On August 8, 2017 at about 5:37 a.m.

Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a suspicious person in the 2900 block of 11th Street. As officers were driving southbound on 11th Street, they saw the subject walking along the sidewalk. Officers stopped to talk to the subject. The reporting party confirmed the subject was the person he called about. The subject was detained for an investigation. The reporting party/witness told officers the subject was in a vehicle parked in a driveway and attempted to start the car multiple times. After several attempts, the subject exited the car and walked off. Officers located the owner of the car and determined the vehicle had been moved and had money missing from his vehicle. The suspect was placed under arrest. Rodrigo Lucas – Ramirez, 20, from Venice was arrested for driving a vehicle without consent, tampering with a vehicle, and petty theft. Bail was set at $25,000.

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