BOOKED FOR STEALING PANTS FROM STORE

Employees at a store in the 500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard alleged to police at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, December 16th, that a suspect entered the store carrying a backpack, grabbed two pairs of pants and put them into the backpack and then left without paying.

The pants were valued at a total of $16.

The suspect, who was detained outside the store by employees, was arrested by police and booked in Santa Monica Jail for burglary.

ALLEGEDLY USED KNIFE TO THREATEN MAN

Police were called to the 200 block of Bay Street at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, December 16th, where a man told them that he was in his garage working on his car when a suspect walked in and began to talk to him. When the man told the suspect that he had to leave, the suspect became upset and yelled at the man before leaving.

The suspect then returned a few minutes later and looked around, but when the man again told the suspect to leave, he allegedly pulled out a knife and approached the man.

When the man took out a hammer, the suspect fled, but he was detained by police in the 200 block of Pico Boulevard.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

BOOKED ON SUSPICION OF BREAK-IN AT COMPLEX

Police were called to an apartment complex in the 2300 block of 28th Street at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, December 15th, where a resident in the area told police that he saw a suspect jump over a fence and onto a neighbor’s property.

Police searched the area and found the suspect hiding underneath the stairwell at the apartment complex.

The suspect, who was wearing a stocking on his head, dark clothes and gloves, had prior arrests for burglary and grand theft.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him on suspicion of burglary and providing false information.

EMPLOYEES ALLEGEDLY EMBEZZLED FROM STORE

Police were called to a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade at 11 a.m. Friday, December 14th, where managers told them that two employees had been detained for em- bezzlement. Between November 1st and December 13th, the two employees had allegedly used fictitious return receipts and credited them to their own account.

The employees had allegedly embezzled a total of $5,000 into their account.

Police arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for embezzlement.

ARRESTED FOR DAMAGING WINDOW AT RESTAURANT

Employees at a restaurant bar in the 100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard told police at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 12th, that a suspect was causing a disturbance inside the bar.

When employees escorted the suspect outside the bar, he allegedly smashed the window with his arm, causing $2,000 in damage.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him for malicious mischief.

ARRESTED FOR STEALING VEHICLE OUT OF STATE

Officers on routine patrol in the 1300 block of 12th Street at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, December 11th, were citing a vehicle when they ran the license plate number, which identified the vehicle as stolen.

Police were about to tow the vehicle, which was registered in Alabama, when a man told them that the car was his.

Through a follow-up investigation, police determined that the man, who worked at a dealership in Alabama, allegedly registered the vehicle in his name but did not purchase it.

Police arrested the man and booked him for grand theft auto.

BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING WOMAN IN SUPERMARKET

Police were called to a supermarket in the 2600 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 11th, where a woman told them that she was walking down the aisle when a suspect allegedly walked into her on purpose. The suspect then yelled at the woman and said she ran into him.

Employees alleged that the suspect had been involved in similar incidents at the store.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him for assault and battery.

ALLEGEDLY TAMPERED WITH CAR AT DEALERSHIP

Employees at a car dealership in the 800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard told police at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, December 13th, that they saw a suspect standing next to another employee’s car with the door open.

When the employees approached the suspect, he closed the door and walked away. There were no signs of forced entry.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him for vehicle tampering.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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