ARRESTED FOR STEALING CLOTHES FROM STORE

A loss prevention officer at a store in the 2900 block of Main Street told police at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, September 28th, that a suspect allegedly entered the store carrying a white handbag, placed several clothing items into the handbag and left without paying.

The suspect was detained outside the store by loss prevention officers and later released to police.

The clothing items, valued at $177, were recovered.

The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where she was booked for petty theft.

TWO ARRESTED AFTER THEFT OF SKATEBOARD

Police were called to the 1500 block of Alley Eight, near Colorado Avenue and the alley east of Lincoln Boulevard at 1:58 a.m. Sunday, October 1st, where an attempted stabbing was reported.

Two men directed officers to two suspects who were walking away from the location and police detained the suspects.

The two men told officers that they were assisting a skateboarder who had been riding on the sidewalk and injured himself after falling off the skateboard.

As the men were assisting the skateboarder, two suspects allegedly stole the skateboard and fled.

When the men realized the suspects had the skateboard, they approached the suspects, and one of the suspects allegedly pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the men.

Police recovered a folding knife that was allegedly in the possession of one of the suspects at the scene.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon. The other suspect was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property.

BOOKED FOR STEALING VIDEOTAPES FROM STORE

Police were called to a video store in the 1600 block of Montana Avenue at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 1st, where a theft suspect was in custody.

A store employee alleged to officers that a suspect entered the store, took five videotapes and left without paying.

As the suspect reached the store exit, employees told him not to leave but the suspect, who allegedly did not have any money, left anyway and was detained outside the store.

The videotapes, valued at $102, were recovered.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary and probation violation.

ALLEGEDLY SLASHED

CAR TIRES AT STOP LIGHT

A woman in the area of Ocean Avenue and Pico Boulevard told police at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, October 1st, that she was stopped at a traffic light when a suspect pulled up behind her vehicle and then got out of his vehicle.

The suspect walked up to the woman, who was in her car, and made comments to her about her driving.

He then allegedly removed a knife from his pocket and slashed all four tires on the woman’s vehicle and fled.

The police officers detained the suspect a few blocks away from the scene.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for felony vandalism. Another occupant in the suspect’s vehicle, who allegedly drove the suspect away from the scene, was also arrested and booked for felony vandalism.

ALLEGEDLY HIT WOMAN WITH SCREWDRIVER

Police were called to the area of Second Street and Wilshire Boulevard at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, October 1st, where an assault with a deadly weapon was reported.

A woman alleged to police that she had been walking on the sidewalk when, for no apparent reason, a suspect who was riding on a skateboard came up from behind the woman and struck her on the back of her head with the end of a screwdriver.

The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.

ALLEGEDLY SPRAYED GRAFFITI ON BUILDINGS

Police were called to the 1700 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 3rd, regarding a report of vandalism.

A witness at the scene alleged to officers that a group of six teenagers had spray-painted gang graffiti on some buildings in the area and walked away from the scene.

The police officers detained one of the suspects but the other suspects were not located.

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

BOOKED SCREWDRIVER, BELT BUCKLE ASSAULT

Two men approached officers in the area of Ninth Street and Olympic Boulevard at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, October 4th, and told police that they had been involved in a fight with each other.

Based on information from interviews, police determined that during the fight, one of the men had allegedly removed his belt and used the belt buckle and the butt of a screwdriver to assault the other man.

The victim received a quarter-inch laceration over his right eye.

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

ARRESTED FOR STEALING COLOGNE FROM STORE

A loss prevention officer at a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue told police at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4th, that a suspect allegedly entered the store, concealed a bottle of cologne valued at $27 from the sales floor 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.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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