ALLEGEDLY HAD STOLEN WALLET, PHONE, I-POD
Officers were on patrol in the area of 16th Street and Ocean Park Boulevard at 12:50 a.m. Friday, July 27th, when they saw a burglary suspect they had tried to detain 45 minutes earlier but who got away.
Police detained the suspect and during a search, they found that he was in possession of a wallet, allegedly with another person’s identification, as well as an I-pod and a cell phone.
The suspect reportedly told officers that he had found the wallet in the street and that the I-pod and cell phone were his, but police say they determined that the items were stolen.
Police contacted the owner of the wallet who told them that it had been stolen from his car.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, probation violation and an outstanding warrant.
BOOKED FOR THROWING BOTTLES AT CASHIER
Police were called to a liquor store in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28th, where a store employee alleged that an intoxicated suspect had entered the store and attempted to buy alcohol but the employee refused to sell it.
The female suspect then allegedly became angry, picked up a plastic bottle, threw it at the cashier and fled.
Two hours later, the suspect returned to the store and again tried to purchase alcohol but the employee again refused to sell it.
The suspect allegedly picked up a couple of plastic bottles and threw them at the cashier, striking him in the shoulder.
Police detained the suspect in the 800 block of Wilshire Boulevard and she was identified by the employee.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery and public intoxication.
ALLEGEDLY CHALLENGED PEOPLE TO FIGHT AT BAR
Police were called to a restaurant and bar in the 100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, July 29th, where a disturbing the peace incident was reported.
Restaurant employees alleged to officers that a suspect who was challenging people to fight and using derogatory comments had attempted to enter the restaurant.
Employees asked the suspect to leave because he was allegedly creating a nuisance and challenging people to fight but he refused.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for challenging people to fight.
ARRESTED FOR DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE, DUI
Police on patrol in the area of Sixth and Bay Streets at 11 p.m. Monday, July 30th, stopped a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run accident.
Officers determined that the vehicle was also allegedly reported stolen and when they contacted the driver, they smelled alcohol coming from his breath.
After the suspect allegedly refused to take a field sobriety test, police arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence.
A test administered to the driver at the police station revealed that he had a blood alcohol level of .21, above the California legal limit of .08.
The suspect was booked in Santa Monica Jail for driving under the influence and driving a stolen vehicle.
ALLEGEDLY RODE STOLEN CHILDREN’S BICYCLE
Police on patrol in the 1300 block of 19th Street at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, August 1st, stopped a man who was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk without a light.
Officers saw that the bicycle was designed for children and determined that it was stolen.
Police contacted the owner of the bicycle who said she had not given permission for anyone to ride it.
The suspect was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property and probation violation.
ALLEGEDLY HIT WOMAN HOLDING PARKING SPOT
A woman in the 1400 block of 14th Street told police at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, August 1st, that a friend had dropped her off at a parking spot so that she could stand in front of the spot to save it.
As the woman was waiting at the spot, another vehicle approached and attempted to take the spot but the woman did not move out of the way.
The driver of the vehicle then allegedly continued to move into the spot, slightly making contact with the woman who was standing there.
The woman was not injured but she called police.
Police arrested the driver of the vehicle and booked her for assault with a deadly weapon.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria