On Aug. 5 at about 10:52 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1100 block of 24th Street regarding an attempted burglary that had just occurred at a residence.

The reporting party followed the suspect as he left the location and walked into the Jack in the Box at 2423 Wilshire Blvd. Officers arrived in the area and detained the suspect for an investigation.

The investigation revealed that the suspect was observed attempting to open a rear door to a residence using an unknown object. A resident confronted the suspect, who then ran away.

The witness followed the suspect to the restaurant and called the police.

The suspect, James Boyd Hunter, 58, homeless, was taken into custody without incident. He was booked for attempted burglary, providing false information to a police officer and a probation violation and was held without bail.

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.