SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
Police were called to the 2200 block of 21st Street at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 8th, where a man told them that when he arrived at his home and walked inside, he noticed that the cabinet doors were open and the house had been ransacked.
As the man walked into the kitchen, he saw a suspect walking in the backyard holding a duffel bag. When the man yelled at the suspect, he dropped the bag and a guitar on the ground and fled to a waiting vehicle that was being driven by another suspect.
After the man gave a vehicle description to police, detectives conducted a follow-up investigation and were able to locate the suspects a couple of days later.
The two suspects were arrested and booked for residential burglary.
ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO CAR IN PARKING GARAGE
Two community service officers assigned to the Third Street Promenade were walking in the alley near Parking Structure 5 in the 1400 block of Fourth Street at 3:55 p.m. Thursday, January 10th, when they heard glass breaking and a loud noise coming from the structure.
The officers also heard a vehicle alarm and when they checked the structure, they saw that the passenger’s side window of a vehicle was smashed in. A purse was inside the vehicle near the broken window.
The officers then saw a suspect hiding in the corner of the parking aisle who was allegedly in possession of a sledgehammer.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for auto burglary.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING JACKET FROM STORE
Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10th, where tore employees said a suspect walked into the store and went to the men’s department.
The suspect was then recorded on camera as he allegedly put his hooded sweatshirt over a jacket, ripped the sensor off the jacket, threw the sensor into the clothing rack, and left without paying.
The jacket was valued at $229.
The suspect was detained outside the store by security personnel and released to police, who arrested and booked him for commercial burglary.
ALLEGEDLY TOOK MONEY FROM FROZEN ACCOUNTS
Security personnel at a bank in the 3000 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police at 1 p.m. Friday, January 11th, that a bank teller had been detained after he allegedly accessed accounts that had been frozen.
The suspect had allegedly taken approximately $4,000 from the frozen accounts.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for burglary and embezzlement.
BOOKED FOR BREAKING INTO TRAILER AT PARK
Police were called to a trailer park in the 2900 block of Colorado Avenue Friday, January 11th, where residents told them that they saw a man and woman allegedly force their way into a trailer which was owned by someone who was out of state.
The man allegedly told police that the owner gave him permission to stay there but the back door had been forced open.
Officers contacted the owner, who had not given permission for the couple to stay in the trailer.
Police arrested the man and booked him for burglary.
ARRESTED FOR TAKING MONEY FROM GIFT CARDS
Police were called to a store in the 1800 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 9:45 p.m. Monday, January 14th, where store loss prevention officers alleged that a cashier had activated American Express gift cards and then refunded the amount on the cards to receive cash.
The suspect had allegedly taken at least $500 in cash over a month.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for grand theft.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING PARK GROUNDSKEEPER
A groundskeeper in the 1400 block of Palisades Park told police at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, January 15th, that he was cleaning the area and picking up some bottles when a suspect yelled at him and said the bottles were his.
The suspect then allegedly approached the worker in a threatening manner and they began to struggle. A witness helped the worker detain the suspect until police arrived.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING CLOTHES AND WALLET
Police were called to a store in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, January 15th, where store employees alleged that a suspect entered the store, took some items off the sales rack and put them into a purse.
As the suspect was leaving, the security alarm sounded and employees detained her.
Employees found underwear and a wallet valued at $73.73 inside the purse.
Police arrested the suspect and booked her for petty theft.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria