SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE
Officers were on routine patrol in the 400 block of Broadway at 1:15 p.m. Friday, November 2nd, when they attempted to stop a vehicle for several traffic violations.
As the officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver fled in the car but was stopped in the 1400 block of Fifth Street. The driver then got out of the vehicle and attempted to flee from police but was detained.
Officers determined that the vehicle was reported stolen from Hollywood on November 1st.
The driver was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft auto, driving without a license and probation violation.
ALLEGEDLY KICKED OUT WINDOW AT RESTAURANT
Police were called to a restaurant in the 2600 block of Main Street at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, November 7th, regarding a report of malicious mischief.
Some restaurant customers told police that they had tried to get a suspect something to eat, but when they invited him into the restaurant, he became loud and obnoxious.
Employees asked the suspect to leave but when they tried to escort him outside, the suspect began to struggle. He then allegedly kicked out the front store window, causing between $500 and $600 in damage.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for felony vandalism.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING WATCH FROM STORE
Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 2nd, regarding a petty theft investigation.
Store employees told police that a suspect walked into the store and tried to return two watches, but when he was at the counter, he allegedly took another watch, put it into a bag and left without paying.
The watch was valued at $30.
The suspect was detained outside by store security and released to police, who arrested him and booked him for shoplifting.
ALLEGEDLY OFFERED TO BUY MEAL BUT RENEGED
Several witnesses at a restaurant in the 2500 block of Main Street alleged to police at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, November 6th, that a suspect told them to meet him at the restaurant and he would pay for dinner.
The witnesses and suspect had $543 worth of food and drinks at the restaurant but when they were about to leave, the suspect allegedly said he didn’t have any money and didn’t intend to pay the bill.
Employees called police, who arrested the suspect and booked him for defrauding an innkeeper.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN AT OFFICE BUILDING
Police were called to 3200 Donald Douglas Loop South at the Santa Monica Airport at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 4th, regarding an assault and battery investigation.
A man told officers that a suspect went to the office building to retrieve some papers from another employee but when the man told the suspect that he could not enter, he became upset.
The suspect then allegedly pushed and shoved the man and knocked off his hat.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for assault and battery.
ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO BREAK COIN MACHINE
Witnesses at an apartment complex in the 800 block of 11th Street alleged to police at 9:20 p.m. Friday, November 2nd, that they saw a suspect in the laundry room who was trying to break into the coin machine.
Police detained the suspect and determined that he did not live at the complex.
After searching the suspect, police found that he was allegedly in possession of a flashlight, a cell phone, a hypodermic needle, pliers and a controlled substance.
The suspect was arrested and booked for attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools and a controlled substance and for having outstanding warrants.
BOOKED FOR THROWING BOTTLE AT GARDENER
A gardener in the area of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue told police at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, November 1st, that he was trimming bushes and trees in the area when he felt a bottle fly past his head.
When the gardener looked back, he saw a suspect with a coffee cup. The suspect then allegedly threw the cup for no apparent reason but the coffee spilled onto the ground.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria