Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting
By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski
-Police Service Case Summary: During the period of 05/24/2016 thru 06/14/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 66 arrests.
-CalCom Report: For a period between 05/24/2016 and 06/14/2016 the police department received 900 calls for service.
-Cases of Note:On 6/1/2016 the Detective Division conducted a Prostitution Sting Operation. This operation netted 11 arrests for prostitution, 7 arrests for promoting prostitution (attempt of otherwise), 3 arrest for driving/vehicle offenses, 1 outstanding warrant arrest, 1 drug arrest and 10 towed vehicles.
On 6/8/2016 our Officers, Steger PD and the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) executed 2 separate search warrants, one at the 21500 block of Jeffrey Ave and one at 21700 block of Carol Ave. Drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash were recovered and several arrests were made at both locations. I would like to note we have had numerous complaints at both locations and were able to build cases against individuals at each house.
On 6/8/2016 Officers were on patrol and observed 3 males in an altercation at St. James Park, 223rd and Torrence Ave. The Officers observed a male on the ground throw a handgun from the area. The Officers learned that the offender on the ground shot at the other individuals who had tackled the offender to stop him from shooting at anyone else. The Officers took the offender into custody and found him to be a juvenile. The detectives were called and they contacted the States Attorney's office for the purpose of filing charges against the offender. The States Attorney approved attempted murder charges and aggravated discharge of a weapon charge. The offender was transported to the juvenile detention center and held pending initial appearrance.
-Environment: On 6/13/2016 Mold Solutions, Regional Manager, Ed Maholovich conducted a cursory inspection of the Police Department basement and upper level areas.
Mr. Maholovich took several air quality samples in different areas of the basement and upper areas of the department. The samples will be sent to a lab for analysis and the results furnished to us by Wednesday 6/15/2016.
The next logical step would be to hire an environmentalist to conduct an in depth analysis of the police department and recommend remediation to clean whatever mold and asbestos is discovered.-Blue Print Plan: We are currently working with ComEd and provided them the address of those individuals who have not paid their water bills. ComEd will be discontinuing service to those homes who do not have an active account.
-Gratitude: I received a letter of thanks from the Steger Police Department (see the letter below).