Updated: January 13, 2013 11:12AM
Caught in park: Two people face charges after police reported finding them sitting in a parked car in Grolich Park, at 37 Souster Ave., at 9:40 p.m. Dec. 5. Elgin parks close at sunset. According to a report released this week, when the officer approached the car, Mark I. Hull, 29, whose hometown was not given, seemed to remove something from his pocket and stuff it into his mouth. The officer said he pulled Hull out of the car and wrestled him to the ground, then found a bag of cannabis near him. The officer also reported finding two cups of hard liquor and an opened bottle of hard liquor in the car. Hull was charged with resisting an officer, possession of cannabis and violating the city ordinance banning open liquor in a park. Hull’s companion, a 23-year-old Elgin woman whose name was not released, was charged with having open liquor in a park. Both were released pending court hearings.
Brass knuckles: Jose A. Perez Jr., 36, whose hometown was not listed, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after an Elgin police officer said he stopped Perez’s car for speeding at St. Charles Street and Sherman Avenue Thursday morning and saw a set of brass knuckles on the car’s center console. Perez was released on a signature bond pending a Jan. 11 hearing.