Man Attracts Attention Of Santa Monica Police; Arrested For Possessing Burglary Tools

Alert Police Blotter: Attracting Attention.

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 9:06:00 AM

Tim Broughton

A 42-year-old man was arrested on Friday, Feb. 8 after he attracted the attention of police in the form of yelling at a woman, and then found in possession of burglary tools.

At 12:15 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were on patrol in the area of Stewart Avenue and Virginia Avenue when they came across a man and a woman yelling at each other.

The officers spoke with these people and the male half of the pair disclosed to the officers that he was on probation.

The officers asked this man if they could perhaps search him. He agreed that it would be absolutely fine as far as he was concerned.

The officers searched this man and discovered gloves, a flashlight, and several small tools.

Given that it was a quarter past midnight, and these tools were of a kind that is typically utilized by burglars, the officers arrested this Santa Monica resident and he was charged with possession of burglary tools, violation of probation, and PRCS violation (Post Release Community Supervision).

Bail was not granted.

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.

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