ARRESTED FOR PUSHING GIRL OFF OF BICYCLE
Police were called to the 1700 block of the beach at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, June 21st, where a man and a woman told officers that they were riding bicycles with their daughter on the bike path when a female suspect allegedly pushed the young girl, causing her to fall off the bike and scrape her knees.
The daughter had swerved to avoid hitting the suspect when the suspect allegedly pushed the girl.
The suspect then allegedly pulled out a knife and began to wave it in a threatening manner.
The man and woman managed to get their daughter away from the scene and called police.
The suspect, who had walked down the path and entered a restroom, was located by police and detained.
Police recovered the knife, arrested the suspect and booked her in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery and assault with a deadly weapon.
BOOKED FOR PUNCHING, KICKING MAN SMOKING
Police were called to the 1600 block of Alley 19, at 19th Street and Colorado Avenue, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 20th, where a man told officers that he was sitting in the alley smoking a cigarette when a suspect walked up to him and asked him to put out the cigarette.
When the man asked why, the suspect allegedly punched him in the face, causing him to bleed from the nose and fall to the ground.
When the man was on the ground, the suspect allegedly kicked him in the head and also pulled out a folding knife in a threatening manner.
Witnesses then came to the man’s aid and called police.
The victim refused medical treatment.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
ALLEGEDLY VANDALIZED PAINTING ON STORE WALL
Police were called to a store in the 1400 block of Second Street at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20th, where store employees told officers that a female suspect entered the store and walked over to a painting on the wall.
The suspect then allegedly knocked the painting off the wall and kicked it, causing it to tear.
The painting was valued at about $700.
After employees recovered the painting and called police, the suspect left the store.
Officers located the suspect, arrested her and booked her in Santa Monica Jail for vandalism.
ALLEGEDLY HAD STOLEN COMPUTER IN POSSESSION
Employees at a business in the 1800 block of Centinela Avenue told police Tuesday morning, June 19th, that when they arrived at the business they noticed that one of the laptop computers was missing.
The computer was valued at $3,000.
Employees received a call later that morning from someone who said he found the computer and wanted to receive a $600 reward for returning it.
Employees called police, who set up a meeting with the suspect at his place of employment. After locating the computer with the business’s serial number, police arrested the suspect and booked him for possession of stolen property.
ARRESTED FOR SMASHING WINDOW WITH FIST
Police were called to a store in the 2600 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, June 16th, where witnesses told officers that a suspect who was walking down the street yelling and screaming wrapped a shirt around his fist and allegedly smashed the front plate-glass window of the store.
The damage to the store was estimated at over $400.
The suspect continued to walk down the street while he was bleeding from his arm. An ambulance in the area saw the suspect and stopped to assist him.
After police were called, officers detained the man once he was treated.
The suspect was arrested and booked for felony vandalism.
ARRESTED FOR HAVING STOLEN CREDIT CARD
Officers on routine patrol in the 100 block of Broadway at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, June 14th, stopped and talked to a man they recognized as being an alleged sex offender.
Police determined that the man had allegedly failed to register as a sex offender and after searching him, they found that he also allegedly had someone else’s credit card in his possession.
The suspect also allegedly had someone else’s pain medication in his possession.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for possession of stolen property and violation of offender registration requirements.
ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO SELL LICENSE INFO
Police were called to a rental car business in the 1700 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14th, where employees alleged that another employee had photocopied driver’s licenses of rental car customers.
Managers received information that the employee had allegedly tried to sell the license information to other people and they notified police.
After police conducted an investigation, they arrested the suspect and booked him for grand theft.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria