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.