General Investigation is made up of operational detectives who investigate a broad category or crime. They normally work from police stations.
The following are the guidelines set forth by Illinois statute in reference to the retention of property by this department:
If you are the victim of a crime and the Bradley Police have taken possession of your property as evidence the following is the procedure to possibly obtain these items prior to the above listed retentions:
Upon final disposition of cases prosecuted by the Kankakee County States Attorney’s office:
Contact the States Attorney’s office and request an evidence Disposal form. Be prepared to provide them with one or more of the following:
Using some or all of this information and if statute allows, you will be issued an evidence release form.
Contact Officer Baxter by phone, in person or via e-mail and provide a copy of the evidence release form as well as your contact information.
Officer Baxter – 815 936 5128 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer Baxter will then prepare all necessary local paperwork and comply with any special instructions from the States Attorney’s Office (IE Photos etc). He will then contact you and set up a time and date when the return of the items to you will take place.
If your case was NOT prosecuted by the Kankakee States Attorneys office (IE no suspect, juvenile offender etc).
Please contact the Detective who is working your particular case. They will at times have the authority to release your items.
If this is the case, please provide them with your contact information and they will make arrangements with Officer Baxter to return your items to you.
All Bradley Police Officers are Certified Crime Scene Technicians and are thus able to process most crime scenes they will come across. The Bradley Police also have 2 Illinois State Certified Crime Scene Investigators on staff to assist with more complex scenes.
There are often times when the Bradley Police will process a scene and collect evidence from that scene. Many times these items belong to our victims. Please keep in mind that we will only collect items of evidentiary value and will attempt to obtain only the “best” evidence.
Often these things may seem insignificant at the onset, but could be crucial in linking a suspect to a scene.
Remember….if it just doesn’t feel right…it probably isn’t.