SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR STEALING 5 COMPUTERS
Police were called to an office building in the 1700 block of Fourth Street at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 27th, regarding a commercial burglary investigation.
Employees at the building alleged to police that suspects had forced their way in through the front door using a drill sometime between 9:50 p.m. the previous night and 6:30 a.m. that morning.
Once inside, the suspects allegedly took five computers, $100 in cash and a dolly.
Police viewed the video surveillance tapes and were able to identify the two suspects.
Officers served search warrants at the suspects’ residences outside Santa Monica at 6 p.m. and recovered the items, which were valued at a total of $8,400.
The two suspects were arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM SANDWICH SHOP
Employees at a sandwich shop in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to police at 2:35 p.m. Friday, March 2nd, that a suspect walked into the shop, took a bag of chips and a soda and left without paying.
The suspect, who had allegedly taken items on previous occasions, remained near the store and employees called police.
Officers arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for petty theft, probation violation and for having an outstanding warrant.
ALLEGEDLY PUNCHED MAN BY RESTAURANT
Police were called to a fast-food restaurant in the 800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, March 4th, regarding an assault and battery investigation.
A man alleged to officers that a suspect was panhandling outside the restaurant and causing a disturbance.
After the man went inside to tell a security guard, the suspect allegedly became angry and punched the man in the nose.
The security guard then detained the suspect and called police, who arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING CLOTHING FROM STORE
Police were called to a store in the 2900 block of Main Street at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 3rd, regarding a commercial burglary investigation.
Store employees alleged to police that suspects had thrown a rock through the store window and went into the store sometime between 5:40 and 6 a.m. that morning.
Once inside the store, the suspects allegedly took 17 clothing items valued at $2,580 and left, but one of the suspects had left his backpack behind containing his identification.
Through the identification and the video surveillance, police were able to identify the two suspects and served search warrants at their residences.
Officers arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
ALLEGEDLY DISPLAYED WEAPON NEAR MINIMART
Police were called to a minimart in the area of Fourth Street and Pico Boulevard at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 6th, regarding a report of a suspect brandishing a weapon.
Witnesses told police that the suspect, who was the driver of a vehicle, and a passenger pulled up to the minimart and the passenger went inside to get a drink.
While the passenger was inside the store, the driver allegedly pulled out what was described as a gun and pointed it toward the inside of the store.
The passenger then got back into the vehicle and witnesses called police.
Through a follow-up investigation, police determined that the object the driver allegedly brandished was a fake gun.
The driver was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for brandishing a weapon.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING ALCOHOL FROM MARKET
Officers on patrol near a supermarket in the 700 block of Broadway at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6th, saw two men outside the store drinking from beer cans.
The officers asked the men where they got the beer and then saw another man walk up carrying a bag with more alcohol inside.
Police determined that the man with the bag allegedly had no money and they then went inside the supermarket to talk to the manager.
Officers viewed video surveillance and saw that the man had allegedly walked into the store carrying a black bag and went to the liquor department, where he took vodka and a six pack of beer and then left without paying.
The alcohol was valued at a total of $87.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for shoplifting.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria