Correction officer’s duty belt, gun taken from vehicle

February 21, 2019

KANKAKEE — Kankakee County Sheriff’s police are investigating the theft of a handgun and duty belt from a Kankakee County Corrections Department officer’s truck parked outside his home in Kankakee on Feb. 17, according to Chief Deputy Ken McCabe.

According to a Kankakee Police report, at 8:42 a.m. an officer on patrol in the 300 block of North Seventh Avenue observed a truck running with the driver side door open. There was no one inside the truck and no footprints in the snow around the truck.

The officer talked to the truck’s owner and he said the automatic start option on a key fob was used to start the truck from inside the house.

He said the driver side door should not have been open.

He came outside to check and said someone went through the truck and threw all his papers out of the glove box onto the seats.

He told the officer he leaves his duty belt and handgun in the truck and both were missing.

Since there were no fresh footprints in the snow around his truck, the incident possibly occurred sometime overnight, according to the report.

There was no forced entry into his truck.

The truck owner said he probably left his truck unlocked.