On Saturday, March 31, at 10:56 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 1200 block of Fourth Street (The Milken Family Foundation) in order to investigate a burglary report.
As officers were en route to the scene they received a description of the suspect via their radio. The officers then saw a man fitting the description who was walking westbound on Arizona Avenue away from the Milken Family Foundation.
When the suspect saw the officers he began to run and a foot pursuit ensued.
The suspect entered parking structure number one (1234 Fourth Street) and attempted to hide from the police. He was soon discovered by the officers and taken into custody.
The officers then spoke with the person who had made the initial report (a security officer at the property).
The security officer told the police that he had seen the suspect jump over a locked fence and enter into the courtyard of the building. The suspect was then seen to force open a conference room door and enter the building.
The suspect then took the elevator to another floor and was next seen leaving the building in a hurry.
This man was taken to jail and charged with burglary and resisting or delaying a police officer. The bail for this 18-year-old Santa Monica resident 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 of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.