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Kendall County sheriff’s office announces new bicycle patrol unit

(YORKVILLE) The Kendall County sheriff’s office has announced a new bicycle patrol unit that will help with patrols, traffic enforcement, parking control and special events.

The unit, consisting of four deputies and a sergeant, will allow officers to become more mobile and visible to the community, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Each member completed a 32-hour police cyclist class and will be required to wear safety equipment.

“Bicycle patrol has been shown to be an effective way to increase deputy visibility in congested areas and their quiet operation can provide a tactical approach to crimes in progress. I commend and extend special thanks to deputies John Collins, Pamela Krantz-Lee, Richard Pearson, and Christopher Phillips for taking the initiative in starting up the unit,” said Sheriff Dwight A. Baird in the statement.

Home invader points gun at person in driveway in Bristol Township

(BRISTOL TOWNSHIP) A male drove up, got out of an SUV and pointed a gun at a person at a residence earlier this week in west suburban Bristol Township.

At 10:44 a.m. Tuesday, three males drove an SUV into the driveway of a residence in the 0 – 30 block of Park Lane, according to a statement from the Kendall County sheriff’s office.

One of the males, described as white and bald, walked into the garage and pointed a handgun at the victim, police said. Then, without saying anything, the male got back into the SUV, which headed toward Galena Road.

The driver of the SUV is described as a white male with short, dark hair and a goatee, police said. No description of the third male was provided.

Deputies spoke with residents in the area but did not locate any suspects. It appears to be an isolated incident, police said.

Anyone with tips or information regarding this incident should contact the Kendall County sheriff’s office at detectives@co.kendall.il.us or (630) 553-5856. Callers may leave anonymous information by contacting the Kendall County Crimestoppers at (630) 553-5999.

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