MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE LUMBER FROM STORE
Police were called to a lumber store in the 1600 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, August 2nd, where store employees said a suspect had been to the store on two previous occasions dating back to July 24th. The suspect ordered lumber on both occasions and he allegedly went into the store to make it appear that he had paid the bill but did not.
When the suspect returned to the store August 2nd, employees recognized him and called police.
The lumber that the suspect allegedly did not pay for was valued at $1,829.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED POLICE OFFICER AT PARK
Officers on patrol in the 1500 block of Palisades Park at 7:30 a.m. Friday, August 3rd, saw a female suspect allegedly camping in the park in violation of the municipal code.
The suspect also had 17 outstanding warrants for her arrest.
When police tried to handcuff the suspect she allegedly struggled with the officers, resisted arrest and hit one of the officers on the left side of his head.
After police were able to restrain the suspect, they arrested her and booked her in Santa Monica Jail for assault on a police officer, camping in public and the outstanding warrants.
BOOKED FOR DAMAGING FIRE STATION DOORBELL
Police were called to a fire station in the 1300 block of Arizona Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, August 3rd, where firefighters told them that a suspect had walked up to the station and rang the doorbell.
When a firefighter went to answer the door, he saw the suspect allegedly rip the handset off of the door and throw it to the ground, breaking it.
The suspect fled on foot and firefighters chased him, detaining him in the 1300 block of 19th Street.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for vandalism.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING COLOGNE FROM STORE
Police were called to a store in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade at 4:10 p.m. Monday, August 6th, regarding a commercial burglary investigation.
Store employees alleged to police that a suspect had been to the store on a prior occasion in April when he attempted to steal cologne. Employees detained the suspect after that incident and told him not to return to the store.
But on August 6th, the suspect returned to the store, allegedly took a $69 bottle of cologne from the sales rack, put it in the pocket of his shorts and left without paying.
The suspect was detained outside the store by security personnel and released to police, who arrested him and booked him for commercial burglary.
BOOKED FOR TRYING
TO KIDNAP WOMAN
A woman who works in the 1600 block of 11th Street told police at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, August 7th, that she went to purchase an item from a catering truck in the area and on her way back, two suspects allegedly grabbed her and tried to push her into the bushes.
The woman was able to get away and call police.
After the suspects were detained by police and identified, they were arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for attempted kidnapping.
ALLEGEDLY ATE FOOD BUT DID NOT PAY BILL
Employees at a restaurant in the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade alleged to police at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 8th, that a suspect entered the restaurant, ate $17.30 worth of food but left without paying the bill.
Employees detained the suspect outside the restaurant and released him to police, who arrested the suspect and booked him for defrauding an innkeeper.
MAN ALLEGEDLY DROVE STOLEN CAR TO HOME
Police were called to a residence in the 1200 block of Fourth Street at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, August 8th, regarding a report of a trespasser in the area.
When officers arrived, they saw a suspect inside the empty residence who told them that he had been dropped off there to perform some repair work.
Officers contacted the owner of the property, who said that he had not given anyone permission to be there.
Police also saw a Mercedes parked on the driveway of the residence and the property owner did not know where it came from.
Officers determined that the car had allegedly been stolen from a dealership repair shop, which was unaware of the lost vehicle until employees were contacted by police.
Witnesses told police that they had seen the suspect allegedly drive the Mercedes to the residence.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for suspicion of grand theft auto and trespassing.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria