Whizz Kid Police Blotter

Don't pee in public if the cops are around.

A local man allegedly relieved himself in front of a couple officers early Thursday.

Nicholas Brunzelle, 36, of 1000 Clement St. was charged with lewd conduct in connection with the 3:30 a.m. incident outside the North Larkin Avenue .

An officer from and an officer from Crest Hill were outside the Jewel and discussing recent burglaries in the area when Brunzelle pulled up and got out of his car, police said. He then reportedly proceeded to relieve himself in front of the officers.

Brunzelle became "irate" when he learned he was in trouble with the law, police said.

He was apparently quite irate indeed, as he was allegedly hanging around outside the police station three hours later, shouting obscenities at officers and giving them the finger.

The police reportedly decided to commit Brunzelle to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, but he didn't go easily. He scuffled with paramedics and resisted when he was restrained before being taken to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.

Free ride

Another cabbie got stiffed on a fare from Chicago down to Joliet, police said.

Woodella Jackson, 18, of Riverside, CA, took a taxi from Chicago to South Ottawa Street early Thursday.

When she arrived at her destination about 3:30 a.m., she told the driver she wasn't able to cover the $126 fare.

The driver called the police and Jackson was arrested on a charge of theft of labor or services.

Jackson was released on her own recognizance.

Last week, the cops caught four men they say ran off without paying after hiring a cab to take them from Chicago to Joliet.


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