ALLEGEDLY STOLE TWO PLANTS FROM STORE
Police were called to a store in the 3200 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, August 31st, where an assault was reported.
A store employee alleged to officers that a suspect stole two plants and placed them into her vehicle.
When the suspect attempted to leave, the employee attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect allegedly put the vehicle into reverse and nearly struck the employee as she fled.
Officers were able to get the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle and they conducted a follow-up investigation in West Los Angeles.
While officers were at the suspect’s residence in West Los Angeles, she drove up and was arrested.
The alleged stolen plants, which were valued at $92.98, were recovered.
The suspect was taken to Santa Monica Jail, where she was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and petty theft.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING PERFUME FROM STORE
A loss prevention officer at a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to police at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, August 31st, that a suspect entered the store, removed perfume valued at $99 from a shelf and left without paying.
The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for petty theft.
ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO VEHICLES IN GARAGE
A security guard in the 2900 block of Nielson Way told police at 4:14 a.m. Friday, September 1st, that he saw a suspect allegedly wandering in a secured garage looking into vehicles.
Arriving officers detained the suspect in the garage and allege that when they searched him, they saw that he was in possession of a blue handicapped placard, as well as maps and miscellaneous identifications.
Officers checked the garage and saw that several vehicles had been broken into.
Police contacted one of the vehicle owners, who said that his handicapped placard was in his vehicle and he hadn’t given anyone permission to enter the car.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for auto burglary.
ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO RESTAURANT
Police were called to a restaurant in the 1500 block of Ocean Avenue at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, August 31st, where a burglary had just been reported.
A restaurant employee told officers that he saw a suspect inside the restaurant who fled when he was seen.
Officers were able to locate the suspect hiding in a motel room near the restaurant.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for burglary and parole violation.
BOOKED FOR CUTTING MAN NEAR BEACH
A man in the 2000 block of Santa Monica Beach told police at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, September 2nd, that he had been drinking in the area with two other transients.
While the man was drinking, a suspect demanded money. When the man refused to give money, the suspect allegedly cut the man on the throat, using a knife, and fled.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for a cut to the throat and was in stable condition.
The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.
SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY FIRE BB GUN AT MAN
A man in the 1200 block of Third Street alleged to officers at 9:25 p.m. Monday, September 4th, that while he was walking, three suspects pulled up in a vehicle and one of them fired a
BB gun at him, striking him in the stomach.
The victim was not injured.
Police were able to locate the vehicle and detained three suspects.
The BB gun allegedly used in the assault was recovered inside the vehicle.
The three suspects were arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where they were booked for assault with a deadly weapon.
SUSPECTS BOOKED FOR DRIVING STOLEN CAR
Police on patrol in the 1900 block of Ocean Way at 10:28 p.m. Monday, September 4th, stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation.
After the vehicle was stopped, officers discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Canyon Country.
A man and woman inside the vehicle were arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where they were booked for driving a stolen car.
ALLEGEDLY PUNCHED WOMAN DURING DISPUTE
Police were called to the area of Delaware and Dorchester Avenues at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 6th, regarding a report of an assault.
A woman alleged to officers that she was in a traffic dispute with another motorist and when they stopped their vehicles, the suspect punched the woman in the face with a closed fist.
The woman was not seriously injured.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria