Sauk Village Police Department
-Police Service Case Summary: During the period of 05/10/2016 thru 05/24/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 15 arrests. Of the arrests reported 5 were felony arrests and 10 were misdemeanor arrests.
-CalCom Report: For a period between 05/10/2016 and 05/24/2016 the police department received 612 calls for service.
-Cases of Note:On 5/12/2016 Officers were responding to a domestic disturbance. When the Officers arrived they were told the victim and offender relocated to another location on Sauk Trail. When the officers went to the area in question they found the victim who stated when she was at her residence on the 200 block of Astor her ex-boyfriend threatened to harm her and knowing she was pregnant. The offender was eventually located and charged with assault.
On 05/14/2016 while on patrol an Officer was working traffic and ran an Illinois license plate only to find it to be revoked. The Officer made a traffic stop and had the driver exit the vehicle. The Officer told the driver he was under arrest and placed the driver in handcuffs. After being handcuffed the offender tried to empty his pockets and the officer found a tinfoil packet fall from the driver's pocket. The Officers recovered the packet and found it to contain a powdery substance. The driver was brought to the station and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
On 5/16/2016 Officers responded to a domestic disturbance 2100 block of 218th St. The victim met the officers and explained her boyfriend picked her up and slammed her to the ground. The victim also explained she is 7 months pregnant. The Offender had left the scene prior to the Officers arrival. The Detectives followed up on this matter and located the offender charging him with aggravated domestic battery.
On 5/19/2016 Officers were responding to the report of a possible burglary in progress in the area of 22400 block of Nichols. The complainant said they heard the sound of breaking glass and called the police. Upon arrival officers spoke to a witness who stated the offender placed stolen property by a tree when the witness approached the offender. The offender then walked into another residence leaving the scene. While Officers were investigating this matter further a resident drove into the driveway of the house the offender went into. The driver was questioned by officers who let them check the residence. The check found the offender in the house and he was positively identified by the witness. The offender was taken into custody and charged with possession of stolen property.
On 5/ 21/2016 Officers responded to a shooting on the 22400 block of Nichols. The victim was standing in front of a residence when a vehicle drove up with the passengers making an obscene gesture to those individuals standing in front of the house. The vehicle drove off down the block returning and shooting at the victim, fleeing from the scene. Several witnesses knew the passengers in the vehicle and provided the information to the Police. The police conducted a canvass of the area and located the offender and the vehicle used in the shooting. The offender was taken into custody and charged with felony discharge of a firearm. The States Attorney's Office approved charges on the driver of the vehicle who has not yet been captured. Thanks to the Officers and witnesses who cooperated in this matter.
On 5/20/2016 the Detective Division has secured no bond arrest warrants for two individuals who are property managers in Sauk Village and have not paid the water bill for the property they are renting. All attempts were made for these two individuals to come in and discuss this matter with the Detectives to no avail. The board will be updated when the arrests are made.
-Ordinance Updates: The ordinances creating a separate finance account for collecting tow funds has been completed and has been sent to the ordinance review committee. The ordinance on hiring part time police officers is being finalized and will be sent to the review committee within the next few days. The ordinance on towing vehicles on the property of vacant homes is in the process of being drafted.
-Special Olympics: On Friday May 20 many Sauk Village groups and volunteers took part in the Annual "Cop on Top" at the Dunkin Donuts. The event was a success due to all the people who helped in collecting money for the cause. The great thing about this is it's not about who did what and for how long it's about the money we were able to collect and give in support of the athletes who participate in the Special Olympics...thank you!
-Gratitude: I received a letter of thanks for Officer Gary Luke and Ryan Sassano for action they took on May 6th when assisting a citizen on an Ambulance call (below).
ADDENDUM: During the miscellaneous comments by the Mayor and Trustees one Trustee made a comment questioning the installation and function of the police department "car computers". Prior to the meeting and after the completion of this report I received information from the President/CEO of Capers the computer program for the Sauk Village Police Department squads computers are fully functional. The officers are now able to do reports in their vehicles and run criminal checks without calling into dispatch. Note: All the officers have updated Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) certifications which was completed after my appointment.