Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report
By: Police Chief Robert Kowalski
January 24, 2019
-Police Service Case Summary: During the period of 12/13/2016 thru 1/23/2017 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 78 arrests.
-CalCom Report: For a period between 12/13/2016 and 1/24/2017 the police department received 1484 calls for service.
-Cases of Note:
On 12/29/2106 at approximately 2pm, 2 male/black subjects, both approximately 6 ft. entered the US Bank Branch located on the corner of Torrence Ave and Sauk Trail Rd., Sauk Village, IL. Both subjects wore hats and masks and were armed with handguns. The offenders demanded cash from the tellers and vaulted the counters to grab cash from the drawers. Within a short time they were gone and fled in a waiting vehicle silver Chevy Impala s/b on Torrence from the area. Officers responding to the scene canvassed the area with negative results. The FBI was called to assist in the investigation. The vehicle was later found on a side street in Dyer, Indiana burned out. This matter is being worked jointly with the FBI. To date, the FBI is following up on several positive leads on this matter.
On 1/12/2017 at approximately 0700 hrs. a shooting occurred on the 21700 block of Peterson. A male/black 29 year old victim was shot in a drive by shooting in front of his residence. The offenders fled from the area south on Peterson. The victim was taken to St. Margaret hospital then transferred to Christ Hospital Trauma Center. Due to the severity of the shooting the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force has been activated. The victim is still in the hospital in stable condition.
On 1/20/2017 the US Bank located on Sauk Trail and Torrence was robbed by a M/B late 20's. The offender took the money and fled the scene on foot. The officers responding located a subject matching the description in the area of Sauk Trail and Orion. A show up of the offender was conducted and a positive ID was made of the offender who was then placed into custody. The FBI was called and filed federal bank robbery charges on the offender since this is a federally insured institution. (See article below)
-Vest Grant: Officers recently received their vests. The receipts will be submitted for reimbursement to the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.
-Letter of Thanks: We received a letter of thanks for participating in the Shop with a Cop. Ofc. Andrew Vaughn and I are very appreciative of the experience to help out the children of Sauk Village and we look forward to doing this for years to come. (See letter below).
-Letter of Commendation: Ofc. Chad Frederickson with his K-9 Falco assisted the Steger PD on January 6th which resulted in the seizure of drugs and arrests. (See letter below).
-Funeral Services: I am attending the wake of Bloomingdale Police Officer Raymond Anthony Murrell who passed away on duty January 19, 2017.
Man charged with robbing Sauk Village bank
A man has been charged with robbing a bank Friday afternoon in south suburban Sauk Village.
Terrance D. Dobbins, 36, faces one federal count of bank robbery, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.
About 3:05 p.m. Friday, Dobbins walked into the U.S. Bank branch at 2600 E. Sauk Trail Rd. in Sauk Village and gave a teller a note that said, “Give me $10,000,” according to the complaint.
The teller asked Dobbins if he had an account with the bank and if he wanted to make a withdrawal, and Dobbins said no, according to the complaint.
The teller realized the bank was being robbed, took cash from the teller drawer and handed it to Dobbins, according to the complaint.
Dobbins asked something to the effect of, “That’s all you have?” and the teller said yes, according to the complaint. Dobbins walked out of the bank with $1,350.
Immediately after, another bank employee learned of the robbery from the teller, and saw the suspect walking through the bank parking lot wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a “Michael Jordan” logo on the front.
One of the tellers called 911, reported the robbery and gave police a description of the suspect, according to the complaint.
About five minutes later, a Sauk Village police officer spotted someone matching the description in a drainage ditch area near the bank, according to the complaint. Dobbins surrendered as soon as he was approached by the officer.
The stolen cash was found on Dobbins during a search, who admitted robbing the bank in a recorded statement, according to the complaint.
“Great investigative response and arrested by Sauk Village, Illinois, Police Department,” FBI spokesman Garrett Croon said.
Dobbins, of Hazel Crest, had his initial court appearance Monday morning in federal court.