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Rural Burglaries Surge During Daytime Hours

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski warns area residents of a potential burglary ring that has been occurring over the last several weeks.  While detectives continue to investigate the burglaries, there are some obvious similarities that lead law enforcement to believe that most are inter-related.  In the last ten days alone, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputies hav…

Shots Fired Again in Pembroke

Kankakee, IL‐ In less than twenty‐nine hours Sheriff’s Deputies have responded to two shooting incidents in Pembroke Township. The most recent call occurred on August 10, 2015 at 11:33pm. In that incident, an unknown person or persons fired at least 10 rifle rounds into an occupied residence in the 3500 block of South Main Street in Pembroke Township. None of the residents were injured…

Auto Theft Agents announce arrest of cargo thief

Kankakee, IL- Sheriff’s Investigators announced the arrest of 43 year-old Momence resident Travis J Griggs earlier this morning.  Griggs was arrested and booked on a fifty thousand dollar bond warrant for 2 counts of Felony Theft ($10,000 – $100,000).  Tri County Auto-Theft (TCAT) agents, along with the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police, began the investigation in 2014 after a warehouse in…

Rex Frank sentenced to 45 years

REX FRANK SENTENCED TO 45 YEARS FOR SUN RIVER TERRACE MURDER LAST JULY
Kankakee, IL- 22 year-old Rex L Frank, of Sun River Terrace, was sentenced to 45 years (to be served in its entirety) in the Illinois Department of Corrections earlier this morning in a Kankakee County Courtroom. Frank, who has been in custody at the Jerome Combs Detention Center since his arrest on July 11th of 2014,…

Kankakee River Closure (Opened 7/21/15)

Per the Illinois Department of Conservation, the Kankakee River is reopened.

UPDATE: (7/21/15) The Kankakee River…

Securus Outages over the Weekend

June 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DALLAS, TX June 2, 2015/PRNewswire/ — Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced details of a service outage on Friday, May 29, 2015.

On Friday morning, May 29, 2015 – the Dallas, Texas area endured another significant…

In Memorial Video for Deputy Zebulun Pfeiffer

Deputy Zebulun Pfeiffer

It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart that the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office announces the sudden passing of 35 year old deputy Zebulun J. Pfeiffer who completed his tour of duty on May 13, 2015 after suffering an apparent heart attack while exercising at his home.  Deputy Pfeiffer began his law enforcement career in 1998 as a part-time correctional officer and transitioned to a…

Passing of Deputy Zebulun Pfeiffer

With an extremely heavy heart, we regret to inform you of the passing of Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputy Zebulin Pfeiffer (End of Watch 5/13/2015).  Deputy Pfeiffer unexpectedly passed away earlier this morning from an apparent heart attack.  We extend our sincere condolences to his family.  Please keep Deputy Pfeiffer’s family in your thoughts and prayers and say a prayer for his…

2015 National Correctional Officers Week

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187, creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week.” Each year, the first full week in May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, commemorating the contributions of correctional officers and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country.

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s…

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