EMPLOYEE ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM PIER EATERY

Police were called to a fast food eatery at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier at 10:15 p.m. Friday, August 31st, regarding a grand theft investigation.

Employees alleged to police that another employee had been taking money from the restaurant cash register over a five-month period.

Managers had noticed a discrepancy in one of the accounts and after reviewing audits of the restaurant over the five months, they determined that the employee had allegedly taken over $500.

When the employee returned to work one day to pick up his paycheck, managers called police.

The suspect was arrested and booked for grand theft.

ARRESTED FOR SPITTING ON MINIMART CASHIER

A cashier at a minimart in the 300 block of Pico Boulevard told police at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, September 2nd, that a suspect walked into the store, went to the back of the store and picked up some beer.

The suspect then cut to the front of the line and put money on the counter, but when the cashier told the suspect he had to wait in line, he argued and yelled at the cashier.

The suspect then left and returned five minutes later. He continued to yell at the cashier and allegedly tried to spit on him.

Employees called police and when officers arrived, the suspect was still in the parking lot.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him for assault and for having an outstanding warrant.

SUSPECT BOOKED FOR

RIDING STOLEN SCOOTER

Officers on patrol in the area of Ocean and Arizona Avenues at 1:40 p.m. Monday, September 3rd, saw a suspect driving a scooter on the wrong side of the road.

Police stopped the vehicle and determined that the suspect was driving with an allegedly suspended license.

When officers checked the vehicle registration, they noticed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Los Angeles in May. The driver also allegedly matched the description of the theft suspect and was arrested for suspicion of grand theft auto.

The suspect was also booked for driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana and probation violation.

SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE

Officers on patrol in the 1150 Beach Parking Lot at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 4th, ran the license plate number of a parked vehicle that identified the registration as belonging to a different vehicle.

The license plate number, which was registered in Kansas, belonged to a Jaguar, but the vehicle in the parking lot was a Lincoln Navigator.

Officers set up surveillance of the vehicle and when two suspects returned to the vehicle and drove away, police stopped the vehicle.

The suspects were arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto.

ARRESTED FOR TAKING CITY RECYCLING BIN

Police on patrol in the 700 block of Ocean Park Boulevard at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, September 4th, saw a suspect rolling a city recycling bin containing recycled items down the street.

The suspect, who had allegedly taken the bin from a property, was arrested and booked for petty theft.

ALLEGEDLY HAD STOLEN SUNGLASSES FROM CAR

A man in the 1400 block of Sixth Street told police at 8 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th, that he went to his car in the subterranean garage earlier that day and saw that his car had been broken into.

The man noticed that his sunglasses and other items were missing from the car.

When the man looked around the scene, he saw a suspect sleeping in one of the stairwells, and when the man called to the suspect, he ran.

The man later went for a jog in the 1500 block of Palisades Park, where he again saw the suspect wearing his sunglasses and called police.

Officers located the suspect in the 1500 block of the beach and after searching him, found that he was also allegedly in possession of a coin holder from the man’s car.

The suspect was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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