BOOKED FOR NOT PAYING FOR FOOD AND DRINKS
A loss prevention manager at a grocery store in the 2600 block of Lincoln Boulevard alleged to police at 5:40 p.m. Friday, September 22nd, that a suspect entered the store and consumed $24.69 worth of food and drinks but did not have any money to pay for the merchandise.
The suspect was detained by store loss prevention and released to police, who arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
ALLEGEDLY FOUGHT WHILE STEALING BEER
A loss prevention officer at a store in the 1600 block of Cloverfield Boulevard told police at 7:31 p.m. Friday, September 22nd, that a suspect had allegedly stolen a can of beer from the store.
When the loss prevention officer contacted the suspect outside the store and asked him to return the can of beer, the suspect attempted to flee.
The officer and the suspect then got into a physical altercation and during the altercation, a 24-ounce can of beer allegedly fell from the suspect’s waistband.
The suspect was detained and released to police, who arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for strong-arm robbery.
ARRESTED FOR MAKING FRAUDULENT DEPOSIT
Police were called to a bank in the 1300 block of Fourth Street at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, September 23rd, where a customer reportedly attempted to withdraw $5,000 from her account.
Bank employees alleged to police that additional information indicated that a deposit had been made fraudulently and the suspect attempted to commit a crime.
A bank manager also alleged to police that the customer’s account had been “red-flagged” due to a fraudulent deposit and the suspect was now attempting to withdraw $5,000 from the account.
The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where she was booked for commercial burglary and attempted grand theft.
BOOKED FOR STEALING DVDS FROM VIDEO STORE
A manager at a store in the 1400 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police at 8:47 p.m. Saturday, September 23rd, that a suspect allegedly entered the store, removed the magnetic security strips from several DVDs and attempted to conceal the items.
The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for commercial burglary.
ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO STEAL LIQUOR BOTTLES
A loss prevention officer at a grocery store in the 2600 block of Lincoln Boulevard alleged to police at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 26th, that a suspect entered the store, placed 15 bottles of liquor into a shopping cart and left without paying.
When loss prevention officers contacted the suspect outside the store, he allegedly fled on foot, leaving the alcohol behind.
Police stopped the suspect in the 2500 block of Lincoln Boulevard and he was later identified by store loss prevention.
The alcohol, valued at $499.95, was recovered.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft and commercial burglary.
ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO HIT WOMAN WITH METAL ROD
Police were called to the 1300 block of Euclid Street at 10 p.m. Saturday, September 16th, regarding a report of unknown trouble.
A woman told police that a suspect went to her residence and they had a dispute about money.
During the verbal argument, the suspect allegedly pushed the woman and struck her in the face with his fist.
The suspect then allegedly grabbed a metal rod, attempted to strike the woman and fled.
The woman was not injured.
The suspect was not located and the investigation was ongoing.
SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY STRUCK MAN WITH FISTS
A man in the area of Third Street and Arizona Avenue told police at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 27th, that he was eating when a suspect yelled at him to stop staring at him.
The man told the suspect that he was not staring and could look wherever he wanted.
The suspect then allegedly approached the man, struck him with his fists and fled.
Responding officers stopped the suspect in the 300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
ARRESTED FOR TAKING ALCOHOL FROM KITCHEN
A man in the 1200 block of 14th Street told police at 2 a.m. Tuesday, September 26th, that while he was in his bedroom he heard noises coming from the kitchen.
When the man went to the kitchen, he saw a suspect allegedly standing there and asked what she was doing.
The suspect then allegedly ran out of the apartment with some items.
Responding officers stopped the suspect a short distance away and she was later identified by the man.
The items, which included alcohol and a knife, valued at $250, were recovered.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for residential burglary.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria