A Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with burglary on Saturday, Oct. 24, after breaking into a home and stealing a pillow and a blanket.
At 12:15 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to investigate a burglary that had occurred at a residence located in the 2600 block of 23rd St.
When the officers arrived they spoke with the reporting party who told them that at about midnight that night she had walked into her living room as she was waiting for her boyfriend to arrive home when she chanced upon a man standing near the front door with some of her belongings in his hands.
The items in question were a pillow and a blanket.
The victim added that she had then followed this man as he exited the residence and had asked what he thought he was doing. She said that the man had told her that he was, “just going to take these items.”
The victim told the officers that at that moment her boyfriend had returned and had attempted to follow the suspect but the suspect evaded him and disappeared.
The officers went in search of this suspect and located the 55-year-old Santa Monica resident nearby.
After he was positively identified the man was arrested and charged with burglary. 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.