BOOKED FOR SPITTING AT WOMAN JOGGING IN PARK
A woman in the 1400 block of Palisades Park alleged to police at 9:20 a.m. Saturday, October 28th, that while she was jogging in the park, a suspect walked passed her and spat in her face.
The woman then used another person’s cell phone to call police, who arrested the suspect and booked her in Santa Monica Jail.
PAIR ALLEGEDLY STOLE BRA, T-SHIRT FROM STORE
Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, October 28th, where two shoplifting suspects were in custody.
A loss prevention officer alleged to officers that the female suspect removed clothing from the rack in the women’s section of the store, placed the items in a backpack carried by the male suspect and the two suspects left without paying.
The items, which included a bra and a T-shirt, were valued at $40.
The suspects were detained outside the store by loss prevention officers and released to police, who arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING CLOTHING FROM STORE
Police on patrol in the area of Second Street and Colorado Avenue at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, October 28th, saw a loss prevention officer chasing a suspect who had allegedly stolen four clothing items valued at $50 from a store in the 300 block of Colorado.
Police stopped the suspect, arrested him and took him to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for petty theft.
BOOKED FOR BURGLARY, ASSAULTING OFFICER
Police were called to the 100 block of San Vicente Boulevard at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, October 28th, where a burglary was reported to be in progress.
A witness directed officers to the suspect, who had allegedly entered a secured subterranean parking garage, broken into the storage area and removed some items.
When officers tried to detain the suspect, he allegedly fought with them and was able to break free and flee the area.
Officers chased the suspect on foot westbound on San Vicente and got into another struggle with the suspect, who was again able to break free.
The suspect ran to the 400 block of Palisades Park, where he was taken into custody.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for burglary and assault on a police officer.
BOOKED FOR THROWING ITEMS AROUND STORE
Employees at a store in the 600 block of Wilshire Boulevard alleged to officers at 11:50 a.m. Monday, October 30th, that a suspect had thrown store items around the inside of the store.
The suspect had apparently become upset over a delay in service and allegedly began to argue with employees and throw cell phones and cables around.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for vandalism.
INJURED MAN ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED PARAMEDIC
Police were called to the 500 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 3:10 p.m. Monday, October 30th, to assist Santa Monica Fire Department paramedics who were in the process of treating a man on a Metro bus who had been injured when the bus suddenly stopped.
As paramedics were treating the man, he allegedly began to fight with a paramedic, striking him in the face with his hands.
Paramedics requested assistance from police, who arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assaulting a paramedic.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING ITEMS FROM VEHICLE
Police were called to the 1000 block of 17th Street at 11 p.m. Monday, October 30th, where a car burglary had just occurred.
A man alleged to officers that his car had been broken into and several items were taken by a suspect who fled the area on a bicycle.
Officers detained the suspect in the 2200 block of Arizona Avenue, arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for auto burglary.
BOOKED FOR TAKING JACKET FROM STORE
Security officers at a store in the 2600 block of Main Street alleged to police at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, October 31st, that a suspect entered the store, took a jacket from the sales rack, concealed the item under his shirt and left without paying.
The suspect, who was detained outside the store by security officers, was arrested by police and booked in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria