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.
On July 27 at 8 p.m.,
Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade for a reported theft at the Apple Store. Upon arrival, officers noted that the two individuals accused were in the custody of the store’s loss prevention staff. Per on-site staff, Ismael Hernandez and Elsa Garcia, who have stolen from the store in past, failed to pay for (7) Apple pencils and (3) Keyboards that were concealed in a black tote bag. The items totaled over $1,700. Both individuals were placed under arrest for grand theft.