MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE HAIR GEL, MADE THREATS
Employees at a store in the 1800 block of Wilshire Boulevard alleged to police at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, February 1st, that a suspect entered the store carrying an empty plastic grocery bag and went to the display aisle, where he put several hygiene items into the bag, including hair gel.
Store employees also told police that they recognized the suspect as someone who had come into the store in the previous week and allegedly made threats to the store manager.
Responding officers detained the suspect as he was walking toward the exit and discovered that he did not have any money.
The items taken were valued at $147.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for burglary and criminal threats.
BOOKED FOR THROWING BEER BOTTLE AT VICTIM
Officers on routine patrol at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, February 1st, went to a liquor store in the 2000 block of 20th Street, where a fight was in progress.
Three men alleged to police that they had been inside the liquor store buying some items when two suspects came up to the men and began making comments to one of them.
The suspects then allegedly began to push and shove the victim.
Officers on patrol saw one of the suspects allegedly throw a beer bottle at the victim, barely missing him.
Police arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
ALLEGEDLY DISPLAYED METAL FILE TO WORKERS
Santa Monica courthouse cleaning workers told police at midnight Saturday, February 3rd, that they were in front of the courthouse in the 1600 block of Main Street when they saw a suspect in the bushes who was looking around with a flashlight.
When the workers asked the suspect what he was doing, he allegedly charged at them holding a ten-inch-long metal file.
The victims then ran and called police, who arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for exhibiting a deadly weapon.
NEIGHBOR ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO APARTMENT
A woman in the 1400 block of 11th Street told police at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, February 3rd, that she was awakened by the presence of her neighbor, who was allegedly inside her apartment and touched her leg.
The woman told the neighbor to leave and called police. When officers arrived, they found the neighbor outside on the walkway in the apartment complex.
The neighbor, who lives next door to the woman, had allegedly entered her apartment by removing a screen on one of the bedroom windows.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for residential burglary and attempted sexual assault.
BOOKED FOR POSSESSING STOLEN CELL PHONE
Officers on patrol in the area of Main Street and Pico Boulevard at 7:50 a.m. Monday, February 5th, said they saw a man carrying an open alcohol container and approached him to give him a citation.
Police conducted a search of the man and discovered that he had an allegedly stolen cell phone in his possession.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of stolen property.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING WOMAN ON WALKWAY
Police were called to an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Seventh Street at 8:50 a.m. Monday, February 5th, where an assault was reported.
A woman told police that she was walking through the complex when a suspect walked in front of her and blocked her path.
As the woman walked around the suspect, he allegedly turned and pushed her for no apparent reason.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
MAN ALLEGEDLY THREW FLOWER POT AT OTHER
Police were called to an apartment complex in the 2100 block of 22nd Street at 8:30 a.m. Monday, February 5th, where an assault with a deadly weapon was reported.
The apartment manager told police that he had gone into one of the apartments to talk to a tenant about eviction proceedings when a friend of the tenant began to argue with the manager.
They then got into a fight outside on the grass, and the tenant’s friend allegedly grabbed a flower pot and threw it at the manager, hitting him on the back of the head.
The manager called police, who went to the suspect’s apartment building and arrested him.
The suspect was booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING BOOKS FROM LIBRARY
Security officers at a library in the 600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard alleged to police at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 7th, that a suspect had entered the library carrying a backpack, took books off the shelves, tore off the security sensors on the books and put them in the backpack.
Witnesses reported this to security officers, who detained the suspect and recovered four books from within the backpack.
The books were valued at a total of $50.
The suspect allegedly told the security officers that he took the books because he didn’t think he could get a library card.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for theft.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria