ALLEGEDLY STOLE FOUR

CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES

Police were called to a supermarket in the 1600 block of Cloverfield Boulevard at 7:46 a.m. Monday, January 12th, regarding a report of a theft.

When officers arrived they saw a store manager struggling with a suspect who had allegedly stolen four bottles of champagne valued at $241.35 from the store.

Police detained the suspect and alleged that he was in possession of stolen gift cards, appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was in possession of drug paraphernalia.

The suspect was arrested and booked for commercial burglary, possession of stolen property and drug paraphernalia, probation violation, and for having two outstanding warrants.

ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO PARKED VEHICLE

A witness in the 2400 block of Wilshire Boulevard alleged to police at 11:50 a.m. Monday, January 12th, that he saw a suspect enter a parked vehicle, setting off the alarm, and look through a laptop computer bag.

Police located the owner of the vehicle, who said nothing had been taken from the locked vehicle, but he did not give anyone permission to enter the vehicle.

The suspect was arrested and booked for auto burglary, probation violation and for having an outstanding warrant.

PAYROLL EMPLOYEE BOOKED FOR STEALING

The chief financial officer of a company in the 2800 block of Ocean Park Boulevard alleged to police at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday, January 13th, that an employee who is in charge of payroll charged the company for payments of his medical, dental and life insurance.

The employee had also allegedly made company payments to his account and other unauthorized charges totaling over $28,000 since 2002.

Police arrested the employee and booked him for grand theft.

ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTED TO CASH A FAKE CHECK

Employees at a bank in the 1400 block of Wilshire Boulevard alleged to police at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, January 13th, that a woman had attempted to cash a fake $9,000 check.

Employees told police that the check was from an account that was flagged for suspicious activity. Police determined that the check had been stolen and the signature had been forged.

The suspect was arrested and booked for burglary, attempted grand theft, possession of a stolen check, forgery and conspiracy to commit a crime.

EMPLOYEE ALLEGEDLY STOLE PRESCRIPTION PAD

Employees at a pharmacy in the 2500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard told police at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 6th, that they had filled a prescription and later determined that the pad used to write the prescription was allegedly stolen from St. John’s hospital.

After police learned that the suspect who stole the prescription pad was an employee at the hospital, they detained the suspect Wednesday, January 14th.

The suspect was arrested and booked for burglary and possession of stolen property.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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