Sauk Village Police Department
By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski
-Police Service Case Summary: During the period of 03/08/2016 thru 03/22/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 20 arrests. Of the arrests reported 6 were felony arrests and 14 were misdemeanor arrests.
-CalCom Report: For a period between 03/08/2016 and 03/22/2016 the police department received 511 calls for service.
-Cases of Note:On 03/15/2016 the Sauk Village and Dolton Police Departments respectfully received clarification from the Cook County States Attorney's Office that no additional charges will be filed on the passenger involved with the Dolton carjacking. Therefore this will not be classified as a homicide.
On 3/14/2016 Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on the 800 block of Mary Byrne Drive. They learned that a juvenile/victim got into an argument with her aunt who was living at the residence. The aunt/offender became angry with her niece and grabbed a knife to stab her. The victim grabbed the knife and received severe lacerations to both of her hands. An ambulance was called to address the victim's wounds. The offender was taken into custody and was charged with felony aggravated battery.
On 03/16/16 Detectives conducted a follow up investigation reference an incident that took place on 3/15/16 in the 2000 block of 218th St. The initial incident was a large street disturbance between the resident at 2042 218th St. and 2036 218th St. Officers remained in the area to suppress additional fights from breaking out. CalCom then received a 911 call stating there was another large fight in the area of 224th St. and Brookwood Ave. The caller stated there were over 20 people involved with sticks, bats, and tasers. Several Officers left the 2000 block of 218th St. to the disturbance call only to find there was no disturbance. A brief canvass of the area revealed that there had not been a disturbance and the call was ploy in an attempt to get officers out of the area (on 218th St). Working with Sprint the cell number as a resident of Sauk Village as being the person who call in the disturbance. A copy of the 911 call was placed in evidence. The subject was brought into the station and admitted to making the call knowing there was no fight. The subject was charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct and one count of False Police Report.
On 03/19/2016 officers responded to a battery on the 2600 blk of Sauk Trail. Officers learned the offender fled the scene upon their arrival. The victim explained she was sitting in her car talking to a friend when the offender approached her and punched her several times in the face through the window. In self-defense the victim pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the offender in the arm. The friend of the victim pulled the victim away from the stabbed offender who then fled from the scene. Officers were able to stop the offender vehicle and had her transported to the hospital for treatment then transported her to the station and charged her with battery.
-Crime Free Housing: On March 11, 2016, we hosted an informal "Meet and Greet" for the South Suburban Police Departments as requested and coordinated by William H. Townsell, Assistant Director Community Policing, Office, Chicago Police Department. Assistant Director Townsell coordinates these meeting as an introduction to many services available to the law enforcement agency use throughout the Cook County are. The different law enforcement agencies in attendance were Lansing PD, Phoenix PD, Calumet City PD, Calumet Park PD, Dolton PD, Hazelcrest PD and Sauk Village. Some of the groups in attendance who gave presentations were Housing Authority of Cook County, U.S. Bank, Cook County Forest Preserves Community Engagement Specialist, National Runaway Safeline and the Community Investment Corporation.
-Training: I have two Officers enrolled in the Truck Enforcement class being held by the North East Multi Regional Training (NEMERT) group.-IPRF: Met with the Illinois Public Risk Fund, (IPRF) Loss Control Consultant who provided information on their commitment to loss control and safety.