offender from South Carolina was sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years, for 4 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and 1 count of Possession of Child Pornography.  Sixty-Seven year-old, Jerry Lee Hendricks (12/11/1946), of Patrick, SC, was sentenced yesterday (6/26/2014) in U.S. District Court in Springfield, IL.

Hendricks was convicted…

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