ALLEGEDLY HAD STOLEN

BICYCLE IN POSSESSION

Officers on routine bicycle patrol on the Third Street Promenade at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, February 16th, saw a suspect they recognized who was walking on the sidewalk near Santa Monica Boulevard with a freshly painted bicycle.

After police saw that the suspect had black paint on his hands, they detained him and asked about how he got the bike. The suspect gave conflicting statements, leading police to believe that the bike was stolen.

The bicycle was valued at approximately $2,200.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him for possession of stolen property.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO VEHICLE

Police on routine patrol in the 800 block of Grant Street at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, February 17th, were driving through a motel parking lot when they ran the license plate of a parked vehicle that identified it as stolen in Los Angeles February 13th.

Through a follow-up investigation, police were able to locate the driver of the vehicle in the motel. The driver had allegedly broken into another car and was unable to start the engine but he found the keys to the car parked at the motel.

Police also found that the suspect was allegedly in possession of property from the other car.

The suspect was arrested and booked for grand theft auto and auto burglary.

ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM PARKED VEHICLE

A man in the 2600 block of Washington Avenue at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, February 20th, alleged to police that he saw two suspects trying to break into his parked vehicle.

When officers saw the two suspects walking away from the vehicle, they fled.

Officers detained the suspects and found that they were in possession of flashlights, wrenches and a lighter. The suspects were also allegedly in possession of keys and a map book from the vehicle.

Police arrested the suspects and booked them for auto burglary.

BOOKED FOR DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers on routine patrol in the 2600 block of Marguerita Avenue at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 20th, were notified by OnStar, providers of an anti-theft vehicle tracking device, regarding a stolen vehicle in the area.

Police located the vehicle in the 900 block of Stanford Street and detained the driver. During a search of the vehicle, police found large bolt cutters, a flashlight, screwdrivers and a cutting tool.

The suspect was arrested and booked for grand theft auto.

ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO HIT

ATTENDANT OVER TICKET

A parking enforcement attendant told police at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14th, that he had written a citation for a parked vehicle in the 1900 block of Arizona Avenue.

As the attendant was writing the ticket, the owner of the vehicle approached him and began to argue. The owner tried to prevent the attendant from getting the license plate number by bending the plate. The suspect then allegedly got into the vehicle and drove away, nearly striking the attendant.

Police located the suspect through a follow-up investigation, arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO BREAK INTO RESIDENCE

Police were called to a residence in the 2600 block of 31st Street at 6:25 a.m. Friday, February 15th, where residents said they had heard a suspect banging on the door and trying to get in. The residents did not recognize the suspect, who allegedly tried to force the door open and used a stick to break out the front-door window.

Police located the suspect in front of the house, arrested him and booked him for attempted residential burglary.

BOOKED FOR KEEPING MONEY FROM REFUNDS

Police were called to a business in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade at 4:55 p.m. Friday, February 15th, where a suspect was being detained by loss prevention managers.

The managers told police that they had received a report that an employee was allegedly turning in fictitious refund receipts and keeping the money. The total loss to the business was estimated at $300 over a couple of months.

The employee was arrested and booked for grand theft.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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