Police were called to the 2600 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 2:20 a.m. Friday, December 3rd, regarding a burglary.
Officers on the scene witnessed two suspects running from a business to an awaiting vehicle. Police followed the vehicle and, as the driver of the vehicle stopped the car, one of the suspects left the vehicle and began to run.
Police chased the suspect on foot and apprehended him.
The vehicle fled the scene and began driving at high speeds through Santa Monica, running several red lights. The vehicle escaped from police.
The apprehended suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for burglary.
Items reported stolen during the burglary include several cellular phones and a plasma TV.
WOMAN ALLEGEDLY TOOK STORE RECEIPTS
An employee of a store in the 1900 block of Wilshire Boulevard, was arrested Friday, December 3rd, after the suspect was found to be allegedly entering false receipt returns into a register and exchanging the receipts for cash.
Police allege that the suspect had been exchanging the false receipts for cash for about two months. The loss was estimated at $3,700 over the two-month span.
The suspect was arrested for grand theft and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where she was booked.
Police were called to a business in the 3000 block of Airport Avenue at 4:04 p.m. Friday, December 3rd, regarding a theft suspect in custody.
A loss prevention officer said the suspect entered the store, concealed items in her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.
Police arrested the suspect and booked her in Santa Monica Jail on theft charges.
The recovered items were valued at $425.
GOT MILK CRATES? THEY’RE DEADLY WEAPONS
A victim in the 2600 block of Lincoln Boulevard told police that a man tried to hit him in the head with a milk crate at around 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4th.
Police arrested the suspect for attempted assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Santa Monica Jail.
ATTEMPTS TO STEAL CLOTHES
A loss prevention officer at a store in the 3000 block of Airport Avenue called police Sunday, December 5th, to report that he had a suspect in custody.
A loss prevention officer said the suspect had attempted to conceal articles of clothing under her clothes.
Once in custody, the suspect demanded to use the store restroom, the loss prevention officer told police. Police allege they recovered store merchandise in the trashcan in the restroom.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail.
The recovered articles of clothing were valued at $648.
POLICE ALLEGE MAN CRASHED INTO BUILDING, VANDALIZED OFFICES
Police arrested a man in the 3000 block of Olympic Boulevard at around 5:45 a.m. Sunday, December 5th, after he allegedly drove his car into a building, entered the building and vandalized several offices and a restaurant.
Police allege that the man vandalized several picture frames located in the offices for unknown reasons.
The man was arrested and booked at Santa Monica Jail on charges of burglary and felony vandalism.
The damage to the building and the vandalism was estimated at $100,000.
SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY STOLE WOMAN’S CAR, PURSE
Police were called to the 2000 block of 14th Street at 9:16 a.m. Monday, December 6th, regarding a report of a robbery.
The victim said that the suspect — an acquaintance of hers — stole her purse and car.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of robbery.
The victim’s car was recovered.
EMPLOYEE ALLEGEDLY THREATENED WITH KNIFE OVER RETURN POLICY
Police arrested a man in the 300 block of Santa Monica Place at around 11 a.m. Monday, December 6th, for allegedly threatening an employee of a store with a knife.
The employee said the suspect had entered the store and requested that a camcorder he was holding be refunded in cash because it did not work.
The employee looked at the camcorder and concluded that it had been dropped and was broken.
The employee told the man that he would be able to offer him store credit for the damaged camcorder, but that a cash refund was not possible.
The suspect became irate and allegedly began threatening the employee and another co-worker with a seven-inch knife.
The suspect left the store and was later arrested by police and booked in Santa Monica Jail on charges of attempted assault with a deadly weapon.
MUGGER REPEATEDLY PUNCHES WOMAN IN FACE
A woman in the 1900 block of Lincoln Boulevard told police that a man approached her at around 5 a.m. Saturday, December 4th, and asked her for money.
“I don’t have any money,” the victim said.
“You’re lying,” yelled the suspect.
The suspect then proceeded to punch the woman in the face several times.
The suspect fled on foot and was not found.
The woman was not severely injured, but did receive a laceration to her lip, according to police.
MAN ALLEGEDLY STEALS DRINKING BUDDY’S BIKE AND PUNCHES HIM IN FACE
Police were called to the area of Ninth Street and Colorado Avenue at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, December 7th, regarding a robbery.
A victim said that he and a friend (the suspect) had been drinking earlier in the evening.
When they were through drinking, the victim alleges that his friend demanded his bicycle.
The victim would not give the friend his bicycle and the suspect allegedly punched the victim in the face and took his bicycle.
Police located the suspect riding the bicycle in the area and arrested him for assault and robbery.
The victim’s bicycle was recovered.
Police were called to the 1700 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 8:08 a.m. Wednesday, December 8th, on a report that a man was seated in his vehicle and masturbating.
Police located the suspect and arrested him for indecent exposure.
He was booked in Santa Monica Jail.
— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman