Sunglasses: Grand Theft
Friday, September 5 at 12:50 p.m. – 1400 block of Montana Avenue – Officers responded to a Suspicious Person call from the Senses Optique shop, where they were flagged down and told that two women had taken merchandise and left the store, walking east on Montana. Assisting officers detained two women at the rear of the store. A sales clerk told the investigating officers that she had recognized a woman in the store (Suspect 1) as someone who had stolen sunglasses on August 31. As she was telephoning police this day, she said, Suspect 1 took a pair of glasses from a sales case and walked over to the other woman (Suspect 2). When the women left without paying, the clerk found a pair of sunglasses missing.
The two women were positively identified by the sales clerk in a field show-up, and officers recovered three pairs of glasses – all with handwritten sales tags still attached – at a total value of $1,325 (but not the $700 pair taken on August 31). The women were arrested for commercial burglary, grand theft, and probation violation.
Grand Theft Auto
Wednesday, September 10 at 1:08 p.m. – 2200 block of The Beach – Officers driving in a beach parking lot noticed a blue Ford Mustang with the driver’s door open and a blanket and several other items piled on its roof. A check on the license plate disclosed that the car had been reported stolen to LAPD Foothill Division on August 2. The police hit their light bar, pulled in behind the Mustang, and found a woman sitting on top of a man in the driver’s seat.
The owner of the car had reported that her husband had given the keys to a man who said he was interested in buying it on August 2; an hour later, she got a call from that man saying he was on his way back with the car. She waited another two hours and then called to report the car had been stolen. Investigation in the beach parking lot showed that the woman was not involved, and she was released without charges. The man, a Sunland resident, was arrested for theft of the auto and on an “INS hold” issued by Homeland Security.
Friday, September 5 at 5:57 a.m. – 2400 block of Lincoln Boulevard – Officers responded to the Ocean Park Inn on a call of Unknown Trouble and went to the room in which a disturbance was underway. When they asked the occupants to come out of the room, they were told that the door was stuck, so the police forced an entry. They found a man and a woman, recently evicted from their Marina del Rey apartment. The man was bleeding from his head. He said that he and the woman had an argument, that she struck him on the head with a bottle, that he attempted to leave but the door was stuck, and that she then hit him on the head with a lamp. After further investigation at the scene, the officers determined that the woman was the primary aggressor, and she was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and violation of probation.