ALLEGED AUTO THEFT

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollywood Division contacted Santa Monica police at 10:06 a.m. Saturday, August 20th, regarding an auto burglary that had occurred in the 2700 block of Third Street in Santa Monica.

LAPD officers had stopped a vehicle in LAPD jurisdiction and spoke to the driver, who did not know who owned the vehicle.

LAPD officers determined that the vehicle was stolen after contacting the owner, who had not given anyone permission to drive the vehicle.

Santa Monica police arrested the driver, who was taken to Santa Monica Jail and booked for auto burglary and auto theft.

EMPLOYEE ARRESTED

FOR GRAND THEFT

An employee at a business on the Santa Monica Pier alleged to police at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, August 20th, that another employee had been stealing money from the cash register for several months.

The total loss was estimated at $500.

Police arrested and booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.

ALLEGEDLY HIT CHILD

WITH AVOCADO

A woman in the 2600 block of 11th Street told police at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, August 20th, that while she was watching her daughter play, two male suspects walked toward the child.

One of the suspects then allegedly threw an avocado at the child, hitting the child on the head, and fled on foot.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

POSSESSION OF

BURGLARY TOOLS

Officers on patrol at 14th Street and Washington Avenue at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday, August 23rd, saw two suspects wearing dark clothes allegedly looking into parked vehicles.

Police watched the suspects for several minutes. When police approached the suspects, the officers determined that the suspects were allegedly in possession of burglary tools.

The suspects were arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of burglary tools.

ATTEMPTED GRAND THEFT OF COMPUTER

Police responded to the 1200 block of Fourth Street at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, August 24th, where a suspect had allegedly attempted to use a fake credit card to purchase a $2,150 computer.

When the suspect realized that the employee knew it was a fake credit card, the suspect ran, but was later apprehended.

Police arrested and booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail for attempted grand theft.

ALLEGEDLY DAMAGED CARS WITH HANDS

Witnesses in the 1400 block of Second Street alleged to police at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday, August 24th, that a suspect was walking along Second Street and hitting cars with her hands, causing damage to several vehicles.

Damage ranged from a broken side mirror to dents on the vehicle.

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

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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