Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sauk Village Police Department Board Report - August 23, 2016

Sauk Village Police Department

By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski

August 23, 2016

-Police Service Case Summary:  During the period of 08/09/2016 thru 08/23/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 33 arrests.     

-CalCom Report: For a period between 08/09/2016 and 08/23/2016 the police department received 565 calls for service.

-Cases of Note:  

On 8/14/2016 Officers responding to a call of shots fired on the 21700 block of Peterson Ave.  Upon arriving Officers found several victims shot by an unknown offender(s) in a drive by shooting. Officers found several witnesses were in the area at the time of the shooting who were being uncooperative.  

Officers were able to obtain information about a possible vehicle involved and were able to dispatch the information to local area departments.  Within a short time Steger PD located a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the shooting and a driver of the vehicle.  The Officers impounded the vehicle and took the driver into custody.

The victims of the shooting were transported to the area hospital for treatment at which time one of the victims passed leading this matter to be classified as a homicide investigation. 

Due to the severity of the incident our detectives activated the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. The driver of the vehicle was charged with 1st degree murder.

 This is an ongoing investigation. 

NOTE: The FBI's Intel Analysts are assisting the South Suburban Police Departments in compiling pertinent information that would assist with any gang related issues in the area.

-Animal Ordinance:  As reported at the previous meeting a resident reported their dog was killed by their neighbor's dog. Since that time a review of the ordinance was conducted and there will be some changes made.  I will be working with Trustee Myers and the Ordinance Committee on these changes.  Also a certified letter was sent to the owner of the offending dog advising his dog was deemed dangerous and needed to be removed from the corporate limits of Sauk Village. Officers confirmed on 8/23/2016 the dogs were removed from the residence. Lastly, the dog owner appeared in court on 8/22/2016 and pled guilty receiving a fine.

-Vehicles:  The Squads which were identified to be salvaged have had their radios removed and are being prepped for the auction. 

-Environment: The asbestos is being removed today.  Afterwards the company will conduct an environmental study to determine the mold issues.

-Gratitude: I received a letter of thanks from a citizen for our Records Department (see the letter below).