Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Sauk Village Treasures Report Fiscal Year Ending April 30, 2016





Sauk Village Finance Department Report - October 25, 2016


Sauk Village Finance Department Report


October 25, 2016
By: Mohan Rao

The Finance department has submitted Cops grant reimbursement request to DOJ in the amount of $10,734.12 for the period of 07/01/2016-09/30/2016.



Finance department has completed Treasurers Report for the period 2015.2016.  Will be publishing on Sauk Village’s web and also sending today the report to both Cook and Will counties.



Financial/Collector’s report for August & September 2016 will be completed soon.



This ends my report.

Sauk Village Senior Committee Report - October 25, 2016


Sauk Village Senior Committee Report


October 25, 2016

This Saturday, October 29, 2016 is the 13th Annual Senior Spaghetti Dinner.  Advanced tickets ($5.00) are available from the senior committee members or at the front desk at the village hall. Tickets can be purchased at the 
door the day of the event for $6.00.  This low cost price includes all the spaghetti you can eat, line dance instruction, and wonderful entertainment by The Morgan Family plus more.  See posted flyer for details.

Bloom Township Senior Community Lunch Program tickets for the Tuesday, November 15th event are on sale at the township senior office - $6.00 for township seniors and $12.00 for non-township seniors.  The annual collection of non-perishable food items will be taken that day for the township food pantry.  If you do not drive or wish not to drive to the luncheon, the township bus is available that day at no charge.  However, you'll needed to call (708) 754-8200 a couple of days prior to the luncheon to make the arrangement.

Medicare part "D" open enrollment began October 15th and ends December 7th with changes effective this coming January 1st.  New enrollees for the first time or you can switch to a more suitable plan.  Since there are a great variety of Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), help is available FREE at the Bloom Township office (708) 754-9400 ext. 7270), South Suburban Senior Services (708-596-2222), or the Medicare website ’plan finder’ – visit www.medicare.gov.

All senior citizens (50+ years), regardless of residency are welcome to attend the every Friday 12:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Open Activity.  Bottled water and light refreshments are available.  ‘Rummikub’ tile game is very popular with the attendees.  However, we have other games available or you're welcome to bring your own game or craft.  

The next Saturday Open Activity with appetizers and finger type food is on November 19th at 5:00 p.m.  Doors will be opened at 4:00 p.m.  A sign-up sheet is available from the co-coordinators Steve Shymkus and Frank Williamsfor those who wish to bring something .

The Senior Committees last meeting for the year will be on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Calling All Veterans


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Sauk Village Fire Department Report - October 25, 2016


Sauk Village Fire Department Report


October 25, 2016
By: Chief Al Stoffregen



Over the past 2 weeks, the fire department responded to 27 calls.

  • 6 - Ambulance Assist
  • 6 - Automatic Fire Alarms
  • 3 - Assist Other Agency
  • 6 - CO Alarms
  • 1 - Full Arrest
  • 1 - Gas Leak
  • 1 - Gun Shot Victim
  • 1 - Smoke Investigation
  • 1 - Smell of Gas
  • 1 - Structure Fires
  • 3 - Vehicle Accidents (10-50)



Sauk Village Administrative Services Director's Board Report - October 25, 2016



Sauk Village Administrative Services Director's Board Report



October 25, 2016
By: Director Sherry Jansinski

The Department has sent out 67 Lien Letters totaling $53,827.15. Letters are for amount owed to the Village ranging from $500.00 to $1,000 dollars. If not paid the lien will be placed October 31, 2016.

October's Court Docket for Code Enforcement there was a total of 264 tickets

  • 11 found Guilty

  • 8 Not Guilty

  • 245 Found guilty and default for failure to appear and the fines were doubled

This concludes my report

Sauk Village Administrator / Public Safety Director's Report - October 25, 2016

Sauk Village Administrator / Public Safety Director's Report

October 25, 2016
By: JW Fairman


Labor Contracts:
Staff and I have reached tentative agreements with Sauk Village's Unions. The tentative agreements are being forwarded to Mayor Hanks for review.

Fiscal Outlook for the Remainder of FY  2016/17:
The below are the expected main sources of revenues for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2016/2017.

These revenues may see slight changes as we receive them but staff is confident that in the estimated amounts shown below are accurate. That said; water related revenues remain as the Villages leading source of income. The entire Sauk Village office staff are doing everything possible to defray water account delinquencies. Water revenues are up approximately $300,000 over the same period last year.

Until County, State and Federal revenues rebound our focus must remain solely on assuring that local revenues do not under produce.

Revenues for the remainder of FY 2016/17:


5.Revenues for the remainder of FY 2016/17:



1.
Real Estate Tax
$630,112
2.
Income Tax
$420,000
3.
Telecomm Tax
$84,000
4.
Sales Tax
$161,000
 5.
ComED
$140,000
6.
Nicor
$35,000
 7.
Miscellaneous
$35,000
8.
Water Related
$1,593,312










































1.


Real Estate Tax


$630,112


2.


Income Tax


$420,000


3.


Telecomm Tax


$84,000


4.


Sales Tax


$161,000





ComED


$140,000


6.


Nicor


$35,000





Miscellaneous


$35,000


8.


Water Related


$1,593,312

Sauk Village Public Works Village Board Meeting Report


Sauk Village Public Works Village Board Meeting Report


October 25, 2016
By: Kevin Weller



: PUBLIC GROUNDS & BUILDINGS – Cutting on going all village locations. Staff still cutting vacant homes moving through the list, checked 462 homes 115 that needed cutting. Staff placed 12 bricks in veteran’s memorial. Ordered camera and light for south side of village hall.  


: ASPHALT WORK – Pothole work on east side and south side completed started the north side and all outside locations. Street & driveway repairs due to main break in Ross crescent and driveway at 21706 Orion   completed.


:  STREET LIGHTS – Staff will be out replacing light heads at problem locations, the vender sent out new parts to resolve the problems.  We still could have wire issues causing the power problems staff will follow up and replace as soon as possible. 

: WATER - Day to day schedules & EME CALLS. Completing all tests required by IEPA per month. Staff started and completed north side shut off list. Worked on main break at Orion & 220st replaced 6 foot of main. Staff dug 2 Eme b-boxes 3027 223st and 2130 217st.

: GARBAGE – Day to day cleanup. IF YOU SEE ILLIGAL DUMPING PLEASE CALL POLICE, HELP KEEP OUR TOWN CLEAN. All regular trash pickup will be completed as regular mowing and summer up keep resumes. I have asked code to ticket resident who dump garbage or grass debris from there parkway into the street. Staff has been out cleaning storm lids covered with debris.  This is the main cause of storm sewer backup and flooded streets.

: HYDRANT & VALVE REPAIRS/REPLACED - Staff will be working to make the town safer for residents and workers by having a total of 6 valves inserted into the system under pressure and that will give then a safer environment to do a total of 9 more valves  and replace at least 16 fire hydrants.


 : VEHICELS/ EQU-   Public works staff is doing their best to keep all vehicles within the department running safe. We are also trying to help each department with their repairs to keep moving forward. Dropping off and picking up P.D vehicles and ongoing small repairs.


: SANITARY SEWER COMPLAINTS – P.W. received 0 sanitary sewer complaints, all after calls must go through the P.D non eme # 758-1331 they will notify   P.W. Staff


: STORM SEWER REPAIRS – Staff has been out cleaning storm sewers due to 2 rain events. We also have 3 locations we are working on 1904 219pl, SW corner of Oakbrook &Southbrook and 914 Mary Byrne.  219pl is almost completed and Oakbrook will be next and so on 


: TREE BRANCHES & REMOVALS – Staff was called to 3 locations to remove downed trees due to high wind events 2900 223pl & 224st. Ash tree removal ongoing.


: PARKS – Public Works will be working with Robinson Eng on final design of the ballfields and Arrowhead Park with allowable funds. 


:  LANDSCAPE WORK   Staff also started landscaping last year’s digs from b box, main breaks, and any other digs so far work has been don at 26 locations.        

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Sauk Village Police Department Report - October 11, 2016



Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report


By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski
October 11, 2016



Police Service Case Summary: 
  • During the period of 09/27/2016 thru 10/11/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 28 arrests.
  • CalCom Report: For a period between 09/27/2016 and 10/11/2016 the police department received 511 calls for service.


Cases of Note:
On 10/09/16 at approximately 1900 hours, Sauk Village Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 22200 Torrence Ave for a possible gunshot victim. Upon arriving the Officers found several passerby citizens attending to a person laying on the street with a gunshot wound. An ambulance was dispatched to the area and the victim was taken to St. Margaret's Hospital in Dyer, Indiana for treatment. 

Upon canvassing the area the Officers found the victim was driven to Sauk Village by another person who was the driver of the vehicle. The driver explained to the officers he and the passenger came to Sauk Village to meet with an individual on the 22500 Nichols St.  When the driver and passenger met with the individual on Nichols St. the offender got into an argument with the passenger.  The offender pulled out a weapon and shot the victim. After the passenger was shot, the driver left the area to get help for the passenger. The passenger later passed away from the gunshot wound he received.

