MAN ALLEGES FRIEND
WITH GUN THREATENED HIM
A man in the 1800 block of Ninth Street called police at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 8th, after a friend allegedly threatened him with a handgun.
Police arrived on the scene and spoke to the victim, who alleged that his friend approached him, initiated an argument with him and raised his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband.
The victim alleged that the suspect then said, “Mind your own business or else,” before riding off on a bicycle. Police have identified the suspect, but no arrests have been made.
MAN STOLE IPOD
A man was arrested in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade at around 12:30 p.m. Friday, January 14th, after he allegedly stole an iPod music player from a store.
Loss prevention officers apprehended the man after he left the store without paying for the device, police say.
Police arrested the man and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.
The recovered iPod was valued at $499.
MAN ALLEGEDLY STEALS CAN OF BEER, GOES TO JAIL
A man was arrested in the 600 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 1:05 p.m. Friday, January 14th, for allegedly stealing a can of beer from a store.
Police arrested the man and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft.
The can of beer was valued at $1.79.
TWO IPODS ALLEGEDLY STOLEN, TWO ARRESTED
Police were called to a store in the 1200 block of Third Street at 3:16 p.m. Friday, January 14th, regarding a theft investigation.
When officers arrived, they spoke to an employee of the store, who alleged after two suspects entered the store, and one of them removed an iPod and placed it on the counter near the exit and removed another iPod from the shelf.
The first suspect then met up with the second suspect, who had apparently picked up the iPod on the counter, and the two left the store without paying for the two iPods, the employee alleged.
Once outside the store, loss prevention officers detained the suspects until police arrived.
Police arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.
The recovered iPods were valued at $1,200.
THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED
AT DEPARTMENT STORE
Police were called to the 100 block of Santa Monica Place at 6:03 p.m. Saturday, January 15th, regarding a theft suspect in custody.
Officers on the scene spoke to an employee of a department store who alleged that the suspect entered the store, removed clothing items and jewelry from the store and left without paying for the merchandise.
Once outside the store, a loss prevention officer detained the suspect until police arrived.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of theft.
The stolen property, valued at $408, was recovered.
A woman alleged that she was sleeping in the 1600 block of Seventh Street at around 5:10 p.m. Saturday, January 22nd, when a man allegedly approached her, struck her with his cane and then smashed a radio over her head.
The woman called police, who arrived on the scene, arrested the suspect, and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
The woman was not seriously injured.
A man was arrested at a supermarket in the 3100 block of Wilshire Boulevard at around 8:45 a.m. Monday, January 24th, after he allegedly attempted to cash a check that had been forged.
Police on the scene spoke to a clerk, who alleged that the man asked to cash a check that had been noticeably altered and forged.
The suspect was arrested by police and booked in Santa Monica Jail for forgery and commercial burglary.
PETTY THEFT OF CDS
Police were called to a retail store in the 300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday, January 25th, regarding a theft that had just occurred.
Officers on the scene spoke to a loss prevention officer of the store, who said that a suspect allegedly opened CD wrappers, emptied the CDs into a bag and put the empty CD cases back on the shelf.
The suspect then allegedly left the store without paying for the CDs and the loss prevention officer detained the suspect.
The suspect was arrested by Santa Monica Police and booked in Santa Monica Jail for theft.
THREE ALLEGEDLY TEAR
OUT SEATS OF ESCALADE
Police were called to the area of 30th Street and Pico Boulevard at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, January 25th, regarding a theft from a motor vehicle.
Police on the scene spoke to a witness who alleged that three suspects in a pickup truck had broken into a Cadillac Escalade, entered the vehicle and removed rear seats from it.
The witness had recorded a partial license plate of the pickup truck and handed that information to police.
Police located a pickup truck with matching license plate information in the area of Bundy Drive and National Boulevard and stopped the truck.
Officers observed three men in the truck, as well as car seats in the back of the truck.
The three suspects were identified by the witness to the crime, arrested by police and booked in Santa Monica Jail for theft.
CAR WINDOWS SMASHED
A witness in the 1200 block of 25th Street called police at 10:09 p.m. Friday, January 14th, after he allegedly saw a suspect breaking a driver’s side window of a vehicle.
Police arrived on the scene and saw that three vehicles in the area had had their driver’s side windows broken.
A suspect was located in the area and identified by the witness.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for vandalism.
The damage to the vehicles was estimated at $600.
— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman.