A woman in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade was arrested at around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 26th, after she allegedly ordered and ate food at a restaurant and had no money to pay the bill.
Police booked the woman in Santa Monica Jail on charges of defrauding an innkeeper.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY
A woman in the 900 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police that she was walking on the sidewalk around 5:40 p.m. Monday, October 25th, when a suspect approached her, struck her for unknown reasons and fled on foot.
Santa Monica police found the suspect in the vicinity of the crime and arrested and booked him for alleged assault and battery.
A man was arrested in the 1400 block of Second Street after he allegedly vandalized a parking structure at around 11 a.m. Monday, October 24th.
Police booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of vandalism.
A loss prevention officer in the 1400 block of Third Street Promenade called police at 6:48 p.m. Friday, October 22nd, after a suspect entered a store, took items off of a display rack and left the store without paying for the items.
Once the suspect was outside the store, the loss prevention officer detained the suspect until police arrived.
Police discovered earrings on the suspect valued at $38. The earrings were returned to the store and the suspect was arrested and booked for alleged petty theft.
MEN ARRESTED FOR
Two suspects were arrested in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard Friday, October 22nd at around 11:30 p.m. for allegedly vandalizing several businesses with graffiti.
A business owner alleged that the two suspects had etched graffiti on the outside of his business.
Police found two men walking in the area of the alleged crime and brought the men to the witness, who positively identified the suspects.
The suspects were taken to Santa Monica Jail and booked for malicious mischief.
Police believe the two suspects are responsible for defacing several businesses in the 1000 to 1500 blocks of Wilshire Boulevard.
GEMS STOLEN FROM SHOW, WOMAN ARRESTED
A woman was arrested at around 5 p.m. for grand theft at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium during a gem show Wednesday, October 17th.
The woman allegedly stole $1,800 in gems and stones from a merchant’s booth and attempted to leave the auditorium. Police detained the woman, who said she had purchased the gems and stones from the merchant.
The merchant told police that he had not sold any gems or stones, but was missing gems and stones from his booth.
The suspect was arrested for grand theft and probation violation and taken to Santa Monica Jail.
MAN ALLEGEDLY SWUNG GOLF CLUB AT VICTIM
Santa Monica Police were called to the area of 31st Street and Ocean Park Boulevard Saturday, October 16th at 6:07 p.m. to investigate an assault allegation.
A victim told police that for unknown reasons a suspect approached him and began making threats. The victim alleged that the suspect then swung a metal golf club at him, but did not strike him.
Police identified the suspect in the area and arrested and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon.
STORE OWNER ‘FED UP’ WITH ALLEGED
A store owner in the 1900 block of Wilshire Boulevard called police after a suspect allegedly entered his business Friday, October 15th, stole and ate food and left.
Police arrested the suspect and brought him before the owner, who positively identified the suspect and told police that he wished to press charges against the suspect because he had allegedly stolen food numerous times from his business.
Police booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail on charges of commercial burglary.
MAN ARRESTED FOR
ALLEGEDLY SWAPPING OLD SNEAKERS FOR NEW ONES
A store employee in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade called police Friday, October 15th, after a man entered the store, removed his old tennis shoes, allegedly put new tennis shoes on and walked out of the store.
Police arrested the suspect and brought him before the employee, who positively identified him.
The suspect was booked for petty theft.
MAN ARRESTED FOR
ALLEGEDLY KICKING CAR
A woman in the area of 16th Street and Broadway at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, October 14th, told police that a suspect walked by her car and kicked the car door, causing a dent, then fled on foot.
Police found the suspect in a nearby store, arrested him and took him to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for vandalism.
Police were called to the 1400 block of 16th Street at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday, October 13th, regarding a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred.
The victim told police that suspects approached him, demanded money and fled on foot after the victim handed over his money.
Police located the suspects in the area and arrested and booked them for strong-arm robbery.
A store employee in the 1500 block of Lincoln Boulevard called police at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday, October 13th, regarding a petty theft that had just occurred.
The employee alleged that a woman entered the store, placed two store items in her purse and left the store without paying for the items.
Police arrested the woman and took her to Santa Monica Jail where she was booked on charges of petty theft.
VICTIM STRUCK WITH WOODEN FLUTE;
A man in the 1300 block of Alley One was not injured when a man allegedly struck him in the face with a wooden flute for unknown reasons around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, October 12th.
The suspect, who allegedly walked away after striking the victim, was detained by police, identified by the victim and booked at Santa Monica Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
MAN STRUCK IN EYE
FOR UNKNOWN REASONS
A man was arrested in the 2400 block of Second Street for assault and battery at around 2:35 p.m. Sunday, October 10th, after police spoke with a victim who said that the man struck him in the eye for unknown reasons and fled.
Police located the suspect and arrested and booked him at Santa Monica Jail on charges of assault and battery.
— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman