An Oak Park man who was had numerous run-ins with the Forest Park police over the years was arrested on June 21 for failing to register as a sex offender – an offense this department has charged him with in the past.

A patrolling officer spotted 46-year-old Kevin Mabry at the local CVS, 7216 Circle Ave., and reportedly knew that that Mabry had just been let out of Danville Correctional Center and that he was a sex offender. As a result, two officers stopped Mabry and asked him if he had registered (as required by June 20). When Mabry said he hadn’t, he was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters.

At the station, police called Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Angela Carlisle and she approved a felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

Mabry’s brushes with the Forest Park Police Department include a 2010 arrest for the same offense, and a 2007 incident in which he was caught publicly masturbating on the sidewalk along Harlem Avenue.

“This guy seems to do this quite often,” Deputy Chief Tom Aftanas told the Forest Park Review last July.

Mabry is currently being held at Cook County Jail on $150,000 bond.


Suspect has difficulty hiding

Forest Park police arrested a Maywood man on the afternoon of June 20 after learning that he was at a Maywood residence on the 800 block of S. 5th Avenue.

After spotting 30-year-old Michael Fulgham, the reporting officer learned that the man had an active arrest warrant out of Cook County. According to the report, the officer said he was “positive” the suspect was Fulgham, due to prior dealings with him. He contacted dispatch and learned that Fulgham had two other active warrants, one from Cook County and another out of DeKalb County. The warrants out of Cook County were for theft and writing a bad check, and the one from DeKalb County was also for theft.

After the officer observed Fulgham walk into the Maywood residence, he pursued the suspect. The officer knocked on the front door and Fulgham’s pregnant girlfriend answered with a child in her hand. As explained why he was there, the woman reportedly yelled at him and denied there was a warrant in Fulgham’s name.

During the exchange, the officer reported hearing sounds in the apartment, so he started to move past the woman, who attempted to block his path.

The reporting officer and several others then made their way into the residence and found Fulgham hiding in the bedroom, at which point he was taken into custody.

Drunken joy rider with stolen beer

A Broadview man was arrested early June 20 after taking a car that didn’t belong to him for a joy ride with a partially consumed beer at his side.

Twenty-one-year-old Anthony Enriquez committed numerous traffic violations before being pulled over on Madison Street and 1st Avenue; the officer pursuing Enriquez determined that the car Enriquez was driving had earlier been reported stolen out of Broadview.

Enriquez was placed in handcuffs and the open bottle of beer, along with the case it came in, were found inside the car. According to the police report, the case of beer was stolen from a convenience store in North Riverside. Enriquez’s blood-alcohol-content level registered at .179, twice the legal limit of .08.

He was charged with two counts of DUI and single counts of operating an uninsured motor vehicle, transportation of an alcoholic beverage, reckless driving, speeding, criminal trespassing and fleeing an officer.


Crack at Mom’s Place

Police arrested a Deerfield man on the night of June 23 after he was reportedly found in the parking lot of Mom’s Place, 819 Harlem Ave., preparing to smoke crack-cocaine.

A patrol car spotted 28-year-old Zachary Weiner in his car in the parking lot long after the eatery had closed, and, as a result, the officers opted to look into what he was doing.

One officer approached, on the driver’s side, and reportedly saw the flame of a lighter inside the car. As the officer was approaching, Weiner made furtive movements below the seat, according to police.

When ordered out of the car, he denied having anything illegal on him but stated that drugs might be in the car because his friends use them.

A search of the vehicle was performed and a total of 13 grams of crack-cocaine in two bags and a glass pipe with blackened ends (a device resembling ones used to “ingest crack,” the report notes), were found in the vehicle.

The crack was packaged in two separate cigarette packs: One containing seven grams was found in the passenger side seat of the car, and another with eight grams in it was located in the trunk.

Weiner was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug equipment.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between June 20 and June 26, 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 Nick Moroni