October 7, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Santa Monica With Stolen Property in Possession

SMPD detectives believe suspect is responsible for other thefts in the area

By Sam Catanzaro

Santa Monica police over the weekend arrested a man for having in his possession jewelry, electronics, credit cards and identification not belonging to him, and detectives believe he is responsible for other thefts in the area and are hoping to connect him to those incidents. 

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on August 13 around 4:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on the 300 block Euclid to investigate a burglary. 

“A citizen witnessed a suspicious person enter a property after grabbing and manipulating several other residential gates,” the SMPD.  

SMPD officers arrive minutes later and set up a perimeter around the residence, according to police. 

“Officers conducted a walkthrough of the property when they saw a male exit the second floor of a rear house (ADU). A foot pursuit ensued, and the suspect was taken into custody a short distance away,” the SMPD said. 

The suspect was identified as Ramiro Martinez, a 38-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga. 

Officers located several pieces of jewelry, electronics, credit cards and identification not belonging to Martinez, in his possession. Martinez also had a small amount of a crystalized substance believed to be methamphetamine, according to the SMPD. 

Martinez was transported to the SMPD Jail and booked for burglary and possession of stolen property. 

SMPD detectives believe Martinez is responsible for other thefts in the area and are hoping to connect him to those incidents. Anyone with any additional information pertaining to this incident, items recovered, or the suspect is encouraged to contact Detective H. Tavera at 310-458-8946 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.

in Crime, News
Related Posts

Santa Monica Burger Joint Big Jo’s Closing After 65 Years

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Restaurant to close October 17 after property sold By Sam Catanzaro Burger joint Big Jo’s, a Santa Monica institution for...

Madame Wu, Famed Santa Monica Restaurateur, Dies at 106

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Restaurateur begind Madame Wu’s Garden passes away September 19 By Dolores Quintana Sylvia Wu, born Sylvia Cheng, was much better...

Stacked Lineup of Restaurants Planned for Delta’s New LAX Terminal

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Alfred Coffee, Native, Chicken + Beer and more set to come to the all-new Terminal 3 By Dolores Quintana A...

Third Annual Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant Application Period Now Open

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Applications due January 6, 2022 Submitted by the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) Committee The Venice Japanese American Memorial...

Santa Monica Human Services Grants Program Request for Proposal for FY 2023-27 Now Open

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Applications due January 18, 2022  On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the City of Santa Monica released a Request for Proposals...

Westside Ladies Clean Up History in Santa Monica

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Members of the Santa Monica Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) spent some time this past month cleaning a...

Local Businesses Donate $400,000 to We Are Santa Monica Fund to Support Police Cadet Program

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Program to be reinstituted thanks to donation Last week, the Santa Monica City Council approved budget appropriations for a $400,000...

Chevy Takes Over Electric Avenue For EV Test Drive Event

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Local EV test drive event showcase the utility of EVs and EUVs in addition to new models by Chevy..Video sponsored...

Adult Female P-65 Is the First Mountain Lion in Study to Die of Complications From Mange

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

P-65 was found dead by biologists on March 4, 2022, near a stream in the central Santa Monica Mountains Adult...

Santa Monica Businesses Welcome German Health Trade and Science Delegation

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

German Minister-President, State Secretary and business leaders visit Santa Monica, forging path in artificial intelligence and medicine Quantgene, a Santa...

Santa Monica Police Department to Begin Enforcement for Vehicles Parked on Parkways

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

Officers will also enforce vehicles parked on driveway aprons The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will soon begin to cite...

New Affordable Housing Development Coming To 7th Street: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – October 3rd, 2022

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.*  New Affordable Housing Development Coming To 7th Street* The Director Of Community Services,...

Developer Plans 136 Units of Housing Near Expo-Bundy Station

October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

By Dolores Quintana  A new development could be on the way near the Metro Expo/Bundy station in the future if...