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
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