Sauk Village Crime
Cassandra

Lansing, IL

#1885 Jun 20, 2008
It is on the Northeast Corner of Rt. 30 and was annexed into Sauk Village some time ago.
Is that in Sauk Village wrote:
That is north of Rte 30. Isn't that incorporated Ford Heights?
NWI from SV

Chicago, IL

#1886 Jun 21, 2008
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR SAUK VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD?(Vol. 4)

Got some good ones this time around for the residents of Sauk Village. Perhaps you will recognize some of the names or addresses as living right next door.

DUI ARREST Keturah D. Primer, 31, of Sauk Village, was charged with drunken driving, speeding and improper lane usage after a traffic stop May 25 at Glenwood Road and Alice Street, Glenwood police said.

LICENSE SUSPENDED Camille B. Mason-Brown, 28, of Sauk Village, was charged with driving while license suspended after a traffic stop June 4 in the 21300 block of Main Street, Matteson police said.

WEAPON, SOLICITING Ronald Appling, 38, 1602 Euclid Ave., Chicago Heights, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and Tracy Mack, 27, 21644 Peterson, Sauk Village, was charged with soliciting June 5 in the 1800 block of Chicago Road, Chicago Heights police said

FORGERY ARREST Shavez E. Hawkins, 36, of Sauk Village, was charged with forgery after trying to cash a fraudulent check for $2,950 June 12 at Chase Bank, 18701 Halsted St.

DYER ROBBERY, ELUDING, CHILD ENDANGERMENT Charges were filed Friday against two 19-year-old women who Dyer police say hit a woman over the head with a pry bar as they robbed her and then led police on a chase Wednesday night.

Latasha Latoya Barnslater, 210 W. 75th Place, Apt. A, Merrillville, was charged with one count of robbery, a Class A felony, and two counts of resisting law enforcement, a Class D felony.

Chante Latrice Stinson, 2854 E. 223rd St., Sauk Village, was charged with one count of robbery, one count of resisting law enforcement and one count of neglect of a dependent, a Class D felony.

Bond had not been set as of Friday afternoon. Both women are being held in Lake County Jail, Dyer Detective Dave Hein said.

A third suspect still has not been located, but police don't believe that person played a major role in the incident, Hein said.

Police said a 53-year-old St. John woman was struck several times in the head with a pry bar while leaving the Jewel Osco at U.S. 30 and Calumet Avenue, just before 10 p.m.

Witnesses gave detailed descriptions to police, who located the getaway car at U.S. 41 and Deer Creek Drive in Schererville. As the driver was being taken into custody, a passenger drove off in the vehicle, police said.

A chase ensued, and when the car stopped in the front yard of a Schererville home, two occupants got out and ran, leaving Stinson's 6-month-old son in the back seat of the car, police said.

Police believe Stinson was the person who struck the woman in the head with the pry bar. The victim was taken to the hospital and released after one day, Hein said.

The 6-month-old boy was taken to St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Dyer as a precaution. Child services then took custody of the infant.

During the scuffle, Dyer police used a stun gun on Barnslater because she was being combative and kicking, Hein said.

Schererville police assisted in the arrests.
NWI from SV

Englewood, CO

#1887 Jun 22, 2008
As one of the more outspoken critics of the Sauk Village Administration, I think recognition and a job well done is in order on quickly charging someone in this alleged murder case. Though still pending and underway, it is apparent they were on their game with this one. Nice work and I have to give them credit where credit is due. Also, be sure to stop by the Topix forum discussing this issue. It is abuzz with information and added information not yet released to the general public or news agencies.

From The Northwest Indiana Times Online
www.thetimesonline.com

Bond was set at $1 million Saturday for a 20-year-old Lynwood woman charged with murder in connection with a body found last week in a badly burned home.

Sauk Village police arrested Christina D. Stone on Friday. She was charged with two counts of aggravated arson and one count of first-degree murder.

Stone appeared at a bond hearing Saturday morning at the 6th District Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Markham. Once bond was set, Stone was transferred to the Cook County Jail.

Stone's next hearing is set for 9 a.m. July 10 in Markham.

The arrest stems from a June 15 fire that destroyed a home at 237 Falcon Drive in the Weatherstone Lakes subdivision in Sauk Village.

A man's body was found Wednesday by an insurance investigator who was checking into the fire. Sauk Village Detective Sgt. Tim Holevis said authorities are awaiting positive identification of the victim before the name is released. However, police said the victim is white and in his early 20s. Holevis said the man did not live at the house where he was found.

The Cook County medical examiner's office said autopsy results could take from four to six weeks to complete. The case remains under investigation.
Nameless

Naperville, IL

#1888 Jun 22, 2008
A 16 yr old boy was just shot in the head down the street from the library. Witnesses say there were more than 100 shots fired. Any information? This is getting ridiculous!!! What's next a gang war in Sauk Village? WE NEED HELP OUT HERE!!!!! WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION TO REALIZE THIS
TRON AKA RAWBS LIL SISTER

Naperville, IL

#1889 Jun 22, 2008
sv has gone to the crapper. Look at all the freakin lil kids in the streets. im sorry im sick of getting mouthed at from some 10 yr olds who came from the projects. next time ill just run the lil urbans over. They need to just nuke the town and start over...
Nameless

Naperville, IL

#1890 Jun 22, 2008
What does that have to do with the teenager that just got shot!!!! I just got news that he didn't make it. Another youth taken away. It's sad to see all these young people dying to such violence. The saddest thing is they are killing each other!!!! WE NEED TO SAVE OUR YOUTH!!!!!!
anonomous

Chicago, IL

#1891 Jun 22, 2008
I give the police officers of Sauk Village credit. I dont think anyone on here knows or understands what they have to go through every day in this town. Then to top it off by dealing with the attitude and bad mouthing people do be cause they aren't happy with the ending results. Those people that are the first to poin fingers are usually the ones to blame for the problems.
unknown

Calumet City, IL

#1892 Jun 23, 2008
You are wrong again
NWI from SV wrote:
As one of the more outspoken critics of the Sauk Village Administration, I think recognition and a job well done is in order on quickly charging someone in this alleged murder case. Though still pending and underway, it is apparent they were on their game with this one. Nice work and I have to give them credit where credit is due. Also, be sure to stop by the Topix forum discussing this issue. It is abuzz with information and added information not yet released to the general public or news agencies.
From The Northwest Indiana Times Online
www.thetimesonline.com
Bond was set at $1 million Saturday for a 20-year-old Lynwood woman charged with murder in connection with a body found last week in a badly burned home.
Sauk Village police arrested Christina D. Stone on Friday. She was charged with two counts of aggravated arson and one count of first-degree murder.
Stone appeared at a bond hearing Saturday morning at the 6th District Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Markham. Once bond was set, Stone was transferred to the Cook County Jail.
Stone's next hearing is set for 9 a.m. July 10 in Markham.
The arrest stems from a June 15 fire that destroyed a home at 237 Falcon Drive in the Weatherstone Lakes subdivision in Sauk Village.
A man's body was found Wednesday by an insurance investigator who was checking into the fire. Sauk Village Detective Sgt. Tim Holevis said authorities are awaiting positive identification of the victim before the name is released. However, police said the victim is white and in his early 20s. Holevis said the man did not live at the house where he was found.
The Cook County medical examiner's office said autopsy results could take from four to six weeks to complete. The case remains under investigation.
sv cop

Calumet City, IL

#1893 Jun 23, 2008
Thank you
anonomous wrote:
I give the police officers of Sauk Village credit. I dont think anyone on here knows or understands what they have to go through every day in this town. Then to top it off by dealing with the attitude and bad mouthing people do be cause they aren't happy with the ending results. Those people that are the first to poin fingers are usually the ones to blame for the problems.
theoneuhatesover ymuch

United States

#1894 Jun 23, 2008
yea it's not the police... and honestly sauk village is lucky they even have a somewhat decent department.... would u wanna do the job they do? in that town?
becky sauk village

Chicago, IL

#1895 Jun 23, 2008
i have been here for over 30 years. i raised my children here and it was a great town.
why isn't there any big stores here? i know we could have had a k-mart and of course the higher ups veto'd it. maybe if we had some big stores so that people could have jobs, it wouldn't be in the shape it's in today. not everyone has a car that they could travel far for a job. we don't need all the bars and of course the dollar stores.
all the town worries about is if we paint our fences or other small repairs around our homes.
and another thing, they have no services for the seniors. i pay 40.00 week to have my grass cut. to me thats a lot of money. i don't mind paying for a service which i'm sure the village can do for a smaller amount. first of all, get these kids off the streets so we can drive our cars. this is not about black and white, it's about helping the people who are trying to live safely. wake up representatives. you still have a lot of good people here.

Since: Apr 08

Lansing, IL

#1896 Jun 23, 2008
Sauk Village police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in the south suburb Sunday night.

Jeremy Robinson was shot around 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of 217th Place, authorities said Monday. Robinson, who lived nearby in the 2500 block of 221st Street, was taken to St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, where he was pronounced dead just after 11 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Sauk Village police said they were investigating the shooting with the help of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force but declined to release details early Monday. Another senseless murder has hit the town of Sauk Village....
SOS

Chicago, IL

#1897 Jun 23, 2008
Is there any news on the young man that was killed on Peterson? I know that the police have their hands full and I take my hat off to them. This was once again a senseless killing. My prayers are with both the victim and person who pulled the trigger's family.
start giving tickets

AOL

#1898 Jun 23, 2008
start giving $100 fines to the parents of the kids that are in the streets. When you pass them by in your cars, they look at you like you're not suppose to be driving in "their" street and give out dirty looks and say a few choice words.
Deb

Stevensville, MI

#1899 Jun 23, 2008
So does anyone have info about the shooting last night?

It's getting scary. I live by Paxton and I could swear that another gunshot went off close to us about midnight last night. It didn't sound like fireworks.

Also, does anyone know if there was an arrest from the girl killed in April?

Deb
NWI from SV

Chicago, IL

#1900 Jun 23, 2008
From The Northwest Indiana Times Online
www.thetimesonline.com

Police say they are in a good position to find the person who killed Brashai Griffin, a 15-year-old Bloom Trail High School student.

