Saturday, 13 October 2007

Area 2 Salutes TRU Officers

Area 2 Detectives Salutes Targeted Response Unit Officers: P.O. B. Nielson, P.O. C. Barrera, P.O. T. Browning, P.O. J. Jones, P.O. L. Trieto and P.O. J. Alvarez.

On 29 Aug. 07, a victim was shot numerous times at 9200 S. Dauphine. The reporting Detectives were able through the course of the investigation obtain a search warrant for the offenders residence. With the assistance of the above listed officers, one Tec 9mm as well as a .32 caliber revolver and live ammunition were recovered from the offenders residence.

Thanks for a job well done.

Thursday, 11 October 2007


To the Police Officers who worked the 30th Anniversary of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon on Sunday, 07 October 2007, a huge THANK YOU goes out to you for your compassion and extra ordinary efforts shown to the thousands of runners who were overcome by the extreme temperatures. Each and every Officer is to be commended for their outstanding help in assisting the many runners under such extreme conditions.

The actions of these fine Officers most surely assisted in preventing many more injuries in this dangerous situation.

Assistant Deputy Superintendent Ralph Chiczewski

Deputy Chief James Keating

Commander Frank Gross

Tuesday, 02 October 2007


On behalf of the Special Functions Group, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all of the support by members of the Chicago Police Department during the Mayor’s Hemispheric Forum. Your professionalism was evident with all of the participants. Once again thank you for proudly representing the City.

Assistant Deputy Superintendent Ralph Chiczewski

Monday, 01 October 2007

Thank You for the Narcotics Trafficking Summit


I would like to thank all the members that attended the Narcotics Trafficking Summit that took place on Wednesday, 26 Sept 07. I would also like to extend a heart filled thanks to all members who participated in putting the Summit together. Because of your hard work and dedication it was a success.

Thanks for a job well done. Hiram Grau Deputy Superintendent Bureau of Investigative Services

17th District Successes

Submitted by Lieut. Joseph Porebski #780

Tactical Lieutenant 17th District

The following incidents describe the fine work done by the men and women of the 17th District on a daily basis:

Weapons Violation

4626 N. Kelso 06SEP07

Ofc. NESTOROWICZ and CHAPELLO responded to a call of disturbance with noise and dog abuse at the above location. Upon arrival they observed a subject standing at the door. The subject saw the officers then ran upstairs. The officers followed and caught up with the subject at the door of his apartment. The officers observed on the counter .45 ammunition. A further search of the location revealed an unregistered .45 cal semiautomatic handgun. The OFFENDER was charged accordingly.

Battery Aggravated/Knife

4752 W. Belmont 08SEP07

Ofc. COLLAZO and MARTINEZ responded to multiple calls of a fight and a man stabbed. Upon arrival at Cicero and Belmont, they discovered that the incident resulted from a conflict between the Latin Brothers and Latin Kings. They began a thorough interview and detained all witnesses for further investigation. Tactical Officers MELOSCIA, LOPEZ, FOSS and DRIVER also responded and with a coordinated effort were able to arrest four of the five involved OFFENDERs, several for criminal damage to vehicle and one repeat OFFENDER for aggravated battery with a knife. The VICTIM survived the encounter with two stab wounds and eight broken ribs.

Assault Aggravated w/handgun

3230 W. Belmont 24SEP07

Ofc. CWYNAR and CYHANIUK responded to a call of a man with a gun on the street. Upon arrival they met with the VICTIM who pointed out two subjects who had pointed a gun at him. The officers gave chase as the two OFFENDERS split up. A short foot chase ensued in which both OFFENDERs were apprehended and the weapon, a .38 revolver was recovered. The OFFENDERs were both charged with felony offenses.

To all of the officers mentioned here, and many others protecting the Albany Park Community, a job well done!

Stay safe.

