2 BOOKED FOR ASSAULT ON MAN OUTSIDE STORE

Police were called to the 700 block of Broadway at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, August 10th, where a man alleged that two suspects, a male and a female, had attacked him. The suspects allegedly knocked the man to the ground, punched him and kicked him in the body and head. Witnesses intervened and broke up the fight.

Police arrested the two suspects and booked them for assault with a deadly weapon and public intoxication.

CAB DRIVER ALLEGEDLY TOOK ITEMS FROM MOTEL

A woman at a motel in the 2300 block of Ocean Park Boulevard told police at 2:08 a.m. Sunday, August 10th, that she had befriended a taxi driver and rented a room with him.

The two then got into an argument in the room and the taxi driver allegedly stole her personal belongings, including luggage, a laptop computer and cell phone.

Officers located the suspect in the area and recovered most of the woman’s belongings. The suspect was arrested and booked for grand theft.

DUI SUSPECT BOOKED FOR KICKING POLICE OFFICER

Police were called to the 3100 block of Fourth Street at 1:33 a.m. Monday, August 11th, where they saw that a car had struck a tree, and while they were speaking to the driver, they noticed that she appeared to be intoxicated.

Police arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence after she refused to submit to a field sobriety test. When police attempted to take off the handcuffs in the jail, the suspect allegedly kicked one of the officers.

The suspect was booked for resisting arrest, battery of a police officer and driving under the influence.

ALLEGEDLY USED FAKE CARD TO BUY LAPTOP

Employees at a store in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to police at 5:50 p.m. Monday, August 11th, that a suspect attempted to use a fraudulent credit card to purchase a $2,499 laptop computer.

Employees were tipped off by another store regarding a male suspect attempting to use fraudulent cards to buy computers.

While the suspect was trying to buy the laptop at the store, he appeared nervous and then left the store. Officers detained the suspect in the area and he was identified by employees.

The suspect was arrested and booked for burglary, possession of a counterfeit driver’s license, fraudulent use of an access card and probation violation.

ARRESTED FOR STEALING BAG FROM PARKED CAR

A man in the 1100 block of Pacific Coast Highway alleged to police at 7:10 p.m. Monday, August 11th, that he saw a suspect break the window of a vehicle parked in the beach lot and remove a bag from it.

The suspect then ran away but dropped the bag when he saw the man calling police. Officers located the suspect three blocks away and recovered the bag, which contained books and clothes.

The suspect was arrested and booked for auto burglary.

ARRESTED FOR STEALING FOOD ITEMS FROM STORE

A loss prevention agent at a store in the 1300 block of Wilshire Boulevard alleged to police at 7:45 p.m. Monday, August 11th, that a suspect stole food items, used a plastic bag to conceal the items and left without paying.

The items were valued at $50.67.

The suspect, who was detained outside the store, was arrested and booked for commercial burglary and probation violation.

BOOKED FOR USING FAKE CARD TO BUY COMPUTER

Employees at a store in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to police at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, August 13th, that a suspect attempted to use a fraudulent credit card to purchase a $1,499 laptop computer.

The suspect, who used a fake driver’s license as a form of identification, left the store when he thought employees were suspicious.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him for burglary, forgery, fraudulent use of an access card and for having an outstanding warrant.

MAN ALLEGEDLY SET OFF ALARM AT SUPPLY STORE

Police were called to a supply store in the 1700 block of 19th Street at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday, August 13th, where a burglary alarm had been activated.

When officers arrived they found a suspect hiding behind a dumpster near the alarm. Police determined that the suspect had allegedly climbed over a fence and entered the property but left after the alarm was activated.

The suspect was arrested and booked for burglary.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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