Bail set at $1M for Palos Hills man who allegedly stabbed wife, daughter
BY SUSAN DEMAR LAFFERTY firstname.lastname@example.org January 10, 2014 10:48AM
Waldemar Dzbik | Palos Hills Police Department
Updated: February 13, 2014 6:40AM
Bail was set Friday at $1 million for a Palos Hills man charged with attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery in the Tuesday morning stabbings of his wife and daughter, officials said.
Waldemar Dzbik, 50, of 9720 Maple Crest Drive, was ordered held by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jerry Kennedy after a bond hearing at the county courthouse in Bridgeview, according to the state’s attorney’s office. Dzbik is next due in court Tuesday.
The attempted murder charge pertains to the stabbing of his wife, and the aggravated domestic battery charge stems from the stabbing of his daughter, Palos Hills police said.
The wife was in stable condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after suffering multiple wounds, while her daughter has been treated and released, police said.
They said officers responded to a call about an attempted murder at 10 a.m. Tuesday and found the two victims at a neighbor’s house. The daughter told police she had heard a commotion between her mother and father in the upstairs bathroom of their home and observed her father stabbing her mother.
When she intervened, Dzbik stabbed her in the chest and then fled in a blue Volkswagen Jetta, according to police. Both victims then ran to the safety of a neighbor’s house.
One of the victims told responding officers that Dzbik was an over-the-road truck driver who may have gone to his truck, parked in a trucking yard in McCook.
“There are a lot of trucking companies in that area, and the police chief was driving through them when he found (Dzbik) sitting in his car, a couple of hours later,” Palos Hills Deputy Police Chief James Boie said.
Palos Hills Police Chief Paul Madigan attempted to arrest Dzbik, but he fled in the car to an area near Joliet Road and Lawndale Avenue, police said. They said Madigan pursued Dzbik and arrested him in the 7800 block of 47th Street, police said.