Blotter: February 26, 2022 | Crime, police and courts


By Daily Journal staff report

Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group officers arrested John E. Jefferson Jr., 33, of Kankakee on February 21. The Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Jefferson with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine). At approximately 6 a.m., KAMEG officers, with the assistance of Illinois State Police SWAT, executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Harrison Avenue, according to a statement from Illinois police. the state. Officers said they seized 20.5 grams of suspected cocaine and 1.4 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl. A Kankakee County judge set Jefferson’s bail at $500,000.

Kankakee police arrested Lavell J. Williams, 34, of Bradley on February 21. The Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Williams with possession of a controlled substance. Police say at 3.18am a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation in the 200 block of West Court Street. An officer observed a white substance in the driver’s door panel that appeared to be narcotics, according to police reports. During a search of the vehicle, two bags of suspected cocaine were found. A Kankakee County judge set Williams’ bond at $5,000.

At 10:22 p.m. on February 18, Kankakee police responded to a residence in the 900 block of South Lincoln Avenue in reference to shots fired with a possible victim at the residence. An officer spoke with a resident who said unknown individuals fired multiple bullets into their residence. Officers located a projectile inside the residence and damage to the exterior of the residence.


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