BOOKED FOR TRYING

TO PAY WITH FAKE CHECK

Police were called to a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 2nd, where a suspect had allegedly attempted to use a fraudulent traveler’s check to purchase merchandise.

A store employee told police that the suspect had allegedly fled after attempting the purchase.

The suspect returned to the store Monday, November 7th, and was arrested by police.

The suspect was booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of a fraudulent check. Bail was set at $20,000.

EMPLOYEE ARRESTED

FOR GRAND THEFT

Police were called to a store in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, November 10th, where a regional store loss prevention manager told police that the store had conducted an internal investigation on an employee who allegedly stole $3,407 worth of merchandise from the store.

Loss prevention officers searched the employee’s locker and allegedly recovered $1,480 worth of stolen clothing, but the remainder of the merchandise was not recovered.

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

SUSPECT ACCUSED OF PUNCHING WOMAN IN FACE

A woman in the area of Fourth Street and Wilshire Boulevard told police at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, November 12th, that a suspect approached her and asked her for change.

When the woman said that she did not have any change the suspect allegedly punched the woman in the face with his right fist.

The woman received a cut to her left cheek.

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

SUSPECT BOOKED FOR FIGHTING IN RESTAURANT

Police were called to a restaurant in the 1500 block of Second Street at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, November 15th, where a fight was in progress.

A security officer told police that he was involved in a fight with a suspect who was allegedly creating a disturbance at the restaurant.

No injuries were reported.

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

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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