On Aug. 26 at about 3:48 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a theft occurring at CVS, 1411 Lincoln Blvd.

Officers arrived and were met by several store employees in the parking lot. The employees pointed towards the suspect who was in the parking lot and indicated the suspect had taken merchandise from the store.

According to store employees, the suspect entered the store multiple times and concealed merchandise in her clothing. The suspect exited the store without paying for any merchandise. Officers recovered approximately $293 worth of merchandise from the suspect.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Brenda Marie Dewell, 20, of Brea, California, was arrested for shoplifting. Bail was set at $5,000.

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.