ALLEGEDLY PUT STOLEN ITEMS IN GARBAGE BAG
Police were called to a store in the 2500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 28th, where a commercial burglary was reported.
Store employees told police that a suspect had walked into the store and went into the aisle where trash bags were located.
The suspect then allegedly removed a large trash bag, filled it with several items and left the store.
As the suspect was leaving, employees told him they were going to call police but the suspect allegedly said, “Go ahead” and walked out of the store.
Police located the suspect at the corner of Yale Street and Santa Monica Boulevard with the trash bag, which was filled with items valued at $118 from the store.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
ALLEGEDLY SHOPLIFTED WATCH AND CLOTHES
Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, January 28th, where a shoplifting incident was reported.
Store loss prevention officers alleged to police that a suspect walked into the jewelry section of the store, where he took a men’s watch and hid it under his armpit.
The suspect then allegedly walked to the men’s department where he took the watch out of its packaging, put it on his wrist and then left the store without paying.
When he was detained outside the store by loss prevention officers, the suspect was also allegedly found to be in possession of other clothing items from the store.
The items were valued at $180.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for shoplifting.
BOOKED FOR POSSESSING STOLEN CREDIT CARD
A security guard in the 1600 block of Cloverfield Boulevard told police at 11:15 a.m. Monday, January 29th, that he had asked a suspect, who was allegedly intoxicated and on private property, to leave the property.
The suspect had allegedly challenged the security guard to fight, at which point the guard called police.
When officers arrived, they found the suspect sleeping against the side of a building, and during a search of the suspect, police found a stolen credit card that was allegedly in his possession.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for possession of a stolen credit card.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING CLOTHES FROM RETAILER
Police were called to a store in the 1900 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 29th, regarding a commercial burglary.
Store loss prevention officers told police that a suspect walked into the store, selected items off the clothes rack and went into the dressing room to put the items on.
The suspect then allegedly walked out of the dressing room wearing all of the clothes and left the store without paying.
The items were valued at $193.50.
Loss prevention officers detained the suspect outside the store and he allegedly told them that he had stolen clothes from the store on previous occasions.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
BOOKED FOR POSSESSING STOLEN IDENTIFICATION
Police were called to a store in the 700 block of Broadway at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, January 30th, regarding a report of an intoxicated man in the parking lot.
When police arrived, they made contact with the man and during a search they found that he was allegedly in possession of stolen identification, including credit cards, a check book, a driver’s license and a social security card.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of stolen property and public intoxication.
ALLEGEDLY VANDALIZED AREAS OF BICYCLE PATH
Police were called to the bicycle path in the 2000 block of the beach at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 31st, regarding a report of vandalism.
Witnesses alleged to police that four suspects had spray-painted graffiti in various places as they were walking down the bicycle path toward the Santa Monica Pier.
The suspects had allegedly spray-painted 20 different areas near the bicycle path.
Police arrested the suspects and booked them in Santa Monica Jail for vandalism.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria