CHARGED WITH THEFT OF BATTERIES IN STORE

An employee of a store in the 1600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard told police at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday, September 21st, that a suspect had allegedly entered the store, walked to the battery display area, removed batteries valued at $23.55 and left the store without paying for the batteries.

The suspect was later arrested in an alley by police, who booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft.

MADE PURCHASE WITH COUNTERFEIT BILL

A store employee in the 1900 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, September 20th, that a customer had entered the store and used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase $10.84 worth of merchandise.

The suspect left the store prior to the arrival of police, but a witness was able to record the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle.

The investigation is continuing.

ARRESTED FOR IPOD THEFT

Police were called to the 1200 block of Third Street at 2:13 p.m. Friday, September 23rd, where a theft suspect was in custody.

An employee alleged to police that two suspects had entered the store, and after one of the suspects removed items from the shelf and placed them in a bag, the second suspect left the store with the bag without paying.

The suspect who placed the items in the bag fled and was not apprehended.

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

The items, described as iPods valued at $1,325, were recovered.

BOOKED FOR FAKE CHECK

Police were called to the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade at 3:15 p.m. Friday, September 23rd, where an employee told police that two suspects had been detained after they allegedly attempted to purchase $1,224.99 worth of merchandise using a fraudulent driver’s license and check.

The two suspects were arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for forgery and attempting to cash a fraudulent check.

TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN THEFT OF JACKETS

Police were called to the 100 block of Santa Monica Place at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, September 25th, where a theft suspect was in custody.

Loss prevention officers at a store told police that two suspects allegedly entered the store, took two jackets valued at $119.40 from the display rack and left without paying for the items.

The suspects were arrested outside the store and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where they were booked for petty theft.

CHARGED WITH ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

A woman in the 300 block of the Santa Monica Pier alleged to police at 11:33 p.m. Monday, September 26th, that a suspect approached her and asked for money while displaying a handgun.

The suspect fled without taking any money and was arrested shortly afterwards by police.

Officers conducted a pat-down of the suspect, who allegedly had a handgun in his pocket.

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

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria.

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