SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR DRIVING STOLEN CAR

A woman in the 800 block of Montana Avenue alleged to police at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17th, that she parked her car at her residence and the next day she realized it was stolen.

An officer on patrol in the 900 block of Lincoln Boulevard saw a suspect allegedly inside the vehicle in an alley at 8 p.m. the following night and detained him.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for driving a stolen vehicle and probation violation.

BOOKED FOR STEALING ITEMS FROM HOTEL SHED

Police were called to a hotel in the 1800 block of Ocean Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Friday, April 20th, regarding a commercial burglary investigation.

Hotel employees alleged to police that a suspect walked into the hotel, went to the storage shed, forced the shed open, took three bottles of soda, and as he was leaving the hotel, also took a flowerpot.

The value of the items was estimated at $12.

A security guard then called police, who stopped the suspect a couple of blocks away at Main Street and Bicknell Avenue.

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

ARRESTED FOR STEALING SOCKS FROM STORE

Police were called to a store in the 1800 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 12:15 p.m. Friday, April 20th, regarding a petty theft investigation.

Store employees alleged to police that a suspect walked into the store, walked up and down the aisles, and when no one was looking, took a pair of dress socks, put them into his jacket and left without paying.

The socks were valued at $5.

The suspect was detained outside the store by loss prevention officers and released to police.

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

ALLEGEDLY THREATENED TO FIGHT WITH SECURITY

Police were called to a grocery store in the 1300 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 6:50 p.m. Friday, April 20th, regarding an assault investigation.

Store employees alleged to police that a suspect walked into the store and panhandled customers as they were trying to shop.

After the suspect allegedly began to yell at the customers and act erratically, a security guard escorted him outside the store.

Once he was outside the store, the suspect allegedly challenged the guard to fight and motioned to hit him but did not make contact.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault and probation violation.

ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO HIT OFF-DUTY OFFICER

An off-duty police officer was driving in the 3000 block of Virginia Avenue at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, April 21st, when he saw a suspect who was acting erratically allegedly trying to break a light fixture at the tunnel on Dorchester Avenue.

The officer then approached the suspect, who allegedly charged toward him and motioned to hit him but did not make contact.

The officer then identified himself and called for backup.

Police detained the suspect and allegedly found a pocketknife near him.

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

ARRESTED FOR STRIKING ROOMMATE WITH CLOCK

Police were called to the 800 block of Bay Street at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, April 21st, to investigate a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

A man told officers that he was at home with his roommate when they got into an argument over the television not working.

During the argument, the roommate allegedly took a clock off the wall and hit the man repeatedly in the head with the clock, causing lacerations to the victimís head.

The victim then called police and was treated at a local hospital, where he received several stitches for the cuts.

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

BOOKED FOR EXPOSING SELF TO PARK WORKER

Police were called to a park in the 1100 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, April 22nd, where a disturbance-of-the-peace incident was reported.

A maintenance worker alleged to officers that a suspect who was acting erratically began to argue with him, called him derogatory names and challenged him to fight.

The suspect then allegedly pulled down his pants, exposed himself to the worker and walked away.

Police located the suspect in the park, arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for disturbing the peace and indecent exposure.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

Police were called to a residence in the 1400 block of Pacific Coast Highway at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24th, to investigate a report of a burglary.

When officers arrived, they found a suspect walking out the front door of the residence but did not have any items.

The suspect allegedly told police that he was allowed to spend the night there but when police contacted the property owner, he told officers that he did not give anyone permission to stay at the residence.

There were no signs of forced entry and it was unknown if anything was reported stolen from the residence.

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

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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