ALLEGEDLY POINTED KNIFE IN BATHROOM

Two men alleged to police at 6:50 p.m. Monday, February 25th, that they walked into the bathroom in the 1550 Beach Parking Lot when they were approached by a suspect who was holding a folding knife and pointing it in their direction.

The suspect, who spoke to the victims in Spanish, continued to wave the knife for a few minutes and then walked out of the bathroom. The victims notified a lifeguard, who called police.

Officers located the suspect on the bicycle path and he was identified by the victims.

The suspect was arrested and booked for brandishing a deadly weapon.

ARRESTED FOR CASHING ROOMMATE’S PAYCHECK

Police were called to a residence in the 2400 block of Ocean Park Boulevard at 4:10 p.m. Monday, February 25th, where a man told them that he was supposed to have received a paycheck in the mail on February 8th but it never appeared. He called his company, which said that the check had been cashed at a market in the 1600 block of Ocean Park on February 8th.

The man then went to the market and managers showed him video footage that captured his roommate allegedly cashing the check. The roommate had allegedly taken the man’s $228 check from the mail.

After police arrived at the residence and interviewed the roommate, they arrested and booked her for check forgery.

SUSPECT BOOKED FOR CARRYING LOADED GUN

Police were called to a residence in the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue at 10:40 p.m. Friday, February 22nd, regarding an assault and battery report.

When officers were in the 1900 block of Michigan, they saw a man who matched the suspect’s description and tried to detain him but he continued to walk away.

Officers were able to detain the man, who allegedly told them that he had a gun. The man, who was not the suspect in the assault and battery but was allegedly an admitted gang member, was found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic, 38-caliber handgun.

Police arrested the man and booked him for carrying a concealed weapon.

ARRESTED FOR TAKING ITEMS FROM PARKED CAR

A man told police at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, February 24th, that he was driving down the street when he saw a suspect walking away from a parked BMW with the doors open.

The suspect, who was allegedly holding several items and looking around, appeared suspicious. The man called police and continued to follow the suspect until officers arrived.

Police detained the suspect, who had dropped items, including shoes, DVDs, a cell phone charger and other personal items, on the ground.

The suspect was arrested and booked for auto burglary.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM STORE

Police were called to a store in the 500 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, February 23rd, where a suspect was in custody.

Store employees alleged that the suspect had entered the store and gone to the display racks, where she took several food and hygiene items, put them into a shopping bag and left without paying. The items were valued at $31.73.

Police arrested the suspect and booked her for petty theft.

ALLEGEDLY STOLE CD PLAYER FROM GOODWILL

Police were called to a store in the 500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 10 a.m. Monday, February 25th, where employees alleged that a suspect had entered the store, grabbed a CD player from the electronics section and left without paying. The item was valued at $20.

The suspect was detained outside the store by a manager and was arrested and booked by police for petty theft.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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