ALLEGEDLY HIT MAN IN HEAD WITH A WRENCH

A man in the 600 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, October 9th, that he had had an argument with a suspect who allegedly struck him in the head with a wrench.

The man suffered a laceration to the head but did not require medical treatment.

Officers located the suspect in the area and he was identified by the man.

The suspect was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon, probation violation and public intoxication.

ARRESTED FOR BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER

An officer was on patrol in the area of Main Street and Ocean Park Boulevard at 4:12 a.m. Thursday, October 9th, when he saw a man lying in the corner with his head partially in the street.

When the officer stopped to see if the man was all right, the man allegedly stood up and yelled at the officer and threw a wad of paper at the officer, striking him in the forehead. While the officer was detaining the man for battery, he determined that the man was intoxicated.

The suspect was arrested and booked for battery on a police officer, public intoxication, probation violation, and for having an outstanding warrant.

BOOKED FOR DENTING A PARKED VEHICLE IN LOT

Police were called to the parking lot of a supermarket in the 2600 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 4:18 p.m. Thursday, October 9th, where a security guard alleged that a suspect who was walking in the parking lot kicked a dent in a parked vehicle. The guard told the suspect to leave the parking lot and called police.

Officers detained the suspect in the area and he was identified. The suspect was arrested and booked for vandalism.

ARRESTED FOR PUSHING AN OFF-DUTY OFFICER

An off-duty police officer was jogging in the 500 block of Montana Avenue at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 8th, when he saw a youth allegedly writing graffiti on a wall.

The officer detained the youth and while he was waiting for on-duty officers to arrive, another man interfered. After the off-duty officer identified himself, the man allegedly pushed the officer in the chest and told him to let the youth go.

When on-duty officers arrived they detained the man, arrested him and booked him for battery on a police officer and interfering with an officer. The youth was released to his parents and was facing possible vandalism charges.

ALLEGEDLY HIT MAN AT FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT

Police were called to a fast-food restaurant in the 1500 block of Second Street at 7:19 p.m. Friday, October 10th, where witnesses alleged that a suspect had yelled at a man and hit him in the face. The witnesses detained the suspect until police arrived.

The suspect was arrested and booked for battery.

BOOKED FOR VANDALISM ON PROMENADE CART

Police were called at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, October 12th, to the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade, where a cart vendor alleged that a suspect had knocked over trash cans and fixtures on the Promenade. The suspect also allegedly unplugged the cart from an electrical outlet and threw the vendor’s chair on the ground.

Police arrested the suspect and booked her for vandalism and probation violation.

EMPLOYEE ALLEGEDLY TOOK STORE REFUNDS

Loss prevention agents at a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to officers at 1:08 p.m. Saturday, October 11th, that an employee had stolen from the store by falsely approving store refunds. The refunds were valued at $886.

The agents detained the employee for grand theft and released him to police, who arrested the suspect and booked him for grand theft and for having an outstanding warrant.

BOOKED FOR STEALING CLOTHES, ELECTRONICS

Loss prevention agents at a store in the 1200 block of Fourth Street alleged to police at 2:15 p.m. Monday, October 13th, that a suspect had stolen items and attempted to return a memory card reader that the store doesn’t sell.

The agents determined that the card reader was allegedly stolen from another store and that the suspect was allegedly in possession of stolen clothing items. The electronic items were valued at $69.

Police arrested and booked the suspect for burglary, theft with a prior conviction, possession of stolen property and parole violation.

BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING WOMAN IN APARTMENT

A woman in the 2700 block of Pico Boulevard told police at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, October 14th, that she was inside a man’s apartment when he became intoxicated.

As the woman was attempting to leave, the man allegedly threw the woman outside and kicked her in the face.

Police arrested the man at the apartment and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon, probation violation and for having an outstanding warrant.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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