Marked Sheriff’s Squad Car Burglarized – Firearm/Ammo Among Items

KANKAKEE, IL – A marked Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office squad car was burglarized overnight last night (January 6, 2016) after the burglar(s) forced entry to a window.  Upon processing the scene, investigators determined that a department-owned firearm/ammunition were among the stolen items.  It should be noted that the firearm/ammunition were secured in a locked safe (which was compromised), which was located in the locked vehicle, within the city limits of Kankakee, near the Small Memorial Park.  Additionally, a bullet-proof vest (olive green in color, which may have a Velcro rocker that displays the word SHERIFF on it) was also taken.  Information regarding the burglary has been shared with law-enforcement agencies statewide, as well as the ATF (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms) and other federal agencies.  Anyone with ANY information regarding the burglary or any of the contents possibly taken in the burglary are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at (815) 93-CRIME (815-932-7463), the Kankakee City Police Investigations Bureau or the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division.  CrimeStoppers is offering a cash reward for any information that allows the Sheriff’s Office to retrieve the items taken and/or possible suspect(s).  You can remain completely anonymous!

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