ARRESTED FOR STEALING CLOTHES FROM STORE
Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 1:45 p.m. Friday, November 10th, where a burglary was reported.
A store loss prevention officer alleged to police that a suspect entered the store carrying a plastic bag that appeared to have boxes inside.
The suspect allegedly went to the men’s department, took several items from the clothing rack and went into the dressing room.
After leaving the dressing room, the suspect allegedly placed one item back on the clothing rack, took some more items from the rack and went back into the dressing room.
The suspect then allegedly left the dressing room a second time and left the store without paying for the items.
He was detained outside the store by loss prevention officers, and further investigation revealed that he allegedly brought a knife into the store to cut off the tags on the clothes.
The items were valued at $481.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
BOOKED FOR NOT PAYING RESTAURANT FOOD BILL
A manager at a restaurant in the 500 block of Wilshire Boulevard alleged to police at 10 p.m. Saturday, November 11th, that a suspect ate $42 worth of food at the restaurant but didn’t have any money to pay the bill.
The manager told police that the suspect had offered to pay the bill with a credit card, but it was declined due to insufficient funds.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for defrauding an innkeeper.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING OWNER OF APARTMENTS
Police were called to an apartment building in the 1300 block of Franklin Street at 1 a.m. Sunday, November 12th, where an assault and battery had reportedly just occurred.
The property owner alleged to officers that a suspect had urinated in the yard at the complex.
The owner then approached the suspect, who allegedly became hostile and shoved and hit the property owner.
The owner followed the suspect to a nightclub in the 3100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard and called police.
The suspect was arrested by police and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE CLOTHING FROM STORE
A manager at a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue alleged to police at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 13th, that a suspect entered the store, took items off the clothing rack and used wire cutters in an attempt to cut off the clothing security tags on the sales floor.
After the suspect was unable to remove the tags on the first set of clothing, he allegedly went to the coat department, where he took several items off the rack and was able to remove the security tags using the wire cutter.
The suspect then left the store without paying for the items and was detained by store security.
The items were valued at $483.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR KICKING MAN IN HEAD
A man in the area of Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard told officers at 9:30 p.m. Monday, November 13th, that he was walking with a friend on the Third Street Promenade when they were approached by three suspects.
The man and his friend then got into an argument with the suspects over a cell phone and one of the suspects allegedly punched the man in the face.
Once the man was on the ground, the suspect allegedly continued to kick him several times in the head.
Police arrested the suspect in the 200 block of Broadway and took him to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.
ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED VALET ATTENDANT
Police were called to the 3000 block of Main Street at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 14th, where a fight was in progress.
A valet attendant alleged to officers that two intoxicated suspects had walked down the street and knocked down an umbrella at a valet stand, which hit and damaged a parked vehicle.
After the valet attendant attempted to detain the suspects a struggle ensued, in which the suspects allegedly hit the valet attendant with their fists and fled the scene.
When the attendant approached the suspects, one of them allegedly pulled out a folding pocket knife and attempted to stab the attendant.
Police arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria