On May 3, at about 2:39 a.m.
While patrolling the 1500 block of Alley 4, officers saw a bicyclist riding in the alley with no lighting equipment in violation of a vehicle code. Officer stopped the subject and the subject consented to a search. Officers discovered narcotics paraphernalia and several keys. One of the keys was a “shaved’ key commonly used to bypass vehicle locks. Officers determined the subject was wanted for two no bail warrants for burglary and petty theft. Sergio Jose Renteria, 35, homeless, was issued a citation for possession of burglary tools, false ID presented to police and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
Crime Watch is 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.