On Sunday, September 21, at 11:25 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, located at 1331 Wilshire Boulevard in order to assist a loss prevention agent who was detaining a theft suspect at the store.
Upon arrival the officers spoke with the loss prevention agent who told them that he had seen the suspect enter the store and walk around in a pointless fashion then leave the store without making a purchase.
The loss prevention agent added that this man had then returned a short while later, place some merchandise in a bag a leave the store without paying for said merchandise.
It was then that the loss prevention agent had apprehended this suspect and detained him.
The officers arrested this man who had originally claimed that his name was Yhmh Daystarr (perhaps he wanted the officers to think he was just one of the many Yhmh Daystarrs out there?) but for some reason the officers were suspicious of this and after checking via the use of fingerprints discovered that he was not Yhmh Daystarr.
This 35-year-old resident of Santa Monica was charged with burglary, resisting arrest, and violation of probation. 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 of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.