ALLEGED IPOD CASE THIEF
Santa Monica Police were called to the 1200 block of Third Street at 4:11 p.m. Thursday, January 6th, regarding a theft suspect in custody.
An employee told police that the suspect had entered the business, removed an iPod carrying case and headphones and left the store without paying for the items.
Police located the suspect, recovered the items, arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail.
The recovered items were valued at $69.80.
THREE ARRESTED FOR
A witness in the 1400 block of Second Street called police at 11:32 p.m. Friday, January 7th, to report malicious mischief in progress.
Police arrived on the scene and spoke to the witness, who said that he saw one suspect etching something onto a glass window, a second suspect writing with a red marker on a window, and a third suspect acting as “the lookout.”
Police located the three suspects in the area, arrested them, and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for malicious mischief.
MAN ARRESTED FOR
Police on patrol in the 1300 block of Pico Boulevard at 4:45 a.m. Friday, January 7th, observed a suspect who matched the description of a wanted burglar.
Police attempted to contact the suspect, but the suspect ran and got away from officers.
A short time later, a woman in the 1000 block of Bay Street called police to report that a man had been hiding in her back yard and had attempted to open the back door of her residence.
Police arrived on the scene and arrested the suspect, who officers allege was the same man who had run from them earlier in the morning.
The man was arrested for attempted burglary and malicious mischief.
ENTERS MAN’S APARTMENT
A victim in the 1800 block of Second Street called police at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, January 9th, to report a burglar in his apartment.
The victim told police that he was in the bathroom of his apartment when he heard his apartment door open and a subject walk into the apartment.
The victim left the bathroom, saw the suspect and asked, “What do you want?”
The suspect fled the apartment, but was later arrested by police, who booked him in Santa Monica Jail for attempted burglary.
MAN ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO PUNCH EMPLOYEE IN FACE
When a man in a restaurant in the 1500 block of Ocean Avenue was asked to leave the establishment because he was allegedly “creating a disturbance” at around 9:50 a.m. Sunday, January 9th, he attempted to punch a restaurant employee in the face, police allege.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for attempted assault and parole violation.
MAN ALLEGEDLY ON HANDS AND KNEES DURING MOVIE
Police were called to a movie theater in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 11th, on a report of a theft that had just occurred.
Arriving officers spoke to an employee of the theater, who alleged that a man snuck into one of the theaters, began crawling down the aisles, and reaching into and taking items from purses.
The suspect, who was detained by three employees, was arrested by police and $38 in cash was reportedly recovered.
The suspect was booked in Santa Monica Jail and charged with theft.
Police arrested a man — at around 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 12th, in the 2400 block of Pico Boulevard — after he allegedly entered a store, removed two bottles of liquor from a shelf and left the store without paying for the liquor.
An employee of the store alleged to police that the suspect had fought with him before police arrived.
The suspect was booked in Santa Monica Jail and charged wit
h strong-arm robbery.
MAN ALLEGEDLY GOES ON $400 SHOPPING SPREE
Police were called to the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday, January 12th, regarding a theft suspect in custody.
Officers on the scene spoke to a loss prevention officer, who alleged that the suspect had entered the store, removed items from clothing racks, went into the fitting room and removed the security tabs from the items.
When the suspect attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, the loss prevention officer detained him.
Police arrested the man and booked him in Santa Monica Jail on charges of theft.
Clothing valued at $402 was recovered by police.
SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY STEALS KIDS’ PELLET GUN
Two children in the 200 block of Pico Boulevard told police that a man stole their pellet gun Thursday, January 13th.
Police were called to the scene, where they again spoke with the children, who said that they were outside playing with their pellet gun when the suspect allegedly approached them and asked them if he could see the gun.
One of the children handed the man the gun.
“I want to buy it,” the man allegedly said.
The child said that the gun was not his and the man allegedly put the gun in his waistband and walked off.
Police located the man in the area, arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for strong-arm robbery.
The pellet gun was booked as evidence by police.
IN BURGER RESTAURANT
An employee at a hamburger restaurant in the 800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard alleged to police that at around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, January 13th, a customer began harassing other customers and refused to leave the restaurant.
Police arrived on the scene and arrested the suspect.
He was booked in Santa Monica Jail for trespassing.
MAN ARRESTED FOR
PEDALING WITHOUT PERMIT
A man in the 100 block of the Santa Monica Pier was arrested at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, January 15th, for allegedly pedaling a bicycle on the pier without a permit.
Police say the suspect refused to sign a citation he was issued, which resulted in his being arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail.
— Compiled and written by Rob Wasserman.