EMPLOYEE ARRESTED

FOR GRAND THEFT

Police were called to the 2200 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 2:29 p.m. Friday, October 14th, where a theft suspect was in custody.

A store employee told officers that an audit of a cash register was conducted and it was discovered that another employee had allegedly stolen money from the cash register.

During an interview with the suspect, he allegedly confessed to stealing $2,500 a month for four months from the register. The suspect also allegedly claimed that he stole $1,000 worth of food from the store and gave $2,000 worth of food to friends.

The total loss to the store was estimated at approximately $13,000.

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

SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY SPRAYPAINTED GRAFFITI

Police were called to the 2100 block of Pico Boulevard at 12:41 a.m. Saturday, October 15th, regarding a suspicious vehicle.

Officers contacted individuals inside the vehicle and determined that one of them had allegedly spray-painted graffiti on two windows and on a green tarp along a chain-link fence on Pico Boulevard.

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

ALLEGEDLY REFUSED TO PAY HEFTY CAB FARE

A taxi driver in the 1900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard alleged to police at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, October 16th, that a passenger refused to pay a taxi fare and had passed out.

The suspect had allegedly asked the driver to take him to Hollywood and when the taxi arrived in Hollywood, the suspect asked the driver to take him back to Santa Monica.

This occurred twice, and when the suspect asked to go to Hollywood for a third time, the taxi driver asked for payment but the suspect allegedly refused to pay the $118.90 taxi fare.

The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for defrauding an innkeeper and public intoxication.

ARRESTED FOR NOT PAYING RESTAURANT BILL

A restaurant employee in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade told police at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, October 16th, that a suspect allegedly entered the restaurant and ordered drinks and food, but did not have enough money to pay the $44.20 bill.

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

ALLEGEDLY STABBED MAN WITH A POCKETKNIFE

Police were called to the area of Lincoln Boulevard and Hill Street at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, October 16th, regarding a fight.

A man alleged to officers that he was involved in a fight with a suspect and during the fight, the suspect allegedly stabbed him with a small pocketknife.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for a stab wound.

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

BOOKED FOR REMOVING

SENSOR; STEALING CDS

Police were called to the 300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 12th, where a theft suspect was in custody.

A store employee alleged to police that a suspect had entered the store, removed the security sensor from CDs and concealed the items inside a black bag.

The suspect fled the store but was apprehended by loss prevention officers.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft.

ALLEGEDLY STOLE BICYCLE FROM GARAGE

A witness in the 1700 block of Ocean Front Walk told police at 3:31 a.m. Tuesday, October 11th, that a suspect allegedly entered a subterranean garage and walked out carrying a bicycle.

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

BOOKED FOR STEALING FROM CAR DEALERSHIP

Police were called to a car dealership in the 1600 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday, October 11th, where an employee was in custody for alleged theft.

A dealership manager told police that the employee had allegedly run out of the back storeroom door carrying a box that belonged to the dealership.

The suspect was detained and inside the box were seven dealership safety belts valued at $301.40 each, or a total of $2,109.80.

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

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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