On Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 1:25 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 900 block of Sixth Street in order to investigate a report of an attempted burglary.
When the officers arrived, they spoke with the female victim who told them she had been at home with her boyfriend when she noticed her bedroom window was being opened from the outside.
The woman and her boyfriend said they then saw a hand reach through and pull the curtains away from the window, and then they heard a voice that was familiar to the woman. It was the voice of her ex-boyfriend, and he was speaking to her!
The woman, although shocked, was not overly surprised because the ex-boyfriend had broken into her apartment on a previous occasion to confront her.
The officers examined the window and noticed the outside screen had been removed and was lying on the ground. Additional officers were notified and were able to locate the suspect driving eastbound on the 10 Freeway.
Officers conducted what is known as a “high-risk traffic stop” and the suspect was arrested without further incident.
Based upon the investigation, this 27-year-old Los Angeles resident was charged with burglary. His bail was set at $50,000.
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 of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.