BOOK STORE EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR STEALING

Police were called to a book store in the 1200 block of Third Street Promenade at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday, May 17th, where an employee had been detained for alleged theft.

A store loss prevention manager told officers that the store had conducted an audit and determined that $3,520.78 worth of books were missing.

Store managers alleged that the books had been taken by an employee of the book store and they contacted the employee.

During the interview, the employee reportedly confessed to the theft and later returned all of the books.

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

ALLEGEDLY THREW CUP OF COFFEE AT COUPLE

A woman in the 1400 block of Second Street told police at 6:28 p.m. Thursday, June 1st, that she was walking with her boyfriend on the Third Street Promenade when a suspect allegedly threw a cup of coffee at them.

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

ARRESTED FOR PUSHING MAN AT GAS STATION

A police officer was on patrol in the 400 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 9:36 p.m. Friday, June 2nd, when he heard a screaming sound coming from a gas station at Fifth Street and Wilshire Boulevard.

When the officer arrived at the scene, a man told him that a suspect allegedly pushed him for an unknown reason.

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

ALLEGEDLY KICKED GATE OF RESIDENCE

Police were called to the 2300 block of Virginia Avenue at 3:30 a.m. Monday, June 5th, regarding a report of vandalism.

A man alleged to officers that an intoxicated suspect had kicked his rear gate for an unknown reason, causing minor damage.

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

ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO CASH $5,000 FAKE CHECK

An employee at a bank in the 500 block of Wilshire Boulevard alleged to police at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 7th, that a suspect entered the bank and attempted to cash a $5,000 fraudulent check.

During the check verification process, the employee determined that the check was fraudulent and called police.

The suspect, who was at the bank when police arrived, was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of a fraudulent check.

BOOKED FOR POINTING REPLICA GUN AT POLICE

Police were called to the 1300 block of Second Street at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday, June 7th, regarding a report of a man with a gun.

When officers arrived, they saw a suspect in a dimly lit area of the street.

The suspect allegedly walked out of the dim area, faced the police car and produced a handgun.

When the suspect allegedly pointed the gun at the officers, they got out of the car. The suspect then dropped the gun after realizing they were police and was taken into custody.

The weapon seized was a replica handgun.

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

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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