On Sept. 16 at about 1:01 p.m. Santa Monica police officers patrolling the 1900 block of Pico Boulevard saw a bicyclist in violation of a municipal code.
Officers detained the bicyclist and determined he was on parole for robbery. A search of the suspect yielded several bankcards and a bottle with pharmaceutical pills belonging to another person. The suspect was evasive and not able to explain why he possessed the items.
Officers determined one of the recovered cards had been reported stolen. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Maurice Ricardo Burgess, 48, of Santa Monica, was booked for possession of an access card with intent to defraud, possession of a controlled substance without prescription and receiving stolen property. Bail was set at $1,000.
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