ATTEMPTS TO STAB
Police were called to the 2900 block of Main Street at 9:44 p.m., Friday, November 19th, regarding an assault that had just occurred.
Arriving officers spoke to an employee who said that a customer began yelling at him and during an argument, the customer allegedly produced a steak knife and threatened the employee with the knife.
The employee alleges that the suspect attempted to stab him through an open window, but was unsuccessful.
The suspect, who is described as a transient, fled on foot.
The employee was not injured.
A victim at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Fifth Street called police at 12:12 p.m. Saturday, December 18th, regarding an assault that had just occurred.
Police arrived on the scene and spoke to the victim, who said that a tenant of the apartment complex physically attacked him for unknown reasons.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault and violating a restraining order.
The victim was not injured.
Police stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of Bay Street for a traffic violation at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 22nd.
Police discovered that the driver of the vehicle had a $50,000 warrant on him for burglary.
The suspect was placed under arrest, and officers searched the vehicle.
Police found allegedly stolen property they believe is from a recent burglary in Malibu and other property from another burglary.
The suspect was booked in Santa Monica Jail for burglary.
MAN ARRESTED FOR
IN EMPLOYEE’S FACE
Police were called to the 1800 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, December 23rd, regarding an assault and battery that had just occurred.
Arriving officers spoke to the victim, an employee of a liquor store, who said that when he refused to sell alcohol to the suspect because he believed he was intoxicated, the suspect allegedly spat in the victim’s face and created a disturbance in the store.
Police arrested the suspect for assault and battery and public intoxication. He was booked in Santa Monica Jail.
POLICE ARREST THREE SUSPECTS
FOR STEALING CLOTHING
Police were called to the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade at 5:38 p.m. Friday, December 24th, regarding a theft in progress.
Officers on the scene allege that they observed two suspects leave a store with three bags of store merchandise that was not paid for.
The two suspects were arrested.
A third suspect left the store shortly afterward with allegedly stolen merchandise and was arrested by police.
The three suspects were booked in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.
The recovered clothing, which valued at $1,218, was returned to the store.
A loss prevention officer in the 2400 block of Pico Boulevard called police at 5:26 p.m. Saturday, December 25th, to report that a petty theft had just occurred.
Police spoke to the loss prevention officer, who alleged that the suspect entered the store, removed items from the counter, placed them in his pocket, and left the store without paying for the items.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for theft.
ALLEGEDLY THREATENED WITH STEAK KNIFE
A victim in the 1400 block of Centinela Avenue called police at 9:18 p.m. Sunday, December 26th, regarding an assault that had just occurred.
Arriving officers spoke to the victim, who said he was involved in an argument with a man, when the man allegedly produced a steak knife and threatened the victim.
Police arrested the suspect for assault with a deadly weapon and booked him in Santa Monica Jail.
A man was arrested at a restaurant in the 300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard after he allegedly ordered food, ate the food, and was unable to pay the bill.
Police booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail for defrauding an innkeeper.
— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman.