Sunday, July 19, at 1:10 a.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to Main Street and Ocean Park Boulevard regarding a nuisance. When officers arrived, they made contact with the alleged victim, a taxi driver, who told officers that the suspect walked up to his taxi and kicked the passenger side door, creating a large dent. Officers placed the suspect under arrest for vandalism. He was identified as Mark Fabela, 25, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $25,000.
Saturday, July 18, at 8:19 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1700 block of the beach bike path regarding a strong-arm robbery that just occurred. When officers arrived, they made contact with the victim who told officers that a man approached her and asked her what time it was. She pulled out her phone to look, and the suspect allegedly snatched it and fled toward the Santa Monica Pier. The woman went to the pier to find the suspect and notify police. She saw the suspect on the pier attempting to make a phone call. She grabbed the phone and went to the SMPD sub-station. Police located the suspect and placed him under arrest for robbery. He was identified as Duenta Patterson, 19, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $50,000.
Friday, July 17, at 2 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade — Urban Outfitters —regarding a theft suspect in custody. When officers arrived, they made contact with the clothing store’s manager who said a woman left the store, setting off security alarms. The woman was asked to come back into the store. She did. The manager told police that the woman had several items from the store inside her bag. The items had not been paid for. During their investigation, the officers found additional items that they believed were stolen from other stores on the promenade. Officers contacted the stores and confirmed their suspicions police said. The items included clothing and various accessories. The value of the items was estimated at $463. The suspect was transported to jail and booked for burglary. She was identified as Olga Selyutina, 20, of West Hollywood. Her bail was set at $20,000.
Thursday, July 16, at 4:07 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1200 block of the promenade — the Apple Store — regarding a theft suspect in custody. When officers arrived, they spoke with store security who said that the suspect entered the store, selected some expensive headphones, went to the back of the store and placed the item in his pants. The suspect then allegedly left the store without paying for the item, valued at $149. Security stopped the suspect and recovered the headphones. The suspect was placed under arrest for petty theft, violation of probation and possession of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $10,000. He was identified as Aman Teferi, 23, of Los Angeles.
Thursday, July 16, at 11:40 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1900 block of Main Street — Star Liquor — regarding a report of a store employee and a man fighting outside. When officers arrived, they found the employee following the man in the 200 block of Pico Boulevard. Officers were advised that the man allegedly entered the liquor store and grabbed a bag of Corn Nuts. When confronted, the man threatened to use mace on the employee. When the man tried to leave, the shop keeper attempted to stop him. The man allegedly removed the mace from his pocket and threatened the employee again. Officers placed the man under arrest for robbery. He was identified as Bryan Jones, 30, a transient. His bail was set at $50,000. The pepper spray and the Corn Nuts, valued at 99 cents, were recovered.
Tuesday, July 14, at 3:10 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1200 block of the promenade — Sephora — regarding a shoplifting suspect in custody. When officers arrived, they made contact with store security who said the suspect entered the store pushing a baby stroller, placed items in an old Sephora bag and then attempted to leave without paying for the items. Security stopped the suspect outside of the store and recovered the items — cosmetics valued at $290. Officers took the suspect, and the stroller, into custody and transported her to the Santa Monica Jail where she was booked for burglary. During a search, officers said they found more stolen items from another store. The suspect was identified as Kris Sugamuta, 40, of Santa Monica. Her bail was set at $20,000.
Monday, July 13, at 12:50 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1600 block of Cloverfield Boulevard — Ralphs — regarding a theft suspect in custody. When officers arrived, they spoke with store security who said the suspect entered the store, picked up an item and concealed it under her shirt. As she was exiting, she picked up additional items, failing to pay for them before leaving the store. Security said they watched as the woman placed the items — a bottle of alcohol, charcoal and aluminum tray — in a vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect then came back into the store and attempted to take additional items, but was detained by police. The total value of the items recovered was $73.69. The suspect was identified as Latonia Coleman, 34, from Texas. She was booked for burglary. Her bail was set at $20,000.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.