Saturday, 29 September 2007




September 12, 2007

Superintendent Dana Starks

Interim Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department

Dear Superintendent Starks:

I am writing to bring to your attention the excellent police work done by Sgt. Jon P. Hein (15th Dist.) and Officer Brian G. Murphy ( 24th Dist.) on a case in which a woman was brutally beaten and car jacked in Skokie. The defendant recently pled guilty to 25 years IDOC under People v. Richard Graves, 05CR-5305.

Two days after the attack in which the victim had her car and purse taken, Sgt. Rein and Officer Murphy stopped a car in which the defendant, Richard Graves, was a passenger. The defendant was seen tossing a cannabis cigarette and placed under arrest. PO Rein and Murphy found on the defendant the victim's driver's license and a key that matched the make of the car taken.

After questioning the defendant, he took Sgt. Rein and Officer Murphy to where he had left the car. The car was recovered and defendant's prints found inside. The defendant subsequently made admissions to Skokie police detectives.

If not for the attention paid by Sgt. Rein and Officer Murphy to the crime reports coming out of Skokie and recognizing both the name of the victim and type of car she was driving, this crime may never have been solved. Their attention to detail and constant vigilance are a credit to the Chicago Police Department.

Additionally, their professionalism during the numerous pretrial motions helped assure that all the evidence was admitted. I wish to commend their efforts.


Martin F. Moore, ASA

Cook County State's Attorney's Office

Skokie IL

cc: Commander 15th District; Commander 24th District.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007


I would like to thank all CPD & OEMC members detailed to the African Festival Of The Arts, 31 August thru 3 September 2007. Your professionalism and response to citizens attending the fest was appreciated, in dealing with one of the largest events in Washington Park.

Thank you for a job well done!

Lynette S. Helm District Commander 2nd District

Saturday, 25 August 2007


On behalf of the 18th District, HATS OFF to the men and women assigned to work the 2007 Air and Water Show. Your efforts and professionalism are commendable, making this annual event a great success.

Thank you for a job well done! Stay safe.

Commander Steve Georgas, 18th District

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Thank You


On behalf of District Commanders Lynette Helm (2nd District) and Howard Lodding (21st District), I want to thank all the Department members and all other City agencies detailed to the 78th Annual Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic on Saturday, 11 August 2007. Your professionalism and demeanor dealing with the largest parade of its kind in the nation under adverse weather conditions is truly commendable.

Thank you for a job well done!

Daniel F. Dugan Deputy Chief Area One Patrol

Friday, 17 August 2007



August 13, 2007

Mr. Dana V. Starks, Interim Superintendent

Chicago Police Department 3510

Dear Superintendent Starks:

I wish to express my gratitude to you on behalf of the officers of the Rolling Meadows Police Department for assistance rendered to them by officers of the Chicago Police Department.

On August 6, 2007, while conducting a homicide investigation which led to the area of 7519 S. Vemon in Chicago, Rolling Meadows detectives received assistance from Gang Intelligence Unit 193 of the Chicago Police Department. This assistance included weekend intelligence gathering prior to the August 6 operation, notification and "de-confliction" with 006 District Command staff, surveillance coordination, surveillance assistance and arrest support.

As a result, Rolling Meadows detectives were able to locate and arrest Taylor, Patrick D. without incident. Following his August 6, 2007 arrest, Mr. Taylor was charged in Cook County with First Degree Murder for the Rolling Meadows murder which occurred on August 19,2006. Together, our officers removed a very violent and active criminal from the streets of Chicago and Cook County. This operation is the most recent example of the fine history of cooperation that exists between the men and women of our organizations.

Please extend my personal thanks and professional acknowledgment to the following individuals for their service rendered to the Rolling Meadows Police Department:

John J Risley, Deputy Superintendent

Mike Cronin, Deputy Chief, Retired

Commander Nicholas J. Roti (193)

Sergeant John Kohles (193) and the following

Gang Intelligence Specialists from Unit 193: P. O. 's Sean Tully, Dale Potter, James Ciannella, Russ White and Dan Dimatteo.

Feel free to contact my office should you or your staff require our assistance in this or future matters.


Steven Williams Chief of Police

Rolling Meadows Police Department


Area 4 Detective Division Salutes 10th District Police Officers: P.O. H. Salgado, and P.O. D. Otero. 

On 15 Jun. 07, Officers Salgado & Otero were on patrol when they observed three subjects pulling a city garbage can down the street. The officers approached the subjects in order to conduct a field interview. The officers then observed the garbage can to contain numerous clothing items with the sales tags still intact. The officers detained the subjects and conducted a search of the nearest retail store and observed that forced entry had been made above the rear door of the business.

The officers contacted the owner of the business who came to the location, where he identified the items as being from his store. Due to the officers keen observation and dedication to duty, three felons were removed from the streets.

Thanks for a job well done.

Monday, 26 March 2007

Good Work On St. Pat's Day Parade

The Deputy Chief of Central Control Group would like to extend his gratitude to the officers who participated in the Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Because of your dedication, the safety of the participants and the citizens were never in question.  Your professionalism speaks volumes.  Thank you for another successful event.

Kevin Hannigan


Central Control Group


Monday, 26 February 2007

Kudos To Cops for Kids Participants

The Field Technology Training Unit represented the Bureau of Administrative Services well when they took part in Cops for Kids bowling event at Centennial Lanes in Tinley Park, IL, on 24 February 2007.

Ready to bowl and donning “Field Tech Training Femmes Fatale? team shirts, the Field Technology Training team (Sgt. Maryet Hall, P.O. Linda Davis, F.T.O. Charemi Jones, P.O. Rosilynn Sutton and P.O. Linda Walton) was proud to deliver a donation of more than $1,300!!!  The team also sends a huge thank you to everyone who helped them attain this level of success.

The team also made a healthy donation to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, thanks to support from their co-workers, family and friends. They hope they will be able to count on your repeated support next year.

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

TRU Officers Remember One of Their Own

Last night a one year memorial service was held at the Archbishop Quigley Seminary High School Chapel for Police Officer Eric Solorio of the Targeted Response Unit who passed away February 12, 2006 from injuries received on-duty. 

The mother and family of Eric, along with Deputy Superintendent Risley, ADS Chiczewski, and Cmdr. O'Donnell were present.  Along with everyone, the heart of TRU, the hardworking Police Officers, were at the service.  It was a wall-to-wall presence of TRU members.  It truly made me proud to be the Commander of TRU seeing all the TRU members supporting the family and keeping Eric's memory everlasting. 

Thank you to Rev. Bruce Wellems

Thursday, 08 February 2007

Teamwork Helps Find Missing Woman

Because of an overwhelming display of teamwork, thoroughness and professionalism, the life of a 42-year old woman with autism was saved.

Denira Reynard suffers from autism that has left her with the mental capacity of a 2 or 3 year-old and almost no verbal ability.  On the 5th of February she left her apartment at 4:00 AM and the call went out.

Units from the  16th, 19th, 20th, 23rd and 24th districts all worked together to conduct an extensive search in brutally cold weather to find this "high-risk" missing.  Searching under "L" train platforms, in subways and throughout the streets, these officers worked against time and the weather to find this woman.

Their efforts were rewarded. She was located and has been safely reunited with her family.

All of the officers involved deserve kudos for their efforts.  We know it's "all in a day's work", but the job was done in good fashion with a great result.

Nice teamwork.

Wednesday, 07 February 2007

Central Control Does It Again!!

Here's a big thank you from the Deputy Chief of the Central Control group.  In his own words, Deputy Chief Keating "would like to thank all of the personnel in Central Control for a job well done during the 2006 Chicago Bears season!  Every officer and supervisor on staff should be commended for their professionalism and dedication to duty during the regular season, playoff games and the Super
Bowl.  Because [all of you] went the extra mile during this busy time, residents and visitors were able to enjoy the games without incident.  Thanks again for making this season a success!"

There ya go!  Great job. . . now maybe next year you will be working the Super Bowl Celebration Parade!!