Editor’s note: This report is part of Crime Watch, a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Crime Watch appears every Friday in the print edition of the Daily Press.
Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8:45 a.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to an apartment on the 1200 block of Franklin Street on the report of a home invasion robbery that just occurred. When officers arrived they made contact with a man who said he was asleep in his room when he was awakened by the sound of someone kicking in his front door. When he exited his bedroom he was pepper sprayed by a man who began demanding money. The alleged victim provided cash and a laptop computer. The suspect then fled. Investigators took over the case and determined the culprit was at the home the day before with a female friend of the victim. Officers located the man and woman in Simi Valley, Calif. and placed them under arrest for robbery. They were identified as Jeremy Pulkrapek, 35, and Caitlin Johnson, 19; both from Simi Valley, Calif. Bail was set at $100,000 each. A third suspect was still outstanding.