On July 23, 2017 at about 2:10 a.m.
An officer was flagged down in Beach Lot 1 North – by the victim of a possible vehicle burglary. After speaking to several witnesses and victim, officers determined the suspect was in the beach lot making a lot of commotion and asking for assistance. The suspect told various people that she locked her keys in her car and needed help getting into her vehicle. The vehicle the suspect was referring to was the victim’s vehicle. The suspect along with several unwitting passersby were able to force the car door open. The suspect entered the vehicle and removed several items from the vehicle. The suspect took the items and walked away. The suspect was later located in the beach parking lot. The witness was able to positively identify the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody. The victim’s property valued at over $1200 was recovered. Rocio Maria Rodriguez, 24, from Los Angeles was arrested for burglary, vandalism and receiving stolen property. Bail was set at $20,000.
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.