GRANDSON ALLEGEDLY TAKES ELECTRONICS

A woman in the 1400 block of California Avenue at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, September 30th, told police that someone — whom she alleged was her grandson — entered her apartment and stole several items, including an Apple iPod, MP3 player, and a digital camera.

The stolen items were valued at $1,750.

No arrests have been made.

MAN ARRESTED FOR

POSSESSING FAKE GUN

Police were called to the 1500 block of Pacific Palisades Park at 5:43 p.m. Thursday, September 30th, on a report of a man with a gun.

Officers at the park said they saw a man fleeing from the scene on foot.

Officers caught the suspect, apprehended him and during a pat-down, allegedly recovered a replica handgun.

The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail.

BANK ROBBER

MAKES WITHDRAWAL

A suspect in the 400 block of Colorado Avenue at around 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 1st, walked into a bank, handed a teller a note demanding cash, and fled after the teller complied.

No vehicle was seen or heard leaving the scene of the crime.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

WOMAN BEATEN

FOR UNKNOWN REASONS

A neighbor ran outside her home in the 1800 block of 17th Street at around 9:15 p.m. Monday, October 1st, and began screaming while a woman who lives in a home next door was being assaulted by two suspects.

The victim — who police say, “suffered no injuries” — said she knew the suspects, but had no idea why they were assaulting her.

The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a dark red four-door sedan.

WOMAN STRUCK WITH TIRE IRON; WINDOW SHATTERED

A suspect struck a woman with a tire iron in the area of 21st Street and Wilshire Boulevard at around 2 a.m. Wednesday, October 3rd.

The victim said the suspect shattered her car window with the tire iron, struck her, and then fled in a green Toyota Tercel.

The victim said she did not know the suspect.

No arrests have been made.

APARTMENT GUEST TAKES MONEY AND RUNS

Police were called to the 2400 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 10:46 a.m. Monday, October 3rd, after a man, who was apparently invited into a woman’s apartment, took about $600 in cash and fled on foot.

No arrests have been made.

ALLEGED ATTEMPT

TO SET GAZEBO ABLAZE

A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to set a wooden gazebo on fire in the 2200 block of the beach at around 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 3rd.

The man was taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for attempted arson.

EXPOSED MAN STARTLED BY BALCONY BYSTANDER

A woman called police to report an indecent exposure in the 1500 block of Alley 17 at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, October 3rd.

She said that she walked out onto her balcony and saw a man on the grass below exposing his genitalia.

“What are you doing?” asked the woman.

“Urinating,” said the man, who then fled on foot.

KINDERGARTEN

CLASSROOM VANDALIZED

An employee of Franklin Elementary School told police that an unknown suspect entered a kindergarten classroom sometime between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3rd, and 9 a.m. Thursday, October 4th, emptied the contents in desk drawers onto the floor and unplugged computers.

No items were reported missing.

HEARING AID REPORTED LOST; LATER FOUND

A woman told police Thursday, October 4th, that her husband’s hearing aid was stolen from their car at midnight July 23rd.

She said that her husband had left the hearing aid in the car and when she went to retrieve the hearing aid, it was gone.

The woman has since notified police that she has found the missing hearing aid.

TWO ARRESTED FOR

ALLEGED BURGLARY

Two suspects in the 1100 block of Ocean Front Boulevard were arrested for allegedly stealing power tools and DVD players from a victim’s apartment at around 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 3rd.

The suspects were taken to Santa Monica Jail, where they were booked for burglary.

ALLEGED SHOPLIFTER

ARRESTED, BOOKED

A man in the 100 block of Santa Monica Place was arrested for petty theft at around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 2nd.

A security guard at a retail store told police that he observed the man enter the store, insert store earrings into his ears, stuff clothing under his waistband, and leave the store.

Once outside the store, the suspect was arrested by the security guard. Police booked the suspect for petty theft.

— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman

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