Kendall County Sheriff's Office

Kendall County Sheriff's Office Our mission is to act in a manner that leads the citizens of Kendall County (IL) to have the feeling of safety and security in their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses, and confidence in the Sheriff’s Office.
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Kendall County, located in northeastern Illinois, combines city assets with a small town lifestyle and is an attractive location for businesses. The region's convenient location and moderate population encourage local economic growth and support a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The County occupies approximately 320 square miles and is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The County seat is located in Yorkville.

Operating as usual

11/06/2020

Ever wonder what it's like to train with Deputy Cady and K9 Rizzo? Check this out! 🐶💙

Thank you Scent Evidence K9 for the video!

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Hires Two New Patrol DeputiesKendall County, IL (November 6, 2020, 10:30 AM)The Kendall ...
11/06/2020

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Hires Two New Patrol Deputies

Kendall County, IL (November 6, 2020, 10:30 AM)

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office has hired two new deputies to fill vacancies in the Patrol Division. Tristan Borzick and Justin Donahue were sworn in on November 5th, 2020 by Sheriff Dwight Baird.

Deputy Borzick and Deputy Donahue will be paired with experienced field training officers for a rigorous 14-week field training program.

Deputy Borzick studied at Illinois State University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He worked as a police officer at the North Chicago Police Department and the Morris Police Department before being hired by the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Donahue studied at Western Illinois University. He worked as a police officer at the Northern Illinois University Police Department before being hired by the Sheriff’s Office.

Pictured below from left to right: Deputy Donahue, Sheriff Baird, Deputy Borzick

Aurora Woman Charged with Drug-Induced HomicideKendall County, IL (November 5, 2020, 10:00 AM)On July 11, 2020, Kendall ...
11/05/2020

Aurora Woman Charged with Drug-Induced Homicide

Kendall County, IL (November 5, 2020, 10:00 AM)

On July 11, 2020, Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 8000 Block of Van Emmon Road, for a male who was found deceased. The cause of death was determined to be drug toxicity.

Kendall County Sheriff’s Detectives began an investigation, and on November 4, 2020, the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Maritza Ruiz, a 43-year-old female from the 500 Block of North Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, with one count of Drug-Induced Homicide, a Class X felony.

Ruiz was taken into custody on November 4, 2020, and remains in custody pending a bond hearing.

**The public is reminded that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until the government is able to prove its charges in court beyond a reasonable doubt.**

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Utilizing Body-Worn CamerasKendall County, IL (November 3, 2020, 9:45 AM)The Ke...
11/03/2020

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Utilizing Body-Worn Cameras

Kendall County, IL (November 3, 2020, 9:45 AM)

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a new body-worn camera program, beginning November 3rd, 2020. Deputies will begin recording audio/visual interactions between Sheriff’s Office personnel and citizens. Body cameras are a valuable asset used to reinforce the Sheriff’s Office commitment to being transparent with the community. The use of body-worn camera technology will allow for accurately documenting events, actions, conditions, and statements made during law enforcement interactions, investigations, arrests, and critical incidents. This equipment will also enable Sheriff’s Office administrators to conduct periodic reviews of citizen contacts and aid in the investigation of citizen complaints.

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will utilize Getac body-worn cameras which offer full integration with our current in-squad video systems. The Sheriff’s Office has a policy in place to govern the deployment and use of the body-worn cameras.

Sheriff Dwight Baird said, “I support having our deputies wear body cameras. Although body-worn cameras don’t capture everything the deputy sees, it will be beneficial for court proceedings and will provide a clearer picture of what happened during an incident. Body-worn cameras are an important tool in fostering openness, transparency, and public trust. This body-worn camera program is another progressive step in our effort to better serve and protect residents through strengthening community and police relations.”

11/03/2020
Kendall County State's Attorney's Office

Did you know we have a domestic violence response team? We partner with the Kendall County State's Attorney's Office, the Kendall County Health Department, and Mutual Ground to assist victims of domestic violence.

Check out this video of Sheriff’s Office Detective Stoch - she explains her pivotal role within the response team!

