Police blotter


Kankakee police arrested Samuel K. Mitchell, 53 of Kankakee, and charged him with burglary and resisting a police officer on June 16. A police report said at 2 a.m., officers responded to a burglar alarm at a gas station in the 600 block of South Indiana Avenue. They found a shattered window. While viewing security video with the owner, an officer recognized the offender who entered through the broken window and took numerous lottery tickets. Mitchell was located outside his residence in the 400 block of South Greenwood Avenue and was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. Inside a book bag Mitchell dropped while fleeing, officers found numerous lottery tickets. A judge set Mitchell’s bond at $25,000.


Aroma Park police arrested Bret A. Johnson, 27, of Clifton, and charged him with robbery and theft on June 16. According to a Kankakee County assistant state’s attorney, Johnson is accused of robbing the Circle K store in 3300 block of Waldron Road in Aroma Park of an undetermined amount of money on June 6. A clerk said Johnson purchased a Polar Pop. When the clerk rang up the sale, Johnson reached over the counter and grabbed money and fled. Johnson was also arrested by Bradley police for a robbery and theft of the Circle K store in the 500 block of South Kennedy Drive on May 29. The prosecutor said Johnson purchased a Polar Pop at that location and grabbed money from the register when the clerk rang up the sale. A judge set Johnson’s bond at $50,000.

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