Griffin was found April 4 in Plum Creek by a Sauk Village search team. An autopsy found the girl was strangled, and her death was ruled a homicide.

"We're waiting for specific things to come back," Sauk Village Police Chief Thomas Lacheta said in regards to evidence being processed. "We're standing in a good position, and we are waiting for some key pieces of evidence to come back."

Lacheta cited an ongoing investigation when asked to elaborate on the evidence.

Griffin, a freshman at Bloom Trail in Steger, last was seen early April 1 and reported missing the next day.

Police had not had any recent reports of attempted abductions, and investigators did not find any circumstances that would indicate an abduction at the home.

Lacheta ordered a search of the village about noon April 4.

A little more than five hours later, a member of one search team spotted Griffin's body in an area of Plum Creek behind Rickover Junior High School, 22151 Torrence Ave. It was about 12 feet from an area known as a popular shortcut for teenagers.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sauk Village Police Department.
NWI from SV

Chicago, IL

#1901 Jun 23, 2008
Look, alot of the Police in Sauk Village are dedicated, hardworking professionals in their field. And quite honestly, no I wouldn't want their job. Pulling a car over for almost black tinted windows on their car, and having to walk up on it armed or otherwise just isn't my cup of tea. But they CHOSE to work here. And believe it or not, Sauk Village has about the best balance for a career police professional to get their start. Not too violent, yet not too slow.

That's why many graduating Crimminal Justice and Crimminal law enforecment professions choose Sauk Village Police Department. They are usually always hiring, and since the Village Administration essentially made residency null and void, by making "residency" residency within a 20 mile radius of Sauk Village for its police, we can at least recruit more police from a larger pool, but most move on after a year or so, effectively using SVPD as a "Launching Pad" for their career, and selet a higher paying community after starting in Sauk Village.

Which explains alot about the turnover and constantly changing faces you see now on SVPD. Sure some will stay on longer, but most won't.

So you see Theoneyouhatesoverymuch, Sauk Village is a better choice than say, Harvey, Markham, Calumet Park, or even Dolton as far as starting career moves go. But evidently we don't pay enough to keep and retain talented, dedicated cops on our police department.

So what do you say, SV Cop. Is that pretty close, or can you elaborate on what I posted. EVERY cop no matter where they work, has a hard job. From spitting drunks, fights, to being shot at, to foul mouthed little bastards that don't have common sense to walk on a sidewalk, I wouldn't want their job either. In fact it's pretty safe to assume MOST of us wouldn't. So they already have my respect as Police Officers already. Alot of what's wrong in Sauk Village isn't the fault of the Police, but the Administration and those responsible for the decision making are.

Cops are just doing the jobs they signed up for. And deserve respect and cooperation wherever possible, because their job is already hard enough without someone acting like an ass. We all need to remember that because sometime, sooner or later, a cop will help all of us at one point or another in our lives, directly or indirectly.

Since: May 08

United States

#1902 Jun 23, 2008
Yes, it starts at home. I ask myself the following questions often:

During the day, why are the kids out side and the parents are at work?

During school, why are the parents not involved with their children education?

Why do I always see alot of the kids playing and the parents are mowing the lawn and taking out ht e trash?

What happen to the children that use to help their neighbor shove the snow, mow the lawn and etc?

What happen to the kids being int he house when the before the lights come on?

It starts at home. These kids do it because parents allow it.

It takes a village, but it's possible.
Kids are killing kids! For what? Why?

This have to stop, they are our FUTURE!!!

Are u with me, or am I by myself?
16yr Taxpayer of Sv

Harvey, IL

#1903 Jun 23, 2008
Hi all, I just went down Burnham avenue and there is an accident just west of Burnham in the S-curve. Don't know how bad it is but the SVPD have Sauk Trail west of Burnham all blocked off.. The police have the big spotlights on over there by the accident..
NWI from SV

Chicago, IL

#1904 Jun 23, 2008
From The Northwest Indiana Times Online
www.thetimesonline.com

Friends and relatives say a gunman could not have been aiming for Jeremy Robinson when he squeezed off a burst of bullets in Sauk Village on Sunday night, killing the 19-year-old.

Robinson, of the 2500 block of 221st Street in Sauk Village, died of a gunshot wound to the head at 11:08 p.m. Sunday at St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Olympia Fields, said a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office. Sauk Village police radioed other departments for help with crowd control around the shooting at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of 217th Place.

Standing in that home's driveway Monday night, Robinson's brother, Michael Walton, described his brother as helpful, friendly and free of gang affiliations or criminal entanglements that might make him a target for gunfire.

"This was not supposed to happen to him," Walton said.

Sauk Village police offered no information Monday.

Decent weather brought crowds out into streets and yards before the shooting, Walton said. Robinson, a recent transplant to Sauk Village from Chicago, had come from playing basketball to relaxing in the driveway, Walton said. A man walked up and fired more than a dozen shots, hitting Robinson in the head, Walton said. Robinson survived the ride to the hospital, where he died, Walton said.

"I ain't going to be able to see that smile no more," Walton said.

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