BOOKED FOR STEALING CREDIT CARD FROM CAR
Police were called to the 1100 block of Second Street at 7 p.m. Friday, August 18th, where a man was reported to be under the influence of a narcotic.
When officers arrived they located the man and, due to his medical condition, requested that paramedics come.
While the paramedics were treating the man, he began to yell and appeared to become unconscious.
Officers checked the bag he was carrying for identification and they allege that there was a stolen credit card belonging to someone else inside the bag.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where he allegedly said that he had taken the credit card from a vehicle that was parked in Westchester ten days prior.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of stolen property.
ARRESTED FOR DAMAGE TO FOUR VEHICLE TIRES
Police were called to the 3000 block of Second Street at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, August 19th, regarding a report of suspicious activity.
A man told police that he heard a hissing noise coming from a vehicle and saw a suspect walk away from the back of the vehicle.
The hissing noise was air being released from the tires.
The man told officers that he watched the suspect allegedly puncture four tires on four vehicles parked on the street.
The damage to the vehicles was estimated at $700.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for felony vandalism.
ALLEGEDLY STOLE BELTS AND VEST FROM STORE
A loss prevention officer at a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to police at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, August 19th, that a suspect entered the store, stole two belts and a green vest and left without paying. The items were valued at $147.
The suspect was detained outside the store and released to police, who arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for theft.
BOOKED FOR STEALING CLOTHING FROM STORE
A loss prevention officer at a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to officers at 7:19 p.m. Sunday, August 20th, that a suspect entered the store, removed clothing items valued at $200 from the display area, placed them in a backpack and left without paying.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO DEPOSIT FAKE CHECK
Police were called to a bank in the 1400 block of Third Street at 12:38 p.m. Monday, August 21st, where a bank employee alleged to officers that a suspect had attempted to deposit a fraudulent check into a bank account.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary and attempted grand theft.
BOOKED FOR STABBING MAN AT PALISADES PARK
Police were called at 1:14 p.m. Monday, August 21st, to the 1500 block of Palisades Park, where a fight was reported.
A man alleged to officers that he was lying down in the park when a suspect yelled at him to move away or the suspect would stab him.
When the man began to walk away, the suspect allegedly began to swing a knife at him and attempt to cut him.
The man attempted to wrestle the knife away from the suspect and received a small stab wound to the face.
The man did not require medical treatment for the wound.
The suspect was arrested and taken to the Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.
ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO LEASE CAR WITH FAKE ID
An employee at a car dealership in the 2400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard told police at 12:42 p.m. Monday, August 21st, that a suspect had allegedly attempted to lease-purchase a vehicle using fraudulent identification.
The employee alleged to officers that the suspect entered the dealership and signed for a vehicle using an out-of-state driver’s license of another person.
The suspect allegedly provided information on the victim’s identity and then leased the vehicle.
The suspect also allegedly asked for additional equipment to purchase and said he would return the following day to pick up the vehicle.
The credit department at the dealership later contacted the victim, who said he lived in Pennsylvania and was not purchasing a vehicle.
Dealership employees then contacted the suspect and informed him that the car was ready to pick up.
When the suspect returned, he was detained and later arrested by police, who booked him in Santa Monica Jail for identity theft, possession of a counterfeit cashier’s check and using fraudulent identification.
A landlord at a property in the 1900 block of 19th Street told police at 6 p.m. Monday, August 14th, that she had evicted a tenant. Before leaving the property, the tenant allegedly damaged the residence and stole items.
The amount of the damage is unknown.
The investigation is continuing.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria