ALLEGED DONUT SHOP BURGLAR DUNKED IN JAIL
A man was arrested in the 1500 block of Seventh Street at around 2 a.m. Tuesday, March 15th, after he allegedly attempted to open a service window at a donut shop and enter the business, police say.
The suspect was confronted by a donut shop employee, who held the man until police arrived.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail on charges of attempted burglary.
MAN ALLEGEDLY ALTERED PRICES OF CLOTHES
Police were called to the 3200 block of Airport Boulevard at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday, February 15th, on a report of a grand theft suspect in custody.
A loss prevention officer told police that he observed the suspect enter the store, remove clothing items off the rack and change price tags on several items.
Police say the price difference between the original prices of the items and the changed prices was $728.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail on charges of grand theft.
ALLEGED ATTIC BURGLAR ARRESTED
Police say a man illegally entered a business by squeezing through an opening behind an electrical panel and accessing the attic crawl space of the building, at around 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 15th.
The man went outside and was met by police, who arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of burglary, although nothing was reported missing from the business.
ALLEGED CLOTHING THIEF JAILED
A loss prevention officer in the 1900 block of Wilshire Boulevard called police at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16th, to report that a suspect had entered a clothing store, took several articles of clothing off shelves and put them in the front of his pants.
The suspect allegedly left the store without paying for the items.
Once outside the store, the loss prevention officer arrested the suspect until police arrived.
Police booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail on charges of theft.
The stolen clothing, valued at $89.97, was recovered.
A man was arrested in the 1500 block of Ocean Avenue at around 1 p.m. Thursday, February 17th, after he allegedly tried to break into a vehicle.
A witness called police after allegedly observing the suspect.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of auto burglary.
MAN ALLEGEDLY POURS WINE INTO BAG AND LEAVES WITHOUT PAYING
A man allegedly entered a store in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade, removed a bottle of wine from a shelf, opened the bottle, poured it into a duffel bag he was carrying and put the empty bottle back on the shelf at around 1:20 p.m. Thursday, February 24th.
The man left the store with his duffel bag and was held by a loss prevention officer, who called police.
Police arrested the man and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of theft.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY
A victim in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade called police at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, February 24th, and told police that a man had just thrown a lit cigarette in his face.
Police arrived on the scene and arrested the suspect.
He was booked in Santa Monica Jail on charges of assault and battery.
COMPUTER SOFTWARE STOLEN
An employee in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade called police at 1:21 p.m. Thursday, February 24th, to report a petty theft that had just occurred.
The employee told police that three suspects entered the store, removed $2,100 in computer software and left the store without paying for the items.
Police arrested two of three suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.
The software was recovered.
— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman.