Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report
By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski
October 11, 2016
- 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.