Domestic Violence in the Shadows of COVID-19 Video 13- Interview with DVRT Member Detective Stoch

State’s Attorney Weis and Cassandra Tanner-Miller of Colton’s Legacy sit down with DVRT Member and Kendall County Sheriff's Office Detective Kasey Stoch to discuss her role in supporting victims of domestic violence. Detective Stoch serves as the primary law enforcement contact for victims after a domestic violence arrest is made in Kendall County. She will attempt to make contact with victims within 24 hours of the incident and will remain in contact with victims and available to them throughout the duration of the case. Detective Stoch is trained in domestic violence response. She wants victims to know they have someone in law enforcement to provide them support, and she hopes to minimize the intimidation often felt by victims as they navigate the justice system.

We are here to help!

Mutual Ground Domestic Violence Hotline 630-897-0080
Mutual Ground Sexual Violence Hotline 630-897-8383
Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office 630-553-4157

Please call your local police department or 911 for emergencies!!

⏰ Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour! ⏰Is the extra hour of sleep worth it getting dark early? 🤔 We'll soon ...
11/01/2020

⏰ Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour! ⏰

Is the extra hour of sleep worth it getting dark early? 🤔 We'll soon find out!

We would like to wish everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Remember to stop and say hi to our deputies that are out tonight and g...
10/31/2020

We would like to wish everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Remember to stop and say hi to our deputies that are out tonight and get some candy! 🍭🍫🍬

As Halloween festivities get underway, we would like to remind everyone of some important safety tips!Be Seen 🎃• Kids sh...
10/30/2020

As Halloween festivities get underway, we would like to remind everyone of some important safety tips!

Be Seen 🎃
• Kids should carry a flashlight or glow stick to make them more visible.
• Wear light costumes or attach reflective tape to the material.
• Only trick-or-treat in well-lit areas.

Be Safe 👻
• Children should only visit homes with porch lights on and under NO circumstances should they enter stranger’s home.
• Check all candy and treats before anything is eaten.
• You can search for registered offenders in your area by following this link: https://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54941&disc=

Be Alert 🎃
• Motorists should watch carefully for pedestrians.
• Enter and exit driveways and intersections with caution.
• Never text and drive or be distracted behind the wheel.

**Adults that are celebrating - please do so responsibly and remember that there are many people, including small children, out on Halloween night. Extra awareness is a must!

Please see the following link for guidance from the IL Department of Public Health for safe Halloween festivities.
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/…/community…/halloween-guidance

Huge thank you to the Wrigley Factory in Yorkville for donating all of this candy for the trick or treaters! 🍬🍭🍫 If you ...
10/30/2020

Huge thank you to the Wrigley Factory in Yorkville for donating all of this candy for the trick or treaters! 🍬🍭🍫

If you are out trick or treating tomorrow and see a Sheriff's Office squad car, make sure to say hi and get some candy!

Did you know October is also #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth?Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of ...
10/29/2020

Did you know October is also #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth?

Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes -- it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation.

We would like to highlight the work the Kendall County Domestic Violence Response Team is doing to assist victims of domestic violence. This multi-disciplinary team is comprised of individuals from the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, Kendall County State's Attorney's Office, the Kendall County Health Department, and Mutual Ground. In an effort to combat the unique issues that occur in crimes involving domestic violence, these agencies become the main point of contact for the victim and coordinate efforts to connect them to services, such as counseling, financial assistance, etc. Since beginning their efforts in January 2020, they have provided critical support to countless victims of domestic violence and continue to do so each day.

Even though the “awareness month” is ending soon, it is vital to remember that this awareness does not end. Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Now is time to take a stand.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline website: https://www.thehotline.org/
Mutual Ground 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 630-897-0080
Mutual Ground website: https://www.mutualground.org/

Aurora Man Charged with Multiple FeloniesKendall County, IL (October 29, 2020, 12:35 PM)A man is in custody today follow...
10/29/2020

Aurora Man Charged with Multiple Felonies

Kendall County, IL (October 29, 2020, 12:35 PM)

A man is in custody today following a rash of car burglaries in Oswego and Bristol Townships. Thirty-six-year-old Edgar Aguirre, of the 700 blk of Benton St in Aurora, is facing multiple felony charges including unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon (class 2 felony), four counts of burglary from a motor vehicle (each a class 3 felony), and theft over $500 (class 3 felony).

