Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Sauk Village Police Department Report - April 26, 2016

Sauk Village Police Department

Board Meeting Report 04/26/2016

by Police Chief Robert Kowalski


-Police Service Case Summary:  During the period of 04/12/2016 thru 04/26/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 20 arrests.  Of the arrests reported 10 were felony arrests and 10 were misdemeanor arrests.   

-CalCom Report: For a period between 04/12/2016 and 04/26/2016 the police department received 571 calls for service.

-Cases of Note:  

On 04/14/2016, Officers received a reported that an individual was stealing property from the garage on the 21600 block of Cynthia.  Upon investigation a witness identified the offender who was known to the police.  Through a follow up the officers found the offender and placed him under arrest and charged him with burglary.

On 04/15/2016, Officers were dispatched to the Family Dollar Store 2581 Sauk Trail for a possible burglary in progress.  Upon arrival Officers observed an offender climbing out a broken window in the front of the business and place him under arrest.  The offender was transported to the station and charged with burglary.

On 4/18/2016 the Police Department responded to a shooting that just occurred in the vicinity of 21700 block of Peterson.  The offender(s) shot in the direction of Assistant Chief Fire Investigator Ed Myers and Code Enforcement Officer Sue Dobrzeniecki who were at a home in that area.  Both Mr. Myers and Ms. Dobrzeniecki were not injured from the incident.  A search of the area found evidence which was collected and will be sent to the Illinois State Police Crime lab. The Officers searched the area for offenders with negative results.

It should be noted there was a shooting in the same area on 4/17/2016 in which there were several individuals involved.  Three of the individuals were shot with non-life threating wounds and drove themselves to St. Margaret’s Hospital.  When the on call Investigator interviewed the victims at the hospital one victim identified a subject who was allegedly involved.  When the investigator re-interviewed the victims no one had any information about who was involved in the shooting and they decided not to cooperate.  On 4/20/2016 while continuing their investigation detectives filed charges on an individual who was allegedly involved with the shooting.

On 04/20/2016, the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) along with Sauk Village Police Officers executed a search warrant on the 2000 block of Sauk Trail. During the execution the Officers found a substantial amount of drugs and a gun.  The resident of the dwelling who was arrested is also a known felon. Another resident was inside the house and charged with possession of drug equipment.  The male offender was charged with several possession of narcotics charges.

On 04/24/2016 Officers were responding to a call of a domestic dispute on the 200 block of Park Lane.  Upon arrival Officers learned a female victim at the residence was asleep only to be awaken by 2 males sexually abusing her.  Both subjects were taken into custody and the on call investigator was called.  Through the investigation charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault was approved by the States Attorney's office.

-Training:  On April 21 and 22 I attended the Illinois Association of Chief of Police conference in Schaumburg. The conference was well attended and provided information that we will use to benefit the police department.  Also two officers attended the Truck Enforcement School through the North East Multi Regional Training Group (NEMERT) and found it to be a very good training class. We will be sending more officers to future classes. Lastly, Officers will be qualifying in accordance to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) on April 27th at the Will County Sheriff's Academy range.
-Staffing: The Officer hired to fill the COPS Grant will be graduating from the Chicago Police Academy on May 6th.  The Officer replacing Ofc. Jacob Howard has passed all the preliminary hiring tests and will be offered the position within the next coming days.
-CalCom Outage: On April 19th it was reported that the CalCom Dispatch Center experienced a telephone outage.  After learning of this incident I checked and found that CalCom had been testing their texting program which might have caused the non-emergency lines to experience a sporadic outage.  I was told that during this time did the emergency system nor the radio system fail.  CalCom sent a detailed letter explaining the situation which attached below.

-Equipment: As reported in a previous report the mobile computers were in the process of being installed in the squads.  Six squads have been equipped with the mobile computers, one squad has an old computer mount and needs to be swapped out. There is still a software issue that is being worked on. Lastly, I would like to make note that although the officers might not have full access to the computers in their vehicles this does not stop them from doing their job.  The laptops are an added tool that the officers can use to assist in their daily duties. 

End Report.

21 April 16
To:                    JW  Fairman, Director of Public Safety Sauk Village
From:                 Mark Davis, Executive Director Cal-Comm
Subject:             AT&T and T-Mobile Telephone Carriers Testing
            On 19 April 2016 AT&T and T-Mobile conducted test for Texting to 911 from specified locations within the Village of Calumet Park and Sauk Village beginning at 12:30PM.  Technicians were sent to locations in both municipalities to conduct test to determine the strength of the signal from their locations within the boundaries of the Villages.  The tests begin at 12:30 and the technician sent a text to Cal-Comm from a location in the Village.  At 12:44 pm while sitting in front of a console in the communication Center, we noticed a blip on the screen which indicated that a problem existed and our non-emergency line went down.  
We immediately contacted Chi-Comm to report the incident.  Further test continued and the technician in Sauk Village began to conduct a test in Sauk Village and again we noticed a recurrence of the same problem.  T-Mobile and AT& T stated they were not aware of the problem and the test had nothing to do with that problem.  All tests were concluded by 1300 hours and the Text to 911 from both municipalities was successful.  The technician from Chi-Comm arrived but the problem was not occurring at the time of his arrival.  During that time we received 2 emergency calls from Sauk Village and they were properly addressed.
During the testing process, at no time did the emergency 911 lines shut down and we maintained our ability to dispatch 911 emergency calls to both the Village of Calumet Park and Sauk Village
Mark Davis