On January 15

Pac Sun, located on the 1400 block of 3rd Street reported a theft. Officers located a suspect matching the provided description and ordered the individual to stop. The individual, later identified as Jennifer Matoba, fled the area after recognizing the officers and hearing their commands. A foot pursuit ensued and Matoba was eventually handcuffed and taken into the custody. Once detained, Matoba provided a false name. Her real identified was not discovered until fingerprinted and booked into the Santa Monica Jail for stealing a pair of jeans valued at over $60. While conducting their investigation, an employee from the neighboring Burton store approached and stated Matoba had stolen items valued at over $70 from their location early that same day.

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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...