ARRESTED FOR HITTING MAN WITH METAL PIPE
A man in the 1400 block of Ninth Street alleged to police at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, October 21st, that he was involved in an argument with some suspects after leaving a local nightclub and that, during the argument, one of the suspects pulled out a metal pipe and struck him in the head.
The man received a one-inch laceration to the top of his left ear.
The man directed officers to a white Cadillac that was leaving the scene and told them that the suspect was the driver of the vehicle.
Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspect, who was taken to Santa Monica Jail and booked for assault with a deadly weapon.
ALLEGEDLY STOLE ITEMS FROM THIRD ST. STORES
Police were called to a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, October 24th, where a shoplifting suspect was detained.
A loss prevention officer alleged to police that the suspect had stolen items from the store and left without paying.
The suspect was also allegedly in possession of stolen items from two other stores on the Promenade.
The items were valued at $75 from the first store, $127 from the second store and $79 from the third store.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft.
BOOKED FOR STEALING JACKET FROM STORE
Police were called to a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, October 22nd, where a shoplifting suspect was detained.
A store manager alleged to officers that a suspect took a jacket from the store, placed it in a bag and left without paying.
The manager then followed the suspect as he walked down the Promenade toward Santa Monica Boulevard and detained him.
The suspect was released to police, who arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft and possession of stolen property.
ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED CLERK AT GAS STATION
A clerk at a gas station in the 400 block of Wilshire Boulevard told police at 3:40 a.m. Monday, October 23rd, that a suspect entered the mini-mart and asked for free cigarettes.
When the clerk refused to give the suspect free cigarettes, the suspect allegedly became upset and began to shake the doors and yell at the clerk.
After the clerk opened the door and asked the suspect to leave, the suspect allegedly grabbed the clerk and pushed him against the wall, causing several glass bottles to fall down and break.
The clerk was able to free himself by hitting the suspect with a paint roller and the suspect fled on foot.
Police arrested the suspect in the area and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN IN PALISADES PARK
Police were called to the 1200 block of Palisades Park at 1:35 p.m. Monday, October 23rd, where an assault had just occurred.
When officers arrived, Santa Monica Fire Department paramedics were already providing treatment to a victim who had a dislocated shoulder.
The victim told officers that he had been involved in an argument with a suspect when a fight ensued.
The suspect then allegedly began to beat the victim when he was on the ground.
The victim, who gave police a description of the suspect, was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
The suspect was arrested in the area and booked in Santa Monica Jail for felony assault and battery.
SUSPECT BOOKED FOR PUNCHING MAN IN FACE
A man in the area of Lincoln Boulevard and Pacific Street alleged to officers at 11 p.m. Monday, October 23rd, that a suspect punched him in the face after he told the suspect that he did not have any money to give him.
The suspect, who was detained a few blocks away, was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING HAT FROM STORE RACK
A loss prevention officer at a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue alleged to police at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, October 25th, that a suspect entered the store, took a hat from the rack, placed it in a backpack and left without paying.
The suspect was detained outside the store by loss prevention officers and released to police, who arrested and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria