ARRESTED FOR STEALING LINGERIE FROM STORE

Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8th, regarding a petty theft investigation.

Store employees told police that a suspect walked into the store and went behind one of the cash registers where she took an empty plastic shopping bag.

The suspect went to the lingerie department, took some clothes and went into the dressing room.

She then allegedly walked out of the dressing room without the clothes in her hand but the shopping bag had a bulge indicating that it was filled with clothes, and the suspect left the store without paying for the items.

Loss prevention officers detained the suspect outside the store and recovered clothes valued at $160, including undergarments, jeans and a tank top.

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

MEN IN CAR BOOKED FOR SUSPICION OF BURGLARY

Officers on patrol in the 1700 block of Georgina Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 9th, saw a vehicle parked alongside the curb with two occupants.

Police made eye contact with the occupants, who appeared to be putting something underneath the seat.

Officers pulled up behind the vehicle, which had no front license plate, and after further investigation, police determined that the occupants did not live in the area.

Police searched the vehicle and found a safe in the trunk that contained several items, including a pair of gloves, a folding knife and a small amount of jewelry.

The driver allegedly told police that he didn’t have identification but police found the driver’s wallet and identification in the car.

Based on the items found in the car, police arrested the two occupants and booked them on suspicion of burglary.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

A woman at a guest house in the 1000 block of Pacific Street told police at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9th, that she was asleep inside the guest room when she was startled by the sound of someone walking.

When the woman awoke, she saw a suspect allegedly standing a few feet away who said she was looking for her five-year-old sister.

The woman escorted the suspect out of the residence and called police, who detained the suspect in the area of Colorado Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard.

The suspect had allegedly used a trash can to climb over a fence and entered the residence through a back door.

Several items had been moved around inside the residence but nothing was taken.

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

ALLEGEDLY PUT STOLEN BEER IN WAISTBAND

Police were called to a store in the 1500 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10th, regarding a petty theft investigation.

Store employees alleged to police that a suspect walked into the store, took a 24-ounce can of beer from the liquor department, and tucked the can inside his waistband.

The suspect then took a 32-ounce beer, paid for it at the register, but allegedly left the store without paying for the can inside his waistband.

Loss prevention officers detained the suspect outside the store and called police, who arrested the suspect and booked him for petty theft.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR HITTING OTHER WOMAN

A woman in the 1100 block of California told police at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, March 11th, that she went to a friend’s house, where a guest had reportedly overstayed her welcome.

When the woman arrived, the guest came outside the house and started to argue with the woman.

During the argument, the guest allegedly struck the woman a couple of times in the stomach with her hands.

The victim, who was not injured, then called police.

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

ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED MAN WITH METAL POLE

A man in the 1200 block of 21st Street alleged to police at 6:55 p.m. Monday, March 5th, that a suspect hit him several times with a sharp metal pole and attempted to stab him in the head and upper body, coming close several times.

The victim, who was not injured, managed to run away and went to his apartment, where he called police.

Officers located the suspect and allegedly recovered a metal pipe, a large screwdriver and folding knife in his possession.

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

SUSPECT BOOKED FOR SPITTING ON MAN’S FACE

A man in the 500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard alleged to police at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 13th, that he was walking on the sidewalk when an unprovoked suspect spit on his face and challenged him to fight.

The man then flagged down a police car and officers detained the suspect in the 1300 block of Sixth Street.

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

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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