On October 27, 2020, at approximately 4:05 am, Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a subject seen entering a car parked in the driveway of a residence in the 0-99 block of Hickory Lane in Oswego Township. The Sheriff’s Office received several additional reports of similar activity throughout the early morning hours and a description of the offender was obtained based on video. Aguirre was observed by a deputy walking in the area and appeared consistent with the description that had been provided. Contact was made with Aguirre and he agreed to speak further with deputies and was transported to the Sheriff’s Office. As a result of the investigation, the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the charges listed above.

Aguirre is currently being held at the Kendall County Jail and is awaiting a bond hearing later today.

Anyone with additional information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at [email protected] or to remain anonymous you can contact the Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 630-553-5999.

**The public is reminded that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until the government is able to prove its charges in court beyond a reasonable doubt.**

With Halloween around the corner, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to making Halloween safe and enjoyabl...
10/28/2020

With Halloween around the corner, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to making Halloween safe and enjoyable for everyone. The Sheriff’s Office will increase patrol throughout Kendall County with auxiliary deputies as well as our patrol deputies. These deputies are there to interact with the citizens and help provide a safe environment for Halloween activities.

Please see the Trick or Treat hours below for Communities in Kendall County.

Please see the following link for guidance from the IL Department of Public Health for safe Halloween festivities.
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/halloween-guidance

The Sheriff's Office is currently investigating several burglaries and a vehicle theft which occurred in the neighborhoo...
10/27/2020

The Sheriff's Office is currently investigating several burglaries and a vehicle theft which occurred in the neighborhoods to the north and south of Route 34 in the area of West Dr in Oswego Township. The stolen vehicle has been recovered.

We are asking anyone that has video footage in these areas, please check for any suspicious activity in the overnight and early morning hours leading into Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. We have identified and are speaking with a person of interest and are attempting to gather additional information to assist with this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with video or additional information is asked to contact us at [email protected]

Heads up if you are heading through downtown Yorkville today! 🎃👻Everyone have fun and stay safe!
10/24/2020

Heads up if you are heading through downtown Yorkville today! 🎃👻

Everyone have fun and stay safe!

Just a reminder Biz Boo is today until 2pm. Please be patient and drive safely especially in our Downtown due to increased foot traffic.

Did you know October is also #NationalCybersecurityAwarenessMonth?Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts...
10/24/2020

Did you know October is also #NationalCybersecurityAwarenessMonth?

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive and “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”?

Take these simple steps to connect with confidence and safely navigate the social media world:

💻 Shake up your password protocol - Change your device’s factory security settings from the default password. According to NIST guidance, you should consider using the longest password or passphrase permissible. Get creative and create a unique password for your IoT devices.

📱 Keep tabs on your apps - Many connected appliances, toys, and devices are supported by a mobile application. Your mobile device could be filled with apps running in the background or using default permissions you never realized you approved— gathering your personal information without your knowledge while also putting your identity and privacy at risk. Check your app permissions and learn to just say “no” to privilege requests that don’t make sense. Only download apps from trusted vendors and sources!

#NationalCybersecurityAwarenessMonth

After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers off the road, you now face the prospect of handi...
10/23/2020

After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers off the road, you now face the prospect of handing them the keys to the family car. It's time for them to learn how to drive. Are you prepared? Are they prepared?

Make sure to take the time to speak with your new driver about the dangers of the road, the importance of wearing seatbelts, not texting and driving, and all other important topics regarding their new-found freedom.

For more information, please visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving for great topics to discuss and review!

#NationalTeenDriverSafetyWeek

Multi-Jurisdictional Sex Offender Verification ChecksKendall County, IL (October 23, 2020, 12:15 PM)On October 21, 2020,...
10/23/2020

Multi-Jurisdictional Sex Offender Verification Checks

Kendall County, IL (October 23, 2020, 12:15 PM)

On October 21, 2020, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office hosted a multi-jurisdictional police initiative to check compliance on all registered sex offenders and registered violent offenders against youth residing in Kendall County. Investigators from 5 police agencies worked together to conduct compliance checks on 68 offenders. As a result of these checks, investigators identified 6 offenders that were possibly in violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act or the Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act, and criminal investigations into these allegations are being conducted.

The police agencies involved in this initiative are the Yorkville Police Department, Plano Police Department, Plainfield Police Department, Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Marshals Service.

Sheriff Dwight Baird stated, “The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety and security of our citizens. To meet this obligation, we will continue to conduct regular compliance checks on sex offenders and violent offenders to ensure they comply with their requirements to accurately register with law enforcement. We are fortunate to have a great working relationship with local and federal law enforcement agencies, which maximizes the effectiveness of these efforts. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work in cooperation with all police agencies in and around Kendall County to take proactive steps toward reducing crime and maintaining the high quality of life that our community offers.”

Everyone at the Sheriff’s Office would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the food trucks that participated in th...
10/21/2020

Everyone at the Sheriff’s Office would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the food trucks that participated in this year’s Food Truck Monday events! If you are ever looking for food trucks in the area, we highly recommend all of the food trucks and businesses that participated this year. Make sure to check out their pages to see where they will be next!

JB's Mobile Munchies, Freddie's Off The Chain Catering, Umbrella Azul, Mamalicious Jerk N Curry Cuisine, The Popcorn Store, Foxy's Ice Cream, Stix and Noodles, and Kona Ice North Plainfield

We would also like the thank the public and county employees who came to the trucks each week in support of these local businesses. We hope that you had some great food and delicious treats.

We hope to see you all again next year for some more delicious food!

*Have any input on how these events went? Let us know! We are open to any suggestions to make these types of events even better.

10/21/2020
Illinois Sheriffs' Association

Illinois Sheriffs' Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/20/2020

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association is advising all Illinois county residents that there is currently underway a phone campaign fraudulently using the name and phone numbers of the Illinois Sheriffs' Association. The Illinois Sheriffs' Association never solicits by phone but does conduct a direct mail campaign throughout the state of Illinois endorsed by the individual Sheriffs across Illinois. This mail piece goes out in February each year.

Telemarketing fraud costs billions of dollars each year. Phone solicitors who want you to "act immediately" or are offering a "too good to be true" opportunity are most likely fraudulent. Remember that if you have any doubts or are highly pressured - Just Hang Up.

You have the right to ask for the following information:

1) The name, address and phone number of the organization for which they are soliciting.
2) The name, address and phone number of the telemarketing firm.
3) The percentage of every dollar paid to the telemarketing firm.
4) Insist on something in writing prior to making a pledge or commitment.

If you cannot get the answers to these questions do not hesitate to hang up the phone. After all, it is your money.

Although, there are some legitimate organizations that use telemarketers for their fundraising efforts the Sheriffs of Illinois, through the Illinois Sheriffs' Association, are adamantly opposed to police groups and associations using telemarketers in their fundraising efforts. Again, the Illinois Sheriffs' Association never solicits by phone. Should you receive a call from someone saying they represent your local sheriff or the Illinois Sheriffs' Association and are asking for donations contact the Sheriffs Office immediately or gather as much information as you can from the caller and report it to the Illinois Sheriffs' Association at [email protected]

REMEMBER THESE TELEMARKETING TIPS:

• Offers too good to be true usually are. Ask to receive the “unbelievable deal” or the “amazing prize offer” in writing so you can read it carefully before making a commitment.
• Never give out your personal information over the phone or Internet unless you have initiated the contact. Legitimate business callers will never ask you for this information over the phone.
• If a caller asks you to pay for an offer in advance or asks for your credit card number or Social Security number, tell the person you don’t give out personal information over the telephone.
• Remember that legitimate telemarketers won’t be turned off if you use these techniques. They will appreciate dealing with an educated consumer. It’s not rude – it’s shrewd!

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1102 Cornell Ln
Yorkville, IL
60560

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The Kendall County Sheriff's Office is interesting in hearing from the community. We can be reached at [email protected] The public should not use social media to report any emergencies or immediate police issues. Emergency issues should be directed to 911 and non emergency to 630-553-5856.

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