Two suspected thieves in the 1400 block of Ocean Avenue allegedly tried to run over police officers in an attempt to flee from a crime scene, around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, January 2nd, according to police.

Police were called to a hotel in the 1400 block of Ocean Avenue at 4:25 a.m. regarding two suspected thieves in the hotel.

When police arrived, the suspects were fleeing from the scene in an automobile and allegedly attempted to run over officers with the vehicle.

The officers were able to dodge the vehicle and were not injured.

After the suspects’ vehicle fled, the suspects were involved in a traffic accident when their vehicle struck the curb at Ocean Avenue and Arizona Avenue, police said.

The airbag deployed in the vehicle and the suspects fled the inoperative vehicle.

A witness saw the suspects running in the 1300 block of Court One and notified police.

Police established a perimeter and, with the assistance of a police dog, the two suspects were located hiding in the area.

Police allege that stolen property and narcotics were recovered from the suspects’ vehicle.

A victim at the hotel identified the suspects and police arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail.

Police say an investigation revealed that the suspects were allegedly involved in the theft of property from other hotel guests.

Police have identified one suspect as 25-year-old Timothy James Kirkpatrick of Westlake Village.

Police identified the second suspect as 22-year-old Megan Jean Fitzpatrick of West Hills.

Kirkpatrick was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, burglary, an outstanding felony warrant for robbery and burglary, and a parole violation. He is being held without bail.

Fitzpatrick was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, burglary, an outstanding felony warrant for grand theft and probation violation. No bail had been set.

Both suspects were also booked on several narcotics violations.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may also call the We-Tip national hotline at

(800) 78-CRIME.

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