Since this became a homicide investigation the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force was called out to assist the Sauk Village Detective Division. The team worked on the case throughout the night and along with the South Suburban Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a house on Nichols St.  Later in the early morning hours the investigative Team arrested an individual who became a person of interest.

The Detective Division working closely with the Cook County States Attorney's office were able to file murder charges against the person they arrested earlier in the morning. 


Halloween:  The hours for Trick or Treat this year will be from 3pm to 6 pm.    
Environment: The mold remediation specialists removed all the drywall that they believed were a health hazard and contained mold.  The Public Works Department will be working on replacing the drywall that has been removed.

Community Engagement:  In concert with the President’s 21st Century Policing model and in an effort to improve the communication and relationships between the community of Sauk Village and its Police the Sauk Village Police Department will be hosting an open forum on Thursday October 27th, 2016 beginning at 4:00pm in the Police Department court room, 21701 Torrence Ave., Sauk Village, IL.  The forum titled, "Bridging the Gap" will provide a dialog that is designed to foster trust between the community and the Police.  In the spirit of cooperation, we will continue to have these types of meetings to build a foundation to strengthen community confidence.

The topic of this meeting will be: “How to interact when confronted with by the police”.  

Also at this meeting we, as a group, will discuss future meetings and topics.  This is sure to be an informative event with a focus on the youth of Sauk Village. 

Grant: The Enbridge Community Relations Coordinator contacted the Police Department and advised we were selected to receive a grant for "Shop with a Cop".  The exact amount was in the $2000 range according to the coordinator.





Sauk Village Fire Department Report - October 11, 2016


Sauk Village Fire Department Report


By: Fire Chief Al Stoffregen
October 11, 2016



Over the past 2 weeks, the fire department responded to 24 calls.

The fire department responded to:
  • 2 - Ambulance Assist
  • 9 - Automatic Fire Alarms
  • 1 - BOX 77
  • 1 - Brush Fire
  • 1 - Ceiling Collapse
  • 1 - CO Alarm
  • 1 - Dryer Fire
  • 1 - Odor Investigation
  • 1 - Stove Fire
  • 3 - Structure Fires
  • 4 - Vehicle Accidents (10-50)



Mayor and Board:



Be advised this is Fire Prevention Week. Fire Bureau is visiting schools this week ending with open house this Saturday. Also Fire Association is sending 2 firefighters to go to Champaign for fire training.




Sauk Village Public Works Report - October 11, 2016



Sauk Village Public Works Report


By: Kevin Weller
October 11, 2016

: PUBLIC GROUNDS & BUILDINGS – Cutting on going all village locations. Staff still cutting vacant homes moving through the list, checked 439 homes 110 that needed cutting.  The possible mold at P.D will be reviewed by TRF Environmental for recommendations. Replacement of tile at P.D. completed, new AC unit installed working. Window replacement at hall completed and inside light repairs misc. Replaced bulbs and ballast at F.D.



: ASPHALT WORK – Pothole work on east side completed still working on south side. Street & driveway repairs due to main break in Ross crescent and driveway at 21706 Orion in process.

 

:  STREET LIGHTS – Staff is working with vender to evaluate 20 individual locations were lights are going on/off possible wire issue village side, vender has sent replacement parts to try and resolve the issues. Staff will be out to change problem heads, we hope this will resolve the issues. Resolved wire faults, Peachtree /223st 215pl Galine /Cynthia and 1826 Sauk Trail. MORE WIRE FAULT WORK ON GOING.   

  

: WATER - Day to day schedules & EME CALLS. Completing all tests required by IEPA per month. Staff started and completed south side shut off list. We have also sent the jet out and shut off another 15 that were full of debris. Staff also dug 2 high bills to be shut off. Staff also repaired 3 main breaks on yates, 222pl, Mark Collins. We are also doing repairs in the well houses.



: GARBAGE – Day to day cleanup. IF YOU SEE ILLIGAL DUMPING PLEASE CALL POLICE, HELP KEEP OUR TOWN CLEAN. All regular trash pickup will be completed as regular mowing and summer upkeep resumes. I will as code to ticket resident who dump garbage or grass debris from there parkway into the street. Staff has been out cleaning storm lids covered with debris.  This is the main cause of storm sewer backup and flooded streets.



