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Police Follow Stolen Bike Trail: APB: Tour De Santa Monica

On Saturday, April 16, at 9:46 p.m., a witness walked into the Second Street substation and

told officers that she had seen a bicycle theft taking place. She was able to give the officers

a description of the vehicle involved in the theft. Officers recognized the vehicle that was

allegedly involved, and noted that this vehicle had been of interest to police on previous

occasions for other bicycle theft cases.

Officers of The Santa Monica Police Department then went to the address that the vehicle

was registered to. This was an address in Los Angeles. At that location the officers

discovered a bicycle that they suspected had been stolen from Santa Monica. Officers also

found various items that belonged to an unknown Beverly Hills resident, as well as some

bolt cutters that were secreted away inside the vehicle (these bolt cutters could well have

been used to cut bicycle locks and chains). The officers then arrested one 31-year-old

Inglewood male and a 21-year-old Santa Monica female. They were charged with grand

theft, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and possession of burglary tools.  Their bail was

set at $20,000.

Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of the Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.

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