ALLEGEDLY STOLE BUS DRIVER’S BAG ON BUS
Police were called to the area of Fourth Street and Santa Monica Boulevard at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, October 3rd, where a Big Blue Bus driver told them that she left her bag behind a seat on the bus and after she drove to some stops and reached the end of the line, she realized that the bag was missing.
After reviewing video footage of the passengers exiting the bus, police were able to see a suspect allegedly leave the bus carrying the driver’s bag.
The bag had $480 worth of items inside.
The suspect, who is described as a white man approximately 45 to 55 years old, six foot and having a medium build, was not apprehended. The investigation is ongoing.
ARRESTED FOR CASHING FRAUDULENT CHECKS
Employees at a bank in the 1400 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, October 3rd, that a female suspect had walked into the bank and attempted to cash a check made out in her name from a cleaning company.
Bank employees determined that the check was fraudulent and notified police. The suspect told police that a man asked her to cash various checks and if she did so, she would receive a percentage.
The female suspect had allegedly cashed checks totaling over $7,000 at other local banks.
The suspect was arrested and booked for forgery and possession of fraudulent checks. The man who asked the woman to cash the checks has not been apprehended.
ALLEGEDLY PUT STOLEN ITEMS INSIDE BACKPACK
Police were called to a store in the 1400 block of Third Street Promenade at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, October 2nd, where store employees alleged that a suspect walked into the store wearing a backpack, put some items into the backpack and when he was leaving, the store alarm was set off.
Store security detained the suspect and allegedly found items valued at $188 inside his backpack.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for petty theft.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING ITEMS IN CHURCH ROOM
A landscape worker at a church in the 1200 block of Fourth Street told police at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, October 4th, that he saw a suspect walking out of a room in the church that is normally locked and secured.
The suspect was allegedly carrying a large plastic bag with several items inside but when the worker approached the suspect, he refused to stop.
The worker then sprayed water on the suspect to try and stop him but the suspect continued to leave. The worker was able to detain the suspect in the area of Third Street and Wilshire Boulevard and called police.
Police found several items inside the bag, including toiletries, food, drinks and kitchen utensils. Officers believe the suspect may have entered the room through an open window.
The suspect was arrested and booked for burglary.
THREE ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO VEHICLE
Witnesses in the 1100 block of Sixth Street alleged to police at 3:40 p.m. Monday, October 8th, that two suspects broke the side window of a car and were rummaging through the car.
When the witnesses looked at the suspects, they allegedly finished rummaging and went to a car where a driver was waiting.
The witnesses then called police, who detained the suspects in the vehicle as they were driving away. Police allegedly recovered a faceplate for a car stereo valued at $100 that was in the suspects’ possession.
The three suspects were arrested and booked for burglary.
ALLEGEDLY SOLD STOLEN JEWELRY TO MALL STORE
Police were called to a jewelry store at 200 Santa Monica Place at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2nd, where store managers alleged that a female employee had taken two necklaces and a set of wedding rings from the store valued at a total of $960 and sold the items to an employee of another mall store for $250.
The employee of the other store notified the jewelry store managers and when the female employee returned to work, she was detained.
Police arrested the suspect and booked her for grand theft.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING RANGER WITH FRISBEE
A park ranger in the 1200 block of Palisades Park alleged to police at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, October 10th, that a suspect threw a Frisbee at him on purpose, hitting him in the arm.
The suspect, who had had previous encounters with the ranger, was arrested and booked for assault and battery.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria