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Detainee Released from Custody Damages Metal Detector, Spits on Sheriff’s Deputy

Early in the afternoon on Thanksgiving Day (11/24/22), 29-year-old Kameron M Woodruff of Chicago was released from the Jerome Combs Detention Center after posting $750 in regards to an outstanding arrest warrant for Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene and the Unlawful Possession of Cannabis. As Woodruff was exiting the facility, he damaged the metal detector in the administrativ…

Now Accepting Applications for Sheriff Deputies

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is accepting applications for the position of deputy sheriff with the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department.

Salary: $55,106.62 – $88,734.64 (30 years).  Additional compensation includes overtime pay, holiday pay, uniform allowance ($800 cash, or $1,000 quartermaster per year), education pay ($40-$300 per month), fitness incentive (u…

Suspect In Winnie’s Gaming Cafe Burglary Arrested

September 1, 2022- Kankakee, IL – Earlier this morning, sheriff’s deputies and investigators took Cristian E Gaytan, 23 of Aroma Park, into custody on Burglary charges. 

The Burglary occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, August 22, 2022, in Aroma Park.

Gaytan was identified by numerous individuals after video surveillance of the burglary was posted on socia…

One in Custody, Gun Recovered After Hots Fired At Person in Pembroke Township

At approximately 7:30 am this morning (6/8/2022), deputies were summoned to the Pembroke Township area after shots were fired at a motorist.  Upon arrival in the area, deputies located a scene and began processing when the suspected shooter, 30 year-old Javonta L Davis, of Pembroke Township, was observed driving a short distance away.  As deputies attempted to stop the vehicle Davis…

Arrest Made in 2016 Triple-Homicide in Pembroke Township

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the US Department of Justice, has announced an arrest in the October 2016 murders of Reginald Neal (56 years of age), Deangelo Neal (24 years of age) and Davante Hopkins (21 years of age).  All three were murdered at their residence, located in the 4300 South block of 15500 East Rd in Pembroke Township. 

Dante D Dockett, 44…

Pursuit Leads to Apprehension of Known Offender With Loaded, Defaced Firearm

Sheriff’s Deputies attempting to stop a motorist yesterday morning (5/22/2022) for a traffic-related offense subsequently resulted in a pursuit that lasted several miles in the Pembroke Township area.  The offender, and sole occupant of the vehicle, Sh’Twan D Jackson, 29 of Pembroke Township, was eventually apprehended after a car chase eventually led to Jackson fleeing on foot.&nbs…

Weapons Located Inside Stolen Car After Pursuit Leads to Crash in Pembroke TWP

At approximately 1:18 am this morning, deputies observed a Mercedes Benz in the Pembroke Township area that was reported stolen out of Campton Hills, IL.  Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, the car fled from deputies and eventually crashed.  The occupants fled on foot and were not apprehended.  Upon inventorying the vehicle, deputies located a pistol and a small caliber…

Multi-Jurisdictional Effort Nets Multiple Arrests

Police officers from multiple law enforcement agencies, including local, county, state and federal entities, participated in, Operation 420 yesterday (April 20, 2022). The operation’s objective was to apprehend fugitives that have either failed to show up for their court dates or that were otherwise wanted on outstanding warrants, while also enforcing traffic laws and searching for other…

Rural Momence Man Taken Into Custody For Several Sexual-Related Offenses After Investigation

Yesterday afternoon (4/5), Sheriff’s Investigators took a rural Momence man into custody on multiple sexual-related offenses after an in-depth investigation over the course of several weeks.  Deputies took 45 year-old Jessie R. Kaack into custody for: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault/Victim <13 Years of Age; Possession of Child Pornography/Possession Photo/Victim <13 Years of Ag…

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Man at Courthouse After He Attacks Woman while Going Through Security Checkpoint

Earlier this morning, sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Kankakee County Courthouse security detail arrested a man after he attacked a woman as the two were preparing to go through the metal detector/X-Ray machine.  After a brief struggle with officers on scene, deputies arrested 29 year-old, Keith R Mattox, of Bradley, IL for Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest,…

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