2 BOOKED FOR STEALING CLOTHES, JEWELRY
Police were called to a store in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade at 8:45 a.m. Friday, February 1st, where store employees alleged that two female suspects entered the store carrying two purses, put some items into the purses and left without paying.
The suspects were detained outside the store by security personnel. One suspect was in possession of a $138 blouse and the second suspect was in possession of an $18 pair of earrings, a $48 gold necklace and a small amount of cocaine.
Both suspects were arrested and booked for shoplifting and the second suspect was also booked for possession of a controlled substance.
ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED MAN OVER MONEY OWED
Police were called to an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, February 3rd, where a tenant told them that he had invited a friend over to watch football, when the visitor asked for $50 that he was owed.
The two got into an argument and the visitor tried to take the money from the tenant’s pockets. They then began to fight and the visitor allegedly took a picture frame off the wall and hit the tenant in the face, causing a laceration.
The fight spilled out to the lobby, and when a witness called police, the suspect fled. Police located the suspect in the 2400 block of Colorado Avenue and detained him.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
MAN ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO BREAK INTO CAR
A resident in the 2800 block of Kansas Avenue alleged to police at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, February 3rd, that he saw a suspect walk up to a parked car and try to break the car window with his arms.
The suspect then allegedly used a brick to break two of the vehicle’s windows and windshield. When the resident called police the suspect fled, but he was detained in the area of Stewart Avenue and Pico Boulevard.
The suspect was arrested and booked for attempted auto burglary.
ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO STORAGE LOCKERS
Officers on routine patrol in the 1000 block of Tenth Street at midnight Wednesday, February 6th, saw two suspects standing next to storage lockers in a garage.
The suspects had parked their car in front of the lockers and used the headlights to illuminate the area. They also allegedly used a tool to force open the lockers.
Officers detained the suspects and searched the trunk of the car, where they found a pair of bolt cutters and two computers, which were from the lockers. One of the suspects was in possession of a flashlight.
Police arrested the two suspects and booked them for burglary and possession of burglary tools.
ALLEGEDLY DID NOT PAY FOR FOOD AND DRINKS
Police were called to a restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier at 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 5th, where restaurant employees told them that a woman ordered $36.56 worth of food and drinks and attempted to pay with a credit card, but it was declined.
When the employees told the her that the card was declined, the suspect, who did not have any money to pay the bill, left without paying.
Police located the suspect on the pier, arrested her and booked her for defrauding an innkeeper.
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR TAKING CLOTHES, SHOES
Police were called to a store in the Santa Monica Place mall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 4th, where store employees told them that a suspect entered the store carrying a black bag, put some items into the bag and went to the register.
The suspect paid for a pair of sneakers but left the store without paying for the other items inside the bag. The items, including T-shirts, sneakers and other clothes, were valued at a total of $98.78.
Police arrested the suspect and booked her in Santa Monica Jail for shoplifting.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria