Kankakee police are looking for a man who alleged pulled a knife on a woman Tuesday in the 1900 block of South Schuyler Ave. The victim says the two were discussing the sale of a trailer when she began to walk away from the deal. That’s when, she tells police, he put the knife against her throat. She screamed, he fled. The woman was not hurt.
The murder trial for 27 year old Dannie Kendrick Jr. of Kankakee continued Wednesday in Kankakee County Court. Kendrick is charged in the 2011 shooting death of Joe Buckner the 3rd. in a robbery gone bad. In opening statements Tuesday the state laid out its case saying Kendrick and his cousin. The two had initially planned to burglarize a home in the 600 block of South Lincoln, but backed off when they saw someone inside. Instead, they robbed Buckner at gunpoint after first forcing him from his car. Prosecutors say Buckner tried to take the weapon away from Kendrick and was struck four times during the struggle. According to the Daily Journal the defense countered that a later confession from Kendrick was forced by police. His cousin, Ricky Kendrick Jr. took a plea deal to a lesser charge and is doing 15 years behind bars.
With the heavy rains that fell across the area last night the possibility of low lying flooding has returned. As you get up and get moving this Thursday morning you may come across some places where the water has crossed the roadway. If you come across that the best thing to do is turn around and find a different way to get to where you’re going. You don’t know how deep that water is and you could end up stranded.
I-65 near Fair Oaks was closed for hours this morning when Indiana State police say a semi overturned and spilled its load of scrap steel across all lanes. The driver suffered minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved. No word yet on what caused the big rig to overturn.
Gunfire erupting this afternoon in the 1300 block of South 6th Ave. in Kankakee. There are no reports yet of injury or damage. The Daily Journal is reporting that two people have been taken into custody. No other details are available at this time.
Kankakee City Police say a 5 year old was rushed to the hospital this morning after suffering burns to the back at a home on Hammes in Kankakee. Details have not yet been released, but police do say today that the incident was an accident and no charges will be filed. We do not know how serious the burns are.
The Joliet Herald news reports that a Manteno man, one of several competing on the latest edition of the Bachelorette on ABC, made a bit of a scene on Mondays edition of the show when he threw chicken nuggets at a fellow contestant. 27 year old Kevin Fortenberry was having some alone time with bachelorette Hannah brown when another contestant interrupted the two. Fortenbery is one of dozens of men vying for the woman’s hand in marriage.
Watseka police report the arrest of a Watseka man last night. Reports say officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of Fifth just after 10 last night. Callers said someone had been sitting in a car in a parking lot for over an hour. When officers arrived they say they could smell the odor of burnt cannabis and they could see a handgun tucked into the pants of a passenger in the car. When officers ordered 22-year-old Isaiah Nelson out of the car, reports say he refused. Nelson was arrested for two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and resisting a peace officer. After Nelson was transported to the Iroquois County Jail a small baggie of suspected cannabis was found in the back seat of the squad car so Nelson was additionally charged with bringing contraband into a penal institution. A check also found Nelson to be wanted on an outstanding warrant from Cook County for being a felon in possession of a weapon.
From the nice try department, a woman mowing her lawn Monday afternoon in the 300 block of South Greenwood in Kankakee tells city police a man in a silver SUV pulled over at the curb and asked her if she wanted to have sex with him. The guy went on to say he was famous and even had a record deal. She just ignored him and he eventually just drove away.
Shots were fired in Kankakee early Monday morning. City police were called to the 300 block of North Evergreen after a man leaving for work discovered a bullet hole in a rear driver’s side window of his SUV A search of the area turned up one 45mm caliber shell casing and four 9mm shell casings on the street not far from where the vehicle was parked. No one was hurt.