Police arrested an Oak Park man on July 6 for his repeated failure to register as a sex offender.

Forty-six-year-old Kevin Mabry was arrested on Harlem Avenue and Circle Avenue for the fourth time since June 20 for not complying with his registration obligations. What’s more, he was released from Dixon Correctional Center on June 17, and was required to immediately register as a sex offender.

Mabry was incarcerated at Dixon for a public indecency charge, and Forest Park police have arrested him numerous times over a span of nearly half a decade.   One of those arrests was for masturbating in public.

Since his release, Forest Park police arrested him on June 20, July 10, and July 6, each time for the same offense.

Once Mabry was transported to the station, police charged him with felony unlawful failure to register as a sex offender. He is being held on $30,000 bond at Cook County Jail.


Man arrested for beating pregnant girlfriend

A 24-year-old Forest Park man was arrested on the night of July 3 for beating his pregnant girlfriend, and other offenses.

Paul O’Neal’s girlfriend came to the lobby of the Forest Park police station on the aforementioned date with her young daughter to report that O’Neal, whose child she is carrying, had just repeatedly beaten her.

“He was punching me like he was punching a man,” the woman told police, recalling the incident, which reportedly occurred at O’Neal’s apartment on the 7400 block of Washington Street.

Police went to the residence, and upon spotting them, O’Neal tried to flee, but he was apprehended and taken into custody.

At the police station, where he was reportedly physically and verbally combative with officers, O’Neal was charged with a number of offenses, among them: single counts of domestic battery and battery; and two counts of resisting arrest. He was also charged with having an instate warrant due to a parole violation.


Hit-and-run victim’s vehicle crashes into cemetery

Forest Park police arrested a McHenry man on the evening of July 6 for a hit-and-run incident near Waldheim cemetery.

According to the police report, the victim’s car “crashed through the fence” and was “over the curb and into the Waldheim cemetery.” Furthermore, a passenger in the car was pregnant, although there were no injuries reported.

The suspect, Edward Rabe, 27, was pulled over by Maywood police in Maywood, on Roosevelt Road and 9th Avenue, but Forest Park officers transported him to the station for processing.

At the station, police also learned Rabe’s license was suspended and that his car was uninsured. He was charged with driving with a suspended license, hit-and-run, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.


Three men nabbed in drug deal

Three men were arrested for their respective roles in an alleged heroin transaction that occurred in the parking lot of a local Thornton’s gas station.

Joseph Flynn, 22 of St. Charles, was the first to be pulled over just outside the 601 Harlem Ave. station, where he was observed in what appeared to be a drug exchange.

When the officer pulled Flynn over, he did a pat-down. Flynn reportedly had two grams of heroin on him. He said he got it from “Shorty,” a juvenile who was located in the backseat of a car in the parking lot that Flynn entered. Flynn engaged in a brief hand-exchange with “Shorty” and then left, after which he was pulled over, police reported.

Maurice Freeman, 22, was the driver of the car from which the sale allegedly took place.  Freeman was stopped near the gas station, and Freeman and “Shorty” were taken into custody.

Police reported that Freeman said, in an interview, that he agreed to take Shorty to the gas station, in exchange for $10, so “Shorty” could “do a deal.” He also admitted to driving without a license, according to the report.

“Shorty’s” interview with police “didn’t even make sense.”

Police also found three cell phones between the suspects that had records of calls placed between them.

“Shorty” was charged with delivery with the intent to deal, and possessing a controlled substance. Flynn was charged with possessing a controlled substance and failure to signal. Freeman was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and driving with no valid license.

‘Cross-eyed’ man arrested for DUI

An Oak Park man, who police claimed looked “cross-eyed,” was arrested early July 2 for drunk driving after an officer found him sitting in his running, parked car on the 1000 block of Circle Avenue. The officer was responding to a caller who reported the car, which was partially parked on the curb.

Robert Yuro, 34, reportedly appeared “cross-eyed” and had difficulty “focusing” when the reporting officer tried to communicate with him. He also smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, police reported. That said, field sobriety tests were performed and he failed them.

Yuro was arrested, and at the station he submitted to a Breathalyzer test. After doing so, his blood-alcohol-content registered at .275, over three times the legal limit of .08.

Yuro was charged with two counts of DUI  and single counts each of improper lane usage and illegal parking.

Empty beer cans in DUI suspect’s car

After noticing a Chicago man swerve while driving on numerous Forest Park streets, a Forest Park officer pulled him over in North Riverside, only to find 13 empty cans of beer in the vehicle.

Bernardo Degante, 52, was stopped on the 2200 block of Harlem Avenue, in North Riverside, and after failing field sobriety tests, he was taken to Forest Park headquarters.

Degante was driving on a revoked license for two prior DUI convictions.

 At the station, Degante was hit with a felony for DUI. He also received misdemeanor charges for driving with a revoked license, illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver, and improper lane usage.

These items were obtained from the records filed by the Forest Park Police Department, July 1-10, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anyone named in this report has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.


-Compiled by Nick Moroni