ARRESTED FOR STEALING TOOTHBRUSHES, ASPIRIN

Police were called to the 1300 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 10:28 a.m. Saturday, March 5th, regarding a theft that had just occurred.

A store employee said that a man entered the store and allegedly took items off a shelf, put them in his pocket and left the store without paying for the items.

Once outside the store, the man was apprehended by a security guard who later released the man to police.

Police arrested the man and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of commercial burglary and parole violation.

The items allegedly stolen — bottles of aspirin and toothbrushes — valued at $354, were recovered.

PURSE SNATCHED

A woman in the 3100 block of 2nd Street told police that a man grabbed her purse at around 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 4th.

The victim said the man initially rode up to her on a bicycle and attempted to snatch her purse, but was unsuccessful.

The victim alleged that the man then came back on foot, grabbed the purse from her and fled on foot.

Police located the man in the area, arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of strong-arm robbery and probation violation.

UNLOCKED DOOR

LEADS TO LOCKED CELL

A man in the 1800 block of 12th Street was arrested at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5th, after he allegedly entered a residence through an unlocked door.

The owner of the residence said he approached the man, they began to argue and the man fled on foot.

Police located the man in the area, arrested him, and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of attempted burglary.

His bail was set at $50,000.

DEFRAUDING

AN INNKEEPER

An employee at a restaurant near Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue called police at 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 4th, to report that a customer had entered the restaurant, ordered and ate food, and had no money to pay the bill.

The customer was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for defrauding an innkeeper.

ASSAULT

WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Police were called to the 2700 block of Broadway at 7:03 p.m. Saturday, March 5th, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon that had just occurred.

The victim told police that while he was loading his surfboard into his vehicle, a man began yelling loudly and approached him.

The victim alleges that the suspect threatened him with a box cutter. A witness called police, who arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

A suspect in the 200 block of the Santa Monica Pier allegedly threw a rock at the passenger door of a Santa Monica police car at around 8:10 p.m. Monday, March 7th.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of malicious mischief.

TWO ARRESTED FOR STEALING HAIR PRODUCTS,

DEODORANT

Police were called to the 1600 block of Cloverfield Boulevard at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 8th, regarding a theft investigation.

A store employee told police that two suspects allegedly entered the store, removed items from a display rack, put the items in their pants and left the store without paying for the items.

Once outside the store the suspects were arrested by security personnel, who released the suspects over to the police.

Police say they recovered $179.05 worth of hair gel, shampoo, and deodorant from the suspects.

The items were returned to the store.

The suspects were booked in Santa Monica Jail on charges of commercial burglary.

—Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman

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