Police were called to a store in the 1200 block of Fourth Street at 11:25 a.m. Monday, February 12th, regarding a grand theft conspiracy investigation.

Store managers alleged to police that two employees had taken DVDs, cell phones and cash from the store between January 1st and January 7th.

The managers had contacted corporate loss prevention officers, who conducted an investigation.

Through the investigation, loss prevention officers alleged that one of the employees had taken at least $1,400 in cash and 25 DVDs from the store, but it was not yet determined how much the other employee had allegedly stolen.

Police arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.


Police were called to a store in the 1200 block of 18th Street at 7 a.m. Friday, February 16th, regarding a report of two men who were intoxicated and drinking in front of the store.

When officers arrived, they found the men around the corner from the store and one of them was wearing a backpack.

Police conducted a search of the backpack and said they found 16 DVDs and 18 CDs that were still wrapped in plastic inside the backpack. Officers also determined that the man with the backpack allegedly had a bottle of a controlled substance in his possession.

The man had allegedly told officers that he found the DVDs and CDs behind the store, but when police showed the items to the store manager, he said they had never been scanned.

The items were valued at $361.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for possession of stolen property.


Two residents of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Sixth Street told police at 11:50 p.m. Monday, February 19th, that when they pulled into their parking spot they realized that their two mountain bicycles were missing.

When the residents looked around they saw a suspect allegedly hiding beneath another car with their two bikes next to him and they called police.

The suspect had allegedly jumped over a wall into the garage and used wire cutters to cut the wires securing the bikes.

He was allegedly in the process of stealing the bikes when the residents arrived.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for burglary and possession of burglary tools.


Police were called to a carport of an apartment building in the 1800 block of Seventh Street at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, February 18th, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon investigation.

When officers arrived, they found a man who was bleeding from the top of his head and was being assisted by residents of the apartment complex.

The man had gotten into an argument with a suspect who was allegedly carrying a broomstick.

During the argument the suspect allegedly hit the man several times on the head with the broomstick and fled.

After the man showed police where the suspect normally hangs out, officers detained the suspect and found the broomstick.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.



Police were called to a restaurant in the 2600 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, February 17th, regarding a report of a suspect allegedly causing a disturbance.

The suspect had allegedly been in and out of the restaurant several times during the day, causing disturbances, and had come back into the restaurant holding a butter knife in his hand.

When the suspect walked out of the restaurant, security officers stood outside the entrance until police arrived.

Police detained the suspect and found the butter knife allegedly in his possession.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for disturbing the peace and brandishing a weapon.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria