On May 29 at 1:35 p.m., Santa Monica police officers working patrol observed a subject lying on the west sidewalk in the 2300 block of Centinela Avenue.

Officers noticed the subject, later identified as Mage White, was wrapped in a blanket and appeared to be sleeping on the sidewalk. Officers also noticed the subject was lying next to a red shopping cart that was filled with numerous personal items.

Officers approached White to make sure he did not need any medical assistance. During the contact, officers noticed the shopping cart belonged to Trader Joe’s. White had taken the cart and was using it to transport his personal property.

Officers advised White that he could not use the cart for his personal use, and White became belligerent and hostile toward officers.

White was placed under arrest for appropriation of lost property and transported to Santa Monica’sjail. His bail was set at $500.

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