Burglary Suspects Nabbed in Elwood
Kankakee, IL- Late Tuesday evening (09/01/15) Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police, working in conjunction with investigators from Will and Livingston County Sheriff’s Police, detained two men suspected in numerous burglaries in the three counties. The two men were arrested by Will County Sheriff’s Department and subsequent investigation has implicated them in burglaries in Kankakee, Will, and Livingston County.
The two subjects were identified as 22 year-old Jesus J. DeJesus of Elwood and 24 year-old Tony E. Adams of Kankakee. The men are being held in Will County pending a court hearing. Investigators continue to interview the two men. Police also indicated that other arrests in this case are likely.
Investigators from all the three counties are continuing the investigation in an effort to identify all of the burglary sites and conduct a thorough inventory of recovered property. The two men may have been involved in over thirty burglaries in the three county area.
Kankakee County Sheriff’s detectives will continue the investigation and will contact known Kankakee County victims in the near future to provide additional information. Sheriff Tim Bukowski credits the community’s cooperation with law enforcement in providing the tips that culminated in the arrest of the two men.
“I applaud the extraordinary efforts provided by the Illinois State Police; Will and Livingston Counties Sheriff’s Police; the Tri-County Stolen Auto Task Force; and the efforts of the patrol divisions, all of which led to the arrests in this case,” Bukowski said. “I cannot over-emphasize the contributions of the public in providing bits and pieces of information which allowed analysts to connect-the-dots that ultimately pointed investigators to those involved in the numerous burglaries in the three county area,” added Bukowski.
Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.