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.