3 BOOKED FOR STEALING BIKES FROM GARAGE
A man in the 2000 block of Ocean Avenue told police at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, September 27th, that when he drove into his gated subterranean parking garage, he saw a male and a female who appeared to be hiding behind a couple of parked vehicles.
The man, who did not recognize the suspects, told another tenant to call police, based on the suspects’ suspicious behavior. The man alleged that he then saw the suspects walk out of the garage with two bicycles and he recognized one of the bikes as belonging to a tenant.
He then followed the suspects to the area of Fourth Street and Broadway, where police arrived and detained them. Police contacted the bike owner, who identified the bike but said that another bike was still missing.
Through a follow-up investigation, police located a third suspect with another bicycle in the area of Seventh Street and Broadway, and detained him.
The three suspects were arrested and booked for residential burglary and for having outstanding warrants.
ALLEGEDLY PUT STOLEN ITEMS IN SON’S BACKPACK
Police were called to a supermarket in the 1600 block of Cloverfield Boulevard at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27th, where employees told them that a suspect entered the store with his nine-year-old son and two daughters.
The suspect then walked around the store and put several items, including diapers and baby wipes, into his son’s backpack, as well as into the shopping cart.
When the suspect went to the front register, he allegedly told his son to leave the store. Store security stopped the son outside the store and when the suspect got outside, security detained him.
The suspect, who was wanted for a commercial burglary at the store on a prior occasion in June, was arrested and booked for commercial burglary. The three children were put into protective custody.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULT, STEALING BLANKET
Police were called to a store in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue at 8:40 p.m. Friday, September 28th, where employees alleged that a suspect entered the store, took a blanket valued at $30 off the display rack, put it under his jacket and left the store without paying.
When store security officers confronted the suspect outside the store, he allegedly threatened to hit them with a cane he was carrying.
Two police officers who were conducting a traffic stop in the parking lot witnessed the incident and detained the suspect.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for shoplifting and assault with a deadly weapon.
ALLEGEDLY HAD STOLEN PROPERTY IN VEHICLE
A man in the 900 block of Fourth Street told police at 11 p.m. Friday, September 28th, that he saw a suspicious truck passing through in the alley over the previous couple of days.
The man gave police the vehicle license plate number, which identified the truck as being stolen in Los Angeles.
Police detained a passenger and the driver of the vehicle and found two black bags inside the truck that contained numerous documents belonging to other people.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and booked for grand theft auto and possession of stolen property and the passenger was arrested for interfering with the investigation.
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
A woman at an apartment building in the 1400 block of 11th Street told police at 1 a.m. Sunday, September 30th, that a friend who was staying in the apartment was awakened when she heard footsteps in the bedroom.
The friend then saw a suspect standing in the bedroom and after she yelled at him the suspect left through the front door.
The woman and her friend noticed that the front door was still open and when they went to close it, they saw that the suspect was still standing outside.
Police detained the suspect in the area and he was identified by the victims.
The suspect was arrested and booked for burglary, prowling and parole violation.
MAN BOOKED FOR HAVING STOLEN BIKES IN HOUSE
Police detectives received a report at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, October 2nd, about a suspect allegedly selling stolen bicycles in the 1400 block of Seventh Street.
Police went to the residence and contacted the suspect, who had several bicycles inside the residence. After checking the serial numbers of the bikes, police found that they were allegedly stolen.
The suspect was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property and for having an outstanding warrant.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING FOOD, DRINKS AT STORE
Police were called to a store in the 700 block of Broadway at 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 2nd, where employees alleged that a suspect walked into the store, took several food items and drinks, put the items under his clothes and left without paying.
The suspect, who was detained outside the store by security officers, told them that he did not have any money to pay for the items, which were valued at $7.44.
The suspect was arrested and booked for commercial burglary.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria