A man thought to have taken his 11-week-old son from the child’s mother last week was charged with child endangerment, criminal trespass to auto, and drug possession.

David J. King, 35, allegedly took both the child and a 2003 Ford Mustang without permission from a residence in the first block of Franklin Street the morning of June 1 while the child’s mother slept. However, police were able to track the car’s movement through an auto locator that was recently installed in the car. Chicago police pulled King over near Laramie Avenue and Madison and arrested him.

King is neither of the Oak Park David Kings: not David J. King of David King & Associates and not David King of House of Heat.

Armed robbery

Curtis L. Coffey, 18, and a male juvenile, both of Chicago, were arrested the afternoon of June 1 after allegedly using a handgun to rob the owner of The Dollar Store, 32 Chicago Ave., of $29. The two fled the store after the reported robbery, but were later stopped nearby in Chicago. After a brief foot chase they were arrested. The gun they used was reportedly found in a front yard nearby.


A man described as white, in his 40s, 5’7″, medium build and with black hair approached a woman entering her home in the 900 block of North Lombard Avenue the afternoon of May 31. Identifying himself as an Oak Park Water Department worker, he told the woman he needed to check her pipes in relation to a water main leak. When the woman left the man to turn on various water faucets and flush toilets, the man stole a loaded toolbox and $340 from a drawer.

Someone entered a residence in the 500 block of South Cuyler Avenue by unknown means between May 26 and May 28. A gold diamond ring valued at $3,000 was stolen.

A man walked into the CVS Pharmacy the afternoon of May 25, asked the price of an item, and grabbed two $20 bills from the register when the clerk opened the cash register. On May 17 a man walked into the Shell station at Ridgeland and Madison and grabbed eleven $10 bills out of the register when the clerk took his $1 bill.

Terry L. King, 20, of Chicago, was arrested after being identified as the person who had attempted to enter a vehicle in the 6500 block of North Avenue the morning of June 1. King reportedly had a personal digital assistant (PDA) and digital camera in his possession that belonged to the car’s owner.

Sometime during the day May 27 someone took 70 tank tops valued at more than $1,100 from Anne Taylor Loft, 7331 Lake St.

Michael Luttrell, 36, was charged with felony retail theft after he allegedly took $323 worth of an energy drink from Jewel, 7525 West Lake St., the afternoon of May 27.

A man grabbed a portable television and a DVD player from the shelf inside Radio Shack, 916 Madison St., the afternoon of May 30 and fled the store without paying.

Auto theft

A 1996 Acura Integra valued at $4,000 was stolen from the 1200 block of North Harlem Avenue overnight on June 4.

A 2002 Ford Escort valued at $7,000 was stolen from the first block of Randoplh Street overnight June 1.


Two women seen placing merchandise in their shopping bags inside Old Navy then leaving without paying the afternoon of June 1 pushed and pepper sprayed the manager who attempted to stop them.

Freddie L. Gates, 41, of the 6900 block of Roosevelt Road, was charged with domestic battery after he allegedly punched another person in the chest during an argument the night of June 4.

William Burchett, 20, of the 100 block of Park Avenue, River Forest, was arrested May 29 for an alleged domestic battery that occurred the afternoon of May 28 in Elmwood Park.


A man became angry after being told that he had to pay first before getting his food in a restaurant in the first block of Lake Street the afternoon of May 30. Screaming “That’s [b.s.], give me my food,” the man then punched the male owner on the head, kicked the female owner in the stomach, grabbed $50 from the cash register and fled.

Death investigation

Bruce P. Hughes, 41, who lists his address as a PADS shelter in Forest Park, was found unresponsive by a friend in an apartment in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard overnight May 25. He was pronounced dead and turned over to the medical examiner’s office.

Residential burglary

Someone pried the deadbolt on the front door of a residence in the 1100 block of North Austin Boulevard during the day June 1. A laptop, cell phone and assorted jewelry valued in total at $2,800 were stolen.

