Santa Monica detectives arrested two Venice residents in their apartment on Thursday, Feb. 12, after the execution of a search warrant found the pair to be in possession of a handful of high-end stolen bicycles.
As part of an ongoing investigation, detectives from the Santa Monica Police Department traveled to Venice, California, at 2 pm on this day in order to execute a search warrant.
Upon arrival at an unspecified residential building, the detectives entered and immediately noticed a number of expensive bicycles of various makes and models inside the apartment.
The detectives deduced that these bicycles probably did not belong to the residents (suspects) of the building and that the bicycles were most likely stolen or had been used as a form of currency with which to purchase narcotics at the apartment.
The resident did not have any proof of ownership of the bicycles.
The detectives arrested the primary resident at the address (aged 51, and Venice resident) for possession of stolen property and an outstanding warrant.
Bail was not granted for this suspect.
A second person that was present during the time that the detectives were present was searched and found to be in possession of narcotics, so the detectives arrested that 20-year-old female, also of Venice, for possession of narcotics.
Bail was set at $500 for this second suspect.