Updated 1/23/2012 9:45 a.m.
Leonardo Ruiz, 31, of Willowbrook, was spotted squatting with his pants pulled down allegedly using the sidewalk as a toilet in front of a building in the 7200 block of Madison Street at 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 10.

When confronted by a Forest Park police officer, Ruiz allegedly said he was sorry but “I couldn’t hold it,” according to a Forest Park Police report. Ruiz reportedly told the officer that he would be willing to clean up his excrement, and the officer handed Ruiz a pair of latex gloves. He also handed Ruiz a citation for public defecation.

About an hour later police responded to a call from two residents from the apartment building next door, where officers found reportedly Ruiz in the lobby of the apartment building pounding on the inner door of the building. A latex glove of excrement was found in the lobby. Ruiz was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Car doesn’t go far

A black 2007 Lincoln Navigator was left running and unlocked in front of 410 Circle Ave. on Jan. 9 at about 3:30 in the morning. The owner of the car was warming it up before getting in to drive home from his business, but when he came out of his place of work his car was gone.
As the car’s owner was on the telephone with the Forest Park police, Oak Park police responded to an accident at the corner of Randolph and Austin where the Navigator had run into a pole.
The vehicle’s owner was taken to the Oak Park police station where he signed a criminal complaint against Eric Devillier a 25-year old Williamsville, New York, resident.
Correction: The Forest Park Review incorrectly reported the charges against Eric Deviller. He was charged with criminal trespass to vehicle and DUI.

Drinkin’ and smokin’

At about 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 9, Forest Park police officers on patrol saw three young men slumped inside a 2009 black Mitsubishi in the parking lot at 7749 Roosevelt Road.

As the officers approached the car they reported seeing two passengers making furtive movements toward the floor. The officers also saw a red plastic cup filled with liquid. One occupant of the car, Asim Khan, 22, of Villa Park, allegedly told the officers that “the cup is mine and there is tequila in there.”

Police also reported finding an open bottle of tequila and a rolled cannabis cigarette on the floor of the vehicle. Omer Munir Yousuf, 20, of Elgin was given a local ordinance citation for the cannabis cigarette and Khan was given a local ordinance citation for the open alcohol.

The 20-year-old driver of the vehicle was not charged.

Crack pipes confiscated

At about 6 p.m. on Jan. 8 a 1987 red Acura was stopped for a minor traffic infraction in the 7900 block of Roosevelt Road. As the police officers approached the car they noticed the driver moving around while inside the car.

The officers asked the driver if she had anything illegal on her or inside the car. Brenda Zirkle, 47, of Maywood allegedly replied that she had a “crack pipe” inside her purse. A search of the purse reportedly produced two pipes which were burnt on one side and a long push rod (used to push narcotics down the pipe) was found inside a cigarette box.

Zirkle was issued a local ordinance citation and the pipes, push rods and box were inventoried into evidence.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10 and represent only a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in this report has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not been adjudicated.

-Compiled by Bob Skolnik

Forest Park man stabs two robbers

A Forest Park man stabbed two men who attempted to rob him as he traveled home on the CTA Green Line early Saturday morning through Chicago’s West Side.

According to The Chicago Tribune, the 26-year-old man was watching a movie on his iPod when four men approached him just before 1 a.m. and asked for spare change. When the man refused their request, they demanded his iPod, and one of them punched the man in the face. The man, who was not named, then pulled a knife and stabbed two of his attackers.

Tommie Bates, 20, of the 5900 block of W. Iowa, and Robert Moore, 18, of the 5100 block of W. Iowa, were both hospitalized with stab wounds. They were charged with robbery, as was Jaylin Tiggs, and Kendall A. Harris, both 20. A woman with the men, Tyeisha Underwood, was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer.

Tiggs, Harris and Bates were ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail. They have court dates this Friday. Tiggs, who was ordered held on $5,000 bond, has a court date today, Jan. 13.

-Bill Dwyer


Tip hotline

Anyone with information regarding the cases mentioned in this report, or on another matter, is encouraged to contact the Forest Park police department’s hotline at 708-615-6239. Information may be left anonymously.