ALLEGEDLY PAID FOR ROOM WITH FAKE CARD
A hotel employee in the 1100 block of Second Street told police at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 7th, that a guest had registered for a room and allegedly used an invalid credit card to pay for the room.
Hotel employees were notified that the guest allegedly had an outstanding debt of $1,275.04.
Officers went to the room and contacted the suspect, who was arrested for defrauding an inn-keeper.
The suspect was taken to a police car and while officers were outside, they were contacted by another hotel employee, who said that a guest had almost been struck by a bag that was thrown out of a hotel window.
The bag contained miscellaneous identifications, including credit card information, bank account information and social security numbers.
Police have taken the bag as evidence and will follow up with the various victims.
ALLEGED AUTO THEFT
Police on patrol at the 1550 block of the beach parking lot at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10th, ran a vehicle license plate number check that identified a vehicle as stolen.
The driver of the vehicle and three passengers were arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where they were booked for auto theft.
Police were called to a parking lot in the 900 block of the Pacific Coast Highway at 2:02 a.m. Monday, September 12th, regarding loud noises.
While officers were investigating the noises, they saw a suspect allegedly using a black spray paint canister to spray-paint graffiti on city property.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for vandalism.
ATTEMPTED TO STEAL
FROM LAUNDRY MACHINE
Police were called to the 1900 block of Ocean Way at 11:35 p.m. Monday, September 12th, regarding suspicious activity.
When officers arrived they saw two suspects in a laundry room allegedly attempting to take money from laundry machines.
The suspects were arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where they were booked for commercial burglary.
TO CASH FAKE CHECK
Police were called to the 2700 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday, September 14th, where a bank employee alleged that a suspect had attempted to cash a fraudulent $4,900 check while using a fraudulent driver’s license.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of a fraudulent check and forgery.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria