The Beat Goes On
Wednesday, December 30, 7:33 p.m. Officers went to Sears, the famed department store, a branch of which is located at the 300 block of Colorado Avenue, in order to speak with a theft suspect, who was at that time being detained by the store’s loss prevention officer. When they arrived, they were told that this suspect had placed a number of watches and MP3 players in the pockets of his pants, and then left the store without paying. The loss prevention officer followed this person and a fight ensued. The loss prevention officer prevented the loss of this fight (from his perspective) by winning, and took the suspect into custody. The police, subsequently took this watch and MP3 stealing White male, aged 40, off to jail, to face the music, and possibly serve time, for the charges of robbery, and warrants. Bail: $76,000.00.
Thursday, December 31, 4:06 p.m. Officers were called to The Bay Cities Deli regarding a food theft. An employee told officers that a guy had walked around the store and eaten some food. The eater then went to the checkout and paid for some other items, but not the eaten food. The man then placed his bags in front of the checkout stand, returned to the deli section, placed some cheese in his pocket, and grabbed his bags and left the store. Employees then confronted this guy about the cheese, and the man gave the cheese back, and began to walk away. The employees smelled a (Swiss?) rat, and had a hunch that this guy had some other foodstuffs hidden upon his person, and so detained him. The cops came and searched him, and low and behold, found more food items that he had hidden away. This White male, aged 53, was arrested and booked for robbery.
Don’t Bother Me, I’m Eating
Friday, January 1, 8:32 p.m. Officers went to the California Pizza Kitchen, located at the 200 block of Wilshire Boulevard, regarding a case of a person who had eaten $40.34 worth of food, but had refused to pay. This diner, when presented with the bill, had informed the employee that she had no way of paying said bill. The police, after digesting the evidence presented before them, arrested this Black female transient, aged 40, for the charge of defrauding an innkeeper (or a California Pizza Kitchen). Bail: $500.00.
The Big Sleep
Saturday, January 2, 2:43 p.m. Officers went to the Exxon gas station at the 1700 block of Cloverfield Avenue in response to a man sleeping in his vehicle. When they arrived they discovered that the driver’s door was open, and the man’s feet were hanging out of the vehicle. They then spoke to this guy, and thus deduced that he appeared impaired. They then investigated further, and realized that this man had arrived, with his vehicle, within the previous 15 minutes, and was also taking a prescription medication. Officers then had this sleeper perform a series of balance and coordination tests. Needless to say, he failed. The officers arrested this male Hispanic, aged 44, of Santa Monica, for driving while impaired, and also for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. His bail is $5,000.00.