COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

Police were called to a business in the 300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 30th, regarding a theft in progress.

An employee on the scene told officers that the suspect entered the store, took several DVDs and CDs off the shelf and then attempted to return the merchandise to a cashier.

The employee alleges that the suspect had receipts for the same DVD and CD titles, but they were from another store in the same chain as the Santa Monica Boulevard store.

Police located the suspect in the area of the store, arrested him, and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of commercial burglary.

CYCLIST STOPPED FOR

ALLEGED TRAFFIC

VIOLATION WAS ON BIKE REPORTED STOLEN

A man riding a bicycle in the 1300 block of Wilshire Boulevard at around 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 30th, was detained for a traffic violation and a warrant check was performed by police.

Police learned that the man had an outstanding felony warrant for allegedly stealing the bicycle in Boulder City, Nevada.

The man was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail for possession of stolen property.

COUPLE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING

JEWELRY

A department store employee told police that a couple entered the store, in the 100 block of Santa Monica Place, at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, April 2nd, took several jewelry items from a counter and allegedly left the store without paying for the jewelry.

Police on the scene say they located the suspects and found jewelry valued at $450 on the suspects’ persons.

The suspects were arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.

The jewelry was returned to the store.

POLICE FIND MAN RIDING BIKE AND TOWING ANOTHER BIKE ALLEGEDLY STOLEN

A man in the 200 block of Broadway told police that a suspect had cut his bicycle lock and had ridden off on his bicycle.

Officers searched for the suspect and found him riding a bike and behind him towing the bicycle allegedly stolen.

The suspect was arrested by police and he and the towed bicycle were identified by the victim.

The suspect was booked in Santa Monica Jail for theft and the bicycle was recovered and returned to the victim.

MAN ARRESTED FOR

HAVING TOOLS ALLEGEDLY USED FOR BURGLARY

Police pulled over a vehicle in the 1700 block of Cloverfield Avenue at 2:07 a.m. Monday, April 4th, for a traffic violation.

When they approached the vehicle, officers say they saw tools that allegedly could be used for burglarizing.

The suspect was arrested by police and taken to Santa Monica Jail where he was booked for attempted burglary.

MAN ARRESTED FOR

BRANDISHING WEAPON,

ALTHOUGH NONE FOUND

A Santa Monica resident called police Tuesday, April 5th, to report that a man had brandished a firearm in the area of Lincoln and Pico Boulevards.

The resident gave police a description of the suspect’s car. Officers near Lincoln and Pico Boulevards noticed a car matching the description of the suspect’s car.

The suspect was identified by the resident and arrested.

Police booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail on charges of brandishing a firearm, although officers were unable to find a gun.

TWO ARRESTED IN

FORGERY CASE

Two men at a bank in the 2700 block of Wilshire Boulevard were arrested Tuesday, April 5th, for allegedly attempting to deposit forged checks into their bank accounts.

A bank employee noticed that the checks were forged and notified police.

Police arrived on the scene and arrested the two men and booked them in Santa Monica Jail on charges of forgery.

WOMAN PULLS OUT

MEAT CLEAVER IN FIGHT

Police were called to a business in the 1500 block of Second Street at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday, April 6th, regarding an undescribed commotion.

A woman on the scene told officers that she was involved in an argument with another woman, alleging that the other woman had pulled out a meat cleaver and brushed it along the side of the victim.

Police found the suspect who allegedly had the meat cleaver, arrested her and booked her in Santa Monica Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman

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