WOMAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT AT SM PLACE

A woman was arrested for theft in the 100 block of Santa Monica Place at 11:38 p.m. Thursday, November 4th.

A loss prevention officer at a department store said the suspect entered the store, removed items from racks and placed them in her bag.

The woman allegedly left the store without paying for the items.

The woman was detained by the loss prevention officer and released to police custody. She was booked in Santa Monica Jail for theft.

Police recovered $2,248 in store merchandise.

MAN ATTEMPTING TO CASH ‘USED’ CHECK JAILED

An employee of a bank in the 3300 block of Ocean Park Boulevard called police at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, November 4th, after a man allegedly attempted to cash a $6,000 cashier’s check that had already been cashed.

Police arrested the man and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of forgery.

POLICE ARREST TWO MEN FOR ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

Two men were arrested in the 2600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, November 6th, after a witness saw the men allegedly attempting to burglarize vehicles.

The witness told police that one of the suspects climbed over a fence and attempted to burglarize cars in a parking lot, while the other person stood along Santa Monica Boulevard, acting as a lookout for passersby.

Police were called to the scene and arrested the suspects for attempted burglary.

VICTIM SAYS SUSPECT SPIT ON HIM

A man in the 1200 block of the Pacific Coast Highway called police at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 7th, to say that he had detained a suspect who allegedly spit on him.

Police arrived and the man said that the suspect had been walking by him when he spit about two feet from him. The man said that a short time later, the suspect returned and spit again, this time on the man.

Police booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail for assault.

THERE’S NO FREE LUNCH

A restaurant employee in the 100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard called police at 3:20 p.m. Monday, November 8th, after a man allegedly entered the restaurant, ordered food, ate the food and when handed the bill, said he had no money.

Police arrived and spoke with the employee, who alleged that the suspect had been involved in prior incidents of failing to pay his bill.

Police say the employee wanted the suspect prosecuted and they arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for defrauding an innkeeper.

MAN WATCHES AS SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY TAKES ITEMS FROM CONDO STORAGE

Police were called to the 1100 block of Third Street at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, November 9th, after a witness said he saw a suspect enter a condominium complex, break into the storage room of the complex and take property from the room.

Police arrested the suspect and recovered about $6,000 in stolen property, which police say the suspect had in his possession.

— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman.

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