ARRESTED FOR STEALING CLOTHING AND EARRINGS
Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, August 24th, where a theft suspect was in custody.
A loss prevention officer at the store alleged to police that a suspect entered the store, took clothing and earrings valued at $41 and left without paying.
The suspect was detained outside the store and released to police, who arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft.
ALLEGEDLY HAD STOLEN COMPUTER AND CAMERA
Officers on patrol in the 1400 block of Ocean Avenue at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday, August 29th, stopped a man who was allegedly riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, which is a violation of the city municipal code.
While officers were conducting an investigation, they discovered that the man was allegedly in possession of what appeared to be a stolen laptop computer and a camera.
The man told police that he had purchased the laptop and camera, but he was unable to give any information on the make of the items and did not have a bill of sales in his possession.
At the police station, officers conducted a short investigation and were able to locate the owner of the computer, who lives in Santa Monica.
Police went to the owner’s residence in the 1000 block of Second Street and discovered that his vehicle had been broken into by an unknown suspect.
A computer and camera were reportedly stolen from the vehicle.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of stolen property, auto burglary and “petty theft with a prior.”
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING WOMAN IN MAIN ST. BAR
Police were called to the 2900 block of Main Street at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, August 27th, regarding a report of an assault.
A woman alleged to officers that, for unknown reasons, a suspect pulled her hair and punched her in the face while they were inside a bar.
The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where she was booked for assault and battery.
ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTED TO CASH FAKE CHECK
An employee at a bank in the 1600 block of Montana Avenue told police at 10:21 a.m. Monday, August 28th, that a suspect had allegedly attempted to cash a fraudulent $2,870.30 check.
The bank verified that the check was allegedly fraudulent and notified police, who arrested the suspect inside the bank.
The suspect was taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for commercial burglary.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria