On Nov. 7 at approximately 10:20 a.m., Santa Monica police officers were dispatched to a call of an audible burglary alarm in the 1700 block of Oak Street.
Upon arriving, officers spoke with a male subject, later identified as Emerek Hanusek, 58, of Santa Monica, who stated that he had some property at this location because he had lived there, yet the locks were changed in an attempt to evict him.
While officers were speaking with Hanusek, officers positioned in the alley met up with two subjects who stated that they were there to purchase a stereo that had been listed on Craigslist. According to Emerek, he was simply trying to gain access to his property when he made the alarm go off.
Officers spoke to the son of the late owner who stated the following: Emerek had lived in his van on the property in the past and was asked to leave because he was suspected of embezzling money from the late homeowner. The suspect was asked to take his property and not return to the residence. All locks and an alarm system were installed in attempts to keep Emerek off of the property. Emerek was booked for attempt burglary, vandalism and trespassing. Bail was set at $50,000.