SIX PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR FIGHTING IN STREET

Police were called to the area of 21st Street and Wilshire Boulevard at 2 a.m. Friday, October 26th, regarding a report of people fighting in the middle of the street.

When officers arrived, they saw at least six people who were fighting. The suspects, three men and three women, were allegedly punching and kicking each other for an unknown reason.

The six suspects were taken to a local hospital for treatment and several of them required stitches for cuts.

Police then arrested the suspects and booked them for assault with a deadly weapon.

ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM WOMAN LYING ON STREET

Police were called to the 1500 block of Seventh Street at 4:20 p.m. Friday, October 26th, where a construction worker told officers that he was sitting in his truck when he saw a suspect, who was riding on a bicycle, observe a woman who was lying on the street.

The suspect stopped near the woman, looked at her and then rode away. A few minutes later, the suspect returned, went up to the woman, allegedly reached down to take money from her and rode away.

The worker then flagged down police, who detained the suspect and found a $20 bill that he allegedly took from the woman.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him for grand theft.

ARRESTED FOR STEALING WINE BOTTLE AT STORE

Police were called to a drug store in the 1800 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 10:45 p.m. Friday, October 26th, regarding a commercial burglary investigation.

Store employees told officers that a suspect, who had previously been in the store to purchase pens, came back to return the items and get his money back.

The suspect then used the money to buy cigarettes, but he also allegedly took an $8 bottle of wine, put it in a bag and left without paying for it.

Store security personnel detained the suspect outside the store and called police.

The suspect was arrested and booked for shoplifting.

ALLEGEDLY DIDN’T PAY RESTAURANT BILLS

Police were called to a restaurant in the 300 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27th, a restaurant waiter alleged that a suspect had ordered $46 worth of food and drinks and then tried to use a credit card that was not in his name.

Another waiter, who also works at a restaurant on the pier, recognized the suspect and alleged that he also tried to use the credit card to pay a bill at the other restaurant.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for defrauding an innkeeper and using a fraudulent credit card.

BOOKED FOR BREAKING INTO NEIGHBOR’S HOME

A man in the 1100 block of Princeton Street told police at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, October 28th, that he had left his home for three days and when he returned, he noticed that some money he keeps in the house was missing.

A few days later, the man realized that other items in the house were also missing. He then told a neighbor, who said that a woman tenant had asked for change for a $100 bill.

The man remembered that the woman knew where he kept a key hidden.

While the man was gone, the female tenant allegedly used the key to enter the man’s residence and steal items. The items were valued at a total of $500.

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

ARRESTED FOR STEALING JEWELRY FROM STORE

Police were called to a store in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th, where store employees alleged to police that a suspect entered the store, took some items and put them in a bag and then tried to leave without paying.

As the suspect was leaving, the door alarm was set off. Store security personnel detained the suspect and found that she was in possession of earrings and headbands. The items were valued at $67.

The suspect was arrested and booked for shoplifting.

PAIR ALLEGEDLY STOLE PURSE FROM WOMAN

A woman in the 200 block of Washington Avenue told police at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, October 31st, that she returned to her apartment complex when two suspects walked up behind her.

The suspects allegedly pushed the woman into a gate, grabbed her purse as she was screaming and then fled with the purse.

The suspects were not apprehended and the investigation is ongoing.

The first suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, six feet tall and heavyset. The second suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, five-feet-11 and having a thin build.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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