Press Release 09-04-15

Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress advised that on 09/03/15, at approximately 10:30 am, a search warrant was executed at 516 E. Seminole St, Dwight, which led to the arrest of Anthony Barrera, Starr Martinez, and a male juvenile.

During the investigation, 3.1 grams of controlled substances and a weapon was recovered. Barrera, Martinez, and the juvenile were arrested for Delivery of Controlled Substance. Barrera was also charged with Unlawful use of a Weapon.

Agencies involved with the arrest were the Livingston County Patrol Units, Livingston County Pro-Active Unit, Dwight Patrol, and Dwight K-9 Unit. The investigation continues.

Press Release 09-02-15

Livingston County Sheriff’s Police Sheriff Tony Childress advised that on
09/1/15, at about 7:00 p.m., an ongoing investigation led the Livingston County
Detectives to arrest subjects involved in a multi-county residential burglary ring.

During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for a residence in
Elwood Illinois where approximately $30,000 worth of stolen items, and two vehicles
were seized as evidence. Subjects were interviewed where they admitted to doing
approximately (41) daytime residential burglaries in Livingston, Kankakee, and Will

Jesus DeJesus (Elwood) and Tone Adams (Kankakee) were taken into custody
and have charges pending for possession of stolen property, residential burglary,
unlawful use of weapon, and possession of firearms by a felon. Both were taken to
the Will County Jail where they are currently being held without bond pending an
appearance in front of a Will County Judge.

Agencies involved in the case were Livingston County Sheriff’s Police
Detectives, Will County Sheriff’s Department, Kankakee Co. Sheriff’s Department,
and the Livingston County Proactive Unit. Childress advised the investigation is
ongoing with additional charges and arrests pending.

Sheriff Childress further advises citizens of Livingston County to remain
consistent in keeping your vehicles and homes secured and to report any suspicious
activity when you see it.

The Livingston County Sheriffs Police is still investigating multiple vehicular
Burglaries in the Flanagan/Graymont area. Anyone with information relating to
those events is encouraged to contact the Sheriffs Police.

Press Release 09-01-15

Press Release
September 1st, 2015

Livingston County Sheriff’s Police have responded to multiple residential burglaries in the past twenty-four hours. The residences were all unoccupied and in rural areas. The burglaries appear to have occurred during the daytime, or early evening hours, are still under investigation, and may or may not be related.

A blue passenger car, possibly a Mercury, with multiple occupants was seen in the area and may have been involved. An image of the vehicle will be posted to the Livingston County Sheriff Facebook page. There may be additional suspect vehicles as well. Anyone with information about this vehicle, or other suspicious vehicles seen yesterday afternoon or evening are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Police are also investigation multiple burglaries to motor vehicles that have occurred over the weekend. The unlocked vehicles appear to have been entered during the overnight hours.

If anyone sees suspicious persons or vehicles, please contact 9-1-1 when it occurs. Deputies are available at all hours, day or night. The Sheriff’s Office would rather investigate a suspicious person, than a break-in to your residence. YOUR information may be what leads to solving these crimes.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to be vigilant in securing their vehicles, out buildings, and homes.

Anyone, with information regarding the break-ins, or any other crimes, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (815)844-0911, by email through the Sheriff’s Office Webpage,, or on Facebook at Livingston County Sheriff. Again, YOUR information may be what leads to solving these crimes.

We will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.