Two suspects remain at large in connection to June 5 incident
By Sam Catanzaro
A man faces grand theft charges after stealing go-carts from a home in Santa Monica’s North of Montana neighborhood.
According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on June 5 around 4 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Marguerita Avenue in response to an audible burglary alarm.
“When officers arrived on scene, they determined that two motorized go-carts had been stolen from the garage of the residence. Officers immediately established a perimeter around the area. In one of the alleys, an SMPD officer observed an occupied parked white F150 Ford truck, with the engine running and the headlights off,” said SMPD Lieutenant Rudy Flores.
The officer contacted a lone occupant, 33-year-old Kevin Dilks and discovered one of the stolen go- carts in the bed of the truck along with two bicycles. The second go-cart was located nearby in the bushes, according to the SMPD.
In addition, Flores noted officers also located two backpacks in the rear passenger seat.
“One of the backpacks contained miscellaneous tools often used in to commit burglaries. The other contained items that appeared to be stolen, including identification not belonging to the suspect,” Flores said.
Dilks was taken into custody and booked at the Santa Monica Jail.
On June 8, 2021 the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Dilks with two counts of burglary and one count of grand theft.
Officers later discovered Dilks was accompanied by two other suspects who are still outstanding.
Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male wearing a black beanie, orange jacket, black pants and shoes. Suspect #3 is described as a Hispanic or White female wearing a black sweatshirt with a white logo, black pants and shoes.
Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Zamfirov at 310-458-8398 or Santa Monica Department Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.