A 24-year-old Beverly Hills resident was arrested and charged with theft and attempting to enter parked vehicles after a Santa Monica resident witnessed the suspect standing close to cars in a garage.
On Saturday, March 21, at 10:30 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to speak with a resident who had reported a possible theft in the 200 block of Bay Street.
Upon arrival the officers spoke with the reporting party who told them that she had seen a female standing close to the reporting party’s vehicle inside the parking garage area.
The reporting party added that this woman had been carrying some personal items that belonged to the reporting party and that she had spoken to the woman and had managed to retrieve these items.
She also said that the woman appeared to be carrying other items concealed upon her person.
The reporting party suspected that these items might have been the property of her neighbors.
The reporting party told the officers that she had watched the woman walk away and as she did so the woman had appeared to have attempted to open the doors of several parked vehicles.
The officers went in search of the suspected woman and found her nearby.
The officers searched this suspect and did indeed recover several items that belonged to various neighbors of the reporting party.
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.