ALLEGEDLY STOLE TV AND LAPTOP COMPUTERS

A loss prevention officer at a store in the 1700 block of Stanford Street told police at 8:03 a.m. Friday, February 24th, that a theft of a television set from the store warehouse occurred on Wednesday, February 15th.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a contract employee for the company had allegedly taken a 23-inch TV that belonged to a customer in Santa Monica.

During the investigation, police also determined that the suspect had allegedly taken two laptop computers from a vehicle.

The TV and one of the laptop computers were valued at $3,751.

The suspect, who was at the scene when police arrived, was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.

BOOKED FOR CUTTING MAN ON HAND WITH KNIFE

A man in the 1400 block of Euclid Street told police at 6:40 p.m. Friday, February 24th, that he got into an argument over a loud radio with a suspect, who had allegedly been drinking all day.

After the argument, the suspect allegedly went into a kitchen, grabbed a knife and cut the man in the hand.

The man sustained minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

ARRESTED FOR CHARGES ON COMPANY CREDIT CARD

Police were called to a store in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade at 8:50 p.m. Friday, February 24th, regarding a theft investigation.

A store loss prevention officer told police that he was contacted by the store accounting department regarding an allegedly unusual amount of debit activity on the credit card assigned to the store assistant manager.

The assistant manager had allegedly been using a store credit card at a terminal to complete fraudulent transactions.

The transactions had begun December 22nd and continued until Friday, February 17th, when the accounting department discovered the alleged illegal activity.

The assistant manager had allegedly charged the store credit card for a total loss of $15,558.

Officers recovered several receipts for amounts over $500 from the store.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.

ALLEGEDLY SPAT ON

SECURITY OFFICER

AND BROKE GLASS

Police were called to the 300 block of Santa Monica Place at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25th, where a mall security officer said he detained a suspect who had allegedly become a nuisance in the mall and refused to leave.

Prior to being taken into custody, the suspect allegedly spat on the shoulder of one of the security officers, and broke the glass of a fire hose case when he attempted to run away.

The damage to the fire hose case was estimated at $100.

The suspect was released to police, who arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault and vandalism.

ALLEGEDLY DID NOT PAY FOR FOOD AND DRINKS

A restaurant employee in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade told police at 8:49 p.m. Saturday, February 25th, that a suspect entered the restaurant and ordered food and drinks, but when the suspect was asked to pay the $41 bill, he allegedly said he didn’t have any money.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for defrauding an innkeeper.

BOOKED FOR TAKING

WALLETS FROM PURSES

Police were called to the 1100 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 9:51 p.m. Sunday, February 26th, where three men had detained a suspect who had allegedly committed a theft.

A woman told police that she saw the suspect allegedly reach into two purses, remove two wallets and enter a restroom.

The woman then told her boyfriend, who with a friend, detained the suspect until police arrived.

During the investigation, officers checked the restroom and located the two wallets discarded in toilets.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.

ALLEGEDLY SPAT ON

OFFICER WHILE FLEEING

Police were called to the 1300 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 28th, where a suspect had allegedly created a disturbance at a business.

When officers arrived, they saw the suspect running across the street, and as they tried to detain the suspect for questioning, he allegedly spat on the face of one of the officers.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault on a police officer and probation violation.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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