: HYDRANT & VALVE REPAIRS/REPLACED - Staff is working on several hydrants, 2 with broken couplers 223st med and Peachtree, 2 hit by cars, Torrence and Merrill and one part recall 1905 Sauk Trail. Once repaired we will resume replacement upgrades.



 : VEHICELS/ EQU-   Public works staff is doing their best to keep all vehicles within the department running safe. We are also trying to help each department with their repairs to keep moving forward. Dropping off and picking up P.D vehicles and on going small repairs.



: SANITARY SEWER COMPLAINTS – P.W. received 1 sewer complaint, they were notified that they would have to call a plumber. All after hour calls must go through the P.D non emergency # 758-1331 they will call P.W. Staff also completed 34 sewer checks. Repairs were made to power at the lift station 223st &Torrence.

     

: STORM SEWER REPAIRS – Staff has been out cleaning storm sewers due to rain. We have 3 locations we are working on 1904 219pl, SW corner of Oakbrook &Southbrook and 914 Mary Byrne.  219pl is almost completed and Oakbrook will be next and so on. Resume after branch pick up is completed.





: TREE BRANCHES & REMOVALS – Second and final branch pick up is complete all branches had to be out by 9/11 to be picked up; tickets will be issued if piles are placed out after completion. The sweeper followed after each section. 1Tree removed 2500 block 221st, trimmed 4, 2503 221st, and 3 removed Nichols 223pl.



: PARKS – Public Works will be working with Robinson Engineering on final design of the ball fields and Arrowhead Park. Staff preparing to remove damaged slide from 218 park this is the 4th park with damage to slides which are in need for replacement. The estimate cost per park is 4000 per slide; all parks are in need for upgrades.



:  LANDSCAPE WORK   Staff also started landscaping last year’s digs from b box, main breaks, and any other digs so far 221st Chappel, 1839 223st, 22409 Yates. Residents will have to wait for concrete work to complete final dirt work. Funding is slow going.    


Sauk Village Senior Committee Report - October 11, 2016



Sauk Village Senior Committee Report


October 11, 2016



Bloom Township Senior Community Lunch Program ‘Country Fall Fest’ with ‘Jerry Vernon and the Country Dune Band’ this Thursday, October 13th at the Serbian Social Center, Lansing. The tickets for the Tuesday, November 15th event will going on sale at the luncheon - $6.00 for township seniors and $12.00 for non-township seniors.


Don’t forget, Medicare part D open enrollment begins October 15th and ends December 7th with changes effective this coming January 1st.  Be sure you check that your current provider will still cover the medication you are presently using.


AARP Smart Driver course next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 18th and 19th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Bloom Township Center, 425 S Halsted, Chicago Heights.   Cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members payable to AARP.  For additional information call the township Senior Department at (708) 754-9400 ext. 7270.


Senior Citizens of Sauk Village a.k.a. Sunshiners will sponsor a Smart Meter presentation by ComEd this coming Monday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Center.  The adult public is invited.


All senior citizens (50+ years), regardless of residency are invited to attend the every Friday 12:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Open Activity.  Bottled water and light refreshments are available.  ‘Rummikub’ tile game is very popular with the attendees.  However, we have other games or you may bring your own game or craft. 

The next Saturday Open Activity with appetizers and finger type food will be October 22nd at 5:00 p.m.  Doors will be opened at 4:00 p.m.  A sign-up sheet is available ......see coordinators Steve Shymkus and Frank Williams.


Senior Committee meeting is this Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Sauk Village Administrator / Public Safety Director’s Report - October 11, 2016


Sauk Village Administrator / Public Safety Director’s Report


By: JW Fairman
October 11, 2016


During last month, I attended the IML and ICMA conferences, during the periods of 09/22-24/2016 In Chicago, IL and 09/25-28/2016 in Kansas MO.
Throughout each of these conferences there was a mantra on how to do more with less personnel through the use of technology. We all know, updates of our technology system is in dire need of a major upgrade, which we are presently pursuing. And, I am sure that we are all aware of this dire need throughout the village.
Further, the need for villages and other municipalities to build “Diverse leadership in our community and organization.” This is sorely needed in our and a lot of other communities. To accomplish this we would need to reach out to business, religious and educational institutions. All of us know that cooperation is badly needed regardless of differences of opinions. First, we need to promote the development of staff throughout the village operations, help elected officials and other community leaders identify, work toward, and achieve common goals and objectives.
Additionally, I met with representatives of an organization called community champions who helps municipalities develop ordinances requiring the registration of Default mortgage property providing for the purpose, intent and applicability of the ordinance  requiring for the registration and maintenance of certain real property by Mortgages; providing for penalties and enforcement, as well as the regulation, limitation and reductions of registerable real property within the municipality; providing for severability, repealed, codification and an effective date.
What does this mean for Sauk Village? It could mean that we would have at no cost to Sauk Village, are presentative that would assist us in ensuring that banks and other financial institutions would have to pay for the up keep of their properties and possibly pay taxes on them. I will be meeting with this company’s representative within the next three weeks.
The Villages daily operations are managed as effectively as possible given their limited human capital. Which means that all of our department are working at maximum capacity, save for some mishaps.
We continue to work to receive finances owed to the village by businesses and community members.
Thanks,

JW Fairman, Jr
Village Administrator

Monday, 10 October 2016

Sauk VIllage 2016/2017 CDGB Street Projects

If you missed the last Meet the Mayor the following information was announced.

Sauk Village will have over $1million in street repairs in 2016 & 2017. Below represents $200K in CDGB street repairs with construction starting on the streets highlighted in yellow (depending on weather) during the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2017.



Sauk Village Senior Group Sponsors ComEd Smart Metter Presentation

ComEd Smart Metter Presentation

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Sauk Village Senior Center
21801 TORRENCE AVENUE - NORTH ENTRANCE


Sponsored by: Sauk Village Senior Citizens - Sunshiners



Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report - September 13, 2016


Sauk Village Police Department

Board Meeting Report 09/13/2016





  • Police Service Case Summary: 
    • During the period of 08/23/2016 thru 09/13/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 42 arrests.     

  • CalCom Report:
    • For a period between 08/23/2016 and 09/13/2016 the police department received 855 calls for service.

  • Cases of Note:  

    • On 8/25/2016 Officers were called to the 21700 block of Peterson Ave. for a gunshot victim.  According to the victim she had just arrived at the location and exited her vehicle to enter her boyfriend's house when she observed two males across the street from the house.  When she saw the males she heard gunshots and ducked for cover.  The males ran from the area and her boyfriend came out of the house only to find his girlfriend had been shot. The victim's boyfriend called the police and an ambulance.  The victim was taken to St. Margaret's hospital and eventually transferred to Stroger Hospital.  The detective assigned to this matter conducted interviews and recovered shell casing evidence which were sent to the lab.  No arrests have been made at this time and this case remains an open and ongoing investigation.



    • On 8/25/2016 Officers were called to the 100 block of Carriage Lane for a report of a juvenile victim receiving lude pictures via text messages.  The Officers arrived to find the mother of the victim who explained a friend was sending her daughter sexually explicit photos.  The Officers confirmed the receipt of the photos and turned this matter over to the Detective Division who secured charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child charges on the offender.

    • On 9/7/2016 Officers met with a victim of domestic battery who was crying outside of here residence on the 22400 block of Nichols. The Officers were told by the victim that her ex-boyfriend/subject was sitting outside on the porch drinking alcohol. She advised the Officer that she felt her ex-boyfriend was intoxicated and told him that he was not allowed inside the house until he sobered up. The offender then threatened her that if he was not allowed back in the house then nobody was going to enter the residence. She attempted to walk past him and he bumped her shoulder with his shoulder and then he began fondling her. The victim felt threatened and threw water in his face to get away from him. The offender proceeded to place his hand on her throat and choked her to the point where she was unable to breath. Witnesses observed the whole incident but recanted the story related by the victim.  The victim wanted to sign complaints and the offender was taken into custody.  The Detectives were able to obtain domestic violence felony charges on the offender due to his extensive record.

    • On 9/7/2016 Officers were called to 2600 Marigold and met with the victim who stated that his apartment had been burglarized two days in a row.  The Officers on the scene conducted a canvass of the area and found a witness who identified and individual carrying items similar to what was stolen.  Officers identified the individuals and took him into the station.  The person was found to have been the offender who broke into the victim's home.  The detective were able to locate the items and secured felony burglary charges on the offender.

  • Truancy:  Bloom Trail High School has hired a new truancy Officer who has been working closely with our Police Department.  So far the new Truancy Officer seems to have had a positive effect in Sauk Village.  We will be reviewing the truancy ordinance and sending recommendations to see how we can enhance the ordinance.

  • Environment: The asbestos has been removed from the station.  We are waiting on the environmentalist to assess the rest of the station for any lingering mold issues. 

  • Parking: Sauk Village vehicle stickers were due on July 1st, 2016.  If you have not yet purchased your sticker I encourage you to do so immediately.  Also, the police have been receiving complaints about vehicles parked blocking the sidewalks making it difficult for families with strollers to walk on the sidewalk.  It is a village ordinance Chapter 74, Sec. 74-135 (a) (1) (b) that a vehicle cannot be parked on a sidewalk. Please be aware of where you park not to block the sidewalks.

  • Gratitude: Officer Aguayo was recognized by his Strike Force Supervisor who wrote the below email.







Free Upcoming Senior Enrichment Seminar - October 13, 2016


Free Upcoming Senior Enrichment Seminar - October 25, 2016


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

From The Village Clerks Desk

FREE RECYCLE BINS HAVE ARRIVED- COURTESY OF REPUBLIC SERVICES


The 95 gallon totes will be dropped off to every home that receives garbage pickup. Attached to the tote is the lists of what items can and cannot be recycled in those totes. You cannot place anything in the tote that is not listed under the acceptable items.

There is also a calendar attached to the totes that show when your tote will be picked up (bi-weekly).

The tote and the bi-weekly pick up are free of charge to the resident.

You can refuse the recycle tote by calling Republic Services at 708/754-5460.

Find out more about Republic Services including the $1.00 Senior Discount application in the September Sauk Talk which can be found on the village website www.saukvillage.org or at the McConathy Public Library and the Village Hall.

Other information included in the September Sauk Talk is:
A Letter from Mayor Hanks
What's Happening in Sauk Village
November 2016 Election News
April 2017 Local Elected Officials Election
Police Department News
Senior News
Neighborhood Watch News
Blossoms News
Housing Commission News

Respectfully,
Village Clerk Debbie Williams
708/753-5121

Girl Scout Leaders Needed


Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report - September 27, 2016



Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report


By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski
September 27, 2016



  • Police Service Case Summary:  During the period of 09/13/2016 thru 09/26/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 24 arrests.     
  • CalCom Report: For a period between 09/13/2016 and 09/26/2016 the police department received 488 calls for service.
  • Cases of Note:
    • On 9/16/2016 Officers were called to 21800 block of Jeffry and were met by the victim who stated her ex-boyfriend came to her house looking for money.  An argument ensued and the offender hit the victim and her sister.  After the incident the offender left the area.  The victim came to the police department and received a complaint summons packet to obtain a warrant for the offender.  The Detectives were able to locate the offender and arrested him on the charges.  This case is now pending in court
    • On 9/17/2016 Officers were called to the 1800 block of 224th St. for a domestic dispute.  Upon arrival the victim told the officers that their brother got into an altercation with their grandmother and a sister.  The grandmother told the victim and the offender to leave the house.  Once outside the fight continued with the offender leaving the scene.  The offender expressed she wanted to file charges on her brother a complain summons package was completed to obtain a warrant for the offender.  The Detective were also able to locate and arrest the offender ion this matter.
    • On 9/21/2016 Officers were called to the McDonalds parking lot on Sauk Trail for a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot.  When the Officers arrived they found a male subject passed out in the driver's side of the vehicle.  The Officers were able to arouse the individual who exited the car. As the driver opened the side door, the responding Officer observed a small clear plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance next to drivers left leg on the floor of the vehicle. When the driver exited the vehicle, another small clear plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance was located on the driver seat where the driver was sitting. The driver was then placed in custody without incident and placed in a squad car. Upon searching the vehicle, seven (7) additional small clear plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance were located in the driver door arm rest/pull handle. The Officers conducted a field drug test and found the substance to be heroin.  The driver was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
  • Training: In an ongoing effort to improve the communication and relationship between law enforcement and the community, the FBI Chicago Division is partnering with Chicago State University (CSU) to host a law enforcement and community engagement symposium which I will be attending tomorrow, Wednesday (9/28). The symposium will provide a forum for open dialog to discuss the decay of law enforcement trust and legitimacy, stemming from legal, social, and policy issues associated with race relations and use of force incidents in minority communities.  The symposium will be structured within the framework of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing model, utilizing findings and recommendations of the report to facilitate an organized approach to discuss options, suggestions, and ongoing law enforcement initiatives to build community trust, while reducing crime and mitigating excessive force incidents.
  • Environment: Mike Eiermann, Sauk Village Public Works replaced the old asbestos tiles in the police station and did a magnificent job. The new tiles certainly brightened up the station. The next step in the process is to remove the mold.  The mold remediation specialists will be removing the mold on Wednesday 9/28/2016.