Overview:

Officers arrested Paul Townsend for petty theft at Burtons

On January 15, 2023

Officers arrested Paul Townsend for petty theft at Burtons. Store employees reported that Townsend put on a jacket and gloves valued at over $350 before exiting the store without paying. SMPD officers arrived on scene and located the suspect, returned the stolen items to the store and transported Townsend to the Santa Monica Jail.

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...