Santa Monica Police Officers stopped a bicyclist for a traffic violation at 2:07 a.m. Monday, April 4th, in the 1700 block of Cloverfield Boulevard.
During their investigation, officers allegedly recovered a burglary tool and a garage opener in the suspect’s possession.
The bicycle was reported stolen from Eureka, California in 2002.
The suspect — identified as Melvin Gilbert Thomas, 39, of Los Angeles — was arrested and taken to the Santa Monica Jail.
Thomas was booked for possession of a burglary tool, possession of stolen property, and parole violation.
No bail was set.