Someone pried the front door of a home in the 1000 block of South Harvey Avenue during the day June 2. Jewelry and $100 in cash was stolen

A rear window of a residence in the 300 block of Lake Street was broken sometime between May 27 and May 29. A television, diamond ring, four paintings and cosmetics all valued in total at $4,925 were stolen.

Overnight on May 27 the front door of a residence in the 100 block of North Harvey was opened by brute force. Any loss was yet undetermined.

Burglary arrests

Javier Caballero, 23, and Antonio Muniz, 28, both of Cicero, were allegedly observed loading items into a van behind Robinson’s Ribs, 940 Madison St., around 5:30 a.m. May 29. They were reportedly found in possession of several IDs and items from the business, as well as bolt cutters reportedly used to cut the chain link fence behind the restaurant.

Keith Allen, 41, of the 5200 block of Washington Boulevard, Chicago, was stopped by police on Garfield Street near Austin Boulevard the night of May 31 and allegedly found in possession of several items and four business cards removed in a garage burglary.


Dennis J. Russell, 25, of Cary, was stopped in the 500 block of Garfield Street for an alleged traffic offense the afternoon of May 30. Police reportedly spotted a tin foil wrapper containing a small amount of heroin on the floorboard.

DUI, etc.

Police investigating a vehicle crash around 6 a.m. May 29 encountered Reggie A. Hawkins, 35, of Bellwood. Hawkins, whom police say smelled strongly of alcohol, reportedly failed a field sobriety test. Open alcohol was also allegedly found in his car. Hawkins was charged with DUI and reckless driving.

Joy M. Carroll, of Garfield Avenue in Oak Park, was stopped for a traffic violation around 2 a.m. May 27 in the 700 block of North Oak Park Avenue. She allegedly failed a field and breath sobriety test.

Quarnelle L. Bernard, 28, of the 1900 block of Garfield, Chicago was allegedly discovered in the 7100 block of Roosevelt Road sleeping in a vehicle that police said he “had control of.”

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Oak Park and River Forest Police departments from May 29 to June 5. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.

?#34;Compiled by Bill Dwyer

Burglars targeting garages

At least nine Oak Park garages were burglarized in the past week or so, the majority by thieves using a pry bar to force open the service door. Two garages in the 1100 and 1150 blocks of South Euclid were burglarized overnight May 25. A $350 table saw and a $650 snow blower were stolen. That same night a side door on a garage in the 200 block of South Ridgeland was pried open and an electronics valued at $560 were stolen.

Two bikes valued at $200 were stolen from a garage in the 200 block of South Harvey Avenue the morning of May 26.

A garage in the 500 block of South Kenilworth Avenue was entered via an open window overnight on May 27 and bike valued at $175 was stolen.

The morning of May 30 an unlocked garage in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue was entered and a car parked inside was ransacked.

The service door on a garage in the 1000 block of Clinton Avenue was jimmied overnight May 30 and two vehicles inside ransacked. A $350 Palm Pilot and $5 in coins were stolen.

Overnight on June 1 garages and cars in the 300 block of South Humphrey and the 300 block of South Taylor were damaged in burglary attempts using a pry bar.

The afternoon of June 2 someone pried open a garage side door in the 200 block of South Taylor and stole a bike.


Just making it worse

Tenish L. Jones, 24, of East 78th Street, Chicago, allegedly struck a cop in the right cheek and eye with her forehead during a confrontation in the Queens Beauty Supply, 14 Madison St., the evening of May 27. Besides disorderly conduct and criminal trespass to property, Jones was charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest.

Brandon L. Hendrix, 17, of the 1600 block of Merrimac Avenue, Chicago, allegedly refused a police order to stop during a physical altercation with a juvenile in the 6000 block of North Avenue around 10 p.m. May 29. Hendrix allegedly swung at an officer after he grabbed his arm.

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