BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN WHO WAS IN ALLEY

Police were called to an alley south of the 300 block of Marguerita Avenue at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 21st, where an assault and battery incident was reported.

A man told police that he had gotten into an argument over some car parts with a suspect who had gone to visit him in the alley.

The suspect, who was reportedly intoxicated, then allegedly began to challenge the man to fight, but the man did not want to.

The suspect allegedly approached the man and started to hit him but the man’s daughter heard yelling and screams coming from the alley and called police.

Officers detained the suspect as he was walking away from the alley.

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

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR HITTING WITH A CHAIN

Police were called to the 1200 block of 18th Street at 2:30 a.m. Monday, January 22nd, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon investigation.

A man alleged to officers that he was sleeping in the doorway of one of the buildings when a woman suspect he knows came over to him, started yelling and hit him in the arms and legs with a chain she was holding.

The man then started to scream at the woman and ran to a store at 18th Street and Wilshire Boulevard, where he called police.

After the man told police where the woman was staying, officers went to the area, where they found the woman sleeping in the doorway with the chain allegedly next to her.

Police arrested the woman and booked her in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

EX-WORKER ALLEGEDLY STOLE COMPUTER CARD

Police were called to a store in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade at 7:45 p.m. Monday, January 22nd, where a commercial burglary was reported.

Store employees alleged to officers that a former store employee who came into the store to visit with them had stolen a computer card valued at $100.

The suspect allegedly took the card, put it in his pocket and left without paying.

Store security officers then called the employee, who later returned to the store and allegedly admitted that he visited the store with the intent to take the computer card.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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