ALLEGEDLY THREATENED DRIVER WITH HANDGUN
A woman in the area of Ocean and California Avenues alleged to police at 8:10 a.m. Friday, November 29th, that she was stopped at a red light on Ocean Avenue when a man got out of the car behind her, walked up to her car and began to bang on the hood and yell at her for an unknown reason.
The woman rolled up her windows and when the light turned green, she drove off. The man then drove up alongside her car and allegedly pointed a handgun at her and said he was going to kill her.
The woman took the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle and gave a description of the suspect to police.
Through a follow-up investigation, police were able to identify the suspect and locate him at a Pacific Palisades residence.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO HOME FOR PLACE TO REST
Police were called to the 700 block of Ashland Avenue at 9:45 p.m. Friday, November 29th, where neighbors said they had heard a loud banging noise coming from the house next door, which was under construction and vacant.
When police went to the house, they saw that a sliding glass door had been forced open. After they searched the home, they found two suspects hiding on the roof, behind the chimney.
The suspects had allegedly broken into the house because they needed a place to sleep.
Police arrested the suspects and booked them for residential burglary.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN AT RESTAURANT
Police were called to a restaurant in the 1400 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, December 1st, where a group of four restaurant patrons said that they were seated in a booth when a suspect walked up to them and began to argue with one of them for an unknown reason.
The suspect then allegedly began to punch the victim. When another customer came over to restrain the suspect, he was able to break free.
The suspect allegedly grabbed some dinner plates and threw them at the victim and also grabbed a knife and attempted to stab the victim. The victim was not injured.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING JEANS FROM STORE
Employees at a store in the 1400 block of Fourth Street alleged to police at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, December 2nd, that a suspect walked into the store, grabbed a pair of jeans, wrapped the jeans around his neck and left without paying.
When employees tried to detain the suspect, he got away. The employees followed the suspect onto the Promenade and directed police to his location.
The suspect, who allegedly shoplifted at another Promenade store that day, was arrested and booked for commercial burglary.
ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF AUTO BURGLARY
Officers on routine patrol in the area of Ozone and Longfellow Streets at 1 a.m. Wednesday, December 5th, saw a suspect who was walking between cars while holding a flashlight and looking into the cars.
When police tried to detain the suspect he got onto a bicycle and rode into Venice.
Police set up a perimeter of the area and with the use of a dog, were able to locate the suspect, who was hiding behind a parked car in the 700 block of Machado Drive.
The suspect was wearing latex gloves and was in possession of a small flashlight, a pocketknife and other tools.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him on suspicion of auto burglary.
ARRESTED FOR ROBBING MAN WITH HANDGUN
Police were called to the 1200 block of Idaho Avenue at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 4th, where a man alleged that he was about to get into his car when a suspect walked up behind him and pointed a semiautomatic handgun at him. The suspect allegedly demanded the man’s wallet, money and car keys.
After the man gave the suspect his money and car keys, he fled on foot. An officer on a motorcycle located the suspect who was hiding in the rear of a building in the 900 block of 14th Street.
After the suspect was identified by the victim, police arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for armed robbery.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria