EMPLOYEE ALLEGEDLY STOLE $1,500 FROM STORE

Security officers at a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue alleged to police at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 3rd, that a store employee had been stealing money from a cash register over the past year.

The security officers told police that the store had been coming up short of money at one of the cash registers for several months.

Store security began to monitor the employee’s register and through further investigation, the security officers were able to prove that the employee had allegedly taken approximately $1,500 from the register during the past year.

After security officers confronted the suspect, she allegedly admitted to taking the money.

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

BOOKED FOR STEALING CLOTHES FROM STORE

Loss prevention officers at a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue alleged to police at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 2nd, that a suspect entered the store, removed a bag from another store from her purse, filled the bag with clothes and left without paying.

The suspect was detained outside the store by loss prevention officers, but another suspect who accompanied the female suspect was able to flee.

The clothes taken were valued at a total of $2,436.

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

ARRESTED FOR STEALING SEVERAL STORE ITEMS

Loss prevention officers at a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue alleged to police at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 30th, that a suspect walked into the store carrying a backpack and went to the men’s department, where he took a bottle of cologne and put it in his pants pocket.

The suspect then allegedly went to other departments, where he took items, including a belt, razors and other clothing, put the items in the backpack and left without paying.

The items were valued at a total of $111.

The suspect was arrested by police and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for petty theft.

ALLEGEDLY STOLE OVER $1,000 IN STORE CLOTHES

Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 30th, where loss prevention officers told police that a suspect walked into the store carrying two large plastic bags.

The suspect then allegedly took out a pair of scissors from her purse, cut off the security sensors of a jacket and other clothing items, put the items inside the plastic bags and left without paying.

The items were valued at a total of $1,043.

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

WOMAN TRUCK DRIVER BOOKED FOR ASSAULT

Police were called to the 1100 block of San Vicente Boulevard at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, December 30th, where an assault with a deadly weapon was reported.

The drivers of two cable trucks were parked in the same location and had gotten into an argument.

During the argument, the female driver allegedly slapped the male truck driver.

As the argument continued, the female suspect then allegedly got two glass bottles, broke the bottles against the edge of a truck and threatened to stab and hurt the male truck driver.

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

ALLEGEDLY POSSESSED FRAUDULENT CARDS

Loss prevention officers at a store in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to police at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 29th, that three suspects entered the store and attempted to use a fraudulent credit card to purchase some items.

When the credit card was denied, the suspects then allegedly tried to use a different card that was also refused.

The suspects then left the store and went to a different store.

Police detained the suspects after they left the other store and through further investigation, officers determined that the suspects allegedly had other fraudulent cards in their possession.

The suspects had allegedly attempted to purchase over $3,500 worth of items with the fraudulent credit cards.

Police arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for possession of fraudulent credit cards.

ARRESTED FOR HITTING ROOMMATE WITH BOTTLE

Police were called to an apartment building in the 600 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 26th, where two roommates had gotten into an argument over money that one of them owed the other.

During the argument, one of the roommates allegedly grabbed a glass bottle and struck the other roommate on the top of his head, causing him to bleed.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for stitches.

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

BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN WITH PIPE IN ALLEY

Police on patrol in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue at 4 p.m. Thursday, December 28th, were approached by a man who allegedly asked them to arrest him because he assaulted someone.

Officers detained the man and were later approached by witnesses who alleged that the man had attacked a victim in the alley between Second Street and Arizona with a pipe.

The man had allegedly walked up to the victim in the alley, accused the victim of owing him money, and then began beating the victim with a pipe.

The suspect allegedly hit the victim over 40 times.

The victim, who received fractures to his arm and contusions, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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