On April 20, at approximately 8:25 a.m.

Officers were patrolling the 1200 block of 9th Street and determined an unoccupied vehicle parked on the street was reported stolen. The vehicle was rented at U-Haul, 1747 Lincoln Blvd., and never returned. Further investigation revealed the suspect, Randy Birchall, 54, resided in the area. Officers contacted the suspect and placed him under arrest for misdemeanor vehicle theft.

Note: 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.