ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST
Police were called to the 1300 block of Third Street at 11:05 a.m. Friday, May 9th, regarding a report of a fight.
When officers arrived they saw a man who allegedly had his hands on a woman’s collar and was yelling at her. The woman was not injured.
Officers tried to detain the man, but he allegedly resisted, causing them to take him to the ground.
The suspect was arrested and booked for obstructing an officer and assault and battery.
BOOKED FOR DAMAGING GAS NOZZLE AT STATION
An attendant at a gas station in the 400 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police at 12:35 p.m. Friday, May 9th, that he had given items to a woman over two months and allowed her to develop a store tab to pay for the items.
When the attendant asked the woman to pay her debt, she became upset and claimed that she was part owner of the station.
After the attendant went outside to talk to the woman, she allegedly picked up a gas nozzle, began waiving it around and then threw it toward the attendant, missing him. The suspect then allegedly picked up the nozzle and slammed it into its pocket, causing damage, and fled.
Police located the suspect in an alley in the 1200 block of Fourth Street and she was identified by the attendant. The suspect was arrested and booked for felony vandalism and probation violation.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING AT FARMERS MARKET
Officers on bicycle patrol by the farmers market in the 300 block of Arizona Avenue at 9:20 a.m. Saturday, May 10th, were flagged down by an attendant who said that he had caught a suspect in an electric wheelchair who allegedly tried to steal money from the cash drawer.
When the attendant caught the suspect, he returned the over $400 in cash and fled.
Police quickly located the suspect in the area and he was arrested and booked for grand theft and a prior theft.
ALLEGEDLY WROTE ON MIRROR IN BATHROOM
Police were called to a restaurant in the 1300 block of Third Street at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, May 10th, regarding a report of vandalism.
When officers arrived they saw a man matching the suspect’s description and detained him. Restaurant employees told police that the suspect had locked himself in a bathroom for 30 minutes and when they unlocked the door, they saw him allegedly writing on the back of a mirror.
When employees tried to stop him, the suspect allegedly pushed them away and closed the door. Employees then reentered before the suspect left and he was detained by police.
The suspect was arrested and booked for vandalism.
MAN ASKED TO LEAVE BOOKED FOR ASSAULT
Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of Beach Street at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, May 11th, where an assault and battery had just occurred during a party.
Witnesses told police that the party host had asked a suspect to leave several times but he refused. When the host tried to escort the suspect outside, he allegedly punched her, causing her to fall and hit a table, and he then fled in a vehicle.
Officers stopped the vehicle in the area, arrested the suspect and booked him for battery.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING HOTEL SECURITY GUARD
A security guard at a hotel in the 100 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police at 3:31 p.m. Sunday, May 11th, that he had warned a suspect several times to not sleep in the hotel restroom.
When the guard told the suspect that he was calling police, the suspect allegedly kicked him and ran away.
The guard then detained him until the arrival of police, who arrested the suspect and booked him for trespassing and battery.
ARRESTED FOR DRIVING STOLEN RENTAL CAR
Police on routine patrol at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, May 11th, stopped a vehicle that was blocking traffic in the area of Fourth Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Officers determined that the vehicle was a rental car that had been reported stolen by the Pittsburg, California Police Department.
The driver of the vehicle, who was a parolee at-large, was arrested and booked for vehicle theft and driving with a suspended license.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria