COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

An employee in the 3300 block of Ocean Park Boulevard called police at 7:50 a.m. Friday, November 26th, to report a commercial burglary.

The employee told police that between Wednesday, November 24th, and Friday, November 26th, someone broke an office window, entered the office, searched through files and stole one personal organizer.

Police are investigating the incident.

THREE SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY ATTACK MAN

Police were called to the 1300 block of Euclid Street at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday, November 30th, on a report that a strong-arm robbery had just occurred.

The victim told police that he was removing a saw from his pickup truck when three men approached him, punched and kicked him, and fled.

Police searched the area and found the suspects nearby.

The three men were detained, identified by the victim, arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail.

FAKE GUN AND STOCKINGS FOUND IN CAR, POLICE SAY

Police stopped a vehicle in the area of 19th Street and Pico Boulevard at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 30th, for a traffic violation.

While issuing the traffic citation, an officer said he saw a handgun near the driver’s foot.

The driver and a passenger were detained and officers searched the vehicle.

Officers say they recovered a replica handgun and a pair of stockings from the vehicle.

The driver and passenger were arrested and charged on “reasonable cause” of a robbery.

Robbery and homicide detectives are investigating the case.

VICTIM ALLEGES SUSPECTS HAD MACHETE, WANTED TO FIGHT

Police were called to the 2000 block of Ocean Avenue at 12:38 a.m. Monday, November 29th, on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim told police he was approached by two suspects who challenged him to fight. The victim said he began running, the suspects chased after him — one holding a machete in his hand.

The victim got away from the suspects and called police.

Police searched the area, located the suspects and arrested them.

The two suspects were booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim was not injured.

PETTY THEFT OF CLOTHING

An employee of a department store at Santa Monica Place called police to report a petty theft at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 27th.

The employee said that he observed a man enter the store, remove items from a rack and leave the store without paying for the items. A security guard apprehended the suspect until police arrived.

The suspect was arrested by police and taken to Santa Monica Jail where he was booked for petty theft.

WOMAN ALLEGEDLY TRIES TO USE CAR KEYS AS WEAPON

Police were called to the 1500 block of Broadway at 4:15 p.m. Friday, November 26th, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon that had allegedly just occurred.

An employee of a business told police that a woman entered the business, began to cause a disturbance, went out to the parking lot and began vandalizing vehicles.

Another woman approached the suspect. The suspect, with car keys between her knuckles, threatened to punch the woman.

When police approached the suspect, she began fighting with officers.

The woman was arrested, booked in Santa Monica Jail, and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

TWO ARRESTED IN AUTO THEFT, BURGLARY CASES

Santa Monica police arrested two suspects Wednesday, December 1st, for auto theft.

An officer said he saw a suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Franklin Avenue. Upon checking the license plate, the officer learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the 500 block of 20th Street.

Officers conducted a surveillance of the vehicle and a short time later a woman approached the vehicle and opened the door.

She was taken into custody, and led officers to another suspect who was in the 1200 block of Berkeley Street.

Officers recovered property allegedly taken during a commercial burglary in Santa Monica and an automobile burglary in Los Angeles.

The two suspects were booked in Santa Monica Jail.

Anyone having information regarding this case is asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department, (310) 458-8491, or Santa Monica Police Detective Jaime Hernandez, (310) 458- 8498.

— compiled and written by Rob